Up to the third quarter of this year, Cambodia received only 1,247,680 international visitors, and 7,284,409 domestic tourists.
The figures were shared here yesterday by the Ministry of Tourism in a recapitulative meeting, adding that they saw a sharp decline of 74.1 percent and 51.9 percent, respectively compared to the same period last year.
The ministry attributed the decrease to the COVID-19 crisis hitting the world, including Cambodia.
The total number of international tourists to Cambodia in 2020 is forecasted to be at 1.32 million, down 80 percent, while that of domestic tourists at 9 million, down 20 percent compared to 2019, it pointed out.
The tourism situation in Cambodia is estimated to return to normal in three to five years, underlined the Ministry of Tourism.