Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar post positive arrival figures.

Mekong countries enjoying strong tourism growth

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Cambodia recorded a 10% lift in international visitors last year. Photo Credit: AsianDream/GettyImages
Cambodia’s tourism sector earned US$4.3 billion in revenue last year, an increase of around 20%, according to figures from the Ministry of Tourism.

Thong Khon, the Minister of Tourism, said last year 6.2 million international travellers visited the kingdom, a 10.7% year-on-year increase.

Also reporting a good set of figures is Vietnam where international visitors for the first two months of 2019 totalled 3.08 million, an increase of 8% year-on-year.

In February, tourist arrivals reached 1,588,161 up 5.8% over the same month last year. 

China remains the top market for the first two months with 889,888 arrivals although the market registered a slight decline of 1.3% year-on-year.

In Myanmar the year also opened brightly. Myanmar Tourism Marketing Association said January travel arrivals were up 19%. International tourist arrivals reached 160,000.

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