Kyodo News InternationalFebruary 14, 2014 07:05
Cambodia attracted 4.2 million foreign tourists last year, an increase of 17.5 percent over the previous year, according to government statistics released Friday.
A total of 4,210,165 foreign tourists visited Cambodia in 2013 against 3,584,307 in 2012.
In 2003, by comparison, Cambodia received only 701,014 foreign tourists, earning $347 million. Ten years later, earnings from the tourism sector shot up to $2.5 billion, according to the data.