Viet Nam becomes Cambodia's second largest tourist source market
Over 1 million Vietnamese tourists travelled to Cambodia in 2023, becoming Cambodia's second largest tourist source market after Thailand, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism.
In 2023, the neighboring country welcomed 5.45 million foreign visitors, up 139.5 percent against 2022. Thailand topped the list of tourist arrivals with 1.8 million.
Specifically, a half of foreign arrivals selected Cambodia after visiting Thailand and Viet Nam, said Chhay Sivlin, President of the Cambodia Association of Travel Agents.
Earlier, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Manet agreed to increase direct flights between Ha Noi and Siem Reap while co-chairing the Cambodia-Viet Nam Trade and Investment Promotion Forum held on December 12, 2023.
During a working trip to Cambodia from May 4-6, 2023 on the occasion of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 32), Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung and Minister of Tourism Thong Khon signed a Memorandum of Understanding on tourism cooperation between the countries.
The two sides agreed to bolster the exchange of road tourism, especially self-driving car tourism, by facilitating cross-border tourism while encouraging tourism businesses of the two countries to develop tourism packages, including cultural and heritage tourism, sport tourism and culinary tourism in order to diversify tourism products through sports events, food exhibitions and culinary forums./.