S Reap visitors fall a tad short amid push for better trip offers
Visitors at the Angkor Botanical Garden in Siem Reap town’s Kokchak commune on May 22, just three days after its inauguration. APSARA
Minister of Tourism Thong Khon on August 16 reported that the number of domestic and international visitors to Siem Reap in the first seven months of 2022 was a bit behind track, at 54.54 per cent of the expected full-year total, as his ministry explores special travel offerings for the northwestern province and pushes to level up the hospitality scene as well as train and upskill workers.
There were 1,242,854 visitors to the province in the January-July period, he noted, adding that the 2,278,854 travellers anticipated this year would mark a 326.75 per cent rise over 534,005 in 2021.
The tallies of domestic travellers (including foreign residents) and international visitors to Siem Reap are expected to reach 2,039,000 and 239,854 this year, respectively, up by 291.26 per cent and 1,763.23 per cent…