07 Aug 2012
PHNOM PENH, Aug 7 (Bernama) -- The number of Cambodia's outbound travellers rose to 389,000 in the first half of this year, according to the Tourism Ministry on Tuesday.
Ho Vandy, co-chair of the Government-Private Working Group on Tourism Policy, said that thanks to visa exemption agreements and geographical proximity, most of the Cambodian travellers visited ASEAN countries of Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.
Other destinations were Kunming and Shanghai in China, Hong Kong and Macau, Xinhua news agency reported.
Ho attributed the rise of Cambodian outbound visitors to improved standard of living and direct flight connections between Cambodia and the countries visited.
A total of 293,100 Cambodians travelled overseas from January to June last year.