Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province welcomed 4,528 foreign tourists in the first four months of this year, generating US$187,216 income.
The figures were shared by the Angkor Enterprise, the state-owned institution in charge of Angkor income management, in a press release issued recently.
The number of visitors shows a decline of 98.82 percent while the income dropped by 98.96 percent compared to the same period last year.
Of the income, underlined the source, US$9,056 was donated to Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation to support the humanitarian activities of Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals.
In April alone, the Angkor entrance tickets were sold to 46 foreign tourists, generating US$2,137, a year-on-year decline of 92.97 percent.
Recently Angkor Enterprise has announced to adjust Angkor passes – effective from Mar. 11 to Dec. 31, 2021 – to address the current slowdown of the tourism sector due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Under the new policy, foreign tourists buying a one-day entrance ticket can visit the Angkor Archaeological Park for two days, while the three-day pass will be increased to five days of visit and the seven-day pass to ten days of visit.
The one-month entrance ticket, moreover, will be valid for two months, the three-month will last for six months, and the six-month ticket for twelve months.
A single-day entrance pass costs US$37, a three-day pass US$62, and a seven-day pass US$72.
Cambodia’s tourism sector, like that of other countries around the world, has been adversely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press