More Khmer New Year revellers than before pandemic, says Cambodian tourism ministry

16/4/2022 6:00:00 PM

Over 860,000 people visited tourist attractions across Cambodia on the first day of the Khmer New Year.

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Over 860,000 people visited tourist attractions across Cambodia on the first day of the Khmer New Year .

Over 860,000 people visited various tourist attractions across the Kingdom on the first day of the April 14-16 Khmer New Year holiday, according to Ministry of Tourism figures.

Kampong Chhnang province received the most visitors at160,740, followed by Battambang at 107,254, Siem Reap at 107,014, Pursat at 83,896, Kampong Cham at 57,430, Prey Veng at 56,002, Kampong Speu at 49,288, the capital at 38,972, and Banteay Meanchey at 37,316.

The ministry noted that a large number of people travelled on the first day of the Khmer New Year holiday this year -- higher than before the Covid-19 pandemic in 2019 when 816,469 revellers were recorded on the first day of the traditional New Year, an increase of 5.68 per cent.

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The ministry said that of the 862,897 New Year revellers, 8,243 were foreign visitors residing in the country..Telegram channel for the latest updates.PPB Group Bhd (PPB), the owner of Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn Bhd (GSC) is optimistic that the lifting of movement control orders and a strong line-up of movie blockbusters will boost cinema admissions.

Kampong Chhnang province received the most visitors at160,740, followed by Battambang at 107,254, Siem Reap at 107,014, Pursat at 83,896, Kampong Cham at 57,430, Prey Veng at 56,002, Kampong Speu at 49,288, the capital at 38,972, and Banteay Meanchey at 37,316. The ministry noted that a large number of people travelled on the first day of the Khmer New Year holiday this year -- higher than before the Covid-19 pandemic in 2019 when 816,469 revellers were recorded on the first day of the traditional New Year, an increase of 5.68 per cent. The lower house of parliament eventually voted in favour of removing Khan from office tomorrow. The surge comes as the government permits nationwide celebrations of the New Year after a two-year Covid-19 hiatus and as provinces with tourism potentials organise Songkran and other entertaining events to attract revellers. Officials have yet to provide figures for tourists at the four provinces that have been declared mask-optional by a recent government circular -- Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Ratanakkiri and Mondulkiri. In September 2021, GSC completed the acquisition of 18 cinema assets from MCAT Box Office Sdn Bhd and Reel Entertainment Holdings Sdn Bhd, increasing its domestic market share to more than 50%.

While the mask requirement has been lifted in the four provinces, each recreation venues and other tourist attractions are subject to hygienic rules The government has recently lifted the mask requirements for residents in four provinces – Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Ratanakkiri and Mondulkiri. He was elected unopposed in the absence of Khan’s party, which resigned en masse from the house on Monday. However, each recreation venue is subject to hygiene rules and standard operating procedures (SOP) laid out by relevant authorities to prevent coronavirus transmission. -- Phnom Penh Post/ANN Article type: free .