According to the Minister of Tourism of Cambodia, the country could witness a significant improvement in its tourism sector (a $100 million cash injection) during the recent five-day holiday. This holiday was given to celebrate the Khmer New Year and it fell from 17th -21st of August 2020.
1,459,386 tourists (domestic – 1,445,238 and foreign- 14,148) toured Cambodia during these five days, and out of them, 214,047 have visited Siem Reap. Every boutique hotel in Siem Reap the likes of Anantara Angkor Resort is likely to have received a very good number of guests after a while, and according to hotel employees, these visitors were very interested in exploring the ever-popular Angkor Archeological Park. Provinces such as Kep, Preah Sihanouk, Kampot, and Battambang also received tourists during this 5-day holiday.