Phnom Penh: An online travel service provider has found that accommodation in Phnom Penh ranks as one of the least expensive in global tourist destination hotspots.
The online travel service provider Globehunters researched 2018 rental data compiled by Airbnb, an international hospitality service provider headquartered in San Francisco.
“We looked at the 100 most visited destinations in the world, according to Euromonitor International’s Top 100 City Destinations in 2018,” said Globehunters.
“For each, we took the average daily Airbnb rate–the average nightly rate plus cleaning fees,” explained Globehunters.
Phnom Penh ranked seventh least expensive city to rent an Airbnb-listed property. Southeast Asian cities Jakarta and Hanoi ranked third and fourth. The number one cheapest city to rent was Lviv, Ukraine.
Nearly 6.2 million foreign tourist visited Cambodia last year, an 11 percent year-on-year increase. Two million of the visitors were from China.
Industry experts say that Phnom Penh’s tourism sector may equal that of Siem Reap’s through expansion into higher segments of the market.
“We not only have the famous ancient temples in Siem Reap but also other tourist destinations like Phnom Penh which are not promoted to the world,” Chay Sivlin, president of the Cambodia Association of Travel Agents, said to Property Area.