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How investors are making tourism more sustainable

THE EXPLOSION of the global middle class has been a boon for the Southeast Asian tourism industry.

Especially tourists from China have become a familiar sight around the region as more Chinese can afford trips abroad.

However, while tourism can be a major driver for growth when done correctly, it can cause negative impacts if not, and Cambodia is a prime example of how the influx of tourists is adversely affecting local communities.

Owing to Cambodia’s popularity, the rise of Chinese tourism has placed heavy strain on the social cohesion of local communities. In 2018, two million Chinese tourists visited Cambodia, up 70% from a year earlier. This number is expected to reach three million by 2020. But as tourist numbers grow, so does the adverse impact on Cambodians – and the environment. 

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