Sihanoukville … Cambodia’s next travel frontier

Efforts of the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism are starting to pay off after years promoting the country’s beach destination of Sihanoukville as the next travel frontier in Cambodia. A premier beach resort in Cambodia was not what travellers think of when booking a trip to Cambodia, according to Bangkok-based Backyard Travel sales manager Sibylle Rotzler. Until recently, getting to the…

Officials float sea channel plan

Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand by the sea A sea route connecting the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang in Vietnam with Cambodia’s Sihanoukville and Thailand’s Trat province will be introduced to shipping companies this year. Kien Giang’s provincial Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports director, Le Minh Hoang, said  Vietnamese and Thai authorities had already agreed to open the sea route…

More tourists in Sihanoukville

Preah Sihanouk International Seaport welcomes more tourists in 2012 The number of international tourists who visited Cambodia in 2012 through the Preah Sihanouk International Seaport has risen more than 56 percent from the previous year. Based on figures from the Tourism Department of Sihanoukville, the 42 tour cruise-ships that docked at the seaport carried 23,517 multinational tourists in 2012. There…

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