PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/Asia News Network): The government is set to take more than 120 international delegates, who will be in Preah Sihanouk province next month for the World-Bays Club’s 2022 World Congress, on a tour of various beaches, islands and ecotourism communities, to showcase Cambodia’s high-end attractions and put the kingdom on the map as a preferred travel destination, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
This was discussed at a Nov 28 preparatory meeting for the Dec 9-14 congress, themed “Bays of Peace, Bays of Hope”, and the Dec 9-11 9th Sea Festival – the first since 2019, before Covid-19, the ministry noted in a statement.
Chuk Chumno, director of the ministry’s Department of Tourism Product Development, disclosed to The Post on Nov 29 some of the destinations planned for the international delegates to visit on their tour next month.
These are: unnamed Preah Sihanouk beaches, the Koh Song Saa twin isles (Song Saa Private Island); the islands of Koh Krabei (Six Senses Krabey Island), Koh Russey (Bamboo Island) and Koh Rong, especially the last one’s Koh Thansour beach; and the Peam Krasop community ecotourism site in neighbouring Koh Kong province.
To date, the countries represented among the confirmed attendees of the congress are Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Israel, France, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Brazil, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Senegal, Angola and a number of Caribbean nations, he confirmed.