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Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam look to maritime tourism connectivity

VOV Jun 18, 2024 09:48

VOV.VN - Thai media reported on June 16 that this country, Cambodia and Vietnam are seeking to cooperate in open a maritime route connecting islands near Trat province with Cambodia's Sihanoukville province and Vietnam's Kien Giang province with a view to promoting investment, trade, tourism and tourism combined with meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE).

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Trat provincial Governor Natthapong Sanguanjit recently chaired a meeting on this initiative at the Cambodia-Vietnam-Thailand -Trat Business Roadshow 2024, with the event featuring the participation of representatives of six provinces across the three countries.

The Governor was joined by Chamnan Srisawat, chairman of the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) and senior vice president at Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).

Chamnan said that the TCT is in the process of accelerating the organisation of the CVTEC conference, with TCEB as co-organiser and main sponsor, adding that their goal is to promote maritime routes connecting the three countries in order to create "One market with three destinations”.

This maritime route will not only function as a modern economic route, but also as an attractive tourist route featuring beautiful nature and culture.

Meanwhile, Governor Natthapong said that it is important to find ways to enhance tourism connecting the eastern coastal regions of the three countries together through this maritime route.

Within the framework of the meeting, representatives of both the private and public sectors of the three countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly strengthen trade, investment, tourism, and the MICE industry in areas along this route.

Apichai Somboonpakorn, deputy director of the TCEB, said that TCEB believes Thailand is ready for this project and if successful, it will allow tourists to travel from Pattaya to Laem Chabang, from where they can continue on to locations such as Trat, Sihanoukville, and Kien Giang, and vice versa.

According to Wiyada Suang, vice chairman of Trat provincial Tourism Council, the sea route will likely open during the peak tourist season in November this year.


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Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam look to maritime tourism connectivity