Vietnam Travel Footprint Home | Sitemap 
Vietnam adventure tours
 
Vietnam Information
Country Profile
Vietnam Travel Tips
Travel News
More...
Vietnam Destinations
Hanoi
Hue
Saigon (HCM)
More... 
Vietnam Tours
Day Trips & Excursions
Package Travel
Adventure Tours
More... 
Vietnam Hotels & Resorts
Hotels in the South
Hotels in the North
Hotels in the Center
More...
Responsible Travel
Culture
Environment
Out and About
More...
Travel Newsletter
For the latest news, hotest deals and more... We treat
your email confidential!
  
  
Home » Vietnam information » Vietnam Travel News » December - 2006

Kien Giang Phu Quoc to survey sea route to Cambodia, Thailand

06/12/06 (GMT+7)

Southern Kien Giang Province's Department of Tourism and tour operators will begin a fact-finding trip early of next month to survey a sea tourist route between Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand, a tourism official said.

A key factor to create attractive tourism environment

Le Minh Hoang, director of the department, said that his agency and 25 tour operators in Kien Giang and other localities would carry out the one-week trip and work with partners from the other two countries on the possible route.

The exploratory trip will take in Rach Gia and Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam, Shihanoukville of Cambodia, and Chanthaburi and Trat of Thailand.

"During the trip, tour operators of the three countries will sign corporation deals to promote tourism among these destinations," he told the Daily.

He said that the sea route would not only offer tourists a new tour but also help visitors to curtail the time for traveling between the three countries.

"Tourists will have more time to visit attractions because they just spend around two hours from Phu Quoc to Shihanoukville, and over three hours from the province on to Chanthaburi," he said.

Hoang said now Kien Giang has three high-speed boats of 250 seats each which can be used for tourists on the trip. Tour operators will arrange one-day stay for tourists in Phu Quoc, one day in Cambodia and two days in Thailand.

However, there are also multi-modal traveling options, where guests can choose or combine travel by boat or by air, and expand their tours at each destination.

"After the survey trip, we will open the sea tourist route for tourists soon," he said.

Hoang said the potential tourist route initiative is attractive not only to Kien Giang's tour operators but also to partners in Cambodia and Thailand.

When the route is available, the tourism bodies of the three countries will jointly cater to tourists.

He said that before the survey trip starts, his authority will arrange two meetings between Vietnamese companies and partners from Cambodia and Thailand, the first one to be held this Thursday with Cambodia partners.

During 11 months of this year, Kien Giang has welcomed around 2.3mil tourists, up 13% year-on-year, with 56,000 being foreigners.

(Source: SGT)

  • Kien Giang to survey sea route to Cambodia, Thailand ( 06/12/06 )
  • A key factor to create attractive tourism environment ( 05/12/06 )
  • A market full of colors ( 05/12/06 )
  • Quang Nam strives to receive 3.8mil tourists by 2015 ( 04/12/06 )
  • Expats enjoy running and walking tours ( 28/11/06 )
  • A storytelling garden ( 27/11/06 )
  • Fishing and browsing the coral reef at Vinh Hy Bay ( 26/11/20/06 )
  • Kien Giang finding new tourism through transportation investments ( 25/11/06 )
  • Hoi An Riverside voted amongst world's best resorts ( 24/11/06 )
  • Vietnam to join ASEAN puppet festival ( 23/11/06 )
  • Ho Chi Minh City to hold "Taste of the World" festival ( 22/11/06 )
  • Go to Hoi An to enjoy cultural activities ( 21/11/06 )
  • New tours available this holiday season ( 20/11/06 )
  • Trekking back to the adventure of Yersin ( 19/11/06 )
  • Metropole's Hanoi City tour by vintage car ( 18/11/06 )
  • Da Nang tempts tourists with shopping streets ( 17/11/06 )
  • Quang Nam welcomes more tourism projects ( 17/11/06 )
  • A must-try dish when visiting Nha Trang ( 16/11/06 )
  • US$1 billion project on Phu Quoc Island ( 15/11/06 )
  • Vietnam’s tourism industry may lose home game ( 14/11/06 )
  •   Responsible Travel | Vietnam hotels | Travel Pictures | Destinations | Travel Maps | FAQs | Links  
       Footprint Travel ® Copyright 1999 -
    Travel to Vietnam: Vietnam Tourism 

AdministrationPATAResponsible travelTrust Earned Travel
       Privacy & Disclaimers applied