Vietnam-Cambodia waterway connection draws mixed response

A water link connecting Vietnam’s Phu Quoc island with the Cambodian coast may be a hit with regional tourists but may prove to be a damp squib with Western markets, industry experts predict.

In a bid to boost tourism throughout Cambodia’s Kep province – home to the seaside resort of Kep and riverine Kampot town – officials are preparing to connect the two destinations by speed boat.

Jacques Guichandut, managing director, All Dreams Cambodia, said while the move will stimulate demand for the two countries, especially among regional travellers, it holds limited appeal to his mainly European and American clientele.

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