Is Sihanoukville’s Tourism Rise Fueled by Gaming?

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A series of measures to plant the Cambodian coastal resort of Sihanoukville on the map as one of the region’s premier beach resort are paying off.

Tourism officials hope beautification projects to clear up the beaches, plans to double the airport’s capacity to 500,000 passengers per year and efforts to secure more international flights will continue to drive visitors to the destination.

However, one industry insider said the development is mostly being driven by “an anticipated influx of casino junket Chinese mainlanders”.

Full story at TTG Asia.

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