“Everyone, from the provincial government to the private sector, is working hard to make this year’s Sea Festival a success. This is a perfect opportunity to attract both local and foreign tourists to Preah Sihanouk province during the holiday period,” said Yun Min, provincial governor of Preah Sihanouk and member of the Sea Festival’s executive committee.
However, the governor noted concern over the high number of tourists coming in over the Christmas weekend, with hotel capacity expected to be stretched to its limit. He also said the provincial government had requested the presence of at least 2,000 security personnel to help in crowd control and ensure the safety of tourists and dignitaries.
The festival, which started in 2011, rotates among the Kingdom’s four coastal provinces of Koh Kong, Preah Sihanouk, Kampot and Kep. Last year’s event held in Kampot attracted over 300,000 visitors and generated more than $15 million in revenue for the local community, according to Tourism Minister Thong Khon.
The poster design for this year’s Sea Festival shows some of the sports events and activities on display, such as beach volleyball, martial arts, wrestling, windsurfing, kayaking, jet skiing, running and cycling. Agenda of Sea Festival Map of Sea Festival