The Ministry of Tourism and Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration will extend the duration of the annual Sea Festival to five days this year, from December 9 to 14.

Cambodia will also host the World’s Most Beautiful Bays Club Conference on the same dates, under the theme “Beach of Peace, Beach of Hope”.

Deputy provincial governor Long Dimanche said the extension, decided at a September 3 meeting, aims to increase the number of visitors.

“The September 3 meeting was a great opportunity for us to monitor the progress of the various sub-committees which are arranging each aspect of the festival. Between the festival and the beautiful bays club conference, it will be an excellent time for the province’s hospitality and tourism entrepreneurs,” he said.

The combination of the festival and the conference would be sure to promote the growth of tourism in the province, he added.