Jun 5, 2012

Launching new Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh luxury bus service

Cambodia’s leading hotel – casino NagaWorld Group, along with the Cambodian Tourism Ministry, has launched a luxury bus service between Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City on 25 May 2012.

Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh luxury bus services Cambodia Tours
Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh luxury bus service
From Threeland Travel Indochina's Blog - June 2012

Thong Khon, Cambodia 's Tourism Minister stated that this event draws more effort to strengthen the good relationship between Vietnam and Cambodia in tourism sector. By opening a representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, NagaWorld will provide six trips a day from HCM City to Phnom Penh and vice-versa by twenty 28-seat luxury buses (video, massage seats, toilets) at an investment value of US$3 million. In the future, the company will extend the bus service to Siem Reap province, home to Preah Sihanouk coastal province, and Angkor Wat temples with the hope of attracting more tourists to these popular sites.

NagaWorld also launched a three day-two night Free & Easy Tour for just 125 USD a person, which includes luxury bus transportation from HCM City and back, accommodation at the five-star NagaWorld Hotel in Phnom Penh, six meals and a half-day city tour.

According to the Cambodian tourism minister, in 2011, the Vietnamese tourists were ranked at the top list of foreign visitors to Cambodia last year with 600,000. For the first three months of 2012, almost 180,000 Vietnamese visited Cambodia. The two countries now have eight border checkpoints on land and two on water, indicating that the two neighboring countries have reached a cross-border transportation agreement under which 19 companies are operating 39 trips with 300 buses that travel to and from HCM City to Phnom Penh every day.

"The service will also contribute to increasing the number of Cambodians visiting Vietnam for tourism, education and healthcare," said Nguyen Thi Hong, vice-chairwoman of the HCM City People's Committee.


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