Participatory Beach Management Results in Improved Tourism in Occheauteal Beach, Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

PEMSEA, CMC, The World Bank
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Best Practice / Lessons Learned

In Preah Sihanouk, beaches are a major source of income for the province through tourism. But investments to improve or even maintain the beach and its facilities were scant. The steady upswing in tourist arrivals was matched by the development of an increasing number of tourist accommodations and establishments. In 1993, there were only 19 hotels and guesthouses but, by 2014, this has grown to 57 hotels and 221 guest houses. Despite the welcome economic benefits of coastal tourism in the province, serious social and environmental problems have arisen, including illegal construction along the beach area.

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