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Cambodia Travel Mart comes to an end

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Welcome Dinner Reception, presided over by H.E So Mara, Secretary of State of Ministry of Tourism and highly representative of H.E Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, Cambodia. facebook/@cambodiatravelmart

The 3rd Cambodia Travel Mart (CTM) 2019, the Kingdom’s largest tourism trade fair, concluded on a triumphant note yesterday.

The event was held at Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel on Oct 11-13.

Over the three days, there were art performances, exhibitions, seminars, networking, and other activities highlighting the progress that the Kingdom has made on the tourism front.

The CTM was held to promote Cambodia’s tourism industry and allow local players to network and form partnerships with their peers from other countries.

During the opening ceremony on Friday, Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said Cambodia is making a lot of progress in developing its tourism industry. “When it comes to tourism, Cambodia has the best investment conditions and opportunities in the region,” he said.

The Tourism Minister also announced their long-term plans to improve the tourism sectors in different provinces of the Kingdom, including Siem Reap, Mondulkiri, and Kep. He took the time to announce some of the major upcoming tourism events like the Sea Festival in Kampot, Mangrove Day in Koh Kong, and Mekong River Dolphin Day in Kratie.

Chhay Sivlin, president of the Cambodia Association of Travel Agents (CATA), and Malaysian Ambassador to Cambodia Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim also attended the event.

The event featured more than 100 exhibitors from Cambodia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, and other countries.

There was also a long list of property developers, hotels, tour agencies, airlines, and other tourism-related businesses.

Also represented were the tourism agencies of almost all of Cambodia’s 25 provinces.

Isabel Garcia, director of sales and marketing at Oakwood Premier Phnom Penh, said they were happy to be part of the event.

“This year marks the entry of One Park and Oakwood Premier in the Cambodia Travel Mart. We are very pleased to be a part of the travel trade show, and we believe that the travel trade show will help put One Park and Oakwood Premier on the map. We had a great time meeting with the buyers, suppliers, trade professionals and media partners,” she added.

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