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Travel Hub in expansion mode, looks at 9 stores by year-end

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The interior of a Travel Hub store in Phnom Penh. The company is to expand. Travel Hub

Travel Hub, a Cambodian company specialising in the sale of high-quality travel products and accessories and owned by Campore Group, is expanding its presence in the Kingdom.

Travel Hub already has two “one-stop” travel shops in Phnom Penh. The company said in a news release that they will soon open more branches in major cities outside Phnom Penh.

“Travel Hub will soon open branches in Siem Reap and Sihanoukville as part of a nationwide network expected to number nine stores by the end of the year,” the release stated.

Travel Hub’s Siem Reap store is expected to open in mid-February with the Sihanoukville branch expected to launch at the beginning of March.

The company said its expansion to other cities and provinces stands to benefit Cambodians. The company’s expansion will also include the rebranding of Central Mall in Phnom Penh as a Travel Hub that will create a citywide network of premium stores for luggage, travel accessories and outdoor wear.

Central Mall describes itself as a travel and outdoor-focused three-floor department store offering customers a premium shopping experience in Cambodia. “Our products are 100 percent genuine and our range of international imported brands include LOJEL, Victorinox, The North Face, Eagle Creek, Pacsafe, 5.11 Tactical, Eminent as well as a host of other brands,” it says

A fast-growing economy and increase in disposable income are leading more Cambodians to travel outside the country for business or pleasure. Ministry of Tourism figures show that the number of Cambodians travelling abroad has steadily increased (by an average of 15 percent) in the last five years. This has been matched by strong growth in the domestic tourism sector.

Thailand, Vietnam, United States, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Europe are among the favourite destinations of Cambodian outbound travellers.

“New ‘one-stop’ travel shops in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville will make trip-planning for Cambodian travellers easier, offering a wide choice of high-quality brands such as Lojel and Victorinox all under one roof,” it stated.

The new branches will also cater to the growing number of overseas tourists visiting Cambodia.

The other items that Travel Hub currently sells include luggage from The North Face, Wenger, Hideo Wakamatsu and PacSafe brands. Accessories on offer at Travel Hub stores include adaptors, travel pillows, mobile gadgets and a variety of bags from brands such as Travel Blue, Cabeau, Be Relax and Lexingham. There is also a range of stylish “tactical” outerwear by 5.11, designed for the rugged, outdoor pursuits that appeal to adventurous travellers.

A large selection of Travel Hub’s luggage come with warranties of up to 10 years.

David Ghani, director of Campore Group, said the company is committed to providing customers with the best products and services.

“Travel Hub’s aim is to provide our customers with the most dependable clothing, accessories, bags and luggage – essentially everything one might need to go on a shopping trip to Bangkok or even a more adventurous trekking holiday in the Cardamom Mountains,” he pointed out.

“What makes Travel Hub unique is the impressive choice of high-quality, brand names and the specialist advice we offer to Cambodia’s discerning travellers in search of travel products that they can depend on,” he added.

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