Debut Cambodia mart concludes

The debut Cambodia Travel Mart had around 500 delegates attending the event at Sokha Siem Reap Hotel and Convention Centre. The second edition of the mart will be in Phnom Penh from October 11 to 13, 2018.

The first-ever Cambodia Travel Mart (CTM) 2017 concluded successfully at the Sokha Siem Reap Hotel and Convention Centre on November 19, 2017.

The three-day mart witnessed local and international buyers, suppliers, trade professionals and media partners meet and exchange the latest development of the tourism industry in Cambodia. The mart witnessed the participation of close to 500-strong delegate members, with 150 buyers from 31 countries, 20 international media from 17 countries and 320 exhibitor delegates from 13 countries. With various programmes, including CTM Online Business Matching, Trade Seminars, Post-Show Tour and Exhibition, CTM provided all participants with new platforms in gaining more business opportunities.

Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, Cambodia, said that the debut mart is a key factor to develop tourism in Cambodia and help the country achieve the goal of 7 million tourists by 2020. He says, “We would like to welcome and invite national and international tourism agencies to support and get involved in this event so that they get the opportunity to advance their businesses, and help the national and regional service industry reach its peak. Cambodia Travel Mart 2017 will serve to promote not just Cambodia, but the whole region. At the same time, we are celebrating this remarkable milestone with a special campaign – Visit Asean@50, turning 50 in 2017.”

The event was organised by the Ministry of Tourism, Cambodia, in collaboration with Slickbooth Events & Public Relations along with TTG Events. Om Pharin, Chairman & CEO of SlickBooth Holding – Events & Public Relations, says, “I love Cambodia, and promoting Tourism Cambodia is something I’ve been doing for more than 25 years already. I am excited to do more of it by debuting in the Kingdom’s first premium trade show – The Cambodia Travel Mart.”

Darren Ng, Managing Director of TTG Asia Media, says, “TTG Events works hand-in-hand with our Cambodian counterparts, and with our contribution, the event is assured of quality buyers and credible international media matching its scale.” On the sidelines of the event, Cambodia’s Tourism Minister Thong Khon and Myanmar’s Minister of Hotel and Tourism Onh Maung also signed a memorandum of understanding to focus on creating a single tourist destination, Angkor-Bagan (Angkor in Siem Reap and the ancient city of Bagan in Myanmar), to attract tourists to the area. The second edition of the Cambodia Travel Mart will be held in Phnom Penh from October 11-13, 2018.

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