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Thu, 24 Oct 2019

Cambodia Travel Mart 2019 - Interview with Hosted Buyer, May Yap

May Yap, the Contracting Director of Malaysia's Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel SDN. BHD. was one of the hosted buyers at the Cambodia Travel Mart 2019 in Phnom Penh earlier this month.

Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com sat down with May on Sunday, the last day of the travel trade show, to ask her whether the event had met her expectations and how she would like to see it improve in the future.

May Yap. Click to enlarge.

May tells us why Asian Overland Services was attending the Cambodia Travel Mart, how it fits in with the company's expansion plans, and which other travel trade shows they attend.

With so much competition, May gives us some insights into how Asian Overland Services is evolving, and which markets they are concentrating on the most.

We discuss the quantity and quality of sellers that May was able to meet at CTM2019, and you will learn why she feels that more 3, 4 and 5-star hotels, as well as local DMCs, need to support the event in future.

May also share some ideas on how the Cambodia Travel Mart, as well as other trade shows, can use technology to better communicate with delegates. For instance, at around 8:40, May suggests that organisers give delegates a mobile phone or beeper, but after the interview had finished May clarified that what she had meant is using WhatsApp Groups to communicate with delegates about shuttle services, functions, meetings, and any updates that delegates need to be aware of.

We also talk about the pre and post-mart tours, and May highlights why they are so important to a buyer's understanding of the marketplace. All that and much, much more in the HD video and podcast below.

Cambodia Travel Mart 2019 - Interview with Hosted Buyer, May Yap

PODCAST

HD Videos and Podcasts from Cambodia Travel Mart 2019: Discover Thainess at the Vince Hotel Bangkok Pratunam - Interview with GM, Khun Fah, Cambodia Airways - Exclusive Interview with Lucian Hsing, Commercial Director, How's Business in Cambodia? Exclusive Interview with MD of Dara Hotels, Cambodia Travel Mart 2019 - Interview with Hosted Buyer, May Yap, Phnom Penh Tourism - Interview with Tour Guide, Rorn Saroun, Urban Tales Phnom Penh Interactive Tours - Interview with Mey Leang Samir, Cambodia Airports - Exclusive Interview with David Thompson, CCO, Palace Gate Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Interview with GM, Thy Sothea, Vince Hotel Bangkok Pratunam - Interview with GM, Pitayakom (Fah) Yangsuksathaporn and Lynnaya Urban River Resort in Siem Reap - Interview with Kan Chansathya, GM.

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