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HD Videos from Cambodia Travel Mart 2019

The third Cambodia Travel Mart took place in the Kingdom's capital city, Phnom Penh from 11-13 October 2019.

With 157 booths from around 20 countries/territories, CTM2019 attracted 20 international media and over 100 buyers from 34 countries/territories.

Statue of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk at night. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com was at the Cambodia Travel Mart 2019 to learn more about the country's tourism development and to speak with some of the airlines, hotels and operators in the country.

Below you will find exclusive interviews with Cambodia Airports, a luxury hotel in Phnom Penh, a riverside resort in Siem Reap, an innovative tour operator, Cambodia Airways, the MD of a Cambodian hotel company, a hosted buyer from Malaysia, and a professional tour guide.

Each of the below video interviews has its own page and is not only available in FHD video, but also in podcast format.

Aviation in Cambodia. One of the biggest challenges that Cambodia's tourism industry has faced over the years has been the lack of air connectivity. There are airlines in Cambodia, but none have expanded rapidly enough - regionally, or long haul - to really help tourism development within the country. Could that be about to change? Exclusive interview with Mr. Lucian Hsing, Commercial Director of Cambodia Airways.

How's Business in Cambodia? Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Richard L. Dusome, Managing Director of Phnom Penh-based Dara Hotels. In this interview, filmed on 12 October 2019 at the Cambodia Travel Mart, Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com asks Richard what he hopes to get from the CTM 2019, what sorts of buyers his hotels have met and how he would like to see the event grow in the future.

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 met her expectations, and how she would like to see it improve in the future.

What is the difference between the Central Market and Russian Market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia? Which is the most popular with tourists? What else is there to see and do in Phnom Penh? In this interview, filmed on 12 October at the Cambodia Travel Mart 2019, Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com asks Rorn Saroun, an English language tour guide in the Kingdom of Cambodia's capital city, to tell us more about Phnom Penh.

Exclusive interview with Mr. Pitayakom (Fah) Yangsuksathaporn, General Manager of the Vince Hotel Bangkok Pratunam. In this interview, filmed in the rooftop bar of the hotel on 1 November 2019, Khun Fah tells us about the location of the Vince Hotel Bangkok Pratunam, where the hotel's guests are coming from, how 2019 compares to 2018, what its USPs are, where all the creative ideas come from, which other events the hotel will attend this year, what guests can expect from the property and what plans they have for 2020. All that and much, much more in the FHD video and podcast below.

Urban Tales Phnom Penh recently launched a rather unique way to explore the Kingdom of Cambodia's capital city. In this exclusive interview, filmed on 12 October at the Cambodia Travel Mart 2019, Ms. Mey Leang Samir tells Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com what the tours are all about and why they are unique.

Exclusive interview with David Thompson, CCO of Cambodia Airports. Filmed on the first day of the Cambodia Travel Mart 2019, David tells us about the three airports that Cambodia Airports manages - Phnom Penh (PNH), Siem Reap (REP) and Sihanouk (KOS), how this year compares to last year, and what expansion plans they have for the future.

Exclusive interview with Mr. Thy Sothea, General Manager of the Palace Gate Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In this interview, filmed at the Cambodia Travel Mart on 11 October 2019, Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com asks Thy to tell us more about his hotel and why the property is exhibiting at the CTM 2019.

Exclusive interview with Mr. Kan Chansathya, General Manager of the Lynnaya Urban River Resort & Spa in Siem Reap, Cambodia. In this video, filmed at the Cambodia Travel Mart 2019 on 11 October, Kan tells Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com why his property decided to exhibit at the CTM 2019, how his property differs from the many others in Siem Reap, where the hotel is located, which markets the hotel attracts, and how 2019 has been, in terms of business, compared to 2018.

In addition to the FHD videos, podcasts of all the above interviews from the Cambodia Travel Mart 2019 are available here.

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