Cambodia Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Slickbooth Holding – Events & Public Relations, officially launched late last month the first Cambodia Travel Mart “CTM” 2017. The event will be held from 17 to 19 November 2017 in a wonder cultural land Angkor Wat of Siem Reap – Angkor Province.
The event is initiated by His Excellency Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism Cambodia and got the support of high-ranking officers and experts from Cambodia Ministry of Tourism as well as industry leaders and private companies involving in tourism that attended the event.
The Cambodia Travel Mart “CTM” 2017 was first approved and permitted by the Royal Government of Cambodia back to 2015. However, dates and venues changed a couple of times due to the necessity to work out a perfect event and accommodate the delegates during a time where many would be able to come to Cambodia.
Slickbooth Holding, Event & Public Relations is an important partner with the Ministry of Tourism to organize the international tourism expo in Cambodia, supervised by TTG Asia Media & Events, a Singaporean company experiencing organizing many international tourism expos over the past 30 years.
The Cambodia Travel Mart “CTM” 2017 is a tourism business forum between tourism companies, tourism operators, tourism experts, national and international media, total of approximately 500 companies and agencies. The forum is supported by tourism organizations of ASEAN state member countries to improve local and regional tourism. This special event is a golden opportunity to promote tourism destinations, trade service packages, exchange experience and make business partners.
This event contains many essential activities such as pre-online business mataching, friendly golf tournaments, workshops related to tourism, traveling and displaying tourism products and services. CTM will have approximately 200+ national and international sellers and 200+ national and international buyers. Besides sellers and buyers, there will be about 50 national and international media agencies joining this first edition.
CTM is an event organized to show Cambodia’s support of promoting tourism destinations of ASEAN member countries to the world and to celebrate the Visit ASEAN@50 (Golden Celebration) as well.
Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism Cambodia, announced that because of the peaceful and stable political environment in Cambodia, tourism has been steadily developing year after year under Prime Minister Hun Sen. In 2016, the number of tourists visiting Cambodia increased 5%, and there were about five million tourists. In 2017, Cambodia expects to have 5.5 million tourists and look at welcoming seven million in 2020. The first CTM edition in Siem Reap this year is a key factor to develop tourism in Cambodia and to achieve the expected goals.
By hosting a new travel show, Cambodia wants also to show that its travel industry is reaching maturity.