Cambodia named the “World’s Best Tourism Destination” for 2016 by ECTT

The European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) named Cambodia as the “World’s Best Tourism Destination” for 2016 at its annual general assembly this week, marking the first time the country has received the prestigious award.

The Kingdom was selected from a field of 30 countries that entered the annual tourism award competition, taking top spot on account of its “rich cultural and historical legacy” and natural beauty.

Special mention was made of its well-preserved antiquities, including the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Angkor Wat and Preah Vihear temple. It also received praise for its 23 protected areas, which “[give] tourists access to outstanding and pristine nature”.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Pavel Avramoiu, ECTT’s director for hotel management and evaluation, highlighted Cambodia’s potential for tourism development.

“Cambodia, now proclaimed World’s Best Tourism Destination, must transform this perfect opportunity and universal limelight into a base for attracting investors in the field of hotels and hospitality to cater for the millions that will find their ways to the Kingdom of Wonder and Land of Magic,” he said.

Angkor Wat
Tourists walk through the grounds of Angkor Wat last year by Vireak Mai

Ang Kim Eang, president of the Cambodia Association of Travel Agents, said yesterday that he hopes that the travel award will in turn attract more international tourists to Cambodia.

“This is a fair evaluation of Cambodia,” he said. “However, to attract more international tourists, all Cambodian ambassadors should celebrate the award in media publications that will deliver the information to tourists.”

The Bucharest-based ECTT counts 28 European countries as members. Last year’s award went to Ethiopia.

Source: The Phnom Penh Post


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Cambodia’s First Exclusive Property Exhibition (CAMPEX) to be held at SOKHA HOTEL Grand Ballroom from 22-24 July 2016.

Aplus Asia Network is pleased to announce Cambodia’s first ever exclusive property exhibition – CAMPEX – scheduled to take place from the 22nd to the 24th of July in the Grand Ballroom of the Sokha Hotel in Phnom Penh.

The objective of CAMPEX is to bring together the many exclusive property developers now operating in Cambodia to showcase their best properties both in the residential and commercial sector, as well as the peripheral sectors which served the development industry.

Besides traditional forms of advertisement in Cambodia to attract high value Cambodian buyers and expatriates, during CAMPEX we will invite international Real Estate Agencies overseas, mainly from across the Asia Pacific Region to attend this event and network with property developers here to assist in bringing foreign buyers and investors to Cambodia.

All Property Developers participating at CAMPEX will have their property developments highlighted and listed in our website www.CambodiaPropertyShowcase.com coming LIVE on 15 June 2016. This website will showcase your property and together with the promotion of CAMPEX will be sent to respective international real estate agencies throughout the Asia Pacific Region.


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