A good performance at the inaugural Cambodia Travel Mart (CTM), held in November last year, has provided the organiser with the confidence to create a bigger and better show this year.
“We were strongly supported by the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism and the private sector, including hoteliers… We’re planning to increase (attendance) numbers to make CTM a national and international event brand,” said Om Pharin, chairman of event organiser SlickBooth Holding.
This year, CTM will expand to 250 booths and 6,000 total visitors, up from last year’s 135 and 3,000 respectively. It will be held at the Diamond Island Convention & Exhibition Center in Phnom Penh.
Pharin aims to attract more international exhibitors than last year’s 30, which included national tourism organisations from around the region. The goal is also to host 200 international buyers and 30 international media, up from last year’s 150 and 10 respectively.
CTM will not only spotlight Cambodia as a destination, but also its South-east Asian neighbours, Pharin remarked.