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Company offers A Touch of Asia for visitors

The new destination management company A Touch of Asia has started selling customised itineraries to individual and group travellers from Phnom Penh, with a second office in Siem Reap already on the way, TTG Asia reports.

Currently catering to FITs, group travellers, MICE, ad hoc groups and school groups, A Touch of Asia is looking to provide similar services in other Southeast Asian destinations in the near future.

The new DMC was founded by three travel professionals. General manager Steve Lidgey comes from a background of sales and products that began in the UK. Sothy Math worked at another DMC as a senior reservations manager. Hong Sok Heng worked for over a decade at Sofitel Luxury Hotels as director of sales for the two Cambodian properties incorporating the Phokeethra Country Club in Siem Reap.

“Year on year, travel to Cambodia is increasing from all markets,” Lidgey commented. “With an increase of flight options into Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, numbers will continue to increase in the coming years. The challenge is to manage the higher numbers at temples such as Angkor Wat. However, with careful planning the masses can still be avoided. Product development has included family cooking classes, combined cycle and kayak tours for beginners and authentic village experiences for visitors of all ages.”

TTG Asia

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