Partners (2010)

Co-organiser:

B2B Travel & Tours Cambodia

B2B Travel & Tours, located in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap,  has operated since 2006. We have an international and local team of enthusiastic travel specialists that can look back on many years of experience in this tourism industry. We are working together with the hospitality group and professional travel agents who provide us with the special rates for our customers. We are also connected to several tourism organizations in order to give you a better, faster and more complete service. Website www.b2btravelers.com.

Founding Partner:

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Headquartered in Manila, and established in 1966, ADB is owned and financed by its 67 members, of which 48 are from the region and 19 are from other parts of the globe. ADB’s main partners are governments, the private sector, nongovernment organizations, development agencies, community-based organizations, and foundations. Under Strategy 2020, a long-term strategic framework adopted in 2008, ADB will follow three complementary strategic agendas: inclusive growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration. In pursuing its vision, ADB’s main instruments comprise loans, technical assistance, grants, advice, and knowledge.  Website www.adb.org.

Event Endorser:

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a membership association acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry. In partnership with PATA’s private and public sector members, we enhance the sustainable growth, value and quality of travel and tourism to, from and within the region. The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)’s advantage is that it continues to influence the direction the industry takes through its unique membership structure of public-sector tourism organisations; air, land and sea carriers; and organisations engaged in the production, distribution, financing, consulting, educating and other technical aspects of the travel industry. Website: www.pata.org.

Contributing Partners:

ASEAN Competitiveness Enhancement (ACE)

ACE was designed and funded by USAID’s Regional Development Mission in Asia (RDMA), which is based in Bangkok. ACE’s objective is to enhance the integration and competitiveness imperatives of two of ASEAN’s priority sectors: travel & tourism and textiles & apparel. The ACE Project is part of the broader ASEAN-US Enhanced Partnership which was launched in 2006, under which the United States pledged its support to ASEAN in pursuing its objective of becoming an ASEAN Community by 2015. The ACE Project is managed by Nathan Associates Inc. Website: www.ace-advance.com.

French Government

Alongside its various bilateral cooperation, France, at its Embassy in Bangkok has a special department to promote cooperative relations with all countries of Southeast Asia by taking a regional approach. As such, the Regional Delegation ( DREG) pursues relationships with institutional partners such as ASEAN, the Asian Development Bank, UN agencies (Economic Commission and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the United Nation Development Programme and others. It provides financial support to programmes in several fields, including education, research, health, and tourism.  These programmes are implemented by our development partners and operators of French assistance. Website www.ambafrance-th.org.

Asia Invest

Asia-Invest is a European Community initiative that aims to promote and support business co-operation between the EU and Asia. The Asia-Invest Programme was launched in 1997 as an initiative of the European Union to promote and support business co-operation between the EU Member States and Asia. The Programme provides assistance to intermediary organisations to facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships between EU and Asian companies, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as to strengthen the framework conditions to increase trade and investment flows between the two regions. Website www.cbt-asia.org.

PR Partner:

ScottAsia Communications

ScottAsia Communications helps business and travel-related brands enhance their reputation and achieve overall objectives. We do this by delivering targeted public relations results, typically in opinion-leading media outlets such as consumer, trade, print, online and TV. We also deliver targeted communications to stakeholders such as customers, members, investors and prospects. ScottAsia Communications was set up in 2006 by Ken Scott, former Director-Communications for the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). Since arriving in Bangkok in 1986, Ken’s contacts, experience and international perspective from six years at PATA and 16 years in journalism in Asia has given ScottAsia a unique and leading perspective on the travel and tourism industry in Asia and the world. Website www.ScottAsia.net.

Travel Partners:

Khiri Travel

The Khiri Travel Group today has grown into six distinct units, each offering specialist services for different segments of the travel market. Khiri DMC (a destination management company), Khiri Asia (bringing Asian travellers to Indochina), Khiri Voyages (for discerning Thai travellers with an interest in Sri Lanka, Kenya, Bhutan, New Zealand and Korea), and American Pursuits (for innovative, tailor made itineraries in the United States). Khiri Reach has been set up as an independent initiative to help disadvantaged people through community, conservation, environment and empowerment projects, especially in destinations visited by Khiri. Website www.khiri.com.

Smiling Albino

Smiling Albino is an team of travel enthusiasts offering custom built adventure travel in Asia. From our beginnings in Thailand in the late 90s we’ve expanded to cover Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Nepal, bringing a unique travel experience to thousands of guests. Our adventures are the result of continuous travel, innovation and refinement – combining multiple activities, charming venues and stellar hosts. Our approach is simple – we stretch the limits of what’s possible so that your journey is unforgettable. You’ll hit the highlight stops, but the real magic is in the hidden corners, insider sights and charming local characters. All Smiling Albino adventures are built by us from the ground up – there’s no out-sourcing. The signature of our experiences relies on the intimate relationships we’ve built with a huge network of people throughout the region. From the moment you’re in our hands we relish in showing you the time of your life. Website www.smilingalbino.com.

 Media Partners:

  TTRweekly

Established in 1978, TTR Weekly covers travel trade news and developments in the Mekong Region from its Bangkok-base. Published weekly in print, the publication has an online daily news bulletin, a website TTRWeekly.com and a weekly digital version of the print edition. Website www.ttrweekly.com.

The Phnom Penh Post

A history that stretches back more than 15 years has made the Phnom Penh Post the ‘Newspaper of Record’. In fact the Phnom Penh Post is the oldest existing independent newspaper in any language in Cambodia. First published in July 1992, the Post is read by thousands of foreigners and Cambodians throughout the country and by subscribers in 35 countries around the globe. For more than 15 years the Phnom Penh Post has been the paper of record on Cambodian current events – read by decision makers and consumers who have helped rebuild the nation during the past decades. Website phnompenhpost.com

Web Technology Partner:

Softech Business Solutions

Softech Business Solutions is a top-tier web and software solutions provider focused on delivering high quality services to small and medium sized businesses and organizations in Thailand and throughout Asia. The value we provide our customers is simple; we deliver best-in-class reliability, availability, and customer support at an affordable price. Website www.softechbiz.com.