During an event in Cambodia, members of the World Travel Media Guild (WTMG) met with Tith Chantha, Secretary of State of the Kingdom of Cambodia at his offices in Phenom Penh. The meeting was the first step in what promises to be a series of future events and press trips in Cambodia and forms the basis for a strong working relationship between the government of Cambodia and the WTMG.
Attending the meeting were WTMG President, Jim Thompson and his wife Adelina (USA); WTMG Executive Committee Member Nikolai Minert (Finland) and his wife Ljuba (Estonia); WTMG Executive Committee Member Victor Radulescu (Romania) and his associate, Vasile Brancusi also from Romania; Miroslava Badjeva (Bulgaria); Marina Shamrai (Russia); Danielle Perrier and Gerad Antonetti (France).
Also in attendance was Theng Samban of Merry Travel Asia who was responsible for arranging the visit and Pheap Pea, Chief of International FAM Trip and Public Relation Office for the Kingdom of Cambodia, who served as the government liaison for the press event.
The meeting was part of an official visit and event for select WTMG members in Cambodia from May 18-24, 2017.
“It was our great pleasure to welcome the World Travel Media Guild to Cambodia. We hope it will be the start of a more comprehensive relationship and further press events in the future,” said Tith Chantha, Secretary of State of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
During candid remarks in an open question and answer period, Mr. Tith noted that Cambodia is making a strong effort to open the country to tourism and is currently spending significant amounts on updating their tourism infrastructure. “It is the beginning of a major expansion of our tourism industry and signifies our openness to welcoming visitors from all over the world,” noted Tith.
In thanking the Secretary of State for his warm welcome, Jim Thompson, President of the WTMG said, “We are pleased to have such a strong relationship with the Kingdom of Cambodia. We’ll be working hard in the coming months on a series of events for our members in cooperation with the office of the Secretary of State.”
The World Travel Media Guild (WTMG) was formed by working journalists, broadcasters and photographers to provide help and support for professionals working in the travel, food and wine industries. Our direct involvement with the industry provides a unique ability to give our readers, listeners and viewers around the world a close-up look at travel destinations.
The WTMG is dedicated to properly checking the credentials of our members and insuring that they adhere to the highest professional standards. Those invited to attend any event that carries our sanction are required to publish articles about the location. We also endeavor to forge standing relationships with cities and countries hosting our events to the mutual benefit of all parties.
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