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Discussion about the charging on foreigners who visit the island in Kompongsom

On 07 Agust 2017, the administratives of Sihanoukville Province, issued an announcement about the new implementation which charges 8000 riel on each foreign visitor who comes to visit the island located in Sihanukville in order to enhance and to pay off the expend on environment, sanitation, safety and security. This announcement was issued surprisingly that most of tour operators complained that they recieved no fore warning or information about this implementation. Therefore, on behalf of the tour operators who are CATA' s current members, Mme. Chay Sivlin, the president of CATA devoted her own personal time to travel a long the way to Sihanoukville to discuss this issue with the administrative and the meeting went sucessfully.

The 7th Dunhuang Tour Sillk Road International Tourism Festiival

On the 7th Dunhuang Tour Silk Road, which was organized in Gansu Province, People' s republic of China, the President of Cambodia Association of Travel Agents Mme. Chay Sivlin, was invited as a honored representative from Cambodia. This event took place on 20th June 2017 with the honored presence of his excellency Thong Khon, minister of tourism Cambodia and the other Chinese ellites. 

The 2nd Launching of Cambodia Travel Mart 2017

Back in June 26th 2017 Slickbbooth Events and Public Relations with the strong support of Ministry of Tourism Cambodia organized “2nd Official Launching and Press Conference of Cambodia Travel Mart 2017”. The magnificent event took place on 26th June, from 1:30pm-5:00pm at Naga World Hotel Phnom Penh. The purpose of this event is to strengthen the understanding among all tour operators, travel agents who are related to tourist industry about Cambodia Travel Mart, our mission & vision and our goal toward the developing and bringing Cambodia’s Tourism potential to the world.


The Amazing Chanthaburi Taste

 On 16th June 2017. The ministry of tourism in Chanthaburi province cooperating with Cambodia Association of Travel Agents, organized a promotional event called The Amazing Chanthaburi Taste and Top Table Sale which was held at Himawari Hotel Phnom Penh from 5 PM to 9 PM. 

The purpose of organizing this event is to provide opportunities to Cambodia tour operators to broaden their business by initiating tour package to Chathaburi Province. 

Opening Ceremony of 2nd Asia Cooperation Dialogue ACD

On 12th June 2017, the president of Cambodia Association of Travel Agents, Mme. Chay Sivlin with the other representatives were invited to join  the Opening Day of 2nd Asia Cooperation Dialogue ACD which was organized by commitee​ of Inter-Ministry. This glorious event was held at Hotel Sokha Siemreap under the precious presence of his excellency  Samdach Techo Hun Sen, the prime minister of Cambodia, his excellency Thong Khon, the minister of tourism Cambodia, UNWTO secretariats and the representatives from ACD and many other elites. 

Indonesia Tourism Table Top (ITTT)


On July 10th 2017, the Ministry of Tourism of The Republic of Indonesia and the The Embassy The Republic of Indonesia in Phnom Penh with the cooperation of Cambodia Association of Travel Agents (CATA), organized a grand business networking event between the tour agency from Indonesia and Cambodian tour agency under the title Indonesia Tourism Table Top (ITTT). The purpose of this event was to enhance the cooperation and to create business chances in tourism for both Indonesian and Cambodian tour operator. 

This grand networking dinner was conducted at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeetra with honorable presence of Madame Chay Sivlin, the President of Cambodia Association of Travel Agents (CATA)

Guangxi Tourism Promotion

On July 13th 2017 , Guangxi Tourism Development Commission conducted Guangxi Promotional Tourism Night at Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel. The purpose of this promotional event was to promote tourist sites at Guangxi province China to Cambodia tour operator.

After the promotional event, there was a business networking dinner for tour operators to create business opportunities as well as enhance their cooperation.



1. The Cambodia Tourism Conference (CTC)
The Cambodia Tourism Conference is the biggest annual gathering of Tourism sectors aimed at continuing linkages between the private sector and the government. It was envisioned that the Conference be participated in by key government officials and tourism business leaders to exchange views on the tourism, economy and formulate policy recommendations.

2. General Membership Meeting (GMM)
The General Membership Meetings (GMMs) is the premium venues for business networking and updating on current tourism -related issues and topics. These provide opportunities for members to meet and listen, as well as to discuss and exchange views with Government representatives and keynote speakers from tourism, trade and industry.

3. Advocacy Information Seminar (AIS)
These have evolved through close co-operation with various CATA standing committees and affiliated tourism organizations that covered a wide range of subjects and specific issues. The Purpose of these seminars is to disseminate the latest travel & tourism information to members, as well as draw valuable inputs and feedback from them.

4. Fellowship/Special Events (FSE)
The Fellowship/Special Events provide opportunities for members and new member to meet socially, exchange cards, discuss business, make new contacts at decision-maker level and meet potential customers and suppliers.

5. Human Resource & Training Development Seminars (HRD)
For its continuous commitment of providing good and quality services for CATA members, the CATA's Training and Development Unit, organizes and conducts training development seminars.

What CATA Can Do For You?

1. Representation in Government Policy-Making Bodies
In recognition of its leadership in the discussion and promotion of private sector concerns and interests, the national government has accorded the CATA the recognition of being the representative and voice of Cambodia Tourism. It is given a hand in the process of government policy formulation. It reviews tourism policies, and with the interest of the tourism community in mind, CATA works out policy alternatives and conveys them to concerned government agencies. The CATA represents the tourism sector in a number of government bodies tasked with policy formulation and implementation.

2. Opportunity to Participate In CATA Standing Committees
Membership in Committees is a privilege granted only to CATA members. Involvement in CATA committees keeps one abreast of the issues and concerns besetting one's industry or sector. Here, one gets the chance to directly influence the decision-making processes within the organization, which shapes CATA's positions actions on local and international tourism issues.

3. Access to Tourism Business Opportunities
The CATA regularly receives trade, tourism and research inquiries from all over the world. Most of these inquiries come from companies which either are looking for suppliers and buyers or tourism business tie-ups. CATA members may also avail of this service when looking for buyers and suppliers, both local and foreign.

CATA provided the following venues to access tourism business opportunities:
  • Membership Database: The CATA Membership Database is the heart of CATA's business-matching engine and envisioned to be the confluence of tourism contacts in the Cambodia.
  • Business Networking: The Business Networking Program creates physical and virtual venues for prospective business parties to meet and do business. The physical venue allows members to do personal networking and to have personal interaction with other businessmen.
4. Access to Trade and Other Tourism Industry Associations
The Association also has a wide network of trade and other tourism industry associations which serve as sounding boards on issues and concerns of the respective industries / sectors.

5. Opportunity to Meet and Do Business with Foreign Tourism Partners
The CATA is regularly visited by foreign tourism boards and trade missions. Depending on the area of interest of these visiting officials or businessmen, CATA invites members for meetings to explore possible tie-ups. CATA continually seeks out potential local and foreign tourism business and partners through:
  • Tourism Missions. CATA regularly sends and receives trade missions and delegations to or from different countries and international institutions. These missions are aimed at exploring possible tie-ups. These visits and bilateral exchanges are fertile sources of contracts from which significant joint ventures grow.
  • Business Councils. Business Councils are organized to promote tourism trade and business relations among and between CATA members and members of tourism trade organizations abroad. These councils have the following objectives:
    • establishment of closer relations and collaboration through information exchange;
    • the organization of seminars, trade missions and exhibitions;
    • And the formation of joint business councils.
6. Access to Local and International Trainings
Through the CATA's extensive links with various local and international government and private institutions, members are provided with first-hand opportunities to attend training programs here and abroad.

7. Information Services
The CATA offers a wide range of information services through various publications such as:
  • CATA Hand Book. CATA Hand Book kept the members updated on new tourism policies, foreign and local business opportunities, international trade fairs and events, government regulations, latest statistic and economic indicators and other such enterprise-relevant information.
  • Cambodia Travels Agents Directory. CATA publishes the Cambodia Travel Agents Directory annually which contains profiles of member companies, local organizations and other trade associations. This publication is circulated among CATA Members and distributed among government agencies, Foreign Embassies in the Cambodia, Foreign Chambers of Commerce, Business Organizations, as well as to Cambodian Embassies abroad and other relevant institutions.
  • CATA Website. The CATA website provides members unlimited 24 x 7 online access to information.
  • CATA information through regular emails to all the members. The CATA also provides a wide range of reference materials on tourism market and product profiles, foreign business reports, trade directories, country profiles and other tourism reports and opportunities available to members at CATA Library & Information Center.

Why use a CATA Travel Agent?

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The Cambodia Association of Travel Agents (CATA) is a National Tourism Organisation promoting quality standards, service and performance.
CATA works with its members to promote a Code of Ethics and Practice, and to stimulate, encourage and promote the desire to travel.


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