Travel firm funds vocation school

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PHNOM PENH, 8 February 2018: Phoenix Voyages Group president Edouard George, together with Cambodia’s Minister of Tourism, Thong Khon, officiated at the opening of the first Vocational School in Baray, Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia.

The Phoenix Voyages Foundation provided funding to  build the school that will have an enrolment of 90 students.

It will teach subjects related to tourism, computer science and agriculture, in a rural region where access to higher education is limited.

Since its incorporation, Phoenix Voyages Group Ltd has run a successful Corporate Social Responsibility  programme to introduce educational and welfare benefits to communities in areas that it touches through its tour programmes.

“The concept of sharing and giving is one of our principles”, stated Edouard George.  “We believe it is essential to give back to the local people a part of our profit.”

Phoenix Voyages Group is a leading destination management company with offices in Vietnam, Thailand,  Laos, Cambodia and Korea.

Meanwhile, Phoenix Voyages Group co-organised for the third time the Ultra Trail of Angkor in partnership with the SDPO (Sport Development Performance Organisation) late last month.

Focusing on race courses around the Angkor Wat World Heritage site, five different races of varying distances were held in addition to the main 128-kilometre competition.

This third edition attracted close to 800 runners and walkers from 37 different nations, an increase of 300 participants compared with the previous year.

The marathon as well as the 64 and 128-kilometer races were qualifiers for the prestigious “Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc” races.