C&K survey: Babymooners decoded

November 10, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia, trends

MUMBAI, 10 November 2017: Beach holidays, a safe environment and excellent medical services are the top considerations for babymooners according to a survey conduced by Cox & Kings.

Commissioned by the world’s oldest tour company the survey, titled ‘Decoding the Babymoon Trend,’ attempted to understand a relatively new travel trend.

Babymoon is a term that refers to a brief vacation taken by would-be parents to relax or travel before the baby is born. Read more

Phoenix invests in rural education

October 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Cambodia, Lens Lines

Edouard George, president of Phoenix Voyages Group, at the ground breaking ceremony.

PHNOM PENH, 24 October 2017:  Phoenix Voyages is supporting the construction of a new vocational school in  Cambodia’s Kampong Thom province that will provide professional studies in computer science, tourism and agriculture to rural students.

Phoenix Voyages group president, Edouard George, attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the future ‘Professional School of Baray,’ earlier this month

The school project is being funded by donations from the Phoenix Voyages Foundation, a CSR initiative established by the regional tour company. Read more

Helping children smile

September 12, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

BANGKOK, 12 September 2017: Operation Smile Thailand encouraged 20 cyclists, who joined the inaugural YAANA Bike Challenge, offering them a big ‘thank you’ as they embarked on 226-km fundraiser ride for the charity, 9 September.

The three-day corporate challenge ended Monday, 11 September in central Vietnam.

Riders raised  thousands of dollars for Operation Smile, which pays for operations for Asian children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip. Read more

Phoenix Voyages review performance

August 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Cambodia, News

CAMBODIA, 3 August 2017: Phoenix Voyages Group held its annual sales and department managers annual meeting recently, in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Phoenix Voyages Group sales and management teams came from the group’s offices in Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Korea.

Reviewing the company’s results for the past year the event was designed to strengthen team spirit and revisit a destination that figures in the group’s tour content. Read more

STB confirms MISA’s fate

June 27, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 27 June 2017: Singapore Tourism Board issued a Confirmation of Revocation last week on the defunct MISA Travel Ptd Ltd, officially withdrawing the company’s licence under the Travel Agent Act.

The tour company ceased operations in May and was served notice of revocation by the STB, 31 May. The company was given the right to appeal by 21 June, or face the loss of its licence.

STB at the time it served notice said MISA Travel had ceased to carry on the business of a travel agent and was unable to fulfill its obligations towards its customers. Read more

Angkor race a firm fixture

February 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Cambodia, Events, News

SIEM REAP, 8 February 2017: Over 400 runners joined the second annual Angkor Ultra Trail race according to a post-event report by organisers Phoenix Voyages.

The inbound tour company organised the race with SDPO late January on a trail that featured the famed Angkor temples as a backdrop.

In addition to the main 128 km race there were four other races: the “Bayon Trail” 64 km, the “Jungle Trail Angkor” 32 km, the “Temple Run Angkor” 16 km and “Nordic Walking Angkor” 16 km. Read more