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Thalias Newsletter September 2017

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We’ve got some big — landmark even — events coming up in October, and we'll be spending September gearing up for those behind the scenes. But that doesn't mean we'll be resting on our laurels -- laurels-resting doesn't really feature in Thalias' DNA. Indeed both Malis restaurants are hosting a twin celebration of some of our favourite wines and our chefs have been busy preparing a delicious menu that really reflects the best in them. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for what we've got lined up next month. You absolutely will not want to miss any of it.


Arnaud Darc, CEO and Chairman Thalias Hospitality Group
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Pchum Ben: a festival of redemption

Photo credit: Mark J. Sebastian
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The most important festival on Cambodia’s annual calendar, Pchum Ben, is coming up this month with a three-day national holiday to be held from 19 to 21 September. The national holiday comes on the tail of 15 days of ritual ceremonies in which families get together to pray and make offerings in order to help release up to seven generations of their ancestors from a gruesome state of limbo in which they become “hungry ghosts” unable to satisfy their sordid appetites.

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Eurocham Cambodia Cambodia-EU Business Dialogue

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EuroCham Cambodia is hosting a Cambodia Business Dialogue on 26 September. This is the occasion on which the organisation presents its White Book to the government as a platform for discussing Cambodia’s future competitiveness for investment.

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Who is coming to explore Cambodia?

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The average visitor to Cambodia is a young Asian male, travelling independently to Cambodia for the first time while on holiday. He would have been one of more than five million visitors who made the trip to Cambodia last year, in line with predictions made as far back as 2010. A wide-ranging report just published by Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism says that the Kingdom greeted 5,011,712 international tourists in 2016, an increase of 5% on the year before, and beating the Asia Pacific average of 3.9%.

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