ABOUTAsia in the Media

An ABOUTAsia journey is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You will discover the wonder of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, as it was meant to be experienced—vibrant, exotic, dignified.

But don’t just take our word for it—hear firsthand about our unique excursions and specialist adventures from some of the best journalists and bloggers in the world.

Travel Leisure A-List, Conde Nast
Harpers Bazaar

Harpers Bazaar - CAMBODIA: THE SUN ALSO RISES

"Cambodia's leading authority on private, tailor-made tours, AboutAsia Travel, who hold all the keys to unlocking the secrets of this enigmatic country..."

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The New York Times
A Guide to Angkor Park, in Words and 3-D Images

New York Times

"'The Angkor Guidebook: Your Essential Companion to the Temples,' published by About Asia Travel, features digital recreations of the temples and cityscapes as they stood centuries ago, with gilded facades and refined carvings..."

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National Geographic Traveller
Angkor: The Road Less Travelled

National Geographic

"Instead I meet Andy for sunset drink...For much of it, we're the only ones on the water...If there was ever a case for choosing the road less travelled, this is it."

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The Telegraph
Picturing Angkor Wat in its heyday

The Telegraph

"What visitors see now are temples that have been work for many year through The Angkor Guide book."

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BBC Fasttrack
Exploring Cambodia´s temples

BBC

"If you are in search of rest and reflection, the country is blessed with hundreds of other temples - some of which rival the mystery and majesty of Angkor..."

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Forbes
How To Do That Without The Crowds

Forb

"To see this complex without fighting your way through a mob scene, you need an expert...Andy Booth...created the company ABOUTAsia Travel to offer creative custom itineraries to Angkor..."

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CNN:
Inside Cambodia's stunning new temple discoveries

New York Time

"ABOUTAsia Travel offers tours of the Angkor cities."

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The Telegraph
A life of philanthropy in Cambodia

The Telegraph

"Many things about his travel company set it apart from other operators. 100% of the profits are ploughed back into Cambodia´s under-resourced education system to give thousands of children a better start in life."

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Condé Nast Traveller
Insider Tips: Angkor

New York Time

"Touring company ABOUTAsia Travel guides travellers away from the tourist crowds. So we asked founder Andy Booth to share the lesser-known treasures of the Angkor..."

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Bloomberg Pursuits Magazine - AboutAsia
Gets You to Cambodia´s Angkor Wat Without Crowd

Bloomberg Pursuits Magazine

"... and Andy Booth's own experience during a decade spent traveling and living in Cambodia to help clients outwit the tourist hordes."

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Elle
Hope & Angkor

Elle

"I spent my first day at the temples with a guide from AboutAsia. While it's a luxury tour operation, it was conceived to establish & bankroll its own local schools..."

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The Guardian
Cambodia: a new kind of tour

The Guardian

"If all this makes me sound smug, that's probably because I felt it: as a tourist it's always pleasing to swim against the tide..."

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Sydney Morning Herald
Fortress of Solitude

Sydney Morning Herald

"When you lose the crowds, a visitor can feel just a little like Henri Mouhot, the French naturalist who came upon Angkor in 1860 when the complex was still under a canopy of equatorial forest..."

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Time Out: Bejing
The Seven Wonders of Asia

Time Out Bejing

"Knowing how to avoid crowds at Angkor's temples turns what could be a bewildering experience into one that's breathtaking, and it is made possible by Bunchhay, our expert guide from ABOUTAsia..."

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The Age
With two in tow

The Age

"Our itinerary, designed by ABOUTAsia with children in mind, ensures we don't get "templed out"..."


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Media 2016

Famed Cambodian Temples Meet Modern, Luxury Accommodation

Newsweek Article by Newsweek, December 2016

"On my last night, I have dinner at Villa Chandara, a country restaurant just outside the center of Siem Reap, with Andy Booth, founder of the bespoke travel company About Asia Travel and a resident of Siem Reap for the past 12 years."

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Angkor Majesty

Metro Society Article by Metro Society Magazine, November 2016

"We enjoyed a truly bespoke experience courtesy of our gracious host, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor and our guide, ABOUTAsia Travel."

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CAMBODIA: The Sun Also Rises

Harpers bazaar Article by Harpersbazaar, October 2016

"Cambodia's leading authority on private, tailor-made tours, AboutAsia Travel, who hold all the keys to unlocking the secrets of this enigmatic country..."

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Angkor Wat and Siem Reap Without the Crowds: Insider´s Guide

wendy perrin Article by Wendyperrin, September 2016

"When Andy recommends a dish in a restaurant, it´s because he ate there on Wednesday and it was superb—not because it won some award a year ago. He holds the post of British Honorary Consul and wrote the well-regarded Angkor Guidebook, a coffee-table-worthy tome. "

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Diversions Magazine - Coastal Cambodia - A Quiet Escape

Diversions Magazine Article by Diversions, June 2016

"Kep is a popular seaside resort in the South East of Cambodia. It was the height of fashion for French colonials and Cambodian high society to have a property here during the colonial period in the 60s."

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Wanderlust Travel Magazine - Travel Icons

Wanderlust Travel Magazine Article by Wanderlust, May 2016

"Andy Booth, founder of ABOUTAsia, is author of The Angkor Guidebook --all profits of the books support local children's education"

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The Loop Hong Kong - Explore Siem Reap in Secret

The Loop Article by Kate Springer , 25 April 2016

"The company also offers unique and memorable experiences, including sunset cruises on the moat at Angkor Thom, breakfast picnics on..."

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Square Mile - On Reflection

Square Mile Article by Square Mile , March 2016

"From shrines to skyscrapers: Duncan Madden explores how fast-paced change is tempering memories of Cambodia's tumultuous past."

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A Taste of Khmer Culture: Exploring Cambodia's Culinary Heritage

London Evening Standard Article by David Sexton, February 2016

"We saw Angkor Wat with a guide from Andy Booth’s admirable company AboutAsia, committed to avoiding the crowds while seeing the best."

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Sunday Times Travel Magazine

Sunday Times Article by Sunday Times Travel, February 2016

"Enter AboutAsia's new tours: timed to avoid the busiest hours, they'll steer you behind the scenes on special-access visits by archaeologists."

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Media 2015

My Wedding Day - Moonlight on the Mekong

My Wedding Day Article by Gillian Mclaren, December 2015

"The Cambodian specialists, they can help you set up your holiday or honeymoon, including accommodation and tours, in Cambodia. ABOUTasia Travel will personalise your trip itinerary, with sensible advice that only local people would think to give."

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Flight of fancy: Thailand

London Evening Standard Article by David Sexton, 15 June 2015

"There´s never any substitute for being on the ground — and going to Angkor Wat is, like being in Venice, one of the experiences nobody has ever been disappointed by."

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Independent Travel - A City with Charm and Soul

Independent Travel Article by Gillian McLaren, 24 October 2015

"www.ABOUTasiatravel.com The Plantation Urban Resort.A colonial-style hotel, situated behind the Royal Palace in the historical centre of this vibrant city."

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Turisti per Caso - Bellissima Angkor e lunghe soste in Thailandia

Turisti per Caso Article by di brenzi, 14 October 2015

"Finalmente i ragazzi sono grandi per andare insieme ad Angkor e le aspettative non sono state deluse. Abbiamo approfittato di questo viaggio per visitare bene Bangkok e per goderci un po' di mare a Koh Phangan."

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Giving Back Wherever You Go: Responsible Tourism in Asia

Entrepreneur Magazine Article by entrepreneur, 16 August 2015

"Andy loves putting his perfectionism to work in making picture-perfect tours."

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Bella Magazine - Keep it Real

Bella Magazine Article by Morman Miller, Emma O´Reilly, September 2015

"The new holiday trend is all about immersing yourself in the local community."

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T + L Top Travel Agents A-List 2015

Travel Leisure Article by T + L Team, Travel + Leisure, August 2015

"His specialty is tailoring itineraries to avoid crowds at the temples of Angkor and hiring extremely knowledgeable, English-speaking guides."

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A Guide to Responsible Tourism in Siem Reap

HK Magazine Article by Kate Springer, July 30 2015

"AboutAsia is all about community involvement, celebrating local hidden gems, preserving Cambodia’s natural beauty and, most importantly, providing education to underprivileged children."

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Travel Leisure - A Window to The Past

Travel Leisure Article by Mark Lean, 10 May 2015

"As awe-inspiring as the enduring temples surrounding Siem Reap are, history tells us that they’re pale shadows of their former splendor. That’s why The Angkor Guidebook, written by Cambodia-based British expatriate Andrew Booth, is so compelling. Designed as a pocket companion for first-time visitors."

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The New York Times - A Guide to Angkor Park, in Words and 3-D Images

The New York Times Article by Terence Mcginley, 25 March 2015

"'The Angkor Guidebook: Your Essential Companion to the Temples,' published by About Asia Travel, features digital recreations of the temples and cityscapes as they stood centuries ago, with gilded facades and refined carvings..."

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MiBM - The Temples of Angkor Wat

MiBM Article by Sharon Reid, 8 February 2015

"The Angkor Guidebook is a visual feast; Andy has brought the history of the temples to life..."

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The Sunday Times - The 100 best holidays of 2015

The Sunday Times Article by The Sunday Times, 11 January 2015

"Angkor Wat is not only the largest religious structure on Earth, it´s one of the busiest, with more than 2m visitors every year. Andy Booth, chief executive of the not-for-profit tour operator About Asia, is a..."

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Travel Leisure - Most Important Travel Trends of 2015

Travel Leisure Article by Travel Leisure, January 2015

"Many travel companies have sister foundations that will put your donations to good use; now an increasing number are taking it a step further and committing all profits to such projects. Cambodia focused tour operator AboutAsia, for example, gives 100 percent of its net proceeds to schools and education initiatives around Siem Reap."

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Travel + Leisure - New Angkor Wat Guidebook Benefits Cambodian Schools

Travel Leisure Article by Brooke Porter Katz, 2015

"Now, Andy has created one more thing to celebrate: a guidebook on Angkor Wat, which traces the history of the UNESCO World Heritage site and profiles more than 20 temples with detailed yet succinct descriptions."

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Media 2014

BOE - Books to get Wrapped Up in for the New Year

BOE Article by Boe magazine, December 2014

"Ever wondered what the magnificent yet now severely weather worn temples of Angkor Wat would have looked like in their heyday? A brand new book, The Angkor Guidebook helps visitors do just that. "

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The Weather Channel - Cambodia´s Angkor Wat: Then and Now

The Weather Channel Article by Ronita Dutta, The Weather Channel, December 2014

"Ever wondered what the magnificent yet now severely weather worn temples of Angkor Wat would have looked like in their heyday? A brand new book, The Angkor Guidebook helps visitors do just that. "

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High50 - The Best Places to Escape Santa

High50 Article by Chantal Borciani, High50, December 2014

"Take your mind off Christmas completely with a jam-packed break with ABOUTAsia. The private tour starts with the ancient capital of Angkor and its modern-day equivalent, Phnom Penh."

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Porter Magazine - Hidden treasures

Porter Magazine Article by Porter Magazine, December 2014

"Siem Reap still exudes the sleepy charm of old Indochina and as the gateway to the ancient temple city of Angkor Wat."

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The Telegraph - Picturing Angkor Wat in its Heyday

The Telegraph A new book brings the Cambodian temple complex to life, The Telegraph, November 2014

"What visitors see now are temples that have been work for many year through The Angkor Guidebook."

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The Phnom Penh Post: Man About Town: 31 October 2014

The Phnom Penh Post Article by Peter Olszewski, Fri 31 October 2014

" The Angkor Guidebook is more than just a book, it’s an experience and a tome that will be handled as well as read because of the intriguing virtual reconstructions it contains."

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The Sunday Times - The Tropical Issue 2014

The Sunday Times Article in The Tropical Issue 2014, The Sunday Times, October 2014

"Angkor Wat half-marathon on December 7th. This year, 3,000 runners will take part - and you can be one of them as part of a seven-night package... All profits will go to charity."

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Travel+ Leisure - World´s Greatest Dream Trips

Travel Leisure Article by Travel+ Leisure, October 2014

" ABOUTAsia knows how to avoid the crowds at the temples of Angkor, so a private tour with them is a must. Get a little more off the beaten path with Indochine Exploration..."

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HK Magazine 2014 Wedding Guide

HK Magazine Article by Kate Springer, HK Magazine, September 2014

"Want an off-the-beaten track experience that you won't find in guidebooks?, ABOUTAsia Travel, a Cambodia travel specialist, Can help with this..."

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T + L Top Travel Agents A-List

T + L Article by T + L Team, Travel + Leisure, August 2014

"His specialty is tailoring itineraries to avoid crowds at the temples of Angkor and hiring extremely knowledgeable, English-speaking guides. Please read on Page 11."

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The Reserve - For Goodness Sake

The Reserve Article by Dominique Afacan, The Reserve, August 2014

"Local knowledge is key. My team and I live and work here in Siem Reap... If I recommend a restaurant or spa it is because I have tried it in person and thought it was great – not because I read it in a guidebook."

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am730 - Siem Reap Angkor Breakfast

am730 Article by am730.com.hk, am730, August 2014

""塔內寺前的篤篤早餐車是特別安排,為旅程增加樂趣。"

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Hong Kong Magazine - Temples and Palaces of Siem Reap

HK Magazine Article by Evelyn Lok, HK Magazine, August 2014

"If you want to get the most out of your trip—and avoid the crowds—check out AboutAsia travel’s customized itineraries, [with] unique and insightful excursions around Siem Reap, Sihanoukville and more."

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Hong Kong Magazine - Ask An Expert

HK Magazine Article by Kate Springer, HK Magazine, June 2014

"...have your guide take you to one of the quieter temples in the forest, or around the moat of Angkor Thom, and enjoy the serenity and late afternoon light after the crowds have left for home."

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Resident Magazine - Captivating Cambodia

Resident Magazine Article by Gal Maxine Albert, Resident Magazine, April 2014

"To beat the huge crowds, navigate the immense temple complex and see the true gems, you need an expert like Andy Booth, Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Cambodia Specialist for 2013. Andy’s company creates custom itineraries to Cambodia’s most incredible places with top guides like mine, the fantastic ‘Bon’."

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Taz - Die Horden von Angkor

taz Article by Mark Torben Rudolph, Die Tageszeitung, February 2014

"Wer an eine Reise nach Kambodscha denkt, meint Angkor. Die Tempelanlage zieht massenhaft Touristen an. Dennoch ist es möglich, ihre Magie zu erfahren. Da nahezu alle Touristenschwärme nach derselben...festgelegten Zeit- und Routenplanung durch die Tempel geschleust werden...lässt er seine Guides die Touren genau um dieses Gedränge herum planen."

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Forbes - Angkor Wat Is A Must See-How To Do That Without The Crowds

Forbes Article by Laurie Werner, Forbes, January 2014

"To see this complex without fighting your way through a mob scene, you need an expert—and luckily I had one. Andy Booth, a former London trader whose immense success in that field allowed him an early retirement and a move to Cambodia, created the company ABOUTAsia Travel to offer creative custom itineraries to the Angkor complex..."

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Blue & Green Tomorrow - Life changing travel and travel changing lives

Blue & Green Tomorrow Article by Seth Kirby, Blue & Green Tomorrow, January 2014

"Based in Cambodia, ABOUTAsia ... aims to provide visitors with memorable, meaningful and tailor-made holidays, while ensuring that their travels improve the lives of the local children through education..."

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Media 2013

Luxe City Guides

Luxe City Guides A long time ago..., Luxe City Guides, 2013

"Hankering for a new and exotic Asian adventure without sacrificing the important things in life like retail and cocktails? Well, we’ve rolled two amazing countries into one guide to double your pleasure..."

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Travel + Leisure

The Weather Channel Article by Travel + Leisure Staff, Travel + Leisure, November 2013

"When founder Andrew Booth learned how few tourism dollars from foreign-owned companies stay in Cambodia, he resolved to mend a broken system. All of his tours’ profits go toward funding rural schools in the Siem Reap province—108 so far, with 53,000 students."

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National Geographic Traveller

National Geographic Traveller Article by Meera Dattani, National Geographic Traveller, May & August 2013

"Instead I meet Andy for sunset drink...For much of it, we're the only ones on the water...If there was ever a case for choosing the road less travelled, this is it."

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Condé Nast Traveler

Condé Nast Traveler Wendy Perrin's Top Traveler Specialist Selection, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 July 2013

"Even more impressive, though, are his offerings beyond the temple tours: biking the wall of Angkor Thom and through forests and rice paddies, kayaking in a flooded forest then lunching in a riverside home, and taking a moonlit boat ride in the moat surrounding Angkor Thom. Bonus: His company’s profits go toward educating more than 50,000 Cambodian children (and counting)."

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CNN

CNN Article by Lara Dunston, CNN, 18 July 2013

"Visit Cambodia's number one tourist attraction, Angkor Wat, with the average tour guide and you'll probably leave the UNESCO World Heritage Site with your head swimming in dates, dimensions and unpronounceable names of kings. Jaya-who?"

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph Article by Justin Harper, The Telegraph, 16 July 2013

"Many things about his travel company set it apart from other operators. For starters, 100 per cent of the profits are ploughed back into Cambodia’s under-resourced education system to give thousands of children a better start in life."

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph Article by Natalie Paris, The Telegraph, 11 July 2013

"This royal capital city is often cited as the birthplace of the Angkorian era. But these were the early years of the empire, and we realise we have still a lot to learn about their origin and culture."

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Condé Nast Traveler

Conde Nast Traveler Article by Susan Hack, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 June 2013

"What kind of skill set does it take to discover a 1,200-year old city hidden in the Cambodian jungle? It doesn’t hurt if you are a professional map-maker, land mine expert, and dirt bike addict as I learned from Stephane De Greef, a full-time explorer and part time tour guide that Siem Reap specialists AboutAsia Travel set me up with on my last trip to Cambodia."

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Bloomberg Markets Magazine

Bloomberg Markets Magazine Article by Susan Hack, Bloomberg Markets Magazine, 14 March 2013

"While guidebooks offer tips such as rising before dawn to beat the crush, AboutAsia uses surveys of pedestrian traffic patterns, tools such as Google Earth and Booth's own experience during a decade spent traveling and living in Cambodia to help clients outwit the tourist hordes."

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Island hopping

Island hopping Article by Oliver Duff, The Independent, 25 January 2013

"Being touted as Thailand 50 years ago, the 60-odd islands of Cambodia's south coast are near-pristine. With new flights linking Sihanoukville to the Angkor Temple hub town of Siem Reap, this is a destination on the up..."

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The Sunday Times 100

The Sunday Times Article by Stephen Bleach, The Sunday Times, 20 January 2013

"19. Don't Drop Angkor - You can find a semse of discovery & mystery on a new avoid-the-hordes tour from specialist outfit ABOUTAsia..."

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Media 2012

The Guardian - Cambodia: A New Kind of Tour

the guardian Article by Merope Mills, The Guardian, 30 November 2012

"If all this makes me sound smug, that's probably because I felt it: as a tourist it's always pleasing to swim against the tide. ..."

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The Telegraph - Angkor Wat: Trip of a Lifetime

The Telegraph Article by Michelle Jana Chan, The Telegraph, 15 November 2012

"In the latest of our series on ultimate journeys, Michelle Jana Chan offers a smart way to see Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple minus the crowds..."

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National Geographic - Khmer Cool

National Geographic Article by Sarah Barrell, National Geographic Magazine, October 2012

"How to do it? ABOUTAsia travel offers stays in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, which includes a visa, transfers, guided tours of Angkor, and entry fees. A two-week tour of the same cities plus three days at a four-star hotel on the coast, a driver and transfers is also available..."

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Time Out: Hong Kong - Raising Angkor

Time Out Hong Kong Article by Cynthia Rosenfeld, Time Out: Hong Kong, 17 September 2012

"ABOUTAsia is committed to showing guests around Cambodia's top attraction without crowds but that's not their only USP. ABOUTAsia is also one of Cambodia's key innovators in the field of philanthropic travel, donating 100 percent of its net profits to an education company that currently supports 51,000 Khmer kids..."

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Ella - Hope & Angkor

Ella Article be Mark O'Flaherty, Elle, September 2012

"I spent my first day at the temples with a guide from AboutAsia, owned by British ex-pat Andy Booth. While it's essentially a luxury tour operation, staffed by Siem Reap insiders, it was conceived to establish & bankroll its own local schools..."

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DestinAsian - Reaching Out in Siem Reap

The Telegraph Article by Cynthia Rosenfeld, DestinAsian, August/September 2012

"I spent my first day at the temples with a guide from AboutAsia, owned by British ex-pat Andy Booth. While it's essentially a luxury tour operation, staffed by Siem Reap insiders, it was conceived to established & bankroll its own local schools..."

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Condé Nast Traveller - Adventurous Asia 2012

Conde Nast - Adventurous Asia Article by Cynthia Rosenfeld, Condé Nast Traveller, 06 April 2012

"As the massive influx of camera-toting tourists makes it quite a challenge to find one's footing at Angkor Wat, follow the Oxford-educated scientists behind ABOUTAsia travel away from Angkor's well-trodden path..."

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The Telegraph - Homage to the New Cambodia

The Telegraph Article by Johnny Morris, The Telegraph, 06 March 2012

"Beyond the time-etched temples of Siem Reap, is a less visited world of Miami-style townhouse hotels, design boutiques and modernist villas - all within reach of the virgin islands of the south. ABOUTAsia can tailor a bespoke itinerary similar to the above..."

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You Have to Get Up Early...

Bloomberg Markets Magazine Article by Sarah Barrell, The Independent, 12 February 2012

"It's dry season in Cambodia, when humidity drops and tourist numbers soar - a time when the resourceful guide will try to flee the crowds and find a novel route into the temples. With visitor numbers to the Angkor temples rising, these days a successful visit is all about timing..."

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The Guardian - The 2012 Travel Calendar

Island hopping Article by Tom Hall, The Guardian UK, 01 January 2012

"Cambodia is so much more than the magnificent temples at Angkor, as a bunch of funky new openings is busy proving. About Asia Travel can arrange cross-country packages, including private-jet transfers and sightseeing tours..."

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12 Travel Resolutions For 2012

The Sunday Times Article by Chris Leadbeater, The Independent, 01 January 2012

"Those seeking to cast off their recessionary concerns and bask in a little luxury will find new pockets of exclusivity in 2012 - notably Song Saa, a retreat that will bring the five-star stylings of the Maldives to the Cambodian side of the Gulf of Thailand. Stay a week full-board with ABOUTAsia Travel..."

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Media 2011

AOL Travel - Holidays for 2012: Twenty-one Perfect Ideas

AOL Travel Article by Roshina Jowaheer, AOL Travel, 28 December 2011

"ABOUTAsia Travel offers a six-night trip combining The Plantation and Siem Reap's Shinta Mani, including private transfers and guided tours of Angkor and Phnom Penh..."

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AOL Travel - Editor's Picks: Brilliant Holidays for January and February 2012

AOL Travel Article by Roshina Jowaheer, AOL Travel, 05 December 2011

"Grab a discount luxury stay at Cambodia's first ever island resort. Combine with Angkor; stay nine nights full board in Song Saa and five nights in Siem Reap with ABOUTAsia Travel, including all transfers, VIP visa service, and private guided tours..."

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50 Best Trips For 2012 - Cambodia: Go wild!

Wanderlust Wanderlust, 24 November 2011

"Cambodia specialist ABOUTAsia Travel has teamed up with the Sam Veasna Center (a sustainable tourism NGO) to run the Cambodia Super Tour special-access wildlife trip. Visiting several private reserves, and accompanied by local villagers who have been trained as guides, you'll have the chance to spot a multitude of animals. A rare opportunity to experience Cambodia's wild side while supporting local projects..."

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The Daily Telegraph - Brighten Up Your Travel Experience

The Daily Telegraph Article by David Atkinson, The Daily Telegraph, November 2011

"AboutAsia Travel offers a six-night itinerary staying at The Plantation and Shinta Mani..."

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Where to go in December

The Guardian Article by Isabel Choat, The Guardian UK, 07 November 2011

"For the next three months (Song Saa) is offering a major discount, so if you are going to splash out on a once-in-a-lifetime week of luxury, now is the time to do it..."

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The Sunday Time - The Revitalised Destination

The Sunday Time The Sunday Times, November 2011

"Cambodia has escaped its troubled past to become Southeast Asia's most vibrant country..."

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AOL Travel - Hot Holiday Destinations for 2012

AOL Travel Article by Roshina Jowaheer, AOL Travel, 17 October 2011

"If you fancy a trip to the Far East, 2012 is the time to do it & Cambodia is tipped as the next big beach destination. A whole host of new luxury hotels opening in late 2011 confirms it's nearly ready to be placed on the A-list hotspot map..."

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National Geographic - Angkor Wat: The City of All Cities

National Geographic National Geographic Magazine, August 2011

"If you are a first time visitor to Siem Reap & Angkor, check out AboutAsia, a luxury private Cambodia tour agency..."

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The Age - With Two in Tow

The Age Article by Amanda Woodard, The Age, 28 August 2011

"Our minibus and guide are from the locally based company ABOUTAsia, which ploughs its profits into funding local primary schools for disadvantaged children..."

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The Guardian UK - Where to go in September

The Guardian UK Report by Isabel Choat, The Guardian UK, 04 August 2011

"September is a canny time to tour the country. Hotels are still priced at low season rates, tourists will be sparse and the countryside will be lush and attractive after the monsoon period..."

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Metro UK - This Week:

Metro UK Metro UK, August 2011

"Cambodia travel specialist ABOUTAsia is offering a private boat trip between Siem Reap and Battambang, taking a leisurely look at South East Asia's largest freshwater lake, the Tonle Sap..."

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Time Out: Beijing - The Seven Wonders of Asia

Time Out - Beijing Article by Pia Gadari - Reuters correspondent for Asia, Time Out: Bejing, August 2011

"Knowing how to avoid crowds at Angkor's temples turns what could be a bewildering experience into one that's breathtaking, and it is made possible by Bunchhay, our expert guide from ABOUTAsia..."

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Condé Nast Traveller - Insider Tips: Angkor

Condé Nast Traveller Article by Hazel Lubbock, Condé Nast Traveller, 23 June 2011

"Specialist touring company ABOUTAsia Travel guides travellers away from the tourist crowds. So we asked founder Andy Booth to share the lesser-known treasures of the Angkor..."

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Sydney Morning Herald - A Temple of Your Own

Sydney Morning Herald Article by David Whitley, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 May 2011

"To get the best out of the major sites, some cunning herd-avoidance strategies are needed..."

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My Daily UK - The best undiscovered beaches in the world

My Daily UK Article by Katie Jones, My Daily UK, 12 April 2011

"Cambodia is often ignored over neighbouring Thailand which means that the country boasts many more unspoilt beaches..."

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The Sunday Times - Asia's Greatest Getaways...

The Sunday Times The Sunday Times, 07 March 2011

"Song Saa is exciting because it mixes pure-shores escapism with an admirably eco-friendly attitude. ABOUTAsia Travel has a full-board week from..."

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The Sunday Times - Low-cost in Cambodia...

The Sunday Times The Sunday Times, 14 February 2011

"The cost to the volunteer of some projects can be equal to a flashy holiday in the Maldives. But not all. ABOUTAsia Schools is a non profit organisation and does not charge its volunteers..."

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The Sunday Time - Want a special holiday? Go to the people who know

The Sunday Times The Sunday Times, 05 February 2011

"The former French colonial town of Kampot offers a taste of old Indochina. Go this year before a new casino and golf resort change it forever..."

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BBC World News - Exploring Cambodia's temples off the beaten track

BBC World News Report by Michelle Jana Chan, BBC World News, 01 February 2011

"Each year more than a million tourists visit the temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia. It is one of the world's greatest religious monuments and the area is becoming increasingly congested. But if you are in search of rest and reflection, the country is blessed with hundreds of other temples - some of which rival the mystery and majesty of Angkor..."

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Older Media

Hampstead and Highgate Express - Old and New Face of the East

Hampstead and Highgate Express Report by Ben McPartland, Hampstead and Highgate Express, 09 December 2010

"Specialist tours of Angkor and Beng Mealea can be organised through ABOUTAsia travel, whose expert guides specialise in the art of avoiding the throngs..."

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Sydney Morning Herald - Fortress of Solitude

Sydney Morning Herald Report by Paul Sheehan, Sydney Morning Herald, 20 November 2010

"When you lose the crowds, a visitor can feel just a little like Henri Mouhot, the French naturalist who came upon Angkor in 1860 when the complex was still under a canopy of equatorial forest..."

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Tages Anzeiger - Schaukeltour an den Ufern des Tonle Sap

Tages Anzeiger Report by Daniel Paterlunger, Tages Anzeiger, 18 November 2010

"Tours to the villages of the Tonle Sap lake, with knowledgeable and language-skilled guiding, is offered by «About Asia Travel», a company in Siem Reap, that gives its profits to the building of schools..."

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Panorama Travel - Cambogia

Panorama Travel Report by Pietro Scozzari, Panorama Travel, August 2010

"The only company was the guide and driver, two sweethearts under a tree 200 meters away and half a dozen docile water buffalo grazing in the golden water. Truly a spectacle of nature..."

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Condé Nast Traveller - Asia's last Eden

Condé Nast Traveller Special Report by Christopher Cox, Condé Nast Traveller, July 2010

"To stay ahead of the pack, (Andrew) Booth pays his guides to spend a half-day every week researching new sights, routes, and seasonal specialties, all in the quest for spice notes..."

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DestinAsian - Angkor Away

DestinAsian Side Trip by Christopher Cox, DestinAsian, April/May 2010

"Andrew J. Booth, president of Siem Reap-based tour operator ABOUTAsia, who started taking clients to Beng Mealea in 2005, just two years after the ruins were thoroughly demined..."

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Bavarian News - Cambodia

Bavarian News Report by Coleen Caputo, Bavarian News, May 2009

"...we planned our trip using the travel agency, ABOUTAsia... What we found over our five-day trip was a safe country, rich in culture, history and spirit..."

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Sidney Morming Herald - Angkor Wat: Shadows of a Lost Empire

Sidney Morming Herald Article by Anne Chalfant, Sidney Morming Herald, 2008

"...hire a quick-witted guide who can snake you in and out of temples without getting tangled with tour bus crowds..."

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Nevada Appeal - Cambodian Lessons

Nevada Appeal Article by Rick Gunn, Nevada Appeal, 2007

"...thus began the other-worldly soundtrack that matched Angkor's mind-melting imagery with a type of immaculate seamlessness..."

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Ezine @rticles - The Poor End of Town: Tourism to the Third World

Ezine @rticles Interview by Nola Hersey, Ezine @rticles, 2005

"...We are giving the neediest children of Cambodia an interest in their own heritage...This is no compromise of ethical tourism versus a great service for the tourist..."

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