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We Talk to Sren Penh; Raised on Farm & Temple, Now Sales Executive in Phnom Penh

December 12, 2013 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , ,

Every month, we put the Spotlight On one of the key players that make it happen for your privileged clients. This month, get to know Sren Penh, Sales Executive, Khiri Travel Cambodia.

Please tell us a bit about your personal life
I was born at 1985 into a farming family in Kampong Cham province in Cambodia. I spent my childhood helping my family on the farm while attending primary school till I was nine years old. I have four siblings. I was the only son – so extra work for me.

I lived in a temple for three years while I studied at high school, which was 21 kilometers from my home. At that time I visited home once a week.

I did not know which major I would study at university in Phnom Penh. I was late to study again, because of university fees. Nevertheless, I decided to come to Phnom Penh and stayed in a rented room with friends. Here I asked them advice to choose a school and a major for a continuing study. They recommended economics, law, or HR. Finally I found what I wanted to do. I chose Tourism Management at Cambodian Mekong University. I finished my bachelor major in tourism management in 2009. I worked for a local enterprise during my studies. I also did social work during university.

Why did you choose to work with Khiri?
After University I worked as a receptionist and reservation staff in the hotel business. I wanted to be a part of a team in the tourism sector – especially with a travel agent, so I checked websites to see each travel agency’s core values and objectives. Fortunately, I got information for a job with Khiri Travel. I have been working for Khiri since September 2012.

What special experience does Khiri have to offer Cambodia?
Personally, I have received many valuable experiences while working with Khiri Travel. I have learned to work as a team, to be perfect in tour arrangements, and that client satisfaction is only achieved by teamwork. Clients who book a tour in Cambodia with Khiri are always focused on the experience and want to see unique places. They can enjoy local food, culture, festivals, daily life of the people and experience many insights for pleasure.

What are for you the best places to visit in Cambodia?
There are so many places I love to visit in Cambodia. Recently I went to my hometown with one of my colleagues and we made a tour of Kampong Cham visiting some of the less traveled temples in the area. The other places I love to visit are Chipat, Sihanoukville, and, of course, Angkor.

Travelers don’t need to be afraid to visit Cambodia. It’s amazing and a very easy country to travel around. Just bring an open mind!

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