Cambodia Travel Trends Podcast
Join us on a audio adventure as we journey through Cambodia travel trends and the Phare Circus story with Craig Dodge, Phare Circus Director of Sales and Marketing on Travel Trends Podcast with Dan Christian.
Unveiling Phare Circus: A Story of Transformation
Our expedition kicks off with a tale that is bound to leave you feeling inspired. It’s the story of Phare Circus that began as an act of compassion by Veronique de Crop, a French humanitarian. Her vision was to use art as therapy for Cambodian refugees. This initiative evolved into a beacon of hope, empowering Cambodian artists to share powerful stories through their performances.
But our journey goes beyond the circus tent. Craig will share with you the evolution of Cambodia’s tourism industry, pre- and post-COVID.
Surviving the Global Pandemic: A Tale of Resilience
Can you imagine what it’s like to run a non-profit social enterprise in Cambodia during a global pandemic? Prepare to be inspired as we delve into Craigs personal journey, from his very first domestic flight to his pivotal move to Siem Reap during a critical point in Cambodia’s tourism history. Discover the challenges faced during the pandemic and the ingenious survival tactics employed, including a daring Guinness World Record achievement. Through it all, Cambodians held onto an unwavering hope for a brighter future.
Hidden Gems and Travel Tips
But there’s more! The podcast doubles as your ultimate Cambodia travel guide. Craig will share his recommendations for exploring Cambodia’s hidden gems, from the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor Park to the adventures of Angkor Zipline and Kulen Elephant Forest. We’ll explore cozy local boutique hotels, aromatic coffee shops, and delectable restaurants, all of which offer a taste of Cambodia’s rich culinary traditions. And we won’t forget to delve into culturally enriching experiences like the mesmerizing Phare Circus and the enchanting Apsara Theater. We’ll also discuss the rise of sustainable travel, helping you make meaningful choices as a responsible traveler.
A Fresh Perspective on Travel, Modern Culture, Resilience, and Connection
Get ready to embark on a journey that will leave you with a fresh perspective on travel, modern culture, resilience, and the profound power of human connection. Craig’s time in Cambodia taught him invaluable lessons, and he can’t wait to share them with you.
This compelling podcast episode is bound to inspire you and reignite your wanderlust, leaving you yearning for a memorable Cambodian adventure. So, fasten your seatbelts and tune in to this extraordinary podcast exploration of a nation that continues to evolve, inspire, and captivate the hearts of travelers worldwide.
About the Author - Craig Dodge
Craig Dodge is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Phare Performing Social Enterprise, parent company of Phare, The Cambodian Circus and Phare Creative Studio. Craig gets great satisfaction by applying his travel industry experience to Phare's missions of sustaining jobs in the arts and funding artistic and academic education at Phare Ponleu Selpak non-profit school. He is also driven to promote the unique experiences awaiting visitors to Cambodia. When he's not working, you can often find Craig cycling in Angkor park.