Vacation Visionaries

Luxury, philanthropy and the $70 Greek cruise are only part of the inventive new world of travel

Sokoun Chanpreda

Serving his clients and his country, he creates jobs while boosting Cambodian tourism


Cambodia has some of the world's most beautiful temples, but they are surrounded by dusty villages mired in extreme poverty. For the country's tourism trade, that would seem like a drawback. For entrepreneur Sokoun Chanpreda, it looked more like an opportunity-- a chance to put an industry with jobs to fill together with people who need the work.

At the Shinta Mani, an 18-room boutique hotel Sokoun founded near Angkor Wat, that's just what's going on. The hotel's hospitality institute opens its doors to...

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