Arizona Republic writes up Travelfish

We just stumbled upon a list of “Ten travel tips to ease your way through Asia” as the conclusion piece for a month-long backpacking trip through Cambodia, Laos and Thailand one of their writers, Emily Seftel, just finished.

Lo and behold, point 6 reads:

“6 Guidebooks are OK for trip planning, but travelfish.org is a great resource. The Web site focuses on Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, and provides accurate and useful advice: guesthouse reviews, regional highlights of each country and miscellaneous suggestions, such as what to pack and what health insurance to buy. We found most of our guesthouses on Travelfish, and none of them disappointed.”

Emily — you just made my morning!

You can read Emily’s full trip report over on the Arizona Republic website (you may need to sign-up (free) to read it), though I can’t link to the actual piece quoted above — so here’s a screenshot, just so you know I’m not making these things up!

Arizona Republic screenshot

Ko Tao Travelfish Guide released

Just a quick announcement that we’ve added the Ko Tao Travelfish Guide to our collection of ebooks for sale. With 14 A4 pages, four maps and over 20,000 words of condensed travel intelligence, the guide should be a handy addition to your travel planning. All this for just US$3.95 — less than the cost of day of snorkel hire!

The next one to be added will be Vietnam’s Central Highlands and should be online in by the end of July…

Phu Yen, southern Vietnam added

You may have though we’ve been asleep at the keyboard, but we’ve actually been busy bees over the last couple of weeks, and they’ll be a bit of a flurry of posts over the next couple of days.

First, we’ve just added coverage of Phu Yen province in southern Vietnam. “Phu where?” you ask… well, Phu Yen sits just north of Nha Trang, but as the silly Open tour buses don’t stop there, very few people check it out — and we assume guidebook writers don’t bother with it either… at least so you’d think going by their coverage…

Kicking around the province, we found great beaches, pretty scenery and a restaurant with “grilled unicorn-leather jacket” on the menu — what more could you ask for!

You can read all you’ll ever, ever need to know about Phu Yen, Tuy Hoa and Dai Lanh here. Maps are on the way.

Travelfish.org and the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs join hands to promote travel to Cambodia

For immediate release

Jakarta July 1, 2007:

Travelfish, the leading traveller’s information portal for Thailand and Indochina, joins hands with the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to announce a partnership to further promote independent travel to Cambodia.

Their agreement allows all applicants for Cambodian eVisas to download a complimentary Travelfish travelguide to either Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh or the historic ruins of Angkor Wat.

In the last year more than 20,000 visitors to Cambodia have used the innovative eVisa service to apply for and have issued their visa to Cambodia. Now these visitors will also be able to download a complimentary guide to either Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. These guides, delivered in PDF format, are packed with travel intelligence and are an ideal addition to anyone’s travel planning portfolio. Researched by independent travel experts, these guides are far more up-to-date than traditional guidebooks and pull no punches in delivering concise travel intelligence.

The promotion, running until July 31, 2007, allows all applicants to download a Travelfish Guide free of charge. The Phnom Penh and Siem Reap travel guides normally retail through the Travelfish site for US$3.95 amd $2.95 respectively.

For more information:
Travelfish: http://www.travelfish.org
Cambodia eVisa: http://evisa.mfaic.gov.kh/