Four innovative tourism startups from Cambodia have qualified for the Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Startup Accelerator program.

More than 250 travel tech and traditional tourism startups applied to the MIST program. The Travel Startups Incubator, based in the United States, screened applications based on their potential for investment and the quality of their business plans. MBI experts performed additional due diligence, considering sustainability and other socio-economic criteria.

Qualifiers from Cambodia include:

Bus5 connects travelers and bus operators in real time, helping bus companies fill their seats and travelers move around the region cost effectively.

CamboTicket aggregates bus, ferry and private taxi bookings around Cambodia and Laos into one platform, creating an even playing field for over 40 operators.

GuideInsider offers comprehensive in-country guidance on local sights and activities, including history, opening times, available tour guides, possible tour packages and user reviews.

Manoa connects tour providers on an integrated document manager, text messenger, rating system and digital invoicing platform to facilitate cross-border tourism collaboration across the region.