Travel + Leisure A List Travel Agent Andy Booth

Andy Booth


Based in Siem Reap, Booth is especially skilled at itineraries that help travelers avoid crowds and optimize visits to significant sites. At Angkor Wat, for instance, he utilizes footfall data to determine the best (and least-trodden) routes. “I have research teams conducting surveys at key temple sites, in different seasons, to understand exactly how crowds move around the park,” says Booth. “Overlaying this foot-fall data is expert opinion on lighting conditions for photography, and where and when to see the best nature in and around the temples to develop the best routes for our itineraries.” Such is the depth of Booth’s knowledge that he published “The Angkor Guidebook.” To produce it, he created a mixed team of writers, researchers, leading academics and a graphic artist to produce this field-guide to the temples, featuring computerized recreations of the monuments in their heyday. Liberal use is also made of photographs from the early 1900’s to illustrate how the temples have decayed over the millennium and have been restored to what you see today.


Languages Spoken: English and Italian

Minimum Daily Spend: None

Trip Planning Fees: None

Contact Info | 914-595-6949 | Siem Reap, Cambodia

Additional contact: Joshua Clayton, |+855 92 121 059


"As an aging octogenarian with limited mobility, I cannot say enough good things about our experience in Cambodia and Vietnam. As a retired educator, I was attracted to AboutAsia because of the commitment Andy has made to the schools in Cambodia. All of our guides were both knowledgeable and gracious, and our accommodations were outstanding. It is inspiring to know that that there are people like Andy who are quietly using their resources to make life better for others." - Rosemary F. Bowler