Voice of Experience: Frans Betgem

Frans Betgem, board member at Khiri Group, shares his wit, wisdom and years of experience to recommend secret places in Thailand and Southeast Asia.

The Nuts and Bolts of Building and Sustaining Community-Based Tourism

May 5, 2015 by | Filed Under: Cambodia, News, Responsible Tourism, Sustainability

In this interview with Randy Durband, CEO at Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), we discuss his second round career in sustainable tourism, the GSTC’s global criteria, and the challenges and support of CBT projects and tourism goals in general in Southeast Asia.

Phuket’s Kayaking Expert and Entrepreneur

In 1983, John Gray of Phuket’s John Gray’s Sea Canoe left a lucrative career in banking to start kayaking tours in Hawai’i in order to follow his life’s passion for “Mother Earth.” After five years, he was drawn to Asia and started his sea kayaking company in Thailand with a lot of elbow grease (hard work)!

Elephant Expert in Cambodia

March 2, 2015 by | Filed Under: Cambodia, News, Responsible Tourism, Special Interest

Meet Jack Highwood, innovator of programs to provide an elephant sanctuary and conservation of the forest ecosystem in Mondulkiri, Cambodia

Meet Andara Phuket’s Resident Rice Expert

February 4, 2015 by | Filed Under: Culinary, News, Special Interest, Thailand

We interview Chef Miguel Cirne, from Portugal. He’s the western chef at Silk Restaurant, Andara Resort and Villas in Phuket on this month’s theme: Rice!

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