Animals in Tourism: Animal Encounters and Responsible Tourism

Responsible Tourism and Animal Encounters
At Khiri Travel, we believe that spotting wild animals in their natural habitat is the best way to experience wildlife while preserving the incredible biodiversity Asia still has to offer. However, when not managed responsibly, wildlife encounters have the potential to harm animal welfare and threaten local conservation efforts.

Animal Welfare Policy
There are many opportunities for travelers to view or interact with animals in the countries in which Khiri Travel operates. Such experiences raise awareness for the plight of these animals as they are under pressure from diminishing habitats. Our travel experiences aim to support the rehabilitation and conservation efforts of threatened and endangered species. As guests engage in these responsible activities, they directly support and contribute to animal protection.

Captive Elephant Welfare Assessment and Guidelines Initiative

At Khiri Travel, we understand that the issue of using elephants for tourism-related purposes is a controversial topic. As such, we have reviewed our position and ensure that we are following the ‘best practices’ aligned with PATA guidelines and ACES, Asian Captive Elephant Standards.

See the full policy here: Wildlife policy