Discovery >

Wild Asia Hails Khiri Travel as ‘Inspirational’

At the ceremony on September 7th, Khiri Travel received an honorable mention as runner up in the Most Inspiring Responsible Tourism Operator category.

Khiri Travel received the finalists’ acclaim in the category that Wild Asia said, “demonstrates exemplary practices in responsible tourism by providing quality travel experiences that conserve natural environments, wildlife, and benefit local communities by providing a sustainable livelihood for the future”.

Khiri Travel Group VP of Sales Andre van der Marck received the accolade on behalf of Khiri Travel during the award ceremony at PATA Travel Mart in Bangalore, India.

PTM - India - Bangalore - 2015

The category winner was Nikoi Island, Indonesia and the other finalist was El Nido Resorts in the Philippines.

Wild Asia’s Most Inspiring Responsible Tourism Operator category “recognizes tourism operators that excel by taking into consideration all the key principles of responsible tourism (maximum positive impacts to the local community and minimum negative impacts to the environment) and awards innovation for this most inspiring tourism business of the year”.

Van der Marck added: “Khiri Travel salutes both Nikoi Island and El Nido Resorts. It’s an honor to be mentioned alongside them. Due to our Travelife certification, Khiri Travel reached a new level as a responsible tourism operator this year and I think the judges recognized that effort.”

Other winners included: Lanjia Lodge, Thailand for Best in Community Engagement and Development; Gaya Island, Malaysia for Best in Protection of Natural Areas &  Wildlife Conservation; Jetwing Yala, Sri Lanka for Best in Resource Efficiency; Kinyei, Cambodia for Most Inspiring Responsible Tourism Initiative.

Established in 2006, the Wild Asia annual Responsible Tourism Awards recognize operators who are making a positive difference in the destination where they operate by adopting sustainable management practices.

Regarding its awards, Wild Asia says: ”We believe that in rewarding the bright sparks, more operators from the region will be encouraged to step forward and to share and inspire change from within the travel industry, beginning with operators closest to us.”

 

Latest post

Walking Tour from Siam Square to Chinatown

This tour starts at Siam Square, the shopping area for young Thais looking for the latest fashion trends and accessories.

Read More

Secret Caves Hiding in Vietnam’s Limestone Mountains

Vietnam is gifted with extraordinary natural wonders. We are eager to show travelers some secret caves to explore, some newly discovered and some only known to locals and among which the world’s largest cave.

Read More

Linda Oum Talks About the Isanborei Community Homestay with its Pre-Angkor Discoveries

Every month, we put the Spotlight On one of the key players that make it happen for your privileged clients. This month we spoke with Linda Oum, Deputy Manager, Khiri Travel Cambodia

Read More

The Bolaven Plateau: A Land of Waterfalls, Coffee and Adventure

Discover the wonders of Laos’ Bolaven Plateau on Khiri Travel’s Mystic Mountain Jeep Safari.

Read More

Subscribe to our newsletter

Our B2B newsletters are for industry professionals




*We’ll never share your email address and you can opt out at any time.