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Khiri Travel, the leading sustainable Asia DMC, is first and foremost about the countries it operates in. Our core values of Global/Local, Passion, Trust, and Entrepreneurs codify this commitment: the local teams are passionate, creative, and very knowledgeable about their destinations.

The country teams find themselves supported by the passionate, caring People Behind Khiri Travel.

Country Management Teams

Our country management teams are experts in the travel industry, particularly in the destinations where we operate. They are the perfect people to discuss your client’s requirements with!


In Cambodia, our experienced local teams operate from two office locations: one in the capital city, Phnom Penh, and another in the tourist town of Siem Reap. They provide expert local knowledge and deliver timely and professional services. Since our establishment in 2000, we have maintained a strong commitment to offering the highest quality travel experiences. Our unique products, highly knowledgeable tour guides, carefully selected accommodation recommendations, and high-standard transport options reflect this dedication.


Khiri Travel Indonesia offers diverse services and products, from camping on uninhabited islands to luxury helicopter flights. Explore endemic wildlife, ancient cultures, adventurous hikes, and beautiful beaches with sustainability in mind as the first certified Travelife company in Indonesia.To ensure consistent quality across Indonesia’s islands, we maintain offices and staff in four key destinations: Yogyakarta, Bali, Lombok, and Flores. Our dedicated teams cover all corners of the country, including office staff, guides, and drivers.


Khiri Travel Laos specializes in personalized experiences for travelers eager to engage with local culture. Blessed with stunning natural biodiversity and charming heritage towns, Laos invites visitors to embrace a relaxed pace of life. Known as the ‘Land of a Million Elephants’ and home to diverse ethnic minorities, Laos is a perfect destination for explorers and adventure seekers.

Sri Lanka

At Khiri Travel Sri Lanka, we prioritize meaningful travel experiences over traditional touring. Our expert knowledge allows us to uncover hidden gems across the island. We focus on connecting travelers with people and creating lasting memories. From meeting renowned personalities to dining with local families and exploring off-the-beaten-path locations, we offer diverse and immersive experiences tailored to individual interests.


Step away from the ordinary and let Khiri Travel Vietnam reveal the true essence of Vietnam to you. From the hidden corners of Hanoi to the historic bunkers of Saigon, we provide unique journeys that others cannot match. Connect with local friends, hear their captivating stories, and immerse yourself in authentic experiences. With meticulously designed itineraries and personalized excursions, we are dedicated to ensuring that you depart Vietnam with unforgettable memories to cherish for a lifetime.


Our diverse team from across Thailand contributes varied perspectives to Khiri Travel Thailand’s operations. We innovate by crafting unique routes that blend popular destinations with hidden gems. Venturing off the beaten path, we foster cultural connections and facilitate immersive experiences in homes, villages, and communities. Our flexibility extends from low-budget arrangements to exclusive luxury offerings, ensuring personalized experiences for all. From campfire simplicity to lavish private pampering, the possibilities with us are boundless.


Khiri Travel Myanmar offers authentic experiences that go beyond typical tourist routes, focusing on genuine interactions and meaningful local encounters. Our Signature Experiences redefine the ordinary, emphasizing true Burmese hospitality and cultural immersion. With an extensive network, our diverse experiences range from film fixing for the BBC to organizing cross-country car rallies and traditional ceremonies. Join us to meet fascinating personalities, from former royalty to artists, and explore uncharted territories with us.


Willem started the Khiri Travel in late 1993 and was soon supported by his longtime friend, Frans Betgem, who took an active role in the company between 1998 and 2011. Frans is still an active Director in the company. Khiri Travel’s Vision and Core Values were shaped by our founders in these early years. Frans and Willem spent much time traveling together and remain best friends.

Willem Niemeijer

Passion for travel has been in Willem’s blood since a young age. Being Dutch, his first explorations in Europe were on a bicycle. His career in the travel industry started with selling airline tickets at a student travel organization in the 1980s. He moved to Thailand in 1987 to further his career in the travel industry. He has been there ever since.

Willem founded Khiri Travel in a small room of a Bangkok shop house in 1993, with a bold vision to establish a “one-stop travel shop for the Greater Mekong sub-Region.” Almost 30 years later, Khiri Travel operates in eight countries with 13 offices across Asia.

Frans Betgem

Frans  is a historian & traveler from Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He was involved in managing Khiri Travel until 2012 and now runs Green Trails, a small company in Chiang Mai. He is also involved in research on the history of Thailand and Chiang Mai in particular, and publishes articles on his blog site Travel and History. He also is the founder of Chiang Mai Memories, a popular Facebook group, and organizes historical tours through Chiang Mai a la Carte. Frans is very often on the road researching new itineraries and keeping abreast of the latest developments in tourism in Thailand.
Since 2016 he has been involved in a project to preserve the samlor, the traditional bicycle taxi, in Chiang Mai. Besides travel, his other passion is cycling which he does every morning before sunrise. He has a lot of plans for the future, but retirement is not one of them.

Kritsana Harasarn

Known as ‘Khun Nong’ to the Khiri team, Kritsana has always been alongside Willem and has seen Khiri Travel through its growth and evolution since its inception in 1993. Kritsana remains the Director of the company, and is very involved with regional charity work, including Khiri Reach.