In sharing our passion for discovery we are constantly developing new sustainable initiatives.
As the first local DMC to obtain Travelife Certification, we are a game changer in sustainability.
Khiri Reach guides us in creating applauded, sustainable products that put local people first.
We set the standard by showing the world tourism can be a catalyst for positive change.

At Khiri Travel, we are committed
to growing our business in a
sustainable manner.

Khiri Travel aims to maximize the positive effects of tourism on individuals and local communities, while minimizing negative social, environmental and economic impacts. Our company strongly advocates that sustainability is no longer a luxury, but a must-do so we leave a world that is livable for our children.

Responsible travel practices are at the core of our product
development and operations. We have also made a firm commitment towards social and environmental sustainability throughout our supply chain. You can read about all of this via the links on this page.

Khiri Travel: A Trusted Destination Management Company

Being a trusted destination management company (DMC) means the world to us. With over twenty years experience, we are leading the charge in responsible tourism.

Travelife Certified
Travelife is a training, management and certification initiative for tourism companies committed to reaching greater sustainability. The Travelife system aims to help DMCs, tour operators and travel agencies manage and improve social, environmental and economic impacts (the triple-bottom line) by complying with over 200 sustainability criteria.

STEP Bronze Certification
Sustainable Travel International is a non-profit organization with the purpose of collaborating with destinations, businesses and travelers to implement innovative sustainable tourism development and conservation.

Animals in Tourism: Animal Encounters and Responsible Tourism

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 trying to ensure that we are following ‘best practices’, PATA guidelines and keeping up with new developments.

Responsible Tourism and Animal Encounters
At Khiri Travel, we believe that viewing wild animals in their natural habitat is the best way to experience the incredible biodiversity Asia still has to offer. However, when not managed responsibly, wildlife encounters have the potential to harm animal welfare and 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 can raise awareness for the plight of these animals under pressure from diminishing habitats. These travel experiences can also create interest in supporting rehabilitation and conservation efforts and thereby increase animal protection.

People Interactions and Sustainability at Khiri Travel

Child Safe Tourism
The Child Safe Tourism campaign arms travelers with knowledge and information on simple actions to protect children and young people from abuse in tourism areas. The Child Safe Tourism campaign aims to combat the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism, particularly in South East Asia.

Do’s and Don’ts in Myanmar
In early 2012, when Myanmar showed its tremendous potential as an emerging tourist destination, different government organizations got together to discuss ways to minimize the negative impact that tourism-unfortunately- can have on a country’s culture, environment and society. The Responsible Tourism Policy soon after emerged, listing priorities, roles and responsibilities for both the public and private sectors.

Environmental Awareness at Khiri Travel

Glass Water Bottles in Hotels
To help travelers set the right example and to decrease their carbon footprint, we encourage acting on ways to minimize waste. Can you imagine a world where travelers reject the wastefulness of using disposable plastic water bottles? Following is a growing overview of hotels in Indonesia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam that actively seek to reduce, reuse and recycle by offering water to guests in glass bottles or by offering filtered tap water to their guests.

Travelers Against Plastic
Khiri Travel supports TAP Travelers Against Plastic – a United States based non-profit organization. TAP aims to educate travelers on the importance of using reusable water containers instead of buying and using plastic bottles. It is better for the traveler, the people they visit and for the planet.

Plant A Tree Today
Plant A Tree Today (PATT) is a UK registered charity and a Thailand Foundation operating throughout the Southeast Asia region. PATT initiates, develops and manages large-scale reforestation projects countering deforestation and climate change.

Sustainability Policies at Khiri Travel

At Khiri Travel we are committed to growing our business in a sustainable manner. Khiri Travel aims to maximize the positive effects of tourism on individuals and local communities, while minimizing negative social, environmental and economic impacts. Our company strongly advocates that sustainability is no longer a luxury, but a must-do so we leave a world that is livable for our children. Responsible travel practices are at the core of our product development and operations. We have also made a firm commitment towards social and environmental sustainability throughout our supply chain. Our Sustainability Policies describe in more detail how we put this commitment into practice.

Animal Welfare
There are many opportunities for travelers to view or interact with animals in the countries in which Khiri Travel operates. Such experiences can raise awareness for the plight of these animals under pressure from diminishing habitats. These travel experiences can also create interest in supporting rehabilitation and conservation efforts and thereby increase animal protection.

Practices Towards Employees
Khiri’s vision of “Sharing our Passion for Discovery” encompasses the company’s collective inspiration, outlook, and culture. While the customer is central in our organization, it is our staff that leads the company on its mission to be the leading brand in quality tourism in Asia. Khiri Travel does not regard co-workers and management as “human resources”, but rather as individual human beings. Our Core Values bind us as a coherent group of humans and our Code of Conduct defines our work ethics.

What is Khiri Reach ?

Khiri Reach is a non-profit organisation that operates as a social platform where people and organisations can collaborate and create positive change across Asia.
Khiri Reach was founded with the objective of helping to solve some of the pressing issues in the region by using sustainable tourism as a tool to enhance cultural understanding, circular industry, respect of nature, protecting the environment, and to bring about sustainable development in local communities.

Sustainability
is
our
priority

OUR SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERS