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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 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.
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.
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.
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
At Khiri Travel, we believe that forming a community is vital to the success of any endeavor. A community requires respect, a sense of safety and security, and pathways to develop and grow. Our teams and workplace are built on a foundation of mutual trust and respect for one another. This philosophy extends to all aspects of operations and our local partners at our various destinations.
The Child Safe Tourism campaign aims to empower travelers with knowledge and information on the simple actions to protect children and young people from danger and abuse in tourism areas. The Child Safe Tourism campaign seeks to combat the sexual abuse and exploitation of children in travel activities in developing countries, particularly in South East Asia.
With strong relationships built on trust and safety, we can nurture an environment that promotes sustainable growth.
See the full policy: People Interactions & Sustainability
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.
Travel Products which actively conserve the environment and support the restoration of native flora and fauna at the holiday destinations. While promoting eco-friendly lifestyles in our destinations, our activities continue to educate local people about reducing their footprint and environmental impact.
Sustainable Products should have a positive impact on the local community. As our partners empower their communities with their products, they are simultaneously promoting the local culture & traditions while advocating social equality and supporting underprivileged or marginalized groups.
What is Khiri Reach ?
Khiri Reach is a non-profit organization that operates as a social platform where people and organizations 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.
Visit Khiri Reach website here.