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Khiri Travel Makes Appointments for Sri Lanka and Indochina

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION
Bangkok, 30 October 2014

Jack Bartholomew, Khiri Travel Regional Director, Indochina

Khiri Travel has announced the appointment of Jack Bartholomew as Regional Director for Indochina. Ruben Derksen has also been appointed as General Manager of Khiri Travel Sri Lanka. Both appointments are with immediate effect.

Prior to being promoted to look after Indochina (Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam), Bartholomew was General Manager of Khiri Travel Cambodia. He now operates out of Hanoi.

Before taking up the Sri Lanka post, Derksen was General Manager of Khiri Laos. Ahead of his official appointment in Colombo, Derksen has been working closely with joint venture partner Luxe Asia under Managing Director Chaminda Dias for the last two months to create new signature travel experiences for Khiri guests.

From the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, Khiri will take guests to lesser known destinations such as to meet the original Vedda people of the forests. There will also be marital arts classes and leopard spotting in Wilpatu (instead of the usual Gal Oya).

Khiri has also introduced its own fleet of hybrid cars in Sri Lanka. A travel agent fam trip will take place in April 2015. More innovative itineraries will be announced soon.

Ruben Derksen, General Manager of Khiri Travel Sri Lanka

Bartholomew said the company’s multi-country Khmer Temple Trail and Ho Chi Minh Trail tours were good examples of innovative Khiri products for Indochina, which today is defined by easy overland border crossings between the three countries.

“While there are many cultural and historical factors linking Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, there is also great diversity and a fantastic amount of local charm off the beaten track,” he said.

At WTM London, 3-6 November, Bartholomew will outline further new products at the Khiri stand at the Global Discovery booth (GV720).

Also at WTM, updates on Khiri’s Sri Lanka initiatives will be available at the Sri Lanka stand (AS130) where Mr Chaminda Dias, Managing Director of Khiri Travel Sri Lanka and Willem Niemeijer CEO of Khiri Travel, will also meet with travel professionals.

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About the Khiri Travel Group
Khiri Travel, established in 1993, is an independent destination management company with its own regional network. The group has 15 offices in Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Maldives as well as a sales office in the USA. The company’s detailed knowledge of the world shows in its unusual destinations, innovative itineraries and in its commitment to responsible travel throughout Southeast Asia and the world. Visit Khiri.com

Contact the Khiri Travel Group
Corporate Office
252/13 Ngamwongwan Soi 3
Nonthaburi 11000 (Greater Bangkok) Thailand
Tel: (+66) [0] 2953 5398
Fax: (+66) [0] 2957 5717
Email: trade.travel@khiri.com
www.khiri.com

Media queries:
Ken Scott
ScottAsia Communications
Email: kens@scottasia.net
Mobile: (+44) [0] 7572 027264

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