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Khiri Travel Wins ‘Best Tourism Company’ Award

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Bangkok, 22 October 2014

Khiri Travel Thailand has won the 16th Annual NTCC (Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce) Business Award for ‘Best Tourism Company.’

The Khiri Travel team with the NTCC 'Best Tourism Company' award

The award was announced at the 2014 NTCC Business Awards presentation dinner at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, Bangkok, on Tuesday. Khiri Travel CEO and Founder, Willem Niemeijer, received the award for Khiri Travel, a tour operator. The company was founded in 1993 in Bangkok and now has 160 employees in seven countries. Khiri Travel Thailand, with offices in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket, employs 45.

A panel of NTCC judges assessed the Best Tourism Company applications. Much of the judging criteria were based on sustainable and responsible best practices in the office and in the field with travelers.

The judges analyzed the Khiri Travel Thailand submission based on sustainability (people, profit, planet), HR development, the enhancement of Thai-Benelux relations, innovation, and the company’s business achievements.

Receiving the award on behalf of Khiri Travel, CEO Niemeijer said: “From its inception 20 years ago, Khiri Travel has made a strategic commitment to people, planet and profit. By measuring sustainability through third party external certification it becomes easier to manage this key element of our success. I think the judges appreciated that.”

Khiri Travel operates by a code of conduct that upholds green operations. As part of its STEP accreditation it carbon offsets its flight emissions. Khiri is also working towards Travelife certification (supported by ANVR and EU) and has a semi-independent charity arm, Khiri Reach, which supports eight projects in five countries.

Khiri Travel upholds ANVR tour leader accreditation and recently carried out guide training in Khao Sok in southern Thailand so that all tour operators, not just Khiri, can have access to well trained and informed guides in and around the national park.

Around 50% of Khiri Travel customers come from Benelux countries – Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Said Niemeijer: “Khiri Travel is grateful to the judges for recognizing that Khiri works hard to be a travel business that positively impacts the world in Thailand and beyond.”

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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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