Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Khiri Travel to Re-energise Tourists’ Perceptions of Thailand

The role of secondary cities and cross-border travel will be key, says Marc Ruffet, Commercial Director, Khiri Travel Thailand In 2015, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) started to promote what it called “12 Hidden Gems of Thailand”. These secondary tourism cities and provinces include Lampang, Petchabun, Nan, Buriram, Loei, Samut Songkhram, Ratchaburi, Trat, Chanthaburi, [...]

‘Fight Night’ Winners Ready for Adventure Travel

Plenty to smile about for three generous winners who are packing their travel bags Three generous winners of the Operation Smile charity boxing fight night won adventure holidays at the fundraising event on Friday night, November 25 in Bangkok. Fight night is the annual white collar charity boxing match, silent auction and raffle that raises [...]

Khiri Travel the First to Earn Travelife Partner Status in Indonesia and Laos

Khiri Travel in Indonesia and Laos have both been awarded Travelife Partner status following a major social and environmental audit. Khiri Travel is the first in both Indonesia and Laos to earn Travelife Partner status. Travelife certification for tour operators and travel agents comes in three rising stages: Engaged, Partner, and Certified. Khiri Travel Indonesia [...]

Khiri Travel Announces Bagan to Mrauk U Trek and Boat Adventure in Myanmar

Three fixed date departures keep costs down for adventurous guests linking two former civilisations in a wonderfully remote corner of Myanmar KHIRI Travel has introduced trips from Bagan to the ancient kingdom of Mrauk U over the Chin Mountains in northwest Myanmar. The seven-day/six-night journey involves four days trekking (about 20km a day), boat trips, [...]

Khiri Travel Appoints Product Virtuoso to Lead Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Khiri Travel has appointed Gonzalo Gil Lavedra as General Manager of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, effective immediately. He will report to Khiri Travel CEO Richard Brouwer at Khiri Travel’s head office in greater Bangkok. Since joining Khiri Travel in 2013, Gil Lavedra has been Khiri Travel branch manager in Phuket, Thailand and in Bali, [...]

YAANA Ventures Takes Stake In Grasshopper Adventures

Newly-created YAANA Ventures, which invests in, advises and manages responsible travel and hospitality companies, has taken a stake in Grasshopper Adventures, which provides high quality bicycle tours in Asia. YAANA Ventures CEO Willem Niemeijer signed the agreement with Grasshopper Director Adam Platt-Hepworth in Cambodia on 23 March. The aim of the partnership is to expand [...]

Khiri Group Rebrands as Yaana Ventures

Yaana Ventures has been launched as the new name for the diversified tourism and hospitality entity, formerly known as Khiri Group, which has its HQ in Bangkok. Yaana Ventures CEO Willem Niemeijer, announcing the rebrand on the eve of ITB Berlin, March 8, said that Yaana Ventures, at its birth, comprises a dynamic mix of [...]

Macaques, Herbalists and Sail Boats: Khiri Travel’s New Indonesian Journeys

Khiri Travel has introduced five new tours in Indonesia. These include multi-day explorations of Komodo archipelago of Flores on a phinisi (a traditional two-master Indonesian sailing ship); going in search of the elusive tarsier monkey of Tangkoko in Sulawesi; sailing to the southern Gilis islands off Lombok; a day hike for a good cause in [...]

No More Heart of Darkness: Khiri Travel Announces ‘Back Roads’ Border Crossing Trips Connecting Laos and Vietnam

“Joseph Conrad called it a journey into the ‘heart of darkness’. I see it more as a heritage trip through Indochina’s mountains of light and hope” – Jack Bartholomew, Regional Director Indochina, Khiri Travel Ahead of ITB Berlin, Khiri Travel has introduced two new tours linking Laos with Vietnam: an 8 day/7 night trip that [...]

Khiri Travel Announces New Myanmar Trips

Recreate the Top Gear journey through remote Eastern Shan State or get close to tribes and communities in Kayah, the remote hills of Mrauk U, or along the Ayarwaddy River Ahead of ITB Berlin, Khiri Travel Myanmar has introduced two new tours in Myanmar: a 5day/4 night 4WD trip that follows the Jeremy Clarkson Top [...]

Khiri Travel Adds Forest Camping in Sri Lankan Hills

Soft adventure with porters and some creature comforts makes trip accessible. (View video highlights of the trip here including wildlife from nearby nature reserves.) Khiri Travel Sri Lanka has introduced a three-day/two-night forest hiking trip from Ohiya to Bambarakanda in the central Sri Lankan hill country. The trip includes guides, porter and chef, making the [...]

Khiri Travel Appoints Richard Brouwer as CEO

Former Diethelm Travel Group CEO Richard Brouwer will become CEO of Khiri Travel, effective 4 January 2016. The appointment was made by Willem Niemeijer, former CEO of Khiri Travel who will now become the Chairman of the company. “Richard’s appointment is a major statement by Khiri Travel. It underscores Khiri Travel’s ambition to grow while [...]

Travel Organizations Mobilize to Support Orangutans Threatened by Annual Forest Fires in Indonesia

Khiri Reach and partner organisations such as Wow Borneo, Asia Transpacific Journeys and Khiri Travel Indonesia have united to draw attention to thousands of orangutans and other wildlife whose habitats are being destroyed by annual forest and peat fires in Kalimantan, Borneo. Tens of thousand forest fires, many set by palm oil growers, have destroyed [...]

Khiri Travel Wins ‘Best DMC Worldwide’ Award

Khiri Travel has won “Best DMC Worldwide” at the 2015 TM Travel Awards in Antwerp, Belgium on 13 November. The TM Travel Awards recognize organizations and individuals from the Belgian, Luxembourg and Dutch travel industry. There were 41 award categories honoring the best operators that deliver outstanding travel experiences. The vote was only open to [...]

Khiri Reach Punches Big for Operation Smile

Khiri Reach, the charity-supporting independent non-profit arm of Khiri Travel, will donate memorable holiday experiences in Banteay Chhmar and Angkor Wat, Cambodia and Khao Sok, southern Thailand to Fight Night! the Operation Smile Thailand fundraiser at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok, 15 October. The event is the annual white collar charity boxing match and [...]

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