Across Asia, Khiri Travel Honors Earth Day

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22 April 2015 – Khiri Travel reinforced its commitment to long-term environmental sustainability by holding green events in seven Asian countries on Earth Day, 22 April.

In Phnom Penh, Khiri staff planted a herb garden in the office grounds. In Bali the staff learned from Book Greener, which encourages the booking of green hotels. In Vientiane the team initiated a Mekong River clean-up. In Colombo, Khiri launched a reusable water bottle campaign. The Khiri Ho Chi Minh City office welcomed an international consultant for a presentation on better waste management. In Bangkok, the Khiri Sustainability and Responsible Tourism Manager gave presentations on sustainable tourism at the International School Bangkok.

Khiri Travel also had 150 cotton ‘Earth Bags’ painted by the Special People Foundation in Chiang Mai. Proceeds from the purchase of the bags go to the Foundation, which helps disabled young people. The colorfully decorated cotton bags will be used to reduce the use of plastic bags by Khiri staff and clients.

Teams at each of Khiri Travel’s 16 offices in eight countries held discussions on further steps to reduce waste in the office, home and on tours.

In Bangkok, Graham Read, the Khiri Sustainability and Responsible Tourism Manager, said: “The road to sustainability begins with awareness raising. Earth Day is a perfect platform. Khiri Travel aims to inspire staff and clients to make everyday choices that make a positive contribution. Every little bit helps.”

Khiri Travel’s mission is to champion the triple bottom line: people, planet, profit. The DMC follows an environmental code of conduct. In December 2013, Khiri Travel was certified by the Sustainable Tourism Education Program (STEP) run by Sustainable Travel International (STI).

Further information: khiri.com/sustainability or email sustainability@khiri.com

About the Khiri Travel Group

Khiri Travel, established in 1993, is an independent destination management company with its own regional network. The group has 16 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
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