YAANA Ventures’ story begins in 1993, with founder Willem Niemeijer’s idea to provide a one-stop travel company for those wishing to experience an off-the-beaten track alternative across Thailand and Indochina. His vision is to create a new kind of company: one where sustainability is the all-encompassing motivation for success, rather than just one more lofty goal printed on a forgotten and unused mission statement.
Anurak Community Lodge in Surat Thani province, southern Thailand, has won the 2019 SKÅL Asian Area Award – Environment Category. The 20-key ecolodge received the unanimous vote of the judges at the 48th SKAL Asia Congress in Bangalore 28-30 June.
A leading Bangkok university delivered a series of hospitality skill building workshops to local tourism service providers in the ecotourism front line at Khao Sok national park, southern Thailand, 24-25 June.