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.
Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia has been chosen as one of 15 global finalists in the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2019.
The path to Preak Tachan ranger station, in Botum Sakor national park, Cambodia, snakes through dense, silent forest. It crosses bubbling rivers and clearings where luminous butterflies flit around gargantuan hanging vines and tall wild grasses. It’s The Lost World, Indochina-style. I half expect a dinosaur to come crashing through the foliage.
The largest expanse of unbroken rainforest left in Southeast Asia is a biodiversity hotspot – and a new breed of tourism offerings and conservationists are working to keep it that way
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.