We are delighted to announce that “Sixteen Years of Reaching Out in Asia” has achieved the esteemed 2023 Skål Sustainable Tourism Award in the Tour Operators – Travel Agents category. This remarkable achievement was celebrated during the Awards Ceremony, which took place as part of the 82nd Skål World Congress held in Malaga, Spain on November 2.
Since 2007, Khiri Reach has been actively involved in many projects. These initiatives have ranged from assisting earthquake and flood victims in Laos and Lombok to contributing to the rehabilitation of gibbons and turtles in Phuket and Myanmar. Additionally, the organization has extended its support to the tourism industry during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have also played a pivotal role in constructing water wells and establishing community-based tourism initiatives in Cambodia.
This prestigious recognition aligns with Khiri Reach’s renewed commitment to projects focused on community, conservation, and emergency response. Our foundation is dedicated to collaborating with tour operator partners and other stakeholders to further enhance the role of tourism in promoting positive change throughout Asia.
We want to express our sincere gratitude to Mr. Kevin S. Rautenbach, President of Skal International Thailand, who graciously accepted the award on behalf of Khiri Reach during the grand opening ceremony.