Khiri Travel has won “Best Sustainable Tourism Company – Thailand” and “Best Destination Management Company – Thailand” at the 2023 International Travel Awards held in Dubai on 17 June.
Award organisers, UAE-based Golden Tree, said: “Khiri Travel has shown itself as a brilliant representative of excellent services in the global tourism industry.”
The annual awards are voted by guests, travellers and travel industry players alike. Over a hundred thousand international travellers and tourism industry professionals vote to select the winners across all categories each year.
Acknowledging the two awards, Willem Niemeijer, CEO and Founder of Khiri Travel, which is celebrating 30 years of DMC operations this year, said: “Two international travel awards in one evening is testament to over three decades of innovation and commitment to responsible tourism.”
He added: “While Thailand is Khiri’s biggest destination, we apply the same commitment to discovery and high quality sustainable travel in all the eight Asian destinations where we operate.”
In May, Khiri Travel officially celebrated its 30th anniversary, growing from a start-up in a Bangkok shophouse in 1993, to one of Asia’s leading destination management companies four decades later.
Khiri Travel is now operational in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Earlier this month, Khiri Travel was lauded by readers of Travel+Leisure Southeast Asia as one of the top five tour operators in the region.
Khiri Travel’s charitable arm, Khiri Reach, has also been shortlisted in the Travel Marketing Awards which take place in London on 3 July.