The 5 winners of Asia’s premier responsible tourism awards
Best in Community Engagement and Development:
Lanjia Lodge, Thailand
￼High on a hill in northern Thailand, Lanjia Lodge offers visitors intimate cultural experiences, whether a ￼locally guided village tour, trek, or a boating excursion down the mighty Mekong and ensures the local ￼communities are involved in all of their projects. Best in Protection of Natural Areas & Wildlife Conservation:
Gaya Island, Malaysia
￼Tucked along the coast of Malohom Bay, Gaya Island Resort integrates luxury and the natural world. Offering a set of “PURE Activities” guests can interact with the surrounding rare species of flora and ￼fauna, facilitated by the resort’s resident naturalist.
Boasting Sri Lanka’s largest privately owned solar installation, guests at Jetwing Yala can fully relax ￼thanks to the resort’s commitment to renewable resources. Embarking on Jetwing Yala’s “Green Tour” ￼gives guests a greater understanding of the resort’s environmental initiatives
Situated off the Indonesian coast Nikoi Island offers guests a private getaway and peace of mind thanks to their environmental initiatives. With the majority of the island left untouched, Nikoi gives guests an intimate introduction to the natural environment with activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, and trekking. Most Inspiring Responsible Tourism Initiative:
Kinyei combines two initiatives, Kinyei Cafe and Soksabike to enrich their local community in Battambang. Soksabike gives tourists an off-the-beaten-path cycling experience while Kinyei Café provides vocational training opportunities for local youths and a refreshing break for the cyclists.
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