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What to do in Siem Reap?

by admin @ Phocea Mekong Cruises

The most popular tourist destination in Cambodia is Siem Reap thanks to Angkor, the ruins of the former capital of the Khmer empire. Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. The central part of the site covers around 400 km² and the entire site measures 2 230 km² including templesRead more about What to do in Siem Reap?[...]

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“The Voluntourist” – A Q&A With The Director

by csblog_admin @ ChildSafe Movement

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Best 2018 Adventure Trips Awards by Oxígeno Magazine

by ATN Editor @ Adventure Travel News

The Spanish adventure travel magazine Oxígeno has awarded O Camiño dos Faros and Kayak Agua Fresca as best national and international adventure trips for 2018. The awards were given during FITUR, the International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid. The winner in the international category was a sea kayak expedition in Chilean Patagonia organized by Kayak Agua...

Urban Adventures

by Admin @ Solis Escapes

Having just joined Virtuoso in May, Urban Adventures has food and beverage tours in dozens of cities. Among the most intriguing are in countries with great culinary history. In Spain, soak up Basque culture in San Sebastian with the Grab Your Pintxo tour, see why Valencia is much more than the birthplace of paella with […]

Wild Frontiers Rides Adventure Travel Wave in the US with Acquisition of California-based Travel Company Journeys Within

by ATN Editor @ Adventure Travel News

With interest in adventure travel at an all-time high, London-based adventure tour operator Wild Frontiers is further expanding its presence in the US market with the acquisition of California-based travel company, Journeys Within. The announcement coincides with an increase in Wild Frontiers US passengers, which has continued year over year growth in the past five...

Bali Water Crisis

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

While Bali is one of the world’s favourite tropical escapes, the island is in the midst of a serious water crisis. To combat the negative effects of tourism on the island, the EXO Foundation is an advocate of Bali Water Protection Program. BWP is a program working to ensure secure and sustainable access to clean freshwater through wide scale education and the production of freshwater recharge wells. Bali has been blessed for centuries with an abundant resource of water and thus agriculture (rich volcanic soils and bountiful freshwater in large portions of the province), along with, until very recently, an exceptional sustainable management of its water resources by Balinese population and the Subaks organizations responsible for the island’s rice irrigation. Today 60% of Bali’s watersheds are declared dried The province’s increasing demography in residents and tourists (3.8 Million residents for 2.7 Million tourists in 2011) coupled with changes of life-styles, the building of private villa-type houses and increasing numbers of hotels with swimming pools and high water-consuming bathing fixtures, have greatly augmented the demand for in-house piped water to the point where in the last few years the demand for freshwater is superior to the available current sources. A tourist consumes about 150-200 liters per day against 30-50 liters for a local. The sector of tourism alone was estimated in 2010 to be using 65% of Bali’s water resources. Agriculture is at risk as freshwater is diverted toward tourism Then the water is increasingly contaminated by unregulated trash disposal & excessive chemicals in agriculture. Numerous wells in Bali are running dry or contain foul water. The Bali chapter of the Environmental Impact Management Agency found in 2006 that twenty one rivers had pollution levels ranging from minus 30 to minus 70, with 0 considered a safe level, both due to domestic and industrial waste. Be part of the solution, not the problem, please reduce your water consumption, and make a donation to Bali Water Program, click here. Facing the issue the IDEP Foundation and Politeknik Negeri university researched to tackle the problem and found solutions. They have drawn a 6 year plan backed by Bali’s Governing authorities: Start by building 136 recharge wells in critical areas thanks to Gravity-fed Freshwater Recharge Wells which provide a low tech, cost-effective solution to rapidly increasing fresh water availability Widespread Public awareness program including among others schools program in 132 schools    

Case Study: Elevating Tour Guide Training at Bicycle Adventures

by Dan Moore @ Adventure Travel News

Traditionally, a tour guide’s destination expertise was primarily harnessed to show travelers the route from Point A to Point B. After the advent of modern cartography, guides were needed to communicate with locals and arrange aspects of the itinerary. With today’s technology, these traditional guide roles are minimized, but guides are now essential for helping...

Adventure Scales Conservation: What to Expect from the ATTA in 2018

by Casey Hanisko @ Adventure Travel News

Tourism, a $1.6 trillion USD industry, is increasingly being driven by waves of travelers yearning for transformative experiences, including new legions of travelers originating from China and other Asian markets. The unprecedented access to travel for people from all walks of life in all corners of the globe offers us working in the adventure travel...

PATA Nepal Student Chapter to advocate the overcrowding issue of Gosainkunda

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

NEPAL, January 19, 2018 – The PATA Nepal Student Chapter recently organized a trip to explore and promote Gosainkunda as… Read More   

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Benefits of booking with a Travel Advisor

by Admin @ Solis Escapes

No doubt working with a travel advisor saves precious time both during the planning process and during your journey. But that’s hardly the extent of the value a Travel advisor adds to your trip. In many cases, booking with us actually saves money in addition to providing you with amenities you can’t get on your […]

EXO Travel Myanmar

EXO Travel Myanmar


CCI France Myanmar

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EXO Travels

by Admin @ Solis Escapes

Asia is a tapestry rich with unique spices, vegetables and styles of cooking. EXO can please your palate in a variety of ways, whether you’re looking for an immersive 12-day culinary tour of Vietnam or smaller samplers. Learn how to make the national dish, pho, during a half-day tour in Hoi An, where the day […]

Get Inspired with 6 Effective Travel Websites

by joshzukas @ Dulichable

When building a new website or refreshing an old one, it’s best to start with a hunt for inspiration. In this article, Josh Zukas talks to the experts to round up six of the most eye-catching and effective travel company websites from around the world. Authentic Asia This continental tour company focusing on bespoke luxury […]

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Fifth Harmony will Deliver their Bangkok debut on PSA Tour

by AL365 Team @ Asia Live 365

The tour already includes dates in Manila, Singapore, Jakarta, Tokyo and Osaka.

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Live Review: Jordan Rakei shines at Singapore debut

by Ronald Goh @ Asia Live 365

The New Zealander multi-instrumentalist wrapped up his Asia tour last weekend.

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EXO To Not Attend 27th Seoul Music Awards, Ceremony Addresses Its Previous Announcement

by kminjungee @ Soompi

EXO is reportedly not attending the 27th Seoul Music Awards due to a predetermined schedule. The award ceremony is set to take place on January 25 at Gocheok Sky Dome. Back on December 20, the Seoul Music Awards had previously listed EXO as one of the performers at the ceremony. However, the group has activities in Japan on […]

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AIM Group to open Milan’s first tourist card to meeting delegates

by Sarah Picton @ CMW

International professional conference organiser AIM Group International, has signed an agreement allowing delegates to extend their stays and discover Milan more easily by using the city’s first tourist card, MilanoCard. AIM Group International organises more than 3,000 events and meetings every year and has offices in 11 countries, including Milan. The MilanoCard, available from smart devices via the...

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Amazonas Explorer Announces All Trips to Be Carbon Neutral in 2018

by ATN Editor @ Adventure Travel News

Following on from 2017 where they made all their office operations carbon neutral, Peru adventure operator Amazonas Explorer is delighted to announce that all your trips with them will also be carbon neutral in 2018. Working with Regenera, a fellow B-Corporation also in Peru, they compensate the carbon in the Manu National Park as part...

HOW CAN VIETNAM BENEFIT FROM FILM-INDUCED TOURISM?

by Trang Nguyen @ Dulichable

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WTTC Announces Finalists for 2018 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

by ATN Editor @ Adventure Travel News

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is pleased to announce the 15 finalists for its 2018 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The 2018 finalists cut across five continents in the following categories: Community, Destination, Environment, Innovation and People. The WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, now in its 14th year, showcases business practices of the highest...

Rebeva Venture

by csblog_admin @ ChildSafe Movement » Products

You want to make a difference in the world. Let’s do it. Typical service learning trips are well intentioned, but often do more harm than good. There’s a better option. Through travel, REBAVA connects students with global communities & issues in sustainable & meaningful ways, transforming the world one trip at a time. Discover the power […]

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VizEat

by Admin @ Solis Escapes

Another tour operator that joined Virtuoso in the spring, VizEat pairs travelers with hand-picked local hosts for authentic, intimate food experiences. One of the best ways to familiarize yourself with a culture is through its food, and when you’re in a family’s house eating a traditional dinner, you can really immerse yourself in a destination. […]

Laos holiday guide: plan the perfect two-week trip

Laos holiday guide: plan the perfect two-week trip


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Laos has so much to offer it can’t be ‘done’ in a fortnight, so cherry-pick from our list of its top sights, treks, homestays, tours and even the Most Secret Place on Earth

Top Trips for Foodies

by Admin @ Solis Escapes

It’s Thanksgiving week, time to stuff your face with abandon and enjoy all your favorite foods. While 2017 has been a tough year for travel in a lot of ways, especially hurricane season, there is plenty to be thankful for, such as the lifting of the laptop ban on certain flights. One of the best […]

EXO Travel wins yet another Award from PATA for the best CSR Porgram in Asia Pacific

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

We are pleased to announce that EXO Travel and EXO Foundation have been awarded the PATA Gold Award in the CSR category, beating off stiff competition from 71 organizations and individuals in Asia Pacific. PATA’s Gold Awards recognize tourism industry organizations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards creating a responsible and sustainable tourism industry in the Asia-Pacific region. The prestigious award will be presented at the PATA Gold Awards Luncheon later this year in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Asia Pacific Travel Association (PATA) is internationally acclaimed for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. By winning the CSR category, EXO Travel and its non-profit affiliate, EXO Foundation, have been effectively globally endorsed from thousands of travel professionals who believe their work and support is contributing positively to responsible tourism. On receiving the news Olivier Colomes, CEO of EXO Travel, said: “This PATA Gold Award is one of the most important achievements for EXO Travel. After receiving the Travelife and ChildSafe certifications, it is a major step that reflects and rewards the hard work of all EXO people’s commitment to CSR. We are very honoured and proud to receive this Gold Award from PATA. It encourages us to aim for higher standards in sustainability and better responsible tourism practices.” Christine Jacquemin, Director of EXO Foundation and Sustainability Coordinator for the group, said: “This is a major step of the EXO journey to improve sustainability in Southeast Asia. I would like to extend my congratulations to the Regional Sustainability Team and to EXO Travel staff for joining this journey. It’s been a steady 4 years of questioning, reflection, change of procedures and mind sets. The PATA Gold Award marks a major milestone of our journey. Our ambition is now to encourage our suppliers, clients and travelers to join us on that path, and promote tourism as a catalyst for positive change, so we can altogether make destinations better places for people to live in and for travelers to visit.” EXO’s Commitment to a Sustainable Tourism Industry This award further cements EXO Travel’s and EXO Foundation’s positions as leaders in corporate social responsibility, within the global tour industry. Together, they continue to uphold their vision of a system of travel that maximizes the benefits of local communities and the preservation of their cultural and natural heritage. Their joint-mission aims to improve the livelihoods of the most disadvantaged populations, while minimizing the negative social, cultural and environmental impacts tourism may generate. This recent award underlines EXO’s commitment to a sustainable tourism industry following on from the Travelife and ChildSafe accreditations. This year: Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations, comprising 97 government, state and city tourism bodies, 27 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, 63 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond.

Lack of Cruise Ports is a Handicap for Tourism in Ho Chi Minh City

by Luc Citrinot @

The number of foreign tourists coming to Ho Chi Minh City on cruise ships remains relatively low because of a lack of ports for cruise ships, according to tourism experts. Many cruise ships have to [Read More...]

Video Distribution for Adventure Travel Brands

by ATN Editor @ Adventure Travel News

The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) is pleased to release “Distributing Online Video Content for Adventure Tourism Operators,” the third marketing report in its Adventure Marketing series. Each report in the Adventure Marketing series focuses on a platform or marketing tactic for adventure travel marketers. The first report focused on Instagram Stories and the second...

Meet the Leading Minds of Myanmar with Khiri Travel

by ATN Editor @ Adventure Travel News

Tourists traveling with Khiri Travel in Myanmar can now meet and talk with Burmese royalty, artists, environmental activists, academics, and many more New for 2018, Khiri Travel Myanmar has launched ‘tour’ options for visitors to get up close and personal with thought leaders from across Burmese society. “Personal Stories and Encounters – Meet the Leading...

Responsible Tourism Cambodia – Exo Travel - Phare, The Cambodian Circus - Siem Reap

Responsible Tourism Cambodia – Exo Travel - Phare, The Cambodian Circus - Siem Reap


Phare, The Cambodian Circus - Siem Reap

EXO Travel is an Asian-focused travel company operating with local teams across the continent – including Cambodia.

Clean Bandit postpone Singapore concert due to member’s illness

by AL365 Team @ Asia Live 365

They were meant to kick off their 2018 world tour tonight.

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Came to see the snow festival from the Philippines – Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival

by HaB Korea.net @ HaB Korea.net

In line with the opening of the 25th annual Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival, 57 domestic and overseas cities, 57 communicating with Taebaek city, visited Taebaek. To celebrate Taebaek’s representative winter festival,’ 25th Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival ‘, the exchange cities that visited Taebaek are Busan and Ulsan, Jeju Seogwipo City, Seoul and the overseas friendship […]

Croatia, Iceland, Portugal and the United Kingdom – Along with Private and Custom Trips – Trending as 2018 Hot-Selling Backroads’ Active Travel Destinations

by ATN Editor @ Adventure Travel News

Shoulder Season Travel Grows as Guests Seek Off-Season Trips to Popular Destinations with Fewer Crowds Backroads, the world’s leading active travel company, today announced that as 2017 winds down and 2018 vacation-planning amps up, early booking trends show a significant uptick in interest in European offerings, including the ever-popular Croatia and Iceland departures. Destinations “across...

Counterparts and Stray From The Path announce Southeast Asia co-headlining tour

by AL365 Team @ Asia Live 365

It will be the first time in the region for both bands.

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5 LESSER-KNOWN LOCATIONS FOR SHOOTING FILMS IN VIETNAM

by Trang Nguyen @ Dulichable

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Hwacheon Sancheoneo Festival exceeded one million visitors

by HaB Korea.net @ HaB Korea.net

The number of tourists visiting the Gangwon Hwacheon Sancheoneo Festival exceeded one million in just 11 days. It reached its goal three days earlier than the one million mark in the first two weeks of last year. According to the results of the festival organizers, 24,630 people visited the festival and recorded 101,173 cumulative tourists […]

Highlights of Vietnam

Highlights of Vietnam


EXO Travel

Explore Vietnam from north to south, getting a taste of the country’s diverse landscapes, intriguing history and rich culture. From the natural beauty of Halong Bay to the buzzing streets of Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy immersive tours to truly connect with the remarkable wonders of Vietnam.

Take A Quick Survey To Win Adorable Finger Heart Gloves Or Other 2018 PyeongChang Goods

by crystalcove @ Soompi

Make this winter season a little warmer with a chance to win awesome prizes! And it’s super easy – just take a simple survey! All you have to do to win the super cute “finger heart” gloves you’ve seen EXO and BTS wear or other official 2018 PyeongChang goods is to take a super short survey […]

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Frontiers North Adventures Releases First Sustainability Report

by ATN Editor @ Adventure Travel News

Sustainability Efforts Show Reduction in Per-Guest GHG Emissions Frontiers North Adventures, a leader in sustainable tourism in Canada’s North, has released its first sustainability report setting a benchmark for responsible growth. The report uses the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the international standard in sustainability reporting, to assess its environmental and social impact. “We feel it’s...

Snow covered Mudeungsan Mountain National Park

by HaB Korea.net @ HaB Korea.net

The most beautiful aspect of mountaineering is said to be winter climbing. Here, hikers trek upward along the trail as they enjoy a magnificent view of the winterscape above the tree line at Mudeungsan Mountain National Park in Gwangju City, on Jan. 16, three days before Daehan (대한, 大寒), traditionally the coldest day of the year […]

BTS, EXO, TWICE, And More Announced For 2nd Lineup Of 2017 MAMA

BTS, EXO, TWICE, And More Announced For 2nd Lineup Of 2017 MAMA


Soompi

Following the announcement of its first lineup, 2017 MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards) has heightened the anticipation with its second list of artists! On Nov

Jindo Mysterious Sea Route Festival has been selected as the best festival in Korea for the fifth consecutive year

by HaB Korea.net @ HaB Korea.net

Jindo-gun County has been selected by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and has been preparing for the festival of Jindo Mysterious Sea Route, which has been selected as the best festival in Korea for the fifth consecutive year. The 40th Jindo Mysterious Sea Route Festival will be held for four days from May […]

Learn about Flora Biodiversity in South East Asia with Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden in Luang Prabang

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

Adventure travel is considerably enlightened with a good interpretation of landscapes and biodiversity. The Pha Tad Ke Garden offers you a great opportunity to discover the richness and mysteries of Local Flora that will help you understand better the landscapes you’re hiking or biking through. The Pha Tad Ke garden (over 60,000 sqm) shows the Flora of Laos, a verdant oasis of gingers, orchids, ferns, bamboos, and palms clustered around the base of the stunning rocky Pha Tad Ke cliff looming over the Mekong River. The centrepiece of Pha Tad Ke is a series of ethno-botanic gardens. Focusing on the relationship between Lao people and their plants, these gardens showcase plants used in medicine, handicraft, spiritual ceremonies as well as medicinal plants for elephants. The potential of this collection, much of which is yet unstudied, is immense. Although the traditional knowledge of the ethnic minorities about the plants in rural Laos is extensive, it is passed down orally, making it vulnerable to the pressures of development and very much in need of conservation and further in-depth study. On May 21st & May 22nd on the international Day of Biodiversity the Garden organises an event with free entrance so you can start your discovery.See here for more information. If you miss this event you’ll have many other options to go there any time with a range of one hour workshops as described below. PTK Garden also offers  special tours accompanied by a botanist. Medicinal Plants Since very early times, plants have helped humans in maintaining their health. Join this workshop for an insight on the traditional healing systems of the different ethnic groups, especially the practices of the Hmong. Learn about the many plants used in Laos to treat all kinds of illnesses and ailments. Traditional Lao Bouquet Making/Baci Lao people use flowers in many different ceremonies and they all have their own symbolic meanings. Learn more about this rich heritage and create a small bouquet with banana leaves and local flowers. Forest Foods Lao people rely on forest foods for a large part of their diet. On this enjoyable walk with one of our local experts you will learn about several fruits and herbs found at PTK. And who knows, you might even be lucky enough to have a taste !  

Bangkok, Megacity in the Making

by Luc Citrinot @

The last Thailand Tourism Forum was hosted on January 22 at the Intercontinental Hotel to look at the growth of Bangkok and its implication for the tourism industry. Tourism and hotel business in Thailand will [Read More...]

ChildSafe protection at EXO by Friends International

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

Friends International was in 2014 the winner of Wild Asia award as Wild Asia is celebrating its 10th anniversary by giving tribute to the awardees of the Best Responsible Initiatives, they chose to feature EXO Travel as the first ChidSafe certified company in Asia. Watch the VDO above. Vichra Chin Operation manager in Cambodia is a star now, as she was brave enough to agree being interviewed explaining what we do at EXO to contribute to child protection.    

EXO Travel Awarded Third Travelife Certification as EXO Thailand Joins Vietnam and Cambodia in Gaining Certification

EXO Travel Awarded Third Travelife Certification as EXO Thailand Joins Vietnam and Cambodia in Gaining Certification


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Southeast Asia’s largest Destination Management Company continues to lead the way in driving international sustainability across the industry. At ITB Berlin 2016, EXO Travel was presented with the much sought-after ‘Travelife Certification’, recognising their efforts towards corporate, social, cultural and

“Seeds of Culture: From Living Plants to Handicrafts”

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

“Seeds of Culture: From Living Plants to Handicrafts” A very good reason to visit Luang Prabang aside its temples and stunning sceneries is the visit of the The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. Moreover TAEC has recently opened a new unique exhibit entitled, “Seeds of Culture: From Living Plants to Handicrafts” that will last up to Fall 2018. This exhibit features the Job’s tears (Coix) plant, indigenous to mainland Southeast Asia, to demonstrate the important relationship between humans and nature. It is guest curated by Dr. Yukino Ochiai, a Japanese ethnobotanist at Ryukoku University, who has researched Job’s tears for over 15 years, amassing an unparalleled collection of objects featuring the plant’s seeds. The EXO Foundation is honoured to be a sponsor of this exhibition not to be missed and where visitors are treated to a stunning visual experience allowing them to explore the meaningful role of the environment in daily lives of rural ethnic communities. This exhibition draws on Dr. Ochiai’s field research in Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar to show that the wild and domesticated plants of Job’s tears are used as food, medicine, and beads by ethnic groups belonging to different linguistic categories. “By displaying the whole process from living plants, seeds and items in this exhibit, I hope to share an idea with TAEC visitors; how material culture is based on plant diversity and the environment,” Dr. Ochiai said.  Also, with the addition of discovery corners, an extensive activity centre, and ethnobotanical garden, the museum is perfect for children and adults. Also currently on display at TAEC are permanent exhibits exploring the unique cultural aspects of four of Laos most well known ethnic minority groups: Akha, Hmong, Kmhmu and Tai Lue. It is also an ideal shopping place for amateurs of authentic crafts Made in Laos.

Exo Travel - ChildSafe Movement

Exo Travel - ChildSafe Movement


ChildSafe Movement

Asia has been capturing the imagination of visitors for centuries. And for the past 20 years and more, EXO Travel (formerly Exotissimo) has been helping our clients discover exactly why. With local teams in every major Asian destination, we seek out, refine and deliver a diverse range of travel experiences for a global audience. We …

Epizode²: Vietnam’s electronic festival delivers sonic splendor at second edition

by AL365 Team @ Asia Live 365

From international house and techno titans to homespun heroes.

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EXO Travel Group In Thailand - Top 500

EXO Travel Group In Thailand - Top 500


Top 500

EXO Travel Group is privately owned and operated by its founders, Olivier Colomes and Hamish Keith, along with the Apple Tree Group. Our head office in Bangkok provides strategic management and operational direction along with a broad range of support functions.

Angkor Wat and the Mekong River:  Life Along the Mekong in Cambodia  and Vietnam

Angkor Wat and the Mekong River: Life Along the Mekong in Cambodia and Vietnam


Road Scholar

Learn from professors and students as you sail along the Mekong River, discussing traditional ways of life, spiritual landmarks, modern culture and complex historical events.

EXO concert angered fans, left them demanding refund

EXO concert angered fans, left them demanding refund


Asia Live 365

It has been a disappointing week for concert goers whether they're in Europe, the US or, now, China, where popular South Korean boyband EXO failed to deliver the fans what they had promised. The Shanghai Gymnasium crowd did not

Beyond Times Square

by Admin @ Solis Escapes

A crossroads of cultures, New York is a melting pot of the best from all ethnic groups who have settled there. On Beyond Times Square’s Eating Your Way Through Manhattan tour, you visit Hell’s Kitchen, Little Italy, Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side noshing on Norwegian smoked salmon, Sicilian cannoli and everything in between. […]

India ranks in top 5 list of highest number of visitors to Thailand

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

  MUMBAI, January 23, 2018 — Thailand welcomed over 35.3 million international visitors in 2017 and earned 1.82 trillion Baht in tourism… Read More   

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Mekong Delta 1 day tour (My Tho Ben Tre)

Mekong Delta 1 day tour (My Tho Ben Tre)


Go Asia Travel

enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals.

Travelife Certified Sustainability Award for EXO Travel and Khiri Travel - PATA

Travelife Certified Sustainability Award for EXO Travel and Khiri Travel - PATA


PATA

First tour operators in South East Asia to comply with UNEP-supported Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria June 23, 2015, Bangkok –… Read More   

Impactful MICE trips

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

  MICE groups can often be seen as the antithesis to sustainable tourism due to its luxury positioning and high participant numbers. Here at EXO, however, we pride ourselves off creating MICE programs that are both beneficial and sustainable for clients and the community. Tourism is a great opportunity to act positively within societies and in destinations, communities, and the environment. At EXO, sustainability is embedded in all areas of our work, from staff and suppliers to clients and travellers. Our tailor-made MICE experiences develop unique activities and events that achieve client objectives, while simultaneously benefiting the destination country and its people in a meaningful, long lasting way; an unforgettable memory for all involved. EXO sustainability coordinators and the EXO Foundation, together with in-country MICE departments, work with the supply chain to offer the best choice of responsible services and CSR activities throughout MICE trips. The result: an itinerary that offers the greatest possible impact across society, culture, and the environment. Through the EXO Foundation, we have developed relationships with local charity and development organizations that work to change the livelihoods of thousands. We invite you to consider our sustainable options from an early stage:   Accommodation outlets that are committed to improving their resource consumption and supporting local development. The best modern vehicles producing fewer emissions. A carbon offset scheme partnered with Nexus to fund projects using energy saving equipment for rural people, at the same time improving their livelihoods, working conditions, and economics.   Using refillable bottles specially designed to avoid plastic waste. See last month’s article here. Purchase authentic gifts from fair trade shops, made by talented local craftsmen, and supporting projects that enable entire families to look forward to a better future. Share EXO Foundation’s “Tips for Responsible Travel” to clients and participants, introducing them to local customs and offering environmental tips. Engage in CSR activities or support endangered wildlife/environmental projects- life changing experiences for both   Corporate Social Responsibility has several objectives: Demonstrate your commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Motivate staff to exchange, give, and learn about alternative options. Share benefits by giving back to disadvantaged communities. Be unique. Handing out medicines to hospitals, clothes or gifts to children, playing with children at daycare centers, painting the wall of a local school or even building one are very common CSR activities. However, they are not necessarily as beneficial as one is led to believe. For example, Friends International, Save the Children, APLE and UNICEF denounce schools/orphanages/hospitals visits as detrimental to child development. Please read our key advice on what to give, what not to give, and a sample list of impactful CSR activities. The good news is that with EXO Foundation, we have established partnerships with local organizations to provide tailor-made CSR activities. Sometimes just having “good intentions” is not always enough; our ambition is to go beyond expectations and to ensure tourism supports long-term development, alleviates the burden of poverty, and lights up the lives of others. Together, let’s develop the new generation of MICE.

HOW VIETNAM CAN WIN THE TOURISM GAME

by Trang Nguyen @ Dulichable

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Join the Anti Plastic movement, the new global trend

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

Increasingly cities, states and tourism destinations are banning the sale and use of plastic bags; Los Angeles banned the sale of plastic bottles, France after banning plastic bags in supermarkets is now also outlawing the use of reusable cups, plates, etc. Koh Tao the island famous for divers, Thailand, has recently organized free drinking water refill stations to reduce the use of plastic bottles. It is becoming a worldwide trend and many countries, cities, from Africa to Europe are taking measures. In Asia aside Bali, so far not much is being done, whereas Vietnam, Thailand, India and China are amongst the worst world plastic polluters! Plastic waste has become a real plague for soils, seas, rivers, marine life, and humans at the end of the food chain. Tourism is adding up significantly to the huge volume of plastic waste destinations have to deal with, in Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar there is no recycling facilities. Even in places where recycling is possible only a small share is actually recycled; It is estimated that only 14 % of all plastic bottles worldwide are recycled. In order to tackle this plague, EXO Travel under EXO Foundation guidance is progressively introducing refillable bottles along its tours. As a supporter of responsible tourism, EXO Travel is lobbying suppliers such as hotels, restaurants, tourist sites, and car companies to work towards reducing plastic waste even further in the future. The initiative was originally pioneered on biking tours last year and is now being rolled out in Cambodia with plans to soon implement in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. And, since October 1st we are testing with regular travelers in Cambodia the provision of free refillable bottles to selected clients such as Diamir, Audley or Trailfinders who readily accepted to be part of the solution and we will soon extend to Vietnam, Laos & Thailand. Our guides are being trained and promoted Green Ambassadors and will be able to answer all questions from travelers  as well as facilitate the refill. Whereas a logistic challenge in some destinations, such as Vietnam, where it is not always easy to convince hotels and restaurants to provide water stations where travelers can refill, we are confident this initiative which is an excellent move will soon be replicated by other tour companies committed to sustainability, thus convincing more outlet to join. When we are ready we will invite all our clients to join. Are you interested to join? FACTS on plastic bottles ·       4 the average number of plastic bottles a traveler is drinking per day ·       120 MILLION Plastic bottles: the estimated number of plastic bottles consumed by travelers in 2014 in Cambodia. ·       14%: the number of plastic bottles recycled compared to plastic bottles consumed worldwide. ·       100 to 1000 years: the time needed for a plastic bottle to degrade into small micro particles still polluting the food chain. ·       A German research on water plastic bottles over the world revealed that a plastic bottle especially when exposed to strong heat can release as many as 25,000 chemicals! Some being dangerous human carcinogen and hormone disruptors such as maleate and fumarates, or Bisphenol A.   Please contact christine@exofoundation.org for more information.

Private sector commits to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism at FITUR

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

MADRID, January 23, 2018 — Seven companies and one association formalized their commitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism… Read More   

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EXO, BTS and Twice's Free concert on 1st Nov at Gwanghwamun Square

EXO, BTS and Twice's Free concert on 1st Nov at Gwanghwamun Square


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According to the Korea Creative Content Agency, a concert will be held in Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul on November 1, ahead of the opening of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Winners Of The 5th Edaily Culture Awards

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On January 23, the Edaily Culture Awards held its annual ceremony to recognize outstanding work in the field of performing arts. The evening was hosted by announcer Cho Woo Jong and MOMOLAND’s Nancy. Wanna One took home the top prize in the concert category for “Wanna One Premier Show-Con.” Leader Yoon Ji Sung thanked everyone for the […]

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A Pink, EXO, GOT7, SHINee and more to perform for 'Music Bank' in Vietnam

A Pink, EXO, GOT7, SHINee and more to perform for 'Music Bank' in Vietnam


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Apink, EXO, SHINee and more artists will be performing for 'Music Bank' in Hanoi on March.

EXO Foundation is proud to have become a close partner of IDEP for Bali Water Program

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

  This is a perfect WIN WIN WIN situation, EXO Foundation supports the Bali Water Project, they come to our office to explain staff how to reduce water consumption and how they can contribute positively to the project by sharing the info and convincing our suppliers to support, and all this in turns benefits locals livelihoods activities such as rice growing…. a virtuous cycle where charity and sustainability go hand in hand for a better and fairer future where tourism actors heal the wounds of tourism activity as water scarcity in Bali is partly caused by tourism sector. http://www.idepfoundation.org/en/what-we-do/idep-news/368-exo-foundation-empowering-exo-travel-bali-staff-for-water-protection EXO staff own words: – “the presentation was very eye-opening and I was feeling embarrassed that I am not doing any of the small steps you can do at home and shown on the video. Time to change!” – “It is good to be explained about the local situation and to be aware of our responsibilities as individuals, as inhabitants of Bali and as a tourism stakeholders” – “It is a good wake up call for the Balinese people to learn that there will be a serious problem with clean water in Bali in the near future”

EXO Myanmar Clean Up event in Ngapali

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

EXO Myanmar’s annual staff retreat in Ngapali was a great opportunity to exercise in the field sustainability in action. Waste clean-up activities were organized by EXO staff involving local residents to raise awareness about plastic waste issues and provide some basic information on dealing with waste responsibly. In Ngapali, 25 EXO staff and 10 staff from Sandoway Resort participated collecting 10 large bags of waste in the process. A bit further, in Maung Shwe Lay village, a village where our Foundation supports a library project it is 70 EXO staff and 30 local community members who collected 8 large bags of waste. The majority of the waste collected was plastic and the activity helped to sensitize local people to the negative impacts of such accumulation and provided simple solutions to reduce this negative impact.

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Incheon International Airport terminal 2 has open today – what should you check

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Passengers using Incheon International Airport from January 18th should pay attention to their tickets. There are two terminals at Incheon International Airport. On the same day, Incheon International Airport Terminal 2 is showing its first line. If you do not know which terminal to use beforehand, you may miss the flight. Let’s find out what […]

Tara Riverboat

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The Tara Boat Company has operated in Cambodia for over 10 Years and our experience and knowledge means our specialist Boat Tours offer the best way to experience the Tonle Sap Lake. Operating 365 Days a year we offer a hassle free way to explore the area and learn how the lake supports the local […]

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Get Inspired with 6 Effective Travel Websites - Dulichable

Get Inspired with 6 Effective Travel Websites - Dulichable


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When building a new website or refreshing an old one, it’s best to start with a hunt for inspiration. In this article, Josh Zukas talks to the experts to round up six of the most eye-catching and effective travel company websites from around the world. Authentic Asia This continental tour company focusing on bespoke luxury …

Top 10 Travel Trends That Will Make 2018 the Most Adventurous Year Yet

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Adventure travel pioneers Exodus Travels predict this year’s hottest travel trends inspiring travelers to explore the world in a way they’ve never imagined possible Exodus Travels has been helping adventurers see the world differently for almost half a century. Decades of travel experience in 100+ countries, an award-winning reputation for responsible tourism, an excitement to...

Travelife certification for EXO Travel’s Laos and Myanmar DMCs - CMW

Travelife certification for EXO Travel’s Laos and Myanmar DMCs - CMW


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EXO Travel Laos and Myanmar have both been awarded the Travelife certification. Recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, the Travelife accreditation establishes EXO Myanmar and EXO Laos as destination management companies (DMCs) within their respective countries to comply with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria and thus awarded the Travelife certification. Both EXO offices were...

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2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism For Development

by Alexandra Michat @ EXO Foundation

EXO Foundation and Sustainability Team wish you a super happy, safe and healthy New Year 2017. We achieved a lot in 2016, thanks to all of you!! 2017 is the year of sustainable tourism for development so let’s keep the pace all together. Thanks for following us and for allowing us making the world a cleaner, healthier, fairer place.      

Success for Thailand Tourism Fair 2018 in the Heart of Bangkok

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The 38th Thailand Tourism Festival was hold from 17 to 21 January 2018 at Lumpini Park in Bangkok, showcasing amazing attractions and fascinating culture from all corners of the Kingdom. A true success as more [Read More...]

Busan will begin to diversify tourism market targeting Muslims from the new year

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Busan City announced on January 16th that it plans to promote Muslim tourists’ strategies such as local publicity and marketing reflecting the characteristics of Muslim countries, creating a Muslim friendly environment and improving awareness of Muslim tourists. Busan plans to expand its tourism market to India, Turkey and the Middle East in the long term […]

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