Two YAANA Ventures companies were lauded in the 2023 Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards for Asia Pacific, which were revealed 5 June.
Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia readers recognised YAANA Ventures’ Cardamom Tented Camp ecolodge in Cambodia and Khiri Travel, a pan-Asian destination management company, as among the best in the region.
Khiri Travel was acknowledged as a top five specialist travel agent, along with three others and category winners Scott Dunn.
In Cambodia’s beach and island upcountry hotel category, YAANA Ventures’ award-winning Cardamom Tented Camp was acclaimed fifth out ten illustrious properties, including high end resorts such as Song Saa Private Island, Six Senses Krabey Island, and category winner, Shinta Mani Wild.
YAANA Ventures’ Founder and CEO, Willem Niemeijer, received the awards on stage at a ceremony at the Park Hyatt Bangkok hotel attended by hundreds of travel industry leaders.
“Readers of Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia recognise that Cardamom Tented Camp and Khiri Travel punch above their weight in their respective categories,” said Niemeijer during the award event. “In terms of sustainability, value for clients, and quality of the guest experience, Cardamom Tented Camp and Khiri Travel walk among the best in a competitive region.”
In May 2023, Khiri Travel celebrated its 30th anniversary, growing from a start-up in a Bangkok shophouse in 1993, to one of Asia’s leading DMCs four decades later.