• A Local Fisherman’s Dream Leads to a Vibrant Eco Resort

    Income was dwindling from his lifelong profession as a fisherman, but Mursalin Abdulla was determined not to sell his smallholding on Borneo’s Kinabatangan floodplain to developers. His resolve, boosted by neighbours and sympathetic supporters, has led to the creation of the Kinabatangan-Rasig Project. This 5.6-acre haven is an essential part of the migration corridor used […]
    • October 12, 2022
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  • BSBCC in Malaysia Welcomes Rudy the Bear

    The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) welcomed a new resident on 28 July 2022, a four-year-old female bear named Rudy. The world-class centre has successfully rescued a whopping 66 bears prior to Rudy being found. Rudy has adapted to her new environment remarkably well, despite being somewhat anxious on her first day. Her favourite […]
    • September 14, 2022
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  • Destination Asia Malaysia Stops Use of All Single Use Plastic Water Bottles

    At Destination Asia Malaysia we have discontinued using single-use plastic water bottles. Instead, we now offer refillable bottles to groups and when this is not an option, provide rPET (recycled plastic) water bottles. rPET water bottles are made of BPA-free PET plastic materials that are lightweight, have less resource consumption, and are 100 percent recyclable. […]
    • August 8, 2022
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  • Keeping the Traditional Paper-Making Crafts Alive in Vietnam’s Hue

    Truc Chi (translated as paper made from bamboo) is a new art form derived from Vietnamese traditional paper-making craft. During the final steps of the paper-making process, the artist can add creative touches directly onto the paper itself. During this stage the artist can add their own shapes and templates, watching their layouts come to […]
    • August 8, 2022
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  • Reduce your carbon footprint in Thailand with an Electric vehicle Transfer

    As part of our ongoing commitment to reduce our environmental footprint and help lower emissions of CO2 in tourism, we can now offer clients the option to book transfers in and around Bangkok using fully electric vehicles. For guests entering Thailand, we can provide an airport transfer with zero carbon emissions. At present we can […]
    • July 7, 2022
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  • Public Shared Bicycles Available for Travellers in Hue

    Hue authority recently launched a project that allows the general public to make use of shared bicycles across the city. The initiative was born with the criteria of being environmentally friendly and convenient for tourists to pick up and return bikes at various points in the city. The system is suitable for short travel distances, […]
    • July 6, 2022
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  • Thailand imposes a ban on single-use plastic in national parks

    A ban is now in place for the use of single-use plastics and foam containers in all 155 national parks around Thailand. The official ban which came into effect on 6 April 2022 has prohibited plastic food containers, plastic glasses, plastic straws, plastic spoons and forks, plastic packaging; such as, plastic handles, and foam containers […]
    • April 25, 2022
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  • Sustainable Rural Retreat in Chino at the Foot of Mt. Yatsugatake

    Nagano prefecture has many excellent destinations and attractions to choose from such as the castle town of Matsumoto (30 minutes by train), and the Nakasendo trail checkpoint of Kisofukushima (70 minutes by train), and Jigokudani monkey park (90 minutes by train). However, the city of Chino in this prefecture remains a hidden gem where you […]
    • April 5, 2022
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  • Sustainability Management & Putting it into Practice with Destination Asia Indonesia’s Sustainability Manager, Devina Lianti

    Destination Asia Indonesia's Sustainability Manager, Devina Lianti, shares her experiences of working with Travelife, the positive changes in staff's daily habits she's observed, and why education on sustainability is so important.
    • February 7, 2022
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  • Working with More than 100 Local Guides to Promote Responsible Travel in Japan

    In July of this year, Destination Asia Japan launched its plan to update its sustainability contract with targeted guides in order to strengthen the implementation of responsible travel. Since then, over 100 sustainability contracts have been signed.
    • November 23, 2021
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  • Contributing to a Sustainable Future One ‘Crab Bank’ at a Time

    Destination Asia Thailand's latest responsible programme allows for a respectful and meaningful interaction with the local community while also directly supporting the setting up of future crab banks.
    • November 16, 2021
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  • Destination Asia Malaysia & Destination Asia Thailand Successfully Achieve Travelife Partner Renewal

    Destination Asia Malaysia has successfully renewed Travelife Partner Level certification for the second time – recognizing the long-term efforts and position as a leader in responsible travel and corporate social responsibility within Asia.
    • October 26, 2021
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