Khiri Travel has recently opened a Phuket office, marking their intention to expand into southern Thailand. Marc Ruffet, a Swiss national, has been appointed Branch Manager for the new Phuket office, which opened in June 2012.
Khiri Travel’s General Manager, Andre van der Marck, said the new office will service Khiri’s customers in southern Thailand and also act as a quality control office.
“From our Phuket office, Khiri will develop innovative new programmes such as community based tours of the South. These are being designed to show unique aspects of southern Thailand to our industry partners,” said van der Marck.
Khiri will also offer popular southern Thailand experiences and travel itineraries to the north of Phuket in the Khao Lak beach resort area and Khao Sok forest park.
“Khiri’s aim is to promote responsible tourism in the South and involve local communities,” said van der Marck. “The remarkable limestone islands, remote sandy bays, verdant landscapes and multi-cultural communities of Thai, Chinese, Muslims and sea gypsies all make the South a fascinating destination for holiday makers who want to get close to nature and respect local culture,” he added.