Cardamom Tented Camp and Khiri Travel Hailed Among the Best

Willem Niemeijer of YAANA Ventures collecting one of two accolades at the event on 5 June

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.

The full list of 2023 Travel + Leisure Luxury Award winners for Asia Pacific in all categories are available here.

About Khiri Travel
Since 1993, Khiri Travel has won awards and earned a reputation as a destination management company dedicated to working with select tour operators to provide quality leisure travel experiences across Asia. With offices in Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka (which has responsibility for the Maldives), Khiri Travel’s entrepreneurial associates craft innovative itineraries that reflect their passion for authentic, local and sustainable experiences. Visit

About Cardamom Tented Camp
Cardamom Tented Camp is an ecolodge located in the foothills of the Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia. The nine-unit tented camp, with restaurant pavilion, staff dormitory, ecotourism equipment and boat pier, uses solar power to run lodge amenities. The camp has its own waste water filtration process. There is no road access. The camp is accessible only by river boat – or forest hike.

The lodge aims to minimize the human footprint on the natural world and serve as a role model in promoting sustainable ecotourism practices within both the national park and Cambodia as a whole. Located on an 18,000-hectare (180 sq km) concession, the lodge and its surroundings are home to pristine lowland and coastal habitats linking wildlife corridors to the Cardamom Mountains. Eco-friendly trekking and kayaking packages are available for adventure enthusiasts who are keen to be a part of real conservation work.

Cardamom Tented Camp is a three-way initiative between Minor Group, YAANA Ventures and Wildlife Alliance to ensure the land and its biodiversity does not fall into the hands of loggers, poachers and sand dredging operations.

Administrative Office of Cardamom Tented Camp
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About YAANA Ventures
YAANA Ventures is an owner, partner and operator of entrepreneurial travel and hospitality ventures in Asia. YAANA Ventures distinguishes itself by sharing real experiences that are grounded in the cultural richness of Asia. The company is the champion of the triple bottom-line. It empowers its ventures with the values to nurture the people with whom it works. Visit

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