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Sustainable Tourism

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Kenan Institute Asia implements a holistic approach to sustainable tourism development by engaging with local communities, businesses, tourists, and governments to provide sustainable livelihoods for local community members, while preserving their natural environments and cultures. Drawing upon an extensive background in business and economic development, education, public health, environmental protection, stakeholder engagement, and responsible development, the Kenan model of tourism development is a powerful tool for protecting important natural environments, providing economic benefits to local communities, and marketing key tourism sites to increase overall community sustainability and improve the competitiveness of tourism destinations.

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  • Citi Triple Bottom Line Small Hotels Project

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    • Mr.
    • Stefanos
    • Fotiou
    • Senior Programme Manager
    • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    Citi Triple Bottom Line Small Hotels Project
    The UNEP strives to achieve environmental progress in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Partnering with Kenan, a leader in sustainable development, on the Citi Triple Bottom Line Project allowed us to achieve that goal, reaching hundreds of small hotel owners and managers.

Current Projects

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    • June 2015
    • Present
    Tourism continues to play an important role in Thailand’s economic development, contributing around 10% of its GDP, and employing 6% of the workforce. With a low entry barrier, tourism represents an opportunity to spur economic growth. To support the country’s…
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    • Diageo Moet Hennessey
    • December 2013
    • December 2016
    As part of Diageo MOET Hennessy’s Plan W Initiative to empower two million women throughout the Asia Pacific region by 2017, Diageo MOET Hennessy partnered with Kenan to create the Empowering Women through Learning project.
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Past Projects

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    • William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust / The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise / The Bush-Clinton Fund / The World Tourism Organization / The European Community
    • 2005
    • 2010
    Responding to the catastrophic tsunami that devastated southern Thailand in late 2004, and working with funding from a range of donors including the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, the Bush-Clinton Fund, the World…
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    • New Zealand AID (NZAID)
    • 2008
    • 2008
    With funding support from New Zealand AID (NZAID), Kenan worked with the Lao PDR National Tourism Administration (LNTA) to design a five-year, US $4.2 million program to strengthen and build the human and institutional capacity of the LNTA.
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    • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    • May 2008
    • November 2008
    With funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Kenan provided an international consultant to serve as the Human Resources/Social Development Specialist for the US $300,000 Planning for the Sustainable Development of Southern Thailand project between May and November 2008.
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