3 Ethical Tourism Spots in Thailand You Won’t Want to Miss

Tourism is big business in Thailand. The Kingdom attracts more than 35 million people annually and consistently ranks among the top 10 tourist destinations in the world. While there’s no question that the sector has brought an economic windfall to the country, tourism doesn’t come without costs to the local

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What is the AEC? Why does it matter? And where is it going?

The AEC, meaning ASEAN Economic Community, was established in December 2015 between 10 member states: Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its ultimate goal is to allow for the free movement of goods, skilled labor, services, and investment. The AEC creates a single market and

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What is Songkran and where are the best places to celebrate?

Songkran is the Thai New Year water festival, which takes place from 13-15 April every year; 13 April is Thai New Year’s Day. Songkran is an occasion that symbolizes kindness, love, empathy, and gratitude, using water to cleanse and to wish for plenty of rain in the year ahead. The

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What’s in the Tom Yum Soup?

What is Thailand’s secret sauce to happiness?
Every year, millions of tourists flock to Thailand to taste the flavor-blasted food, experience the rich culture and dive into the clear-blue seas. Visitors regularly remark on the warm welcome they receive from their smiling hosts. That ubiquitous smile has become a

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How Kenan Has Empowered Women in Thailand and Vietnam

Over the past 20 years, Kenan has improved the lives of women in Thailand and Vietnam, including farmers, factory workers, teachers, students, local businesswomen, prisoners and other vulnerable groups. Women such as Ms. Bui Thi Boi, who Kenan worked with to achieve her dream of helping rural, marginalized women

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A Forum to raise the voice of Vietnam’s women

Give Her an Opportunity
A Forum to raise the voice of Vietnam’s women
Around Vietnam, individuals and civil society organisations are starting to have a greater say in the decisions that affect the country as a whole. Despite this movement towards greater political participation, however, not all voices are equal.

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Kenan Foundation Asia released the “Literacy Improvement for better Finance in Thailand (LIFT)” research study, which details the three key problems behind Thailand’s rising household debt levels

Piyabutr Cholvijarn, President of Kenan Foundation Asia, said “since April 2014, with support from Citi Foundation and the assistance of Citi, Thailand, Kenan Foundation Asia (Kenan) has conducted a research study as part of the ‘Literacy Improvement for better Finance in Thailand (LIFT)’

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Citi Foundation and Kenan Foundation Asia co-launch the “Literacy Improvement for Better Finance in Thailand (LIFT)” project

Citi Foundation and Kenan Foundation Asia have launched a special project -“Literacy Improvement for Better Finance in Thailand”, calling for collaboration between the government, private sector, civil society and academics to tackle the problem of personal debt and the lack of financial literacy amongst Thai people, particularly, farmers, students

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