Lasting Communities

Chevron Sustainable Tourism in Mainland Surat Thani Communities

Jan 26,2023

As part of their commitment to catalyzing economic growth and prosperity in the communities where they operate, Chevron partnered with Kenan to launch the Chevron Sustainable Tourism in Mainland Surat Thani Communities Project in June, 2015.

The project’s goal is to improve the local economic capacity of coastal mainland Surat Thani by growing its tourism industry, which is one of the best sectors for providing income and employment opportunities to local community members. While the southern Province’s coastal islands have long been popular tourism destinations, mainland Surat Thani has failed to attract visitors at the same rate, despite possessing rich natural and cultural resources.

To tackle this issue, Kenan and Chevron are focusing on building the capacity of local, community-based tourism operators, entrepreneurs, community members, and government officials to create a common vision for sustainable tourism on mainland Surat Thani. Specifically, the project will work with 10 community-based tourism (CBT) groups, developing their tourism assets and training them on marketing, pricing, and business management. Additionally, Kenan will create and lead forums to discuss community strategies for sustainable tourism engagement with a range of key stakeholders. In 2015, Kenan built the capacity of 80 CBT members from 6 communities on mainland Surat Thani.

Share this article


Thai Credit Guarantee Corporation (TCG) signs MOU with Kenan Foundation Asia to Support Senior Entrepreneurs by Enhancing Financial and Digital Marketing Knowledge and Improving Loan Accessibility

Mr. Sitthikorn Direksuntorn, Director and General Manager of Thai Credit Guarantee Corporation (TCG), and Mr. Richard Bernhard, Executive Director of Kenan Foundation Asia, signed

Kickoff Meeting for “Mekong Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs” Project

As a first step towards driving women’s empowerment, the kick-off ceremony for the “Mekong Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs” (WE Inspire) project took place on January

Discover new possibilities for your business with the project ‘Developing Entrepreneurs and Women Entrepreneurs to the Global Supply Chain Network’

The Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand (SME D Bank) and Kenan Foundation Asia have collaborated to strengthen financial, marketing, and technological