Tourism investment group Yaana Ventures is calling for sign ups for its corporate networking and fundraising bicycle tour, which will take place in two countries this year.
The third Yanna Corporate Challenge (YCC) will see participants cycle through either North Vietnam (October 18-20) or Inle Lake in Myanmar (December 6-8).
Both events are open to senior management and leaders from any business or non-profit organisation. As corporate networking and fundraising events, both YCC events are based around sustainability, conservation, and highlighting the quality of outdoor travel in Vietnam and Myanmar.
All proceeds from the Vietnam tour will go to Operation Smile Vietnam and Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation. In Myanmar, the beneficiaries are the Bagan Plastic Campaign, the Minzontaung Burmese Star Tortoise Centre and the Khiri Reach Water Well Project.
Day 1 at both YCC events will feature a dinner as well as a networking event with guest speaker and panel discussion.
On days 2 and 3, participants will hit the roads for the cycling programme. The days will be rounded off by a dinner and closing event respectively.
Participants will need a moderate level of fitness as both tours cover 125 km in two days.
Corporate sponsorship packages are available at US$5,000 (three riders), US$3,500 (two riders), and US$2,000 (one rider).
All packages include bicycles, full back-up support, rider jerseys, three-night hotel stays, meals as well as branding opportunities and publicity for participating companies.
The inaugural YCC took place in 2017 with 18 riders cycling 226km from Quy Nhon to Hoi An in Vietnam. It raised US$25,000 for Operation Smile, which funded 33 surgeries for children.