Japanese launches cricket farming tours in Cambodia

Japanese social entrepreneur Seiya Ashikari is using tourism as a tool to push Cambodia’s cricket farming industry. In August 2018, the 24-year-old pressed pause mid-way...

Vietnamese entrepreneur devises one-stop travel solution for domestic market

As Vietnam’s domestic tourism market continues its upwards trajectory, one local start-up is aiming to solidify the country’s fragmented industry. Avid traveller Trịnh Dình Minh...

Millennial tour operator wants to veer travellers off the beaten path

Unlike traditional tour operators, Beyond Expeditions founder Scott Tay is shunning typical holiday itineraries in favour of less-traversed sites and experiences.

Living Irrawaddy Dolphin Project puts sustainability at heart of operations

Myanmar-based social enterprise Living Irrawaddy Dolphin Project is aiming to rekindle age-old relationships between fishermen and dolphins while adding to Mandalay’s attractions. Since launching at...

Singaporean tour operator grooms young talent to drive industry innovation

With a team comprising some of Singapore’s youngest tour guides, Monster Day Tours is on a mission to pump passion and innovation back into the business of tours.

Malaysian Gen Zer’s glamping venture takes root in Sabah

Enamoured with the glamping concept, one Gen Z entrepreneur abandoned her studies in Australia to start a glamping venture in her hometown.

Tours that bind

Amornched Jinda-apiraksa, CEO and co-founder of TakeMeTour, proves that a tour outfit based on the sharing economy can become a thriving business in an age of immersive travel.

Hong Kong vintage tram gets on creative track

A vintage tram takes a new life as a roving arts and social venue, thanks to a collaboration of local expertise. 

Making sustainability work for nature and people

Not only has this Myanmar hotelier introduced a successful greywater treatment system in the Inle Lake, Yin Myo Su has also set up a vocational school to groom local hospitality talent.

From urban planner to tour guru

Tours are not merely a passion project for this former urban planner, who believes he has a business model that answers market needs. 

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