Welcome to Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited’s first online magazine.
What a twisting winding road it has been to date, and I would like to thank those who have got us to where we are today.
However, it feels like we are just starting, with our fresh updated website, new magazine, new YouTube channel, and the projects we are supporting making great progress.
We are a Singapore-registered Foundation and part owner of a Travel Platform offering unique and amazing experiences. We were born in Cambodia, having amazing partners there, like Mr Pich and his team. However we are transitioning to a platform where we also partner with others, which we will rate in terms of their ethical and sustainable footprints.
Profits from our platform gives us the opportunity to do great things and make a real difference in the lives of the communities where our guests travel to.
Construction is happening at the Koh Dach training centre as we speak and the Homestay is now open and our first residential students living onsite, in what is our originally-supported project.
Personally, I have been lucky enough to have visited two beautiful permaculture projects in northern Luzon in the Philippines, and cannot wait to return. We welcome Cabiokid Foundation and Isobela Permaculture Development Center as our first two volunteer projects listed in the Philippines on our website. We have some great new partnerships now in the Philippines, and are looking forward to adding this stunning destination into our catalogue.
I was also lucky enough to get a day of gardening in with EK at her permaculture project at Singapore. Singapore is our home, and to us, the “hub” where east meets west. We look forward to finding new friends like EK, passionate about making a difference, and who share our desire for change to a more sustainable future.
We are continuing to refine our Footprint rating system, and part of this is a lot of self-reflection about our original products. I think we can still strive for further reductions through education of our partner hotels and real alternatives offered to them, better transport solutions, and much more.
I hope you enjoy this magazine and have the time and opportunity to go and make your own great journey. But please think about your impact and ways you can reduce or offset this.
Kimberley (Kim) Burton