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Somsak Boonkam: Regenerative Travel & Community

Duration: 30:41

Somsak Boonkam: Regenerative Travel & Community

Meet Somsak Boonkam, our Change Maker from Thailand.

Founder of community-based travel operator @localalike, Somsak’s goal is to bring economic opportunities to local communities through responsible and sustainable tourism. His team has worked with over 200 communities across 46 provinces in Thailand to develop and manage their own authentic, meaningful and localised tours that benefit the destination while staying competitive with mainstream tourist activities.

Somsak has also been part of Ashoka Fellows since 2016 and recognised in Tatler Asia’s Generation T for Social Entrepreneurship. In our final episode of #ThePossibilityPodcast, he talks about his personal journey as an entrepreneur and the lessons learnt from building the innovative and inclusive model at Local Alike.