Weekly featured member of the Experience Mekong Collection: Local Alike – Bangkok, Thailand (Experience Mekong Collection Showcases 2018)

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Local Alike was found in 2013, by the two young and active co-founders, Somsak Boonkam “Pai” and Surachana Pakawaleethorn “Noon”. Pai is acting as the CEO of the enterprise. Local Alike is established in order to address three common problems to local communities namely 1) cultural fading 2) traditional skills and trade loss and 3) problem of migration. Local Alike uses an online tourism platform to promote their business model as well as to address these problems in a creative approach. The business aims to sustain prosperity within the local communities as well as preserve the environment where they reside. The enterprise sets up a community development fund with their local partners to achieve development goals within the communities by contributing 5% of their net profit to the fund, and with local partners contributing up to 10%.

Find out more about Local Alike, please visit https://www.mekongtourism.org/…/local-alike-bangkok-thaila…/

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