Comments from the Media and The Travel Trade
"I read about your wonderfully inspired idea of the promotional calendar for Chiang Mai. The paintings and the text are so beautiful, I have goose bumps all over as I write to you. There's no doubt in my mind that the world will be very supportive of these kids' effort and you will be able to take a few steps towards improving children's lives in Chiang Mai"
Destinations of the World News
"During my decades of experience in travel, I have never encountered such a charmingly simple but highly effective way of promoting a destination. The parallel desire to raise funds for poor kids adds even more to its impact. Very well done indeed."
Kuoni Travel UK
1974 to 2005
"A large proportion of tourism promotion material ends up in waste bins. The beauty of this innovative desk calendar with its charitable objectives is that it is being noticed, talked about, and will sit on thousands of desks around the world throughout 2008. Achieved by volunteers and school children, it will doubtless stimulate considerable interest in Chiang Mai, and is a highly commendable initiative. Its organisers deserve maximum support, especially because they seek no personal publicity or private gain from their effort, thus epitomising the true hallmark of doing good."
Travel Impact Newswire
"The calendar contains colourful images and compelling text, designed to encourage travellers of all types to visit and stay longer in Chiang Mai. This combination of innovative tourism promotion for the city plus the support of charities for children, sets a wonderful example to the travel trade, which we applaud heartily"
TTG Asia Magazine
"Attractive and very unusual promotional tool for Chiang Mai.
An excellent innovation - has my full support"
"A great idea and a very effective tool - people pick it up and start reading, and that's exactly what promotional material is supposed to achieve. The support for children's charities gives it a highly commendable dimension. Excellent!"
-Richard R. Brouwer
Chief Operating Officer
Diethelm Travel Asia Ltd
"A very unusual and attractive desk calendar with promotional text and lovely paintings by schoolchildren. Its year-long message will undoubtedly help Chiang Mai's tourism, and also support poor children in need. I like this idea very much"
World Travel Service Thailand
"The calendar is not just a way of displaying the months of the year, but a profile of our city and lifestyle of the people. I support this wonderful work by the children. I give the calendar to my company's clients, who say it is a very unique and valued gift. These paintings by kids bring harmony to society. People smile after seeing this, and the more people smile to each other, the more friends we create"
Boutique Travel Service,