The story of Jimmy Pham, an Intrepid Travel tour guide who went on to found KOTO, a hospitality training center in Hanoi.
Most travellers, donors and volunteers just want to help, but it’s an industry that’s doing more harm than good. Something needs to change.
Just outside the Old Town in Hanoi sits one of the most important buildings in Vietnam, though you wouldn’t know it from the outside…
Orphanage tourism is what happens when good intentions and reality don’t quite synch up. This is why it’s not such a good idea.