water scarcity sustainable tourism

Phuket Hotels Join Forces to Save Water

Phuket, a popular resort island in Thailand, is facing increasing water shortage and treatment issues. As the number of tourists visiting the island continues to rise, the demand for water resources is becoming more acute. To mitigate this issue, a collaborative effort between the Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR) and local hotels has been initiated.

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Koh Samui Municipality Supports United Education Charity through Forest Robes Offering

On September 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., the Kwankhao Conference Hall of Phawana Phothikun Vocational College served as the venue for a united offering of forest robes, organized to support education charity initiatives. Among the attendees were Mr. Sutham Samthong, the Deputy Mayor of Koh Samui, acting on behalf of the Mayor of Koh Samui, along with the management team, members of the municipality council, heads of government departments, municipal officers, and the Street King group.

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Samut Ram Temple Academic Project: A Platform for Student Success

On September 22, 2013, at 09:00 am, the Municipal School 3 Samut Ram Temple in Lipa Noi subdistrict, Koh Samui district, hosted the opening ceremony of the Samut Ram Temple Academic Project for the academic year 2013. Mr. Pakorn Kanchanophat, the deputy mayor of Koh Samui, presided over the event, which brought together municipal council members, heads of government departments, school directors, teachers, educational personnel, students, and municipal staff.

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Songkhla’s Pursuit of UNESCO World Heritage Status for Its Old Town

The provincial administrative organization (PAO) of Songkhla, a southern province in Thailand, is working together with local civil society to include the old town of Songkhla in the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. To achieve this goal, a consultant has been hired to draft a development and management plan that adheres to UNESCO’s guidelines for world heritage sites. This collaborative effort aims to preserve the rich arts, culture, and history that has thrived in Songkhla for over two centuries.

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Tackling Recreational Cannabis to Benefit Tourism

Tourism operators have expressed their support for the prime minister’s promise to eradicate recreational cannabis usage within six months. They believe that the unregulated cannabis shops have caused more harm to tourism in the past year. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin stated in an interview with Bloomberg that the government plans to rectify the cannabis policy within six months to ensure its use is limited to medical purposes. He also mentioned his personal disagreement with the recreational use of the plant.

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Asean’s Bid to Co-Host the 2034 World Cup

Thailand’s Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has confirmed that Thailand and the Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) are prepared to compete for the right to cohost the 2034 World Cup. This announcement was made on the Prime Minister’s X account (previously known as Twitter) after he met with FIFA President Gianni Infantino in New York to discuss the potential collaboration between Southeast Asian nations and FIFA, the world’s football governing body.

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