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.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand is once again organizing the “Establish Thailand to be Sustainable Tourism Destination” project. This initiative aims to promote sustainable tourism practices among entrepreneurs in the country, focusing on Kanchanaburi and Surat Thani (Koh Samui) this time.
Maya Bay, a beautiful location in Krabi made famous by the Hollywood film “The Beach” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will be closed to the public and tourists for two months during the monsoon season. This closure, lasting from August until September 30th, is aimed at the natural rehabilitation of the area while also prioritizing tourist safety, as strong waves make it difficult for boats to dock at Loh Sama Bay near Koh Phi Phi Le.
The Thai government has set an ambitious goal to transform Krabi, an Andaman province, into a carbonneutral tourism destination by 2040. Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri revealed the plan, stating that Prime Minister Prayut Chanocha has expressed gratitude to all participants who have cooperated in striving to achieve netzero carbon emissions in the sector by 2040. This initiative is part of a broader plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and netzero emissions at the national level by 2065.