sustainable tourism green hotel project

The Inception of the Green Hotel Initiative

The serene island of Koh Samui took a significant step towards sustainability on the morning of February 28, 2024. Nestled within the Petcharat Samui Meeting Room, local leaders and industry stakeholders gathered for a landmark event. It marked the beginning of an ambitious plan to weave environmental responsibility into the fabric of the island’s hospitality sector. With the Vice Mayor, Ms. Suphinya Sritongkul, at the helm, the initiative unveiled its vision to transform local accommodations into paradigms of ecofriendliness.

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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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Maya Bay Closes for Natural Rehabilitation and Safety

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.

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Krabi: Aiming for Carbon Neutrality by 2040

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.

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