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Thailand promotes sustainable tourism

To realise its climate commitments, Thailand is beginning to shift to a Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) economic model that balances promoting economic growth and protecting the natural environment.The government has outlined an “Environment Map” to promote the smart use of natural resources and reduce the impacts of ...

The way ahead: tailored travel plans

Global tourism is trending towards reliance on tailor-made experiential products to capture rapid changes in traveller behaviour amid digital transformation.Experts say it’s vital for operators and tourism-related agencies to adjust and embrace new challenges if they hope to survive in the competitive and lucrative business.Keep ...

Dusida Worrachaddejchai

How analysing problems pays off

Many key tourist destinations have been coping with many problems such as overcrowding, but the village Mae Kampong in Chiang Mai’s Mae On district has proved to be an exception.In fact, this popular attraction for eco-tourists has become a role model for sustainable and community-based ...

Jintana Panyaarvudh

WWF Thailand pushes for sustainable tourism and preservation

An animal lover, nature lover and a Thai national, CEO of World Wide Fund-Thailand, Natalie Phaholyothin is particularly proud of Thailand’s national environment and wildlife heritage.“We have 127 national parks, which is quite a high number, and that in itself should be an indication of ...

Push to certify sustainable destinations

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has teamed up with the state-run Designated Areas Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) and Mae Fah Luang University to develop experts in sustainable destination assessment. The collaboration marks a significant step for the global body in Asean, where Indonesia and ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Creative Tourism

Phatthalung residents are embracing the results of several studies as they offer “creative tourism” packages to lure visitors into spending more time in the southern province. Under this package, visitors can learn local wisdom, see how locals lead their lives and participate in centuries-old activities ...

Jintana Panyaarvudh

Brainstorming Workshop "Towards an APEC Green Road: Promoting Responsible and Sustainable Tourism in MSMEs"

The Department of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, in collaboration with the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion (OSMEP) and the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA), is co-organising a Brainstorming Workshop towards an APEC Green Road: Promoting Responsible ...

Eco-tourism promoted for southern provinces

The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) is collaborating with eight institutes to develop eco-tourism for the benefit of 32 communities in the three southernmost provinces, DASTA director-general Nalikatibhag Sangsnit said.Keep reading ...

Somluck Srimalee

Saving paradise by setting limits

Thailand’s renowned national parks phase in a green path to make tourism sustainable.Maya Bay has finally been closed down. On Thursday (May 31), park rangers at Had Nopparat Tara-Mu Ko Phi Phi marine national park placed buoys demarcating a no-access zone to prevent tourist boats ...

Piyaporn Wongruang

The Digital Rise of Sustainable Tourism in Thailand

Thailand is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. With 25 million visitors per annum, the country relies heavily on tourism industry. In 2013, the tourism industry contributed 9 percent of the country’s annual GDP. This is not surprising as Thailand is one ...

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