PHIST, which stands for Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism, is the first of its kind, an innovative event rallying the hotel industry and its stakeholders to discuss environmental sustainability and community benefit.
The event will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa with partners and other stakeholders also organizing affiliate events and meetings in tandem. PHIST is organized by the Phuket Hotels Association and supported by the Thai Hotels Association.
The conference day will feature an exhibition area, showcasing sustainability products and services, and offer attendees a mix of short expert panels and thematic discussions, covering topics including destination development, ocean health and impacts, hotel sustainability governance, community tourism, and global trends on sustainability. Speakers include a mix of industry experts from both local and international organizations.
The Phuket Hotels Association is a non-profit organization with over 60 member hotels and resorts, comprising small boutique hotels to large luxury international chains who have joined together to promote Phuket as a destination, together with a number of important activities, each with its own working group of General Managers that oversee the following: Environment & Sustainability, Education and Destination Marketing.
Entry is free and open to the public, though you will have to register your attendance through their website.