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PHIST 2019

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 [...]

By |2019-09-10T09:36:34+07:00September 23rd, 2019||0 Comments

Outrigger Laguna Phuket helped students with English Day Camp

PHUKET: English Day Camp, supported by Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, in Bang Tao, is the latest engagement in a four-year campaign in helping the local community and showing favorable outcomes. A total of 40 children, aged 10 to 12 years old from a primary school in Phuket, enjoyed an English language day camp on August 16, thanks to a charitable effort by Outrigger Hospitality Group's "Share 4 Change" volunteers, with the assistance from the Laguna Phuket corporate social responsibility team. The camp at the Baan Khok Wat Mai School, in Thalang district, was led by an English instructor and supported by Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort and Laguna Phuket hosts. The message was that learning English is fun and [...]

By |2019-09-06T17:15:00+07:00September 6th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Le Méridien Phuket receives Gold Award from Travelife

PHUKET: Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort recently achieved a 'Gold Award Certification' from Travelife, an independent and internationally recognized accommodation sustainability program based in London that is accredited by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. According to Travelife, the multi-awarded resort next to a secluded beach and 5 km. from Patong, "has shown evidence that they are taking action in the following areas: Minimizing their environmental impacts, improving the economic and social impacts for people in their community, respecting and protecting human rights and fair labor practices, and safeguarding animal welfare and biodiversity." "We are elated to receive this certification as it represents our staunch commitment to sustainable operations," says Julian Lowry, Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort General Manager. He adds, [...]

By |2019-09-05T11:22:09+07:00September 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Hilton Phuket celebrates Global Week of Service with extra sustainability efforts

PHUKET: Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa brings the light and warmth of hospitality to the community by celebrating the annual Global Week of Service simultaneously with other Hilton properties across the globe. From August 21 through August 23, 2019 the Hilton Phuket team organized and took part in different sets of outreach activities that impact the local Phuket community. The series of activities commenced with a visit to the Child Development Centre at Kata where the team donated toothbrush and stainless steel cup sets as a way of teaching proper oral health care to the students. On August 22nd, the Hilton Phuket volunteers were split into two teams- team one was headed for Wat Suwankiriket School to donate stationery [...]

By |2019-08-26T15:48:23+07:00August 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

TAT announces five new national parks in Thailand

BANGKOK: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that Thailand has added five new national parks around the country during 2016 to 2019 since the start of the reign of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (King Rama X). This is also in accordance with Thailand’s 20-Year National Strategic Plan, which targets increasing the forest area to 55% of the entire country by 2037. "Part of the work to increase the forest area as well as forestry conservation is by the national park system under three key mandates, which are environmental conservation, research and recreational development," TAT Governor K. Yuthasak Supasorn, said. There are currently 133 national parks in Thailand with Khao Yai being the country's first [...]

By |2019-08-07T15:53:30+07:00August 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

TAT target 10% growth in 2020 with quality markets and responsible tourism

BANGKOK: Gearing up to mark its 60th anniversary in 2020, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is targeting 10% growth by making travel and tourism in the kingdom’s most economically promising and environmentally sustainable in the years to come. Addressing the Thai tourism private sector and media after the week-long Tourism Action Plan meetings, TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said that the completion of the auspicious 5th cycle of life will be a time for reflection on past achievements and careful management of a new era of challenges set to emerge in a highly competitive and constantly changing global and regional environment. “With the positive outcome in 2018, Thai tourism has clearly succeeded in fulfilling its mandate,” he said. “We will [...]

By |2019-07-12T09:51:09+07:00July 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Phuket launches ground breaking ‘No Foam No Plastic’ initiative

BANGKOK: Phuket’s public and private sectors recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on a ground breaking 'No Foam No Plastic' initiative at the Phuket Sustainable Tourism Blueprint 2018 held on 9 November. The MOU was signed by key private and public sector stakeholders on the island including Phuket Province and heads of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office, Phuket Tourism Council, Thai Hotels Association Southern Chapter, Phuket Industrial Council, Patong Hotels Association, Kata-Karon Hotels Association and the Phuket Chamber of Commerce. TAT Governor, Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, said, "This is an important step in the right direction in line with the Thai government’s 'Thailand 4.0' sustainable tourism development goal. Hopefully, Phuket will be a positive case study that [...]

By |2018-11-26T12:33:43+07:00November 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

TAT unveils new Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket and Phang Nga 2019

BANGKOK: The second edition of the Michelin Guide in Thailand features increased focus on Bangkok’s inner zone and surrounding cities as well as Phuket and Phang Nga, though only one restaurant, PRU, from Trisara, is being celebrated on the island. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in collaboration with Michelin, has announced the second Michelin Guide in Thailand edition that continues to celebrate the kingdom’s dynamic culinary evolution. The new Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket and Phang Nga 2019 is an expanded edition, featuring not only the capital, but also the surrounding cities as well as two Southern provinces. The Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket and Phang Nga 2019 offers culinary information in Bangkok, Phuket, Phang Nga as well as Bangkok’s surrounding [...]

By |2018-11-19T08:36:58+07:00November 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Krabi receives sustainability award at Global Forum on Human Settlements 2018

BANGKOK: Krabi was awarded the “Global Low-Carbon Ecological Scenic Spot” at the 2018 Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements and Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards ceremony held on 30-31 October, 2018, at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok. The two-day meeting organized under the theme of “Advancing Urban Innovations to Achieve SDG 11 and New Urban Agenda” was attended by more than 400 participants from 40 countries to conclude the observance of Urban October. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities is a cornerstone of localizing the 17 SDGs. As a highlight of the Forum, the 2018 Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards were presented to [...]

By |2018-11-15T08:46:32+07:00November 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Phuket says “no” to foam and plastic

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Pakkapong Tawipat chaired the Phuket Sustainable Tourism Blueprint 2018 seminar today (November 9, 2018) and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with leaders of tourism and hotels associations to get rid of foam and plastic. The MOU focuses on reducing the use of foam and plastic within the tourism industry, businesses as well as local government administration offices. “When you love something, you have to cherish it. I created the project ‘We Love Phuket’ for this charming tourism destination. If we want to impress tourists, then convenience, comfort, and safety must be our priorities. We have to support each other to take care of more than 10 million tourists every year and to make them want to [...]

By |2018-11-09T19:54:14+07:00November 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments