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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

7 Eleven announces its intention to reduce plastic bags usage

BANGKOK: Thanin Buranmanit, CEO of CP All PLC, the company that owns 7 Eleven Thailand, announced yesterday, November 7, the intention to reduce plastic bags usage in the famous grocery stores. The move, which follows their CSR campaign named 7 Go Green, was cleverly announced yesterday, November 7 (yes, that’s 7/11). “On this day, we officially announce our intention to reduce and (ndlr: ultimately?) stop the use of plastic bags in our stores. We urge Thai people to join us in this fight, by stopping to use new plastic bags every day, as it will help reduce global warming”, said K. Thanin. Among the clear actions that were described is a reward system for the owners of the 7 Value [...]

By |2018-11-09T09:05:55+07:00November 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments