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“Thailand Achieves Sustainable Tourism Recognition: Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announced the Criteria for Thailand’s Community-Based Tourism Development, published by Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA), has achieved GSTC-Recognized Standard status. By gaining GSTC-Recognized status, DASTA has affirmed that their standard blends universal sustainable tourism principles within the Thai socio-political context,” expressed Randy Durband, CEO, GSTC.”


Thailand is one of the most popular and most traveled destinations in Asia. Have you ever thought about traveling environmentally friendly in Thailand? There are a lot of possibilities to greener your next trip to Thailand. The country has over 300 national parks and 17% of the land are designated areas for environmental protection.

Sustainable Tourism
The economy of Thailand is mostly depending on the tourism industry. To ensure the healthy development of the tourist destinations in Thailand, it is essential to lower the impact that mass tourism has on the environment and the community. Sustainable tourism takes care of the present needs while preserving the needs of future generations.

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7 Greens of Thailand, helps you to greener your trip:

  • Green Heart - Travel the eco-friendly way
  • Green Logistic - Choose clean vehicles for either short or long excursions
  • Green Attractions - Sustainable tourism management
  • Green Activity - Choose environmentally friendly travel itineraries
  • Green Community - Travel with awareness of value and preserve community identity
  • Green Service - Managing Business, consciousness and eco-friendliness
  • Green Plus - Volunteering brightens the world and cares for the environment
Green Pearls® Score for Thailand

“7 green ideas aims for everyone to realize how important it is to ease globe warming and support sustainable tourism”

environmental protection

being local - authentic experiences

giving back

cultural commitment

Krabi hat während des Global Forum on Human Settlements 2018 den “Global Low-Carbon Ecological Scenic Spott”

Krabi awarded “Global Low-Carbon Ecological Scenic Spot”

On October 30-31, 2018 during the 2018 Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements and Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards ceremony at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok, Krabi was awarded the “Global Low-Carbon Ecological Scenic Spot.

The two day meeting’s subject was “Advancing Urban Innovations to Achieve SDG 11 and New Urban Agenda”. The meeting had been attended by more than 400 participants from 40 countries to conclude the observance of Urban October.

The highlight of the forum was the 2018 Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards for 36 participants in seven categories.

Four winners in three categories came from Thailand. Hua Hin also received the “Global Green City” award while two Thai students were awarded the “Global Little Green Ambassador”

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Thai Responsible Tourism Association (TRTA)

The Bridge From Local to Global

Thai Responsible Tourism (TRTA) was founded by six sectors involved in tourism: tour operators, accommodations, restaurants, tourist guides, local communities and academics. All founders believe in the positive impact of responsible and sustainable tourism.

The understanding of Thai Responsible Tourism is the avoidance of negative impacts to Thai social life, the culture, economy, and the environment. Responsible Tourism should have benefit the Thai Tourism Industry and aims at the development.

The objectives are:

Encouragement of all touristic partners, domestic and international, to cooperate in achieving the goal of a truly responsible tourism.

Worldwide promotion, support and development of Responsible Tourism.

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Thailand for All

Thailand for All or holidays for All are specifically designed tours for the blind and partially sighted. The tours meet the particular needs and aims to convey a comprehensive impression of Thailand.

Day 1: Arrival – Bangkok (-/-/D)

Arrive at Bangkok Airport at and transfer to your Bangkok hotel. Check in and the rest of day at leisure.
Group meeting at 5pm and then dinner at a nearby local restaurant.

Day 2:  Discover Bangkok (B/L/D)

After breakfast visit Wat Po, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, home of traditional Thai massage. Massage if time permits. Then visit of the flower market, Pak Klong Talat. After lunch 1 ½-hours drive to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand.
Check in to the Vassana Design Hotel. In the evening dinner cruise on board a converted teak rice barge.

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Tung Dap Village in Phang Nga earns global recognition for its sustainable tourism

Bangkok, 15 March, 2018 – The Moken village of Tung Dap on Ko Phra Thong in Phang Nga province has been named one of the world’s top sustainable destinations, in the ‚2018 Sustainable Destinations Top 100’ competition by Green Destinations.

The winners were announced at ITB 2018 in Berlin. Tung Dap village was among the best three entrants in the ‘Best of Cities, Communities & Culture’ category, which global leadership in protecting local culture and tradition, social fabric and sense of place while involving the local community in tourism and avoiding exploitation, human rights violation and disruptive mass tourism.

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Thailand’s Royal Projects

A variety of impressive village-based community development projects have been implemented by His Majesty King Bhumibhol Adulyadej and members of Thailand’s Royal Family.

The projects have been set up nationwide and are now open for small-scale tourism. The projects are models of alternative economic development and provide unique insights into the King’s concept of a sufficiency economy.

Trash Heroes

The mission of Trash Hero is to keep the world clean for future generations. With the creation of sustainable community based projects, the aim is to remove existing waste and inspire a long-term change of behavior in order to reduce future waste.

Action and awareness, education, sustainable projects and inspiration are the key parts of the Trash Hero work. Actions speak louder than words – weekly environmental clean ups are as much part of the project as spreading educational information about the impact of trash on the environment.

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HiveSters Thailand


HiveSters is a hub for authentic and local Thai travel experiences. The project is co-founded by Achi and Mint – two sisters born in a family travel business, who have the urge for explorations and adventures run through their veins.

Ever since their childhood, Achi and Mint have explored Thailand’s hidden gems. Because of their local expertise they were often asked for recommendations for local activities.

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