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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

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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The Green Link – Phang-Nga

Did you know that Phang-Nga region, which is home to to five of the country’s most pristine national parks, is considered an emerging ecotourism destination in Thailand?

Besides the sea-sun-sand demand the region offers local and authentic experiences, supporting local communities that offer green experiences to the guests. Visitors are invited to indulge in the unspoiled nature and learn about local culture and wisdom, livelihoods and green practices to preserve the environment.

Amphore Kuraburi
Bamboo rafting is one of the experiences you should not miss. You are invited to explore the pristine nature and the clear emerald water along the three kilometers waterway. You can enjoy local life and have a lunch with bamboo tubes and rice.

Ban Tat Din Dang
Located in Amphe Thai Mueng, Ban Tat Din Daeng offers a wide range of ecotourists activities like kayaking to learn more about the mangrove ecosystem, exploring hidden caves and visiting the island’s landmark, a cliff that resembles the face of a giant. Visitors are invited to enjoy the hydroponics vegetables and clean eating menus.

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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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