Stay Thai, Your Style! Airbnb unveils domestic travel campaign for Thailand

As part of Airbnb’s ongoing commitment and in support of the government’s efforts to help drive Thailand’s tourism recovery, Airbnb has launched a domestic travel campaign, ‘Stay ไทย Style เรา’ (Stay Thai, Your Style). The campaign highlights Thailand’s incredible diversity of travel offerings and encourages Thais and residents to explore the Kingdom this festive season in […]

Sustainable tourism a big drawcard for luxury travellers

Tourism players are being urged not to forget sustainability amid the pandemic as research reveals it remains a top priority for luxury travellers. Speaking at the virtual ILTM World Tour Asia Pacific, Meryam Schneider, vice president of marketing and partnerships at luxury and wealth researcher ALTIANT, said the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of […]

Eco-tourism gets gov’t boost

The Ministry of Environment is working to spur local economic development by organising small-scale tourism products in communities to provide new jobs and boost local incomes. The ministry hopes the idea will reduce dependence on forest harvesting and help protect the environment. Environment minister Say Sam Al announced the initiative in a Facebook post while […]

Thailand’s First Video Marketing Campaign Focused on Sustainable Tourism

Tourism Authority of Thailand and GLP Films (GLP) partnered to create a video campaign focused on strengthening sustainable tourism in Thailand. The “Sustainable Thailand” video campaign showcases the country’s commitment to sustainability with three new short films and a series of social media content that showcase its responsible travel experiences. Right now, there is a […]

MICHELIN INTRODUCES ‘GREEN STAR’ FOR SUSTAINABLE DINING IN THAILAND

The Michelin Guide announced Thursday it will award a “Green Star” to restaurants distinguished for their environment-friendly practices. The new award will encourage recycling, sourcing local ingredients, reducing food waste, and sustainable gastronomy in Thailand, Gwendall Poullennec, the international director of the Michelin Guide, said at a press conference in Bangkok. “This new symbol is […]

Airbnb and Community Development Department Launch Meet Thailand’s Villages

Airbnb and the Ministry of Interior’s Community Development Department (CDD) forge a first-of-its-kind collaboration to promote community tourism and local hospitality entrepreneurs under the OTOP Innovative Tourism Community Program The first phase of the campaign empowers hosts from Krabi, Chiang Mai, Samut Songkram and Loei to showcase their passions, skills and cultures globally through Airbnb […]

First Mekong Hero announced at Destination Mekong Summit

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION   First Mekong Hero announced at Destination Mekong Summit Founder of Thailand Community-based Tourism Institute honored Bangkok, July 7, 2020:  The  ‘Mekong Heroes’ is a new program, initiated by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) and Destination Mekong, to celebrate colleagues in Mekong tourism who work tirelessly behind the scenes […]

Winners of the 2020 Experience Mekong Showcases announced

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION   Winners of the 2020 Experience Mekong Showcases announced   Bangkok, August 28, 2020:  The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office announced the 6 Winners of the 2020 Experience Mekong Showcases. From 60 shortlisted businesses of the over 350 Experience Mekong Collection members, nearly 10,000 eligible votes narrowed down to 18 finalists […]

Vietnam goes big on green tours

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) have joined hands with Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) and Swiss Sustainable Tourism Programme (SSTP) to launch a new section on the national tourism website collating the country’s best sustainable tourism options. Users visiting the Green Travel section of the website will find articles dedicated to best practices for responsible travellers, […]

What is an elephant camp assessment?

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Having an elephant experience in southeast Asia is one of life’s greatest pleasures. But a major concern continuing to plague elephant tourism are issues surrounding elephant welfare and camp management. Elephants may appear happy enough, but as a passing visitor it’s impossible to know what back-of-house care each elephant is receiving.  Camps that advertise themselves […]