August 9, 2018

Phuket hoteliers to eliminate plastic bottles, notch up environmental education

August 7, 2018


All members of the Phuket Hotels Association have jointly committed to eliminate plastic water bottles and drinking straws from rooms by 2019 as part of an effort to ensure a sustainable future for Phuket, said association president Anthony Lark. The association has also provided information to its hotel members about companies that provide alternatives to […]

Posted in: Phuket

Phuket Hotels Association launches Sustaining Tourism forum

August 6, 2018


Phuket Hotels Association has announced a new annual international forum called PHIST (Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism), which will be held on the island for the first time in September to support the region’s hospitality industry in its fight for a sustainable future. The PHIST Forum 2018 will take place on 24 September 2018 […]

Posted in: Koh Samui, Phuket

Mixed signals on Phuket’s outlook

July 16, 2018


By Don Ross – Gauging the financial fallout from the Phuket boat disaster that claimed 47 lives, earlier this month, varies dramatically depending on who the reporters interview. The Bangkok Post at the weekend estimated the island would lose 7,300 room nights and placed the value at around THB7 million. In contrast, Thai PBS TV […]

Posted in: Phuket

TAT launches ‘Phuket Surf Series 2018+ Khao Lak’ this surfing season

June 29, 2018


The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in collaboration with Surfing Thailand and Phuket Surfing Club is organising the “Phuket Surf Series 2018+ Khao Lak” that will run from June to October 2018. This falls during the annual ‘Green’ or monsoon season in Thailand’s Southern Region when swells from the Bay of Bengal are most consistent […]

Posted in: Phuket

Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha hails TAT for promoting environmental protection activities

June 14, 2018


Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has hailed activities arranged by government agencies and private companies in the tourism sector promoting environmental conservation, stressing the government’s commitment to reduce the environmental impact from tourism and related development. According to recent news reports in local media, General Prayut also praised the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), […]

Posted in: Thailand

Soak up the sunset at the Boathouse

June 11, 2018


Sunset! It’s one of the most primal of our daily experiences and yet so often missed, or taken for granted. In the hurly-burly of our modern time-stressed lives, how often do we take the time to calmly sit, stare and fully immerse ourselves in this most beautiful part of simply being alive? When I moved […]

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