Four Thai hotels and resorts, an elephant sanctuary and a non-governmental organisation promoting community-based tourism have been conferred the Responsible Thailand Awards 2019 in recognition of their commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism.
Organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with the UK publishing company Wanderlust Travel Media, the Awards “recognise and celebrate organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to sustainable tourism developments, as well as help protect the country whilst engaging and educating tourists on local environmental issues.”
The Awards were presented at the World Travel Market (WTM) on 4 November, 2019, in a ceremony presided over by the Minister of Tourism and Sports, H.E. Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn.
Created to highlight Thailand’s dedication to the conservation of its country’s precious natural and cultural resources and support sustainable tourism development, the Awards recognise and celebrate organisations which have made an outstanding contribution to growing Thailand as a sustainable tourism destination.