TAT rolls out campaign for waste reduction

 Monday, August 20, 2018 


TATTourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched an initiative with stakeholders to cut down tourism-related waste by “up to 50 per cent” by 2020.


A new initiative has been launched by the Tourism Authority of Thialand( TAT) to cut down tourism-related waste by 50% by 2020 along with stakeholders.




To promote responsible tourism there will be publicity campaigns with public and private sector partners that will include Expedia Group, Tourism Council of Thailand , Thai Hotels Association, the Chao Phraya River tourism-related businesses including ICONSIAM, Nonthaburi Municipality, Siam Piwat Retail and Development Company, and local communities in Bangkok.



Both tourists and businesses will be benefited by the collaboration and follow-up initiatives addressing the waste problem in major travel destinations. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT governor mentioned that the collaboration will serve as a catalyst within Thailand’s travel and tourism sectors.



Tourist will gradually get conscious and travel responsibly through these activities. TAT will be a major player in providing support and recommendations on reducing waste and encourage the consumption of reusable and sustainable items.



The initiative will start from Bangkok and further expand in secondary tourist destinations around the country. Thailand’s marine environment and ocean conservation , rescue of imperiled marine animals will be taken care of by TAT.

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