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Best Green Destination Award received by TAT at the Travel and Leisure Awards 2019

Amazing Thailand was recently conferred with the Best Green Destination award by Travel plus Leisure India and South Asia. The prestigious readers choice Awards, also called India’s Best Awards, celebrated its eighth edition and was held at ITC Maurya Hotel in New Delhi, India.

The polling for the travel plus leisure awards 2019 was conducted as a reader’s choice, both through the magazine and online in 2019, over a period of six months. In addition to this, opinions of a panel of outstanding experts in their fields are also taken into consideration.

Isra Stapanaseth, Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand New Delhi Office collected this prestigious award on the behalf of TAT New Delhi. On receiving the award Stapanaseth said, “I am very proud and happy to accept the Best Green Destination award on behalf of Tourism Authority of Thailand. Apart from being one of the most popular and loved holiday destinations, Thailand also has a great variety of natural beauty that has been preserved over the years. There has been a special focus on regenerating the underwater world of corals and aquatic life”.

There has been a great focus on promoting Eco Tourism in Thailand by Tourism Authority of Thailand. The Thai people and tourists are encouraged to support local artists, craftsmen and farmers and also promote national products like silk and cotton.

Lowering the use of plastic bags and single-use plastic products and adopting more natural-made materials are some of the latest practices being pushed by the government to promote green tourism in Thailand.

The green tourism campaign has the ambitious goal of improving the country as a quality tourism destination.