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Thailand’s ‘Green Island’ is 100% powered on alternative energy sources

Just a stone’s throw from Samui Island, Pha Luai Island is officially recognised as Thailand’s first and only ‘Green Island’, which depends 100% on alternative energy sources.

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For those wishing to escape from a hectic life, spend a peaceful getaway in the embrace of serene nature, and take lungfuls of pure air at a place unknown to most tourists, Pha Luai Island is an ideal destination.

With a population of only 180 households and situated in Surat Thani province’s Ang Thong Islands Marine National Park, just a stone’s throw from Samui Island, Pha Luai Island is officially recognised as Thailand’s first and only ‘Green Island’, which depends 100% on alternative energy sources.

By trekking around the island, a visitor will learn that every household’s facilities are powered by clean energy.  Electricity generated at a solar farm is used for interior lighting, maintenance of water sources, development of the traffic system, building construction, and general upkeep and restoration of the island’s environment.

None of these achievements would have been possible without the locals’ awareness of the value of clean energy, which has improved their quality of life. 

The local islanders, therefore, commit themselves to developing their birthplace into an ecotourism attraction and further modifying it into a future learning centre for energy efficiency promotion.

About “The Seasons”

“The Seasons Episode 9: Green Island” is part of the 12- episode travel documentary series that reveal the untold stories of the unique way of life of the Thai people and the amazing scenery of natural attractions in different regions. There are four episodes for each of the three seasons that Thailand has in a year: rainy, cool and summer.

“The Seasons” follows the TAT Newsroom’s inaugural seven-part travel documentary series, titled ‘Insight Thainess’, to promote Thai values through the country’s unique way of life.

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TAT Governor speaks about animal welfare and wildlife conservation

The elephant is also the national symbol and has special spiritual significance with its deep associations with Buddhism and Hinduism. So, it must always be revered and well taken care of.

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Bangkok, 18 July 2019 – In this interview, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn highlights Thai society’s long-standing respect for nature and close relationship with the animal kingdom, and how TAT continues to build on its history of animal welfare and wildlife conservation, particularly in emerging and secondary destinations.

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TAT target 10% growth in 2020 with quality markets and responsible tourism

TAT has set clear directions to move the Thai tourism industry out of mass tourism and towards responsible tourism with an emphasis on revenue-generating quality tourists.

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Bangkok, 9 July 2019 – Gearing up to mark its 60th anniversary in 2020, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has reaffirmed its commitment to making travel and tourism the kingdom’s most economically promising, environmentally sustainable, and culturally vibrant sector in the years to come.

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Visitor numbers to rise 7% to 39-39.8 million in 2019

The overall annual visitor number this year is now expected to be 39-39.8 million, a 2-4% increase on last year.

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BANGKOK, 2 July 2019(NNT) – Visitor numbers in the latter half of 2019 are expected to reach 20.1 million following proactive marketing campaigns by tourism businesses to better attract tourists with different needs and purchasing power, according to KResearch.

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