The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Business News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Clean Phuket tops hotels’ agenda

PHUKET: The Phuket Hotels Association consortium has re-confirmed its stance that a “clean Phuket” is among the top priorities for leading hotels across the island.

environment, pollution, tourism,


The Phuket News

Saturday 9 September 2017, 10:00AM


Phuket Hotels Association President Anthony Lark (left) is joined by Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong (centre) and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office Director Kanokkittika Kritwutikon.

The affirmation came at the association’s members meeting at the Twin Palms resort last Wednesday (Aug 30), where it was announced that members will continue with their island-wide cleanup campaign, punctuated with a Hearts with Hands, Keep Phuket Clean beach clean-up event on Saturday, Sept 16.

The association’s Environmental & Sustainability Working Group recently launched the island-wide initiative in support of the International Coastal Clean Up Campaign, which will see millions of volunteers across the globe unite to fight ocean pollution.

The event is fully supported and endorsed by the local government along with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and member hotels are championing individual beaches by sponsoring equipment and supplies for volunteers.

Phuket Hotels Association President Anthony Lark will be joined by Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office Director Kanokkittika Kritwutikon to officially open the event at Karon Beach, where the clean up will be overseen by staff from Le Meridien and Hilton Arcadia hotels.

“We are focused on three main areas: Phuket branding, local education and environmental protection. By cleaning up our beaches we are promoting Phuket as a global beach destination brand, we are also educating local communities, tourists and island businesses on the need to take care of the island’s natural assets, and we are preserving the environmental health of the ocean,” Mr Lark explained.

Plastic is choking the world’s seas and putting marine life in danger. Some 46,000 items of debris now occupy every square mile of ocean and plastic is found in 62% of all sea birds and 100% of sea turtle species tested after their demise, the Phuket Hotels Association noted in announcing the clean-up drive.

The Phuket Hotels Association recognises the need for action and is lobbying local community groups, schools, residents, expatriates and tourists to join forces and clean up garbage from the beaches around the island before it reaches the sea, it added.

The association has over 60 members comprising small boutique hotels to large international chains who have joined together to promote the island as Brand Phuket, to raise money to educate local Phuket residents though the association’s scholarship fund, and also assist and educate with the environmental best practices to reduce any harmful impact that tourism has on the island.

British International School, Phuket

To that end, the meeting last Wednesday also saw members drive on with an environmental-awareness training module for hotel staff in English and Thai and confirmed that its “Plastic Ocean documentary” now has Thai subtitles.

The association has reached out to schools, beach clean-up groups, Green Clubs and media for their participation and local municipalities have been requested by Phuket Governor Plodthong to give their full support in manpower and resources.

The meeting also moved forward on the association’s scholarship program and a marketing initiative to promote “good news stories”, with a call from the Marketing Working Group for hotel members to share good news and experiences in their areas, and “not commercially driven stories”.

At the meeting in person, Governor Norraphat noted “I am very happy to learn that there is a unified voice in the hotel industry especially one that pertains to Phuket. I fully support Phuket Hotels Association’s three very strong objectives which are Environment, Education and Destination Marketing (promoting good news stories).

“Today I would like to take the opportunity to share with you some of my top priorities this year. In line with the Phuket Hotels Association's objectives, Environment - going green and taking care of our environment stays very close to my heart. I fully support and endorse the next project carried out by the association to Clean-Up Phuket Beaches in honour of the International Coastal Clean-Up Day on 16 September.

“To share with you our recent beach clean-up in Rassada, the staggering statistic at the end of the three-hour clean-up was unimaginable. We weighed the rubbish collected and it came up to 3,500 kilos! I hope to achieve in my position of Governor to see Phuket free of plastic, clean streets free of rats and continue to prosper the status of a Gastronomic city by Unesco.

“Phuket is one of the most visited destinations in Thailand and it helps collectively as one we promote and share good news stories of Phuket,” he said.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:
    Forget your password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Pacific corals in 'worrying' state: researchers

I been there in the early 90.is and seen them,the coral were still pretty much ok from my point of view.It seems nobody really cares and everybody jus...(Read More)


Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

Funny how quick someone jumps up like a rabbit out of a magicians hat,if our chief commentator is questioned! Looks to me like helicopter parenting he...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: The rising tide of progress

Great PN piece of Opinion. Yes, Anyone living many years on Phuket island is not surprised by the floodings, etc. See Patong police station, 2 hours...(Read More)


Phuket taxi drivers charged for assaulting security guard over access to hotel guests

Wow "Might" revoke their licence's, tough talk, well done, the taxi tuk tuk mafia will be shaking in their shoes!...(Read More)


11 held in crackdown on foreign crime

As mentioned in a previous story, the ever good old Nigerians and their scams, most from that continent aren't good people, sad but true....(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: The rising tide of progress

The monkeys can be moved because no one is being paid to look the other way....(Read More)


Remapping eats on the streets

Is it so difficult to build food courts, plus appointing many food wise strategic located small sois food streets ( no traffic)? Like in Singapore and...(Read More)


11 held in crackdown on foreign crime

Transnational crime syndicates are existing already many years. Strange that RTP not studied/specialized/ is updated in 'transnational' yet. ...(Read More)


Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

It appears our fine feathered "friend" is only capable of personal attacks. The mayor, in particular his office, is responsible for issui...(Read More)


Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

I wrote: Face expressions on photos say a lot about people.(plural) I was not just talking about the Mayor. It was about all the people on the photo...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.