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Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort receives top environmental award
Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is the first property in southern Thailand’s Krabi province to receive a Gold Level Green Hotel Award in recognition of its ongoing commitment to sustainability.
Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort operates to a deeply sustainable philosophy, incorporating advanced methodology in waste management, product sourcing, recycling and community programmes. The resort also integrates a series of initiatives to ensure guests enrich their travels through learning and positive contribution to the environment and community.
Certified by the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP), under the Thai Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Green Hotel Awards are in their 12th year and are recognised as an industry benchmark in Thailand.
Created to recognise hotels that have successfully implemented measures to protect the environment, reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to the sustainability of Thailand’s tourism industry, the awards are categorised into three levels: Gold, Silver and Bronze, with the Gold representing the highest achievement.
Chao Treenawong, General Manager of Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort advised “we are delighted to receive the Gold Level Green Hotel Award. At Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and ensure that every step is taken to preserve and protect our eco-system for future generations.
“Moving forward, we will continue to enhance our operations and achieve an eco-friendly, carbon-neutral future for this exquisite destination.”
The Marine Discovery Centre is the hub for all activities and is led by resident marine biologist, Kasama 'Bom' Nualsri, who has previously worked for Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife & Plant Conservation, and the Department of Marine & Coastal Resources. He is now leading the resort’s marine conservation efforts, including projects such as coral preservation, breeding and release programmes.
Guests of all ages can enjoy educational and entertaining sessions at the Marine Discovery Centre, learning about Phi Phi Island Village’s latest initiatives through a series of action-packed activities and interactive exhibitions, ranging from a cinema to a laboratory and coral planting activities in the resort’s underwater coral propagation nursery. Children are invited to help feed the clownfish every day, and even adopt their own 'Nemo'!
This is the latest in a series of environmental accolades achieved by Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort; in 2019 it was awarded '3 Leaves' by the Green Leaf Foundation, and it has also been recognised by the Thai Hotels Association as a 'Plastic Free Resort'.
For more information about Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, please visit www.phiphiislandvillage.com and www.phiphiislandvillage.com/phiphi-marine-discovery-centre.php
22nd January 2020 - Thailand Tourism Industry warned of disaster if it fails to embrace nature
20th June 2019 - Thailand resort manager launches Eco Blueprint for Tropical Resorts
11th May 2019 - Thailand’s Maya Bay to remain closed to tourists until 2021
26th February 2019 - The Tourism Authority of Thailand aims to inspire responsible tourism
19th February 2019 - Thailand Beach Resort and Marine Discovery Centre encourage eco-sensitive adventures
26th November 2018 - UNWTO report shows Thailand leads Asia in incoming international visitor spending
24th July 2018 - Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort opens Marine Discover Centre
24th February 2017 - Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort reveals family playground
24th December 2016 - Khiri Travel aims to change tourists’ perceptions of Thailand
30th August 2016 - Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort expands environmental program
9th December 2016 - Thailand tourism breaks records with 30 millionth visitor
12th February 2015 - Zeavola Resort wins sustainability accolade at international hotel awards
9th January 2014 - Zeavola resort’s clean sweap of beaches leaves Phi Phi green and pristine
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