The 37th World Tourism Day was marked in Phuket at the end of last week, for the first time ever, with a range of activities promoting a “Sustainable Tourism” theme. The event was organised by Marriott Thailand Business Council alongside the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
An initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is aimed at promoting responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism.
Phuket Governor Noraphat Plodthong addressed the dignitary at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa where the world tourism day press conference about sustainable tourism was held. The Phuket Governor and participants was then dropped by at Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, enjoyed the highlight local Black Crab dishes, and visited the black crab (Pu Dam) community at Mai Khao Moo 3.
The World Tourism Day Press conference event was an opportunity to present a showcase of their award winning Sustainable Tourism Practices, “Best CSR – Social Impact Partnership” at the 2017 Rockefeller Social Impact Awards, curated by The Resource Alliance and showed a premiere screening of “Black Crab Community”, a short documentary film produced and directed by social impact film director Alan Compton.