TAT launches “Laughing Island Conqueror vs Low-carbon Footprint Traveler” activity

An exciting new initiative aims to encourage tourists in Trat province to participate in responsible tourism through activities that reduce their carbon footprint.

Bangkok, Thailand – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched the “Laughing Island Conqueror vs Low Carbon Traveler” initiative in the eastern province of Trat, offering tourists a fun way to help protect nature and the environment while exploring this beautiful part of Thailand.

Mr. Yuthasak SupasornGovernor of the TAT, said “This exciting new initiative is focused on raising awareness and understanding among tourists of the ‘carbon footprint’ of their daily activities and travels. It encourages them to participate in responsible tourism, a key part of the “Visit Thailand Year 2022: Amazing New Chapters” campaign.

The “Laughing Island Conqueror vs Low-carbon Footprint Traveler” initiative invites tourists to visit a unique route in Trat covering Ko Mak (low-carbon destination) – Ko Kradat (Safari Island) – Ko ‘Kai-Hua-Ro ‘ (laughing island) from May to July 2022.

During their trip, tourists will be encouraged to use a CF Calculator app – created and developed by Thailand’s Greenhouse Gas Management Organization – to record their travel habits, distance, tourist activities and consumption. food daily. The app will then calculate their personal greenhouse gas emissions over an annual period.

With their personal greenhouse gas emissions in mind, the initiative is expected to encourage tourists to seek ways to reduce their personal carbon footprint. For example, tourists can choose to walk to “Laughing Island” instead of taking a small boat. They can also choose to eat foods made from organic products and using no chemicals in the production process. Or they can choose to eat foods that use locally produced ingredients and in doing so help reduce greenhouse gases from transporting and importing ingredients.

By being aware of their carbon footprint, tourists can help reduce waste and activities that can contribute to the greenhouse effect, PM2.5 dust and climate change, all of which impact natural resources, health and well-being. of people. This can be done both during their holidays in Trat and to continue this approach when they return home.

All tourists who participate in the “Laughing Island Conqueror VS Low-carbon Footprint Traveler” initiative will receive a certificate from TAT, specially designed by a cartoonist from “Kai-Hua-Ror”, a long-established cartoon magazine in Thailand, known for its cartoon characters and laughing gags.

The certificate will show that they have conquered the “Laughing Island” and visited Ko Mak, a pilot low-carbon destination that draws on practices from the ideals of bioeconomy, circular economy and economy green, or BCG model. And, that they understand the carbon footprint and are responsible tourists.

To receive a certificate, tourists can send a photo of themselves taken on “The Laughing Island” with the result of their CF calculator to the TAT Trat office before July 31, 2022.

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