Thailand – S U M A S

Sustainable Hospitality in Thailand

A practical experience in the Sustainable Hospitality world

Thailand is one of the most popular and most traveled destinations in Asia. Have you ever thought about traveling environmentally friendly in Thailand? There are a lot of possibilities to greener your next trip to Thailand. The country has over 300 national parks and 17% of the land are designated areas for environmental protection.

The economy of Thailand is mostly depending on the tourism industry. To ensure the healthy development of the tourist destinations in Thailand, it is essential to lower the impact that mass tourism has on the environment and the community. Sustainable tourism takes care of the present needs while preserving the needs of future generations.

  • Familiarize students with the alternative development paradigms that can be used to ensure a sustainable environment.
  • Introduce debate on how to manage sustainability in the respective country.
  • Provide practice in applying sustainable policies as a measure to ensuring continued sustainable development.
  • Provide a first-hand experience in an experiential camp.

At the end of the camp you will be able to:

  • Understand the limitations of sustainable development as a tool of measurement in progress.
  • Increase awareness of economic impacts of sustainable development.
  • Define the scope of sustainable development of the respective country.
  • Evaluate business practices and initiatives.
  • Development of inter-group skills and adaption capabilities in an Experiential Camp.
November 19 Social Entrepreneurship by Dr Joanne Robinson
November 20 Introduction to the study visit at Doi Tung Briefing on the overview of Doi Tung Development Project Visit the Project's database center - Since 1988, the center has been keeping track of socioeconomic and environmental data to assess the project’s accountability and development progress.
November 21 Visit Navuti Company’s coffee and macadamia plantation. Visit Cottage Industry Centre and Outlet - This “mid-stream” phase of development combines local wisdom, particularly of local women, and modern know-how and adds exponential value to hand-made products, making them highly marketable locally and internationally.
• Coffee Roasting Facility
• Ceramic Factory
• Mulberry Paper Factory
Visit environment Waste Management development Centre activities and Doi Tung.
November 25 Seminar in Zeavola Resort & Spa in Krabi (Phi Phi Islands)
1. What is sustainability for us as a hotel
2. The bases of sustainability in any situation
3. The rewards of sustainability for the hotel
4. Return of investment calculation
5. The low hanging Fruits (small changes having big impact)
November 26 Seminar in Zeavola Resort & Spa in Krabi (Phi Phi Islands)
1. Water the meaning of life
2. Entire closed water circle the hotel does not take from the sea and does not spill into the sea.
3. Filter systems to recover the used water.
4. How to 2 million liter of water per year.
5. Big project return of investment calculation.
November 27 Seminar in Zeavola Resort & Spa in Krabi (Phi Phi Islands)
1. Recycling creates values
2. Community engagement & Community understanding
3. Staff engagement
4. The Fauna & Flora of Zeavola

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