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Title: Thailand Green Tourism Learning Visit


1
Thailand Green Tourism Learning Visit 31 May 07
June, 2014
2
Sustainable Tourism -thematic focus of
the learning visit
3
Main Objectives of the Learning Visit
  • to gain insights into the successful
    implementation of green tourism
  • to have the chance to discuss the topic
  • of green tourism with different actors in
  • the visited places

4
Further Objectives
  • Witness concrete examples of greening in the Thai
    tourism sector
  • Understand the business case of going green in
    the Thai context
  • Learn about the importance of Renewable energy
    for Thailand
  • and the status of its promotion
  • Learn about the future outlook on global green
    tourism markets
  • Learn new and innovative green technologies
  • Look at the enabling framework conditions that
    support the shift
  • to Green Economic Development, especially as
    it is related to
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Establish contact with green tourism providers
    and suppliers
  • of greening technologies who can possibly be
    tapped for matchmaking
  • with the tourism sector in the Philippines

5
The Participants
6
The Participants
  • 2 staff from the GIZ PH Project Promotion of
    Green Economic Development (ProGED)
  • 4 staff from the Department of Trade and
    Industry, Regional Operations Group (DTI RODG)
  • 3 staff from the Department of Tourism
  • 2 elected officials from the Provincial and
    Municipal Local Government Units (LGUs)
  •  


7
The Participants
  • 2 Key Officers of Subnational Public Private
    Dialogue Platforms (Bohol PTC, Neg Or SMEDC)
  • 2 Tourism Industry Business Membership
    Organizations
  • (BAHRR of Bohol BAHARA of Agusan del Norte)
  • 3 Key Staff of Tourism and / or Support to
    Tourism Enterprises (South Palms of Bohol, Betis
    Crafts of Pampanga Balanghai Hotel Convention
    Center of
  • Butuan, Agusan del Norte)
  • 1 Non-Governmental Organization from Cebu

 
8
Welcome Dinner hosted by Amb. Jocelyn
Batoon-Garcia
9
Opening in Bangkok
10
The Green Visits
11
Sampran Riverside Nakhon Pathom
 
12
SAMPRAN
RIVERSIDE
  • Tour Highlights/Green Practices
  • Organic Farm
  • Beetlenut Tree Climbing
  • Pandan Juice Making
  • Tea Making
  • Craft Village
  • Elephant Ride
  • The Property
  • formerly known as Rose Garden
  • a family-run property close to Bangkok
  • a 4 star riverside hotel with 160 rooms, 6
    antique Thai houses, a serene lake, Arusaya Spa,
    4 restaurants, 10 mtg rooms, a 10 acre organic
    farm, a weekend farmers market and a unique
  • Thai Village cultural Center

13
Ban Pu Resort, Trat
14
Ban Pu Resort
  • The Property
  • The 1st and only resort situated in a mangrove
    forest by the sea of
  • Trat Province
  • The resort offers 57 sleeping rooms and 4
    conference rooms
  • The facility includes restaurant, outdoor salt
    water swimming pool,
  • and a spa
  • Resort Highlights/Green Practices
  • Skylight/natural light in the bathrooms
  • No mini bars in the sleeping rooms
  • Local produce in the menu/low carbon menu/green
    menu

15
Trat Province
  • a Green Province
  • the branding is followed by a
  • conscious implementation
  • thereby showcasing the Political
  • Will of the authorities
  • Have model communities with model projects like
    low-carbon tourism, community-based waste
    management, open green prison

16
Designated Areas for Sustainable
Tourism Administration (DASTA)
  • A well-funded government organization that takes
    charge in formulating policies and administrative
    plans for designated
  • areas for sustainable tourism
  • Forges cooperation in the development of tourist
    destinations in designated areas for sustainable
    development

17
Open Green Prison, Trat
18
Open Green Prison, Trat
  • The penitentiary was made as a center for the
    Philosophy
  • of Sufficiency Economy
  • Activities in the center include organic
    vegetable farming,
  • fruit farming, biogas production, organic
    fertilizer production,
  • herbal insect repellent production, hogs,
    goats, chicken raising,
  • among others
  • Inmates are called students that reduces the
    stigma
  • of being branded as criminals they are
    trained to become
  • producers and entrepreneurs thus making them
    ready once
  • they return to their respective communities
  • A renewable energy pilot area

19
Koh Chang Zero Waste
Collection Plant
  • An showcase of public-private partnership
  • Community was very much involved in solid waste
    management
  • Landfill is not proximate to MRF thereby adding
    cost of operations
  • Has a business model creating a win-win solution
    for both the
  • government and the private
  • contractor

20
Koh Chang Grand Orchid
  • a 3-star rated resort and spa that offers its
    guests a scent of nature and exploration of fauna
    flora
  • hotel staff/employees are involved in green
    practices like
  • 3 Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), organic
  • gardening
  • has biogas production that is used to cook the
    food for the employees

21
Salak Khok Community
22
Salak Khok Community
  • A showcase of community-based tourism management
  • Slow Life Travel
  • Traditional livelihood practices are not
    sacrificed for
  • the sake of tourism
  • Fishing is still the main source of livelihood
  • Conscious of the carrying capacity of the area

23
Koh Mak Low Carbon Island
  • A small island with 400 native islanders, 1000
    migrant workers, visited by 80,000 tourists per
    year
  • Natural environment is their selling point
  • Use of solar system/solar panels is popular in
    the island
  • Solar panels for fishing boats reduce the
    fishermens
  • dependence on fossil fuel

24
Learnings
  • Need for public-private partnership to be
    strengthened
  • Importance of getting the government, businesses
    and the local community be involved from the
    very start of any undertaking
  • Consider privatization for sustainability but has
    to be strongly
  • supported by the government
  • Responsible and sustainable tourism is the way to
    go
  • tourism that creates better places for people to
    live in
  • and better places to visit
  • Provide more enjoyable experiences to tourists
    through
  • more meaningful connections with local
    people, a greater
  • understanding of local culture, social and
    environmental issues

25
Learnings
  • Going green should start from ourselves
  • use of LED lights in our homes
  • proper waste management
  • practice of 3Rs
  • do organic gardening for vegetables, among others
  • RE supply should be made available at affordable
    cost to promptly respond to demands

26
Way Forward
  • for both pilot replication areas
  • Strengthen collaboration with stakeholders for
    awareness
  • creation
  • - government, businesses, community
  • Link and synergize with other agencies
    private institutions
  • on existing green initiatives
  • Integrate greening in the regular programs of the
    government
  • Advocate for low carbon tourism
  • Encourage local procurement

27
Laguna Meeting
  • What transpired
  • Sharing of initiatives done by each participant
    on the application
  • of their learnings from the Thailand trip
  • Sharing of identified activities or projects that
    are to be implemented in the future
  • Experienced and communed with nature in Tayak
    Nature and Adventure Park,
  • an eco-tourism destination of Rizal,
  • Laguna

28
Integrating the Way Forward into the Replication
Processes
29
Integrating the Way Forward into the Replication
Processes
Process Indicator DOT Mla Palawan Laguna Cebu Neg. Occ Bohol
Line Intervention 1
Commission Indicator 2
1. No, of Information Materials/Knowledge production on good greening practices of MSMEs and LGUs prepared
2. No. of Greening Sensitization / Learning Events conducted (Industry Cluster workshop SMERA) Organization of National Conference on Tourism Sustainable consumption and production Capabilty Building of Local Communities in the identified eco-tourism sites Workshop on Value Chain Organization of Green Growth Activities National Eco-tourism Strategy Workshop Sensitization of ProGED Value chain Green Building Design Training GBA Workshop with 15 Hotels
3. No. of MSMEs and other stakeholders participating in the sensitization/learning events
30
Integrating the Way Forward into the Replication
Processes
Process Indicator DOT Mla Palawan Laguna Cebu Neg. Occ Bohol
Line Intervention 1
Commission Indicator 2
4. List of national international MSME green awards prepared Propose for Palawan Green Club Movement Launching Publish Green Database SP Resolution Green Program Resolution Bgy. Greening Program
5. No. of MSMEs supported for nomination to green awards Advocate/Propose for Incentives of Green MSMEs
6. No. of MSMEs awarded/ publicly recognized Mapping of Low carbon destination Eco-labeling
31
Integrating the Way Forward into the Replication
Processes
  • Activity
  • Activity
  • Timeline

Process Indicators
Process Indicators DOT Mla Palawan Laguna Cebu Neg. Occ Bohol
Line of Intervention 2 Commission Indicator 3
7. Matchmaking Strategy / Concept Note prepared
8. No of matchmaking events between green service providers and / or green technology suppliers and MSMEs conducted Conduct of Green Technology Matchmaking Event
9. No of MSMEs participating in matchmaking events
32
Integrating the Way Forward into the Replication
Processes
Process Indicators
Process Indicators DOT Mla Palawan Laguna Cebu Neg. Occ Bohol
10. No of MSMEs signifying interest to avail of green business development services and / or adopt green technologies Encourage tours to green destinations Encourage the IT-BPM Industry to adopt green initiatives Bohol Resorts Assn. To plant trees/ flowering bushes along roads.
11. No of MSMEs availing green business development services and / or adopt green technologies Mapping of Low Carbon Devt. (Eco-labeling)
12. No of MSMEs greening their operations
33
Integrating the Way Forward into the Replication
Processes
Process Indicator DOT Mla Palawan Laguna Cebu Neg. Occ Bohol
Line Intervention 1
Commission Indicator 2
1. No, of Information Materials/Knowledge production on good greening practices of MSMEs and LGUs prepared
2. No. of Greening Sensitization / Learning Events conducted (Industry Cluster workshop SMERA) Organization of National Conference on Tourism Sustainable consumption and production Capabilty Building of Local Communities in the identified eco-tourism sites Workshop on Value Chain Organization of Green Growth Activities National Eco-tourism Strategy Workshop Sensitization of ProGED Value chain Green Building Design Training GBA Workshop with 15 Hotels
3. No. of MSMEs and other stakeholders participating in the sensitization/learning events
34
Integrating the Way Forward into the Replication
Processes
Process Indicator DOT Mla Palawan Laguna Cebu Neg. Occ Bohol
Line Intervention 1
Commission Indicator 2
4. List of national international MSME green awards prepared Propose for Palawan Green Club Movement Launching Publish Green Database SP Resolution Green Program Resolution Bgy. Greening Program
5. No. of MSMEs supported for nomination to green awards Advocate/Propose for Incentives of Green MSMEs
6. No. of MSMEs awarded/ publicly recognized Mapping of Low carbon destination Eco-labeling
35
Integrating the Way Forward into the Replication
Processes
  • Activity
  • Activity
  • Timeline

Process Indicators
Process Indicators DOT Mla Palawan Laguna Cebu Neg. Occ Bohol
Line of Intervention 2 Commission Indicator 3
7. Matchmaking Strategy / Concept Note prepared
8. No of matchmaking events between green service providers and / or green technology suppliers and MSMEs conducted Conduct of Green Technology Matchmaking Event
9. No of MSMEs participating in matchmaking events
36
Integrating the Way Forward into the Replication
Processes
Process Indicators
Process Indicators DOT Mla Palawan Laguna Cebu Neg. Occ Bohol
10. No of MSMEs signifying interest to avail of green business development services and / or adopt green technologies Encourage tours to green destinations Encourage the IT-BPM Industry to adopt green initiatives Bohol Resorts Assn. To plant trees/ flowering bushes along roads.
11. No of MSMEs availing green business development services and / or adopt green technologies Mapping of Low Carbon Devt. (Eco-labeling)
12. No of MSMEs greening their operations
37
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