Phuket’s Kata and Karon hotels pledge to sustainable tourism practices

41 hotels and resorts under the KataKaron Business Association sign MOU to foster green initiatives

The KataKaron Business Association (KBA) in Phuket, comprising local hotel and resort owners, has signed an MoU pledging that they will achieve four major objectives over the coming year for the benefit of the environment and the local community.

KBA’s president Angkana Tanetvisetkul led Supaluck Damrongchuea from the Phuket Public Health Department and TAT Phuket’s deputy director Montee Manator, as well as owners and representatives from the 41 hotels & resorts, to sign the MOU.

Objectives for the deal include reducing the garbage generated and all plastics used in daily operations by 80 per cent by end 2020; making guest rooms in all hotels, resorts and beaches (zoned) non-smoking; encouraging visitors to carry garbage back from their day on the beach for sorting at the hotels and resorts; and developing local community projects to encourage local restaurants to install grease traps and monitor the water being discharged from their outlets.

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