Photo of the Day Agoda employees get their hands dirty to clean up Phuket’s Kamala Beach By TTG Asia / Posted on 6 October, 2021 13:38 A group of 24 employees from Agoda’s Bangkok and Phuket offices, alongside CEO John Brown, recently conducted a clean-up drive at Phuket’s Kamala Beach, doing their bit to tackle beach waste. Polluted beaches and waterways is the second biggest concern regarding tourism’s impact on the environment, according to Agoda’s 2021 global Sustainable Travel Trends Survey. Agoda employees, joined by CEO John Brown, picked up 43 bags of trash while cleaning up Kamala Beach With that in mind, the Agoda team partnered with a local non-profit, Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation, to pick up trash at Kamala Beach last Friday (October 1). After collecting 43 bags of trash, the Agoda employees also sorted trash and cleaned recyclables. The #MyPledge beach cleaning drive in Phuket is the second in the series of Agoda’s #MyPledge beach clean-up events following the first which kicked off in Singapore in September. The activity will roll out to other markets across Asia, including Indonesia and Hong Kong, until the end of this year, with hundreds of employees from the digital travel platform taking part in the events. As part of the #MyPledge campaign, Agoda worked with influencers across the region to raise awareness of tourism’s impact on the environment and invite the public to share their pledges of simple steps they might take to travel more sustainably in the future.