Thailand has long been a popular destination for travelers, thanks to its beautiful beaches and jungles. Now the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Thai Eco-tourism and Adventure Travel Association (TEATA) have teamed up to put together a booklet for those looking to travel in an eco-friendly way.
TAT and TEATA worked together to produce the Go Responsible Ecotourism and Enjoy Thailand, or Go GREET booklet. It is designed to showcase the best sights to see along with how to visit them while supporting the community's natural resources, culture and agriculture.
Thailand is very focused on tourism that will benefit the people in local areas, said Nalinee Pananon, the director of a Thai agency in Sweden. Around the Kingdom there are cities that allow visitors to discover nature and Thai traditions while affecting the environment as little as possible. Being a tourist outside the obvious areas is an experience that will last a lot longer.
Visit Mae Kampong in northern Thailand for a eco-friendly adventure. The ancient city has won many awards for its environmentally conscious tourist programs. Mae Kampong is located 1,300 meters above sea level and even produces its own electricity from a nearby waterfall.
In order to minimize your environmental impact in the smaller towns, traveling with a small group is recommended.