Hua Hin has been recognised among 100 destinations worldwide for good practice stories
Hua Hin has been listed in the ‘2023 Green Destination Top 100 Stories’ for showcasing exemplary destination management practices toward a responsible future for tourism.
Mayor Nopporn Wutthikul was presented with the certificate by Ms. Kanokwan Sri-arun, Director of the Strategy and Budget Division.
Ms. Kanokwan represented the city at the Green Destinations 2023 conference in Tallinn, Estonia, which took place on October 9.
Joining the certification presentation were Deputy Mayor Busaba Choksuchat, Municipal Clerk Jeerawat Pramanee, and Directors of the Sanitation Engineering and Water Supply Divisions, respectively.
Green Destinations Top 100 Stories is an annual competition organised by Green Destinations. The competition is held under the auspices of the Top 100 Partnership, supported by the Future of Tourism Coalition and the the global tourism promoter, ITB Berlin, to elevate the profiles of select tourist destinations. Their joint efforts aim to boost global awareness and drive high-quality tourism to Thailand.
This year, good practice stories of Mueang Kao Sukhothai, Khlong Thom (in Krabi), and Nan Old City were submitted by the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA), while the story of Hua Hin (in Prachuap Khiri Khan) was presented by the Hua Hin Municipality.
Furthermore, Hua Hin secured the 2023 Green Destinations Top 100 Stories certification in the category of Environment and Climate.
The certification recognise Hua Hin’s responsible tourist efforts and great offers.
A standout initiative, the “Ban Khao Takiab Blue Crab Bank,” steered by Mr. Sakchai Thonghiang, fondly known as “Tai Chuk” and a former local fisherman of Khao Takiab, received this coveted honour. For nearly a decade, he has volunteered at the blue crab bank.
Under his leadership, a collaborative network of volunteers and local fishermen are working together to promote sustainable marine animal protection until it is visible to the general public and tourists.
To further these efforts, the Hua Hin Municipality has collaborated with the Special Area Development Administration for Sustainable Tourism (Public Organisation), also known as DASTA.
Together, they leverage the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) to steer the development of Hua Hin City, its communities, local businesses, and affiliated government agencies towards sustainability.