The executives of Hua Hin Municipality with cooperation of the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion and the Bureau of Volunteer Graduates, Thammasat University, are initiating The Lovely and Lively Hotel Project to promote environmental awareness among travelers in Hua Hin.
The project includes a large database on environmental friendly activities for the participating 58 hotels and guesthouses in Hua Hin and Cha-Am. Hosted by the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion and the Bureau of Volunteer Graduates, the project will provide 3 regulations which all the participants have to follow. The first regulation concerns the location of the hotel or guesthouse, which should be convenient to access and safe to stay. Accommodations should not be located in an environmentally sensitive areas. They should provide visitors with enough car parking space, strong buildings and green landscape. Also, the accommodations should reflect and promote unique local identity.
The second regulation is about energy saving. The participating hotels and guesthouses should have effective electricity and fuel management. They have to use water wisely and deal with garbage carefully. Air and noise pollution should be avoided at all cost. Food must be well-prepared and hygienic control is considered the number one priority. The third regulation is the cooperation of the hotel and the local community. Hotels should promote awareness on the love for environment, local art and traditional culture. They should work with local people on promoting local tourist attractions, networking with local people and fostering local intellect. All the regulations were formulated by the Director of the Bureau of Volunteer Graduates Ms. Surasawadee Hunphayon. They should be strictly followed to standardize the quality of hotels and guesthouses in Hua Hin and prevent the earth from threatening global warming.
According to the Director of the Bureau of Volunteer Graduates, the 3 regulations are well responded by both hotel entrepreneurs and local people in Hua Hin. In the future, the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion will expand the project throughout Thailand as a national environmental friendly campaign in which governmental, private organizations and civil society can work together.