The 2013 WINNERS of the Asian-wide ‘Inspiring Stories from Destinations Competition’ have been announced, and Hua Hin’s ‘The Family Tree’ arts and crafts store has earned a space in the top three!
On Thursday 24th October 2013, the top 3 winners were recognized at the ITB Asia as part of Wild Asia’s responsible tourism series, for their achievements in making the tourism industry a sector that strives to make positive social impact. The Inspiring Stories competition received applications from across Asia.
Each year, the judges look for stories that are unique, inspiring, encourage others to ‘copy’, and have a significant impact on local communities and the environment.
This is the third year of running this competition. Time after time, Wild Asia and a panel of expert judges (from the Green Circuit and Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia) were inspired and impressed by the level of commitment towards responsible tourism taking place in our region.
The Top 3 Winners were announced in alphabetical order:
- Family Tree, Thailand
- Mountain Delights, Nepal
- Rainforest Ecolodge, Sri Lanka
The Family Tree boutique store in Hua Hin, Thailand, sells a unique collection of handmade arts, crafts, clothes, cosmetics, jewelry and other meaningful gifts made by over 40 community groups, social and environmental projects and inspired independent artists from around Thailand. The store fuses fair trade policies with a responsible tourism mission to offer genuine, local community and environmentally friendly products to visitors.
Don’t miss the chance to pick up some inspiring Christmas and New Year gifts during the festive season!
The shop is located at 7 Naresdumri Road and open from 10.00 to 22.00 daily.
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