Thailand Green Excellence Awards conferred at ITB Berlin 2017

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Berlin 10 March, 2017 — Three German tourism ventures committed to environmental, social and cultural preservation have been conferred “Thailand Green Excellence Awards” at a ceremony presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana at the Internationale Tourismus Borse (ITB) 2017, Berlin, on Thursday, 9 March, 2017.

Thailand Green Excellence Awards conferred at ITB Berlin 2017

Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana (centre), From left: Miss Denduen Luengcheng, Director of TAT Frankfurt, Mrs. Pataraporn Sithivanich, TAT Executive Director for Europe, Africa and Middle East Region, Mr. Kalin Sarasin Chairman of the Board of TAT, H.E. Dhiravat Bhumichitr, Thai Ambassador to Germany, H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas), Mr. Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, TAT Executive Director of the Office of the Governor

The Awards are designed to reward the commitment and dedication of tour operators as well as travel agents and travel bloggers in Germany who support ecotourism in Thailand.

This is the sixth consecutive year the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has organised these awards.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of TAT said “Germany has been at the forefront of campaigns to protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources that comprise the bedrock of travel and tourism. Many German travel agents and media are working closely with the growing number of ecotourism ventures in Thailand, and we are happy to recognise their efforts.”

“We will also retain a strong focus on catering to the continuing growing trend for green tourism, a holiday that compliments its environment and the local communities. From quiet treks in the jungles to soft adventure like zip lining and rock climbing, Thailand has outdoor activities to suit any preference.”

Thailand Green Excellence Awards conferred at ITB Berlin 2017

Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana and the winners of the Thailand Green Excellence Awards 2017

The Winners of the Thailand Green Excellence Awards 2017

  1. Tischler Reisen

Tischler Reisen is a medium-size German tour operator specialising in individual Thailand tours and tailor-made programmes both for FITs and groups.

With their well-developed packages and products in Thailand, they provide clients with an in-depth insight in Thai culture and enable them to get in touch with Thai local communities.

In particular, Tischler Reisen enables their guests to taste the variety of Thai traditional and street food, both in Bangkok’s lively Chinatown and in small villages in the countryside, including having a cooking experience with the locals.

Tischler’s programmes stand out for focusing on local living: their guests can experience almsgiving to horse-riding monks in the North of Thailand, traditional fabric dyeing in Phrae, silk fabric production in Isan, or even visit a cobra village where an antidote to snake venom is produced.

  1. Explorer Fernreisen

The team of Explorer Fernreisen can be regarded as Thailand experts. With their know-how and passion for Thailand, they assist TAT in building the image of Thailand as a destination of great variety.

Travel to Thailand does not just mean to spend a holiday on the beach, but also to get in touch with authentic Thai culture in order to experience the Thai way of life. With their cycling tours to Mae Rim, Phuket, Ko Yao and at Thailand’s border to Myanmar, guests get to know Thailand from a variety of different perspectives. They can experience Thai country life, rice fields, orchards, and learn about the farmers’ life and fishermen’s craft.

With their hiking tours to hill tribes in the North of Thailand, guests can learn about the forest ecological system, tea plantations in Thailand and the tradition of hill tribes while enjoying a cup of tea.

  1. Soiblossom Travelblog

The Soiblossom Travelblog was founded in 2011 and features Bangkok, Thailand and Asia from a subjective point of view. The Soiblossom Travelblog continuing feature the local Thai unique experience to the world.

The topics: Thai food, hotels, sights, moped tours, street food, in particular restaurants and favourite places in Bangkok.

In total, the Soiblossom Travelblog has engaged more than 104,000 visits with 294,000 page impressions. Amongst these number, around 3,150 viewers visited the blog with 6,676 page impressions in January 2017. The average stay on this blog is 2.20 minutes per visit.

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