The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is seeking to inspire environmental, cultural and social awareness among locals and visitors alike by placing responsible tourism at the heart of “The Seasons” travel short documentary series with 12 episodes uploaded and available for viewing on the TAT Newsroom from now until October 2019.
The Seasons is a unique documentary series that tells stories of the way of life of the Thai people, and the amazing scenery of 12 natural attractions in different seasons and regions. Four episodes have already been released: “Into the Rainforest”, “The End of the Cliff”, “The Highest Faith” and “Gone in the Mist”. The next episode, “The Sea of Lives,” is scheduled for March.
To demonstrate TAT’s commitment to promote responsible tourism, The Seasons’ launch event features a host of socially and environmentally responsible initiatives, including Pop Art Bann 36, an art school that combines groups of independent artists from various professions to help society, and Tlejourn Shoes upcycling flip-flops from ocean debris under the collaboration of the Trash Hero Pattani volunteers.
Another highlight is a “Responsible Tourism Leads to Sustainability” talk by two guest speakers known for their roles in promoting environmental, cultural and social aspects. Mr. Pipat Apirakthanakorn, owner of Thailand’s first eco design and consultancy service company ECOSHOP&Brand O and KidKid, is a celebrity, thinker and designer who is concerned about society and the environment. Meanwhile, Mr. Dwight Turner, Director of Courageous Kitchen, runs cooking classes and a street food tour project to help students and at-risk youth who are suffering from poverty, malnutrition and poor education.
TAT also premiered its new ‘Responsible Tourism’ documentary at the press conference: