At the largest travel expo in the world, Koh Mak in Trang was voted one of the top three sustainable tourism success stories worldwide.
During the “Internationale Tourismus Borse” (ITB Berlin) exposition, the little island in the Gulf of Thailand placed second in the Governance, Reset and Recovery category of the 2023 Green Destinations Story Awards.
In order to help sustainable travel destinations, their businesses, and their communities, Green Destinations was founded in the Netherlands.
First place went to the French region of Normandy, and third place went to the Japanese town of Oguni.
Under the government’s Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration, Koh Mak is being transformed into a low-carbon travel destination (Dasta).
After Koh Chang and Koh Kut, the 15 sq km Koh Mak is the third largest island in Trat and is home to coconut and rubber plantations, a hamlet, small hotels, and resorts.
Together with Ban Huay Pu Keng in Mae Hong Son and the Sapphaya villages in Chai Nat, it was one of three Thai destinations included in the list of the Top 100 Green Destinations in the world in 2022.
Thailand’s Koh Mak receives the world’s largest tourism award for sustainability.
On Tuesday, winners of the Green Destinations awards were announced. On Thursday, ITB Berlin came to an end at the Messe Berlin Exhibition Ground.