Friday, October 25, 2019
Bangkok – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is supporting the World Wildlife Federation-Thailand (WWF-Thailand) on the implementation of its ongoing ‘Travel Ivory Free’ campaign in Thailand to change tourists’ buying behaviour.
“I urge tourists to stop buying ivory in Thailand and be a part of putting an end to the ivory trade,” TAT Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, said. “Instead opt for alternative souvenir choices; such as, handicrafts made by local communities in line with the global trend on sustainable tourism. And in the process become a partner in helping to improve the standard of living in local Thai communities.”
Mr. Yuthasak reiterated that buying ivory in Thailand is against the law, and any tourists caught with ivory items could face a potential penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment or fines of up to one million Baht or both.
The WWF launched the ‘Travel Ivory Free’ campaign in Thailand in early 2019, working to dissuade potential buyers via social media in real time as they travel around active ivory markets in Thailand emphasising that it is illegal to buy ivory.
WWF-Thailand works with travel industry companies and the tech sector to spread awareness and create a more sustainable travel culture.
Groups as diverse as the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), airlines and TAT are asking visitors to travel ivory free. The campaign is more frequent during the high tourist season.
WWF-Thailand ‘Travel Ivory Free’ campaign via social media (series 1)
WWF-Thailand ‘Travel Ivory Free’ campaign via social media (series 2)
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Two of Thailand’s national parks designated as ASEAN Heritage Parks
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Eat like a local while navigating Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River
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Wat Rong Khun Light Fest
For those interested in attending “Wat Rong Khun Light Fest”, the show will open on 22nd November 2019, and run until 22nd December 2019, with 2 performances daily at 18.30 and 20.30. Each performance lasts 60 minutes. Tickets are priced from 400 – 1,150 baht, and are limited to only 1,000 seats per performance. Tickets are available to purchase via Thai Ticketmaster or through www.thaiticketmajor.com.For more information, please call 083-989-6926 and/or 083-989-6831. For special promotions for tour groups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com .For more information, please visit www.watrongkhunlightfest.com.
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