Thailand

Winners of the HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards are resorts in Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and Cambodia. Every year since 2007 the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific, or HICAP, has honored hotel operators and developers in the Asia Pacific region who demonstrate exemplary sustainable practices and

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| Thai Eco Elegance| Surrounded by ancient temples and quaint streets in the Old City at the heart of Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, is a boutique resort that takes its name from a 200-year-old tamarind tree that shelters it in a shady embrace. Tamarind Village Chiang Mai is a welcome relief from the scorching […]

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| Greening on Railey | What first peaks my curiosity is the large, full-color sign along the paved walkway at the base of the magnificent limestone cliffs between East and West Railey Beaches. Three looming photo images of pristine environment—rock climbing, snorkeling, beaches—with a message entitled “Co-creating for Survival” and a description of efforts to […]

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Thailand’s green king

5 December 09

| His Green Majesty | Everywhere you go in Thailand, there he is. Shrines with his portrait, towering images draped in banners and floral arrangements, are seemingly omnipresent. Oddly, in this country sometimes called the Land of Smiles, he is seldom seen with a smile on his royal face. But Thailand reveres him. He is […]

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| Green Travel Paragon | As we hope you know by now, we absolutely believe that green travel will thrive only if it is great travel. And in our global search for the greatest in green travel, we’ve encountered no one who understands this better than Sonu and Eva Shivdasani. And no one who masters […]

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| High On Green | Thailand’s cities and towns can be fascinating. They can also become a bit much. The sooty belch of tuk tuks. The hordes of motor scooters. The visual hodgepodge and crowded sidewalks. Yearning for some serenity and clean air? How about a healthy dose of pampering, too? So treat yourself. Head […]

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| A Greensome Threesome | We’ll say it again: for green travel to thrive, it must be great travel. Slapping the word green or eco on a brochure ain’t nearly enough. High standards plus high integrity—now, that’s the winning formula. In northern Thailand, an eco-lodge operator called Asian Oasis has got it right. Two of […]

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Chiang Mai green

4 December 08

| Northern Green Scene | Chiang Mai is Thailand’s 2nd-largest city after Bangkok but that’s like saying Lilliputians are 2nd-tallest after Gulliver. At some 200 thousand residents, it bustles without Bangkok’s frenzy. And, for the green traveler, Chiang Mai offers a concentration of earth-friendly attractions that all but make up for the ever-present noise and […]

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Green street, Bangkok

24 November 08

| A Place Apart | Yes, the food in Bangkok is generally good to great, and tempting street eats beckon everywhere. But if it’s great green and organic you’re seeking, well, not so easy. Health food markets are few in this raucous, sprawling metropolis where getting across town can literally take hours unless you’re on […]

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