Some interesting actions from Banyan Tree Hotel group in Thailand. The group is
investing towards a more sustainable tourism: Banyan Tree Phuket has been built on the site of an abandoned tin mine – described by the UN as a ‘toxic wasteland’.
Now, the land has become a wildlife sanctuary, with indigenous plants and true wildlife. They also donate $2 for hotel guest – to the Green Imperative Fund. The funds go to sea turtle rescue, Asian rainforest preservation, and giving poor children an education in Thailand.
It is good to note that Phuket has been making a huge push in the last few years to build eco-friendly hotels, as they have seen first hand the impact so many visitors can have on the environment.
More info on ecohotels in Thailand are available here: http://www.greenty.com/thailand-eco-hotels.aspx