PHUKET, THAILAND – 29 September 2017 – World Tourism Day 2017 was marked in Phuket for the first time ever on 27 September, 2017 with a range of activities that promoted the theme of “Sustainable Tourism” organized by Marriott Thailand Business Council together with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). World Tourism Day, an initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is now in its 37th year and is aimed at promoting responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism. Phuket Governor Noraphat Plodthong addressed the dignitary at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa where the world tourism day press conference about sustainable tourism was held.
The Phuket Governor and participants was then dropped by at Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, enjoyed the highlight local Black Crab dishes, and visited the black crab (Pu Dam) community at Mai Khao Moo 3 The World Tourism Day Press conference event also was an opportunity to present a showcase of their award winning Sustainable Tourism Practices, “Best CSR – Social Impact Partnership” at the 2017 Rockefeller Social Impact Awards, curated by The Resource Alliance and showed a premiere screening of “Black Crab Community”, a short documentary film produced and directed by social impact film director Mr. Alan Compton.
Throughout the month of October, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa presents ‘The Phuket Crabs Speciality’ to raise an awareness on sustainable seafood at its Thai restaurant, Ginja Taste. The highlight menu includes Steamed blue or black crab with herb and dip, Crispy golden soft crab shell with tamarind sauce and fried shallot, Cook blue or black crab with red curry and coconut milk sauce and more.
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