In a recent ceremony held at the Hua Hin Municipality Office, located in Prachuap Province, Mr. Nopporn Wutthikul, the esteemed Mayor of Hua Hin City, was honored with the prestigious 2023 Green Destinations Top 100 Stories award. This accolade was presented to him by Ms. Kanokwan Sri-arun, Director of the Strategy and Budget Division, on a day when the spotlight shone brightly on this remarkable achievement. The occasion was further graced by the presence of Ms. Busaba Choksuchat, Deputy Mayor of Hua Hin City, and Mr. Jeerawat Pramanee, Permanent Secretary of the Municipality. The entire municipal executive team joined hands in extending their heartfelt congratulations to the distinguished recipients.
The Green Destinations Top 100 Stories award is a recognition of global significance, meticulously curated by the Green Destinations Foundation in the Netherlands. This esteemed accolade is made possible in collaboration with ITB (International Tourism Borse), the world-renowned tourism promotion organizer headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The primary objective of this prestigious ranking is to showcase a carefully selected collection of world-class tourist attractions to an extensive network of international tour operators. Moreover, it serves as a conduit for disseminating essential news to a global audience of tourists, thereby igniting widespread market awareness and, in turn, attracting a discerning influx of quality tourists to the radiant shores of Thailand.
Underlying this recognition are six distinct categories that serve as the criteria for evaluation. These categories encompass Good Practice Story, Business & Marketing, Culture & Tradition, Environment & Climate, Government Reset & Recovery, as well as Nature & Scenery, and Thriving Communities. In the year 2023, Thailand has been awarded this esteemed distinction, with four exceptional destinations making it into the coveted Green Destinations Top 100 Stories. These exceptional locales are: 1. Muang Kao, situated in Sukhothai Province; 2. Nai Wiang, gracing the landscape of Nan Province; 3. Khlong Thom, nestled in Krabi Province; and 4. Hua Hin, located in the captivating Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. The announcement of this distinguished achievement will undoubtedly serve as a beacon, guiding the spotlight towards Hua Hin District, and will further solidify its reputation as a sustainable destination that beckons travelers in pursuit of sustainable tourism experiences for years to come.