Mrs. Pranaya Nithananon, Head of Credit Card Marketing, "KTC" or Krungthai Card Public Company Limited, stated, "KTC has integrated sustainability concepts, or more specifically, conducting business guided by Environmental, Social, and Governance dimensions into its responsible business operations. Regarding the Environmental dimension, KTC has been fulfilling the Environmentally Friendly concept through operations and project participation that help reduce the impact on the environment and reduce global warming caused by the continued emissions of greenhouse gases. Participation to support the 'Green Hotel' project on this occasion is part of KTC's initiative to take action towards a sustainable society and respond to a shift in the behavior of KTC credit cardmembers who now pay more attention to the environment. KTC has added more 'value' to every transaction made with a KTC credit card at 114 participating hotels across 20 travel destination cities nationwide, including Chon Buri, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chiang Mai, Phuket, and more. Cardmembers enjoy up to a 45% discount privilege covering accommodation, dining room, and spa services. Moreover, cardmembers may redeem KTC FOREVER points for 13% cash back from 1 March to 31 December 2023. For more information, visit www.ktc.co.th/greenhotels.
This collaboration creates an important synergy between the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, KTC cardmembers, and hotel partners to support meaningful tourism which leads to achieving a sustainable society in the future."
Mr. Somsak Sappakosonkul, General Director of Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, stated, "the 'Green Hotel' project operates with Sustainable Development Goals and promotes the efficient use of natural resources. We also prioritize the importance of transferring the main development goals to hotels with high energy consumption. The project was founded in 2013 with a focus on knowledge development and empowerment. This includes promoting the potential of establishments to use energy resources efficiently and have good environmental management to raise the service standards in terms of hygiene and environmental management in line with the situation in the tourism sector. The project also aims to expand the number of servicing established networks to be more environmentally friendly which will lead to sustainable development and promotion of tourism. 594 hotels have passed the evaluation criteria and participated in the project since the beginning. Currently, 262 hotels remain certified, separated into 106 Excellent Class (G Gold) hotels, 83 Very Good Class (G Silver) hotels, and 73 Good Class (G Bronze) hotels.
In 2023, the organization partnered with SWITCH-ASIA and TourLink to elevate practices to international standards by comparing Thailand's criteria to evaluate Green Hotels using Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), an international metric used to evaluate Green Hotels recognized in the Excellent Class (G Gold). We also received support from private organizations like KTC in providing special privileges in partnership with participating hotels to welcome potential tourists, create unison in all stakeholders to drive operations, and continue to stimulate the growth of the economy for eco-friendly hotel businesses."
For more information, please contact KTC PHONE 02 123 5000 or get updates on other KTC promotions at https://www.ktc.co.th. To register for a KTC credit card, click the link: https://ktc.today/apply-card or visit any "KTC TOUCH" branches nationwide.
Source: Krungthai Card