The growth of eco-tourism in Thailand is still limited to a small number of green operators and few concerns about protecting nature, says the Thai Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Association (TEATA).
Tourism operators and local tourists pay little attention to eco-tourism. Operators think they will have to invest a lot to make their properties and services more environmentally friendly while local tourists simply don't care.
"This will gradually change as some operators learn more about the impacts of global warming, and tourists from Europe and some Asian nations show their interest in this issue," said Sumitra Mutturanont, the TEATA's president.
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