Volunteer Work Thailand
Initially, this didn’t seem an appropriate time to announce the arrival of a new website but considering Thailand’s need to woo back tourists after recent rioting our timing could be perfect.
Thailand’s tourism industry is suffering from the recent two-month-long antigovernment protests, which ended on 19th May with 88 people dead and some of the capital’s most popular shopping areas in flames. Hotels across the country are reporting less than 50% occupancy after many tourists changed their holiday plans to avoid the trouble.
International tourist arrivals and revenues could fall between 10% and 20% this year. Such a decline would present serious problems for the country’s economy, which relies on tourism for roughly 6% of gross domestic product and for more than 15% of its jobs.
Despite recent events you shouldn’t give up on Thailand, it still has much to offer and is great value for money if comparing it to other countries. The food alone makes
Thailand a worthwhile stop for long-haul and round the world travellers. Thailand isn’t the most popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia for no good reason.
If you are interested in doing more with your time than lazing around on picture-postcard beaches or attending full moon parties, we encourage you to checkout a recently launched volunteer orientated website. It aims to promote volunteer organizations in Thailand and help them recruit international volunteers.
Volunteer Work Thailand lists many organizations actively seeking volunteer assistance on projects such as community development, wildlife conservation, and education programs. The site offers something for everyone, whether you are seeking a long term stay or a short working holiday.
Although the site will only play a small part in helping the Thai travel business bounce back from crises, it will undoubtedly provide much needed support to a multitude of community service and conservation projects in difficult times.
If you are looking for a great way to meet locals and experience the cultures and traditions of Thailand, you know where to start looking.