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Laguna Golf Phuket and Banyan Tree Phuket shine at World Golf Awards 2019

PHUKET: Asia’s premier and first destination resort Laguna Phuket, part of Banyan Tree Group, celebrates double joy as its 18-hole championship course Laguna Golf Phuket and the Group’s flagship Banyan Tree Phuket are named Thailand's Best Golf Course 2019 and Thailand's Best Golf Hotel 2019 at the recent 6th Annual World Golf Awards held in Abu Dhabi on 29 October 2019. Launched in 2014, World Golf Awards recognize excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses and golf destinations through its annual awards program. Votes for a range of categories were cast by golf professionals and the public over a nine-month duration to eventually honor organizations that are leaders in their fields. Paul Wilson, Assistant Vice President/Group Director of Laguna Golf, said: [...]

By |2019-11-11T15:31:27+07:00November 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

TAT announces winners of Responsible Thailand Awards 2019

LONDON: Four Thai hotels and resorts, an elephant sanctuary and a non-governmental organization promoting community-based tourism have been conferred the Responsible Thailand Awards 2019 in recognition of their commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism. Organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with the UK publishing company Wanderlust Travel Media, the Awards “recognize and celebrate organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to sustainable tourism developments, as well as help protect the country whilst engaging and educating tourists on local environmental issues.” The Awards were presented at the World Travel Market (WTM) on November 4, 2019, in a ceremony presided over by the Minister of Tourism and Sports, H.E. K. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn. K. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of TAT, [...]

By |2019-11-06T11:37:56+07:00November 6th, 2019|News|0 Comments

TAT, Expedia Group, and UNESCO launch Sustainable Environment Pledge

BANGKOK: The TAT, together with the Expedia Group and the UNESCO, are launching a global sustainable environment initiative, the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge, to reduce single-use plastic whilst promoting local cultural and community activities in Thailand. The pledge renews an existing MOU agreement between TAT and Expedia that began in September 2018 and saw both parties working closely to attract international tourists to emerging secondary destinations; such as, Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Son. This resulted in a 25% annual increase in demand for accommodation in Chiang Rai, especially from international travelers to four- and five-star hotels at a 1.5-times higher level of spending than Thai domestic travelers. K. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing – [...]

By |2019-10-31T09:17:20+07:00October 31st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach celebrated at the 2019 Haute Grandeur Global Awards

PHUKET: Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has won another two major awards for hospitality excellence, as this exceptional five-star resort’s winning streak continues. The resort, which is nestled on the pure shores of Phuket’s secluded northwest coast, has been named as the “Best Hideaway Resort in Asia” and the “Best Seaside Resort in Thailand” at the 2019 Haute Grandeur Global Awards, which honor the very best hotel experiences across 172 countries and 90 categories. Created to celebrate hotel, spa and restaurant excellence, these prestigious awards are regarded as the pinnacle of achievement in the global hospitality industry. The winners were officially revealed in a red carpet award ceremony and glittering gala dinner, which took place at The [...]

By |2019-10-28T16:44:04+07:00October 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Laguna Phuket Hosts Massive “Kao Kon La Kao” Charity Run

PHUKET: On Sunday, October 27, 2019, Asia’s premier destination resort Laguna Phuket made history when it hosted over 13,000 “Kao Kon La Kao – Southern Series” registered charity runners. Led by Kao Foundation’s Founder and Thailand’s no.1 rock star K. Artiwara (Toon) Kongmalai, crowds of runners flocked to the resort for the 10.6km. mass-participation charity run that raised 36 million baht to help seven hospitals in five southern provinces in Thailand. Breaking record as highest participated mini-marathon event ever held in the South of Thailand, the run through Laguna Phuket was the finale of Kao Kon La Kao – Southern Series – which covered more than 300-kilometre run from Trang Province through Krabi and Phang-Nga to Phuket over the course [...]

By |2019-10-28T14:02:41+07:00October 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Time to register for the upcoming Laguna Phuket Triathlon

PHUKET: Following the paramount success of 25th Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT) in November 2018, Asia’s premier destination resort Laguna Phuket has announced the award-winning race’s 26th annual edition is to take place on November 23 to 24 2019. Laguna Phuket invites runners and triathletes to register for Asia’s longest-standing triathlon race, the 26th Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT), featuring “25 For 25 Sprint” short-distance triathlon and LPT Charity Fun Run. The 2-day multi-sport event will raise funds through Children First Fund (CFF) for more than 400 children in seven orphanages in Phuket, as well as for the Kao Kon La Kao Foundation, in support of hospitals in Thailand. The registration booth will open from Thursday, October 24 to Sunday, October 27, [...]

By |2019-10-23T15:48:50+07:00October 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket bestowed Holidays with Kids 2019 award

PHUKET: Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket has been voted among Thailand’s best family resorts for 2019 by readers of Australia’s leading family travel and lifestyle magazine, Holidays with Kids. The annual Top 10 list is driven by a detailed survey that invites readers to evaluate family-friendly hotels and resorts and rank their nomination based on a comprehensive list of criteria, including kids’ clubs and activities, facilities for parents and kids, proximity to attractions, value for money and overall experience. Nominations come from Holidays with Kids Australia’s readership of over 600,000 parents, including 68,000 online members and 112,000 social media followers. “We are honored to have been voted number 3 in this year’s Top 10 Readers’ Choice Awards which [...]

By |2019-10-11T09:34:45+07:00October 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Angsana Laguna Phuket unveils the Angsana Convention and Exhibition Space

PHUKET: Majestic in its scale and dynamic in its décor, the Angsana Convention and Exhibition Space (ACES) located at the Angsana Laguna Phuket resort complex, is now Phuket's go-to venue for hosting meeting and events of all requirements and size, creating experiences that will leave a lasting impression. At 1,500-sqm, the spacious, world-class event hall can be easily configured into layouts suitable for any requirement from MICE business conferences and brand product launches, to weddings and grand gala dinner events. Lighting and sound themes are custom designed for each event to create a bespoke, professional and sophisticated ambience for business events or a more lively, upbeat atmosphere for fashion events, product launches, exhibitions or even dance parties. Furthermore, our team [...]

By |2019-10-08T10:33:26+07:00October 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Laguna Phuket raises 1.55 million Baht for children in Phuket

PHUKET: Laguna Phuket recently hosted the Children First Charity Event, where they raised more than 1.55 million Baht towards the Children First Fund, which helps several orphanages in Phuket. Celebrating Banyan Tree Group's 25 anniversary in September 2019, Laguna Phuket, home of world's first Banyan Tree resort, in collaboration with the award-winning Laguna Golf Phuket and Kao Kon La Kao Foundation, hosted a series of fundraising activities, Children First Charity Event (CFCE), during September 21 to 23, and raised more than 1.55 million baht towards Children First Fund (CFF) in support of seven orphanages in Phuket, housing more than 400 orphans and underprivileged children. On Saturday, September 21, a charity journey from day into night, under the theme "Swing for [...]

By |2019-09-26T09:00:51+07:00September 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Phuket joins the global cry on climate change during PHIST 2019

PHUKET: PHIST 2019, Asia's largest travel and tourism sustainability event, was hosted on September 23, as Southeast Asia's hospitality industry came together in a spirit of collaboration to tackle the critical environmental issues facing resort destinations across the region. A year on from the inaugural edition of PHIST, the event is catching fire. A record attendance of 1,000 delegates attended this year's full-day event, which was held at Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa. PHIST is the brainchild of the Phuket Hotels Association, C9 Hotelworks and Greenview. Dedicated to generating fresh ideas and fostering a spirit of cooperation, the action-packed forum included a series of expert panels and discussions covering a range of vital topics, including destination management, development, ocean [...]

By |2019-09-24T23:39:38+07:00September 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments