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Animal activist petitions Thai government to help starving elephants

BANGKOK: Susan Field, a British citizen residing in Koh Samui, today presented a petition with almost 65,000 signatures to the Thai Government today asking them to provide urgent financial aid for elephants and their handlers who have received no income since tourists disappeared at the start of COVID-19. “The future for elephants in Thailand looks extremely grim. In order to make a few baht, the mahouts may take their elephants back to begging in the streets or other cruel and degrading activities,” said Field, adding “Do these magnificent animals, your national symbol, deserve this? I don’t believe they do.” If this tragic and desperate situation deteriorates further, and elephants begin to starve to death, Field believes this will have an [...]

By |2020-06-20T10:06:19+07:00June 20th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Phuket tourism representatives announce projects to revive the industry

PHUKET: A tourism press conference titled ‘Finally We Meet Again!’ was held yesterday (June 9) at the Jungceylon Shopping Mall on the first day of Phuket’s beaches re-opening, since all beaches across the island had been locked down with regards to the COVID-19 situation. The Phuket’s branch of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, alongside Patong Municipality and Phuket Tourism Association, announced their joined project ‘Phuket Great Time’ (www.phuketgreattime.com), which is a channel where local tourism-related businesses can promote themselves. In addition, the team also revealed their tourism promoting plan throughout this green season. The Director of the TAT’s Phuket Office, K. Napasorn Kakai, said that the website will be available from June 15 onwards and the team mentioned that there [...]

By |2020-06-10T14:12:56+07:00June 10th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon to support Phuket’s tourism

PHUKET: The award-winning Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon will take place for the fifteenth time on June, 13 and 14 at Laguna Phuket, welcoming 15,000 runners from more than 70 countries and a new title sponsor, Supersports. With over 80% of runners coming from outside of Phuket and 20% traveling from overseas, Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon is a leading destination marathon in Southeast Asia and an important event for Phuket island. Contributing THB 291.58 million in 2019 alone, the event drives domestic and international travel to the island with visitors spending in the local economy on accommodation, food and beverage, and more. With a strong family focus, the event has become a fun vacation for many and participants spend time enjoying [...]

By |2020-03-03T16:24:43+07:00March 3rd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa welcomes Yi-Fan Chu as Executive Chef

PHUKET: Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa is pleased to announce Chef Yi-Fan Chu has been appointed as the resort’s new Executive Chef. With over 15 years’ experience around the world Chef Yi-Fan has developed an impressive reputation for excellent food service and creative culinary concepts. Growing up in Taiwan and then California, Chef Yi-Fan discovered his passion for food at an early age when he helped his mother in the kitchen. He then acquired his culinary expertise at the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary program at California School of Culinary Arts, followed by a number of high-end hotels and restaurants in Germany, The United States, Thailand and Vietnam. Prior to joining Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Chef Yi-Fan was [...]

By |2020-02-12T16:04:37+07:00February 12th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket celebrates Solidarity Week 2019

PHUKET: Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket continues its commitment to help change the lives of society's most disadvantaged members by celebrating Solidarity Week by AccorHotels. Since 2008, Solidarity Week has grown within AccorHotels properties and headquarters around the world. Each year, over the course of a week in December, employees are encouraged to participate in charitable initiatives, providing a practical response to the needs expressed by local organizations. As a part of this year’s Solidarity Week, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket visited Phuket Sunshine Village, a local charity located in Phuket Town that provides a loving home for children through foster care, to give them a safe place to grow and develop. On Saturday, December 14, [...]

By |2019-12-19T12:13:08+07:00December 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Laguna Phuket named DPE’s Honorable Contributor in Sports and Exercise

PHUKET: On Monday 9 December, Asia’s premier destination resort Laguna Phuket was named Honorable Contributor in Sports and Exercise by Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ Department of Physical Education (DPE) at its 86th anniversary celebration, held at National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. Presented by Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, the prestigious award was exclusively presented to seven organizations and 20 individuals selected by DPE’s judging panel from a rigorous nationwide award submissions. Laguna Phuket is the only awardee from Phuket Province in the organizations category. “We'd like to thank the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and Department of Physical Education for the honorable recognition. 2019 is a year of harvest for us. Our 26th annual Laguna Phuket Triathlon [...]

By |2019-12-12T08:52:38+07:00December 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The 33rd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta set to get underway

PHUKET: Asia’s premier sailing event, the prestigious Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, celebrates its 33rd year from November 30 to - December 7, 2019. With 10 classes of Keelboats and Multihulls and six International Dinghy Classes, and the new IOMC class, the regatta aims to grow sustainable sailing communities and help develop the skills of a new wave of sailors and reaffirm Phuket as the hub for Asian Water Sports and Marine tourism. Kevin Whitcraft, President of the Organizing Committee, said: "We are delighted to welcome all international and Thai sailors to the 33rd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. For 2019 and in past years, we have had a special focus on growing the dinghy components of our overall regatta, as we [...]

By |2019-12-02T15:05:57+07:00December 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Chiang Mai Flavors Promotion at Ginja Taste

PHUKET: Chef Kritphan Jitmanowan and his skilled team from Le Meridien Chiang Mai pops up at Ginja Taste restaurant to excite the palates of Phuket diners with the unique taste of northern Thai cuisine. For Food lovers, do not miss out the chance to try the Lanna cuisine at the guest chef’s event, ‘Chiang Mai Flavors, which is happening from 20 – 26 November 2019 at Ginja Taste & Ginja Cook, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa. The programs for the extraordinary cooking and dining experience are as follow: Lanna A la Carte Menu from 20 – 26 November 2019 from 6.00 – 10.00 pm at Ginja Taste Tantalize your taste buds with the selection of northern dishes on the [...]

By |2019-11-22T11:02:02+07:00November 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

29 eateries in Thailand win Michelin Stars for 2020

BANGKOK: On November 12, 2019, Michelin announced the winners of Michelin Star and Bib Gourmand distinctions; together with the official launch of the third edition of The Michelin Guide in Thailand, entitled The Michelin Guide Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket & Phang-Nga 2020. Featured in this latest edition are 282 dining and 74 lodging establishments – with a total of 5 two-star, 24 one-star, and 94 Bib Gourmand eateries. Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of Michelin Guides, revealed: “This year, the locavore movement, or the use of locally-sourced ingredients, are becoming the true stars of Thailand’s foodscape. The trend indicates Thailand’s rich diversity and high quality of local produce. In addition, we see the glorious rise of traditional Thai cuisine, as – [...]

By |2019-11-13T17:09:25+07:00November 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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