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News of Phuket

Below is a selection of the good news happening in Phuket. Please note that we are not a newspaper, nor do we pretend to be, so the content that goes here is subjected to our own opinions and generally positive, as we want to convey a positive image of the island.

Phuket Surf Fest 2019 kicked off for low season

PHUKET: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office recently organized the “Phuket Surf Fest 2019” to kick off the Phuket Surf Series 2019, scheduled from June to September, and promote tourism during the current Green Season. The Phuket Surf Fest 2019 event was held under collaboration with Patong Municipality, Surfing Thailand, Phuket Surfing Club, Quiksilver Thailand and the public and private sector partners, from May 31, 2019 to June 2, 2019 at the Loma Park on Patong Beach. TAT Phuket Office Director K. Kanokkittika Kritwutikon said the Phuket Surf Fest 2019 spotlighted Phuket as a destination for surfing and ramped up promotion for the Phuket Surf Series 2019, scheduled during June-September at five popular beaches in Phuket: Surin, Patong, [...]

By |June 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Airbnb helping to grow Phuket’s tourism pie

BANGKOK: Global end-to-end travel platform Airbnb, is creating new revenue streams for Phuket through connecting global travelers with a broad range of accommodation offerings and unique experiences on the island. Airbnb travelers seek out local and authentic experiences, and choose to spend their money in the local neighborhoods they visit. Airbnb guests are voting with their feet with guest arrivals to Phuket reaching 320,000 in the past twelve months – a growth of 61% year over year – with guests staying in boutique hotels, vacation rentals and local homes. With guest experience a top priority, 80% of hosts in Phuket have received the highest 5-star rating on Airbnb. Airbnb’s top guest origin markets to Phuket include China, the United States, [...]

By |June 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Thai Smile Airways to join Star Alliance

BANGKOK: Star Alliance has announced the plans for Thai Smile Airways to become the next Connecting Partner in its global network. The Chief Executive Board of Star Alliance, meeting on the sides of the 75th IATA Annual General Meeting in Seoul, South Korea, approved the application of Thai Smile Airways to become a part the Alliance’s Connecting Partner model. The Connecting Partner model was established by Star Alliance in June 2016 to complement its membership model. Mr. Jeffrey Goh, Star Alliance CEO said: “Three years after the introduction of the new program, I am pleased to announce that Thai Smile is set to become the next Star Alliance Connecting Partner, which will support us in further strengthening our position as [...]

By |June 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Filipino and Japanese runners shine at 2019 Laguna Phuket Marathon

PHUKET: Phuket's largest mass participation sports event, the award-winning Laguna Phuket Marathon, welcomed a record 12,000-plus runners from 73 countries for its 14th edition. Held on the 8th and 9th June at Laguna Phuket, the two-day festival of sport and fun was presided over by K. Worawit Techasupakura, Vice Minister for Tourism and Sports, and K. Prakob Wongmaneerung, Vice Governor of Phuket Province. A boon for Phuket's low season tourism, Laguna Phuket Marathon 2019 saw celebrities and singers – K. Nont Aulaphas Na Pom Petch, K. Somchai Khemkla and K. Supoj Chancharoe – actors and actresses – K. Jirayut Tantakul, K. Rachawin Wongwiriya, K. Aroonnapa Panichjaroon and Mathew Dean – rockstar K. Athiwara “ Toon” Kongmalai, and many of Thailand's [...]

By |June 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Sephora brings new beauty experience at Central Phuket

PHUKET: Sephora is opening its eleventh store in Thailand at Central Phuket, using over 400 square meters on the first floor at the Festival area. This is the very first Sephora store outside of Bangkok. The new concept will ensure that customers and tourists in the South of Thailand can gain new experiences in discovering new beauty items from more than 80 world-class brands for makeup, skincare, hair products, beauty tools, etc. Sephora experienced Beauty Advisors will provide guidance and helpful tips to all customers. The brand's "Touch & Try" concept will encourage customers to touch and try products before making a purchase. Check out the full gallery photos right here: Grand Opening Sephora Phuket. K. Supranee Chantaboonkajorn, [...]

By |June 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Street Food Festival back in full force at Limelight Avenue

PHUKET: Starting this coming Monday, June 3, 2019, the second edition of the mouthwatering Street Food Festival will be held at Limelight Avenue Phuket, in the heart of Phuket town, from 11:00 am till 7:00 pm, on the ground floor. This foodie event will take place every Monday and Tuesday throughout the month of June to give you ample time to fill in your stomach. Gourmets and aficionados of Thai cuisine will find a heaven of selected street food from outstanding local eateries, such as spicy mixed fruits salads, crepes, Hokkaido bread, cotton candy, Thailand’s favorite dessert mango sticky rice, grass jelly with milk, pork ball from Thip Phuket and spicy fermented rice noodle, known by locals as Kanom Jeen, [...]

By |May 31st, 2019|0 Comments

Andaman Hotelier Tourism Fair is back this coming June 2019

PHUKET: On May 16, 2019, Phuket Vice Governor, K. Thanyawat Chanpinit, chaired a press conference of the Andaman Hotelier Tourism Fair 2019 at Central Festival Phuket, alongside several Phuket local authorities and Phuket hotel, hospitality and tourism associations. This press conference announced the details of the big hospitality fair, which will be held from June 21 to 23, from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm at Baan & Beyond Phuket. This year’s fair will be set under the concept of ‘Fly to the New Height’ and will keep the concept of Green and Innovation for all contests. At the fair, there will be several activities to observe and enjoy including flower bouquet decoration from recycled items, podium flower decoration, bed making [...]

By |May 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Celebrate June Wellness at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket

PHUKET: Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket presents a program of wellness-inspired activities throughout the month of June to coincide with the celebrations of Global Wellness Day and International Yoga Day. Guests will be treated to a range of outstanding wellness and relaxation experiences including renewing spa treatments, mindful yoga sessions and exciting culinary journeys. The resort’s luxurious Spa will delight guests with the ‘Spa All You Can’ offer, featuring unlimited services available from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily for only THB 6,969 net for two people. Various treatments such as facials, scrubs and massages will also be on offer with up to 25% discount. To honor International Yoga Day, the resort will organize a mindful yoga session [...]

By |May 22nd, 2019|0 Comments
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