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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.

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 |November 6th, 2019|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 |October 31st, 2019|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 |October 28th, 2019|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 |October 28th, 2019|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 |October 23rd, 2019|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 |October 11th, 2019|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 |October 8th, 2019|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 |September 26th, 2019|0 Comments