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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

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

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

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket features Pesto and Pistou this autumn

PHUKET: Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket is inviting international guests and local residents to come savor the tastes and flavors of the Mediterranean this autumn with the launch of its latest global menu – Pesto and Pistou. Marking another gastronomic triumph for a brand synonymous with culinary excellence for more than 70 years, the expert chefs at Mövenpick have perfected a new innovative range of Pestos (Italian) and Pistous (French) to create seven experimental dishes, available at El Gaucho Restaurant throughout October 2019. Chef Pichet Kitkha, who heads the culinary team at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, will lead the kitchen in preparing the pesto and pistou based dishes. These two classic European sauces are both [...]

By |2019-09-23T14:11:45+07:00September 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

PHIST 2019

PHIST, which stands for Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism, is the first of its kind, an innovative event rallying the hotel industry and its stakeholders to discuss environmental sustainability and community benefit. The event will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa with partners and other stakeholders also organizing affiliate events and meetings in tandem. PHIST is organized by the Phuket Hotels Association and supported by the Thai Hotels Association. The conference day will feature an exhibition area, showcasing sustainability products and services, and offer attendees a mix of short expert panels and thematic discussions, covering topics including destination development, ocean health and impacts, hotel sustainability governance, community tourism, and global [...]

By |2019-09-10T09:36:34+07:00September 23rd, 2019||0 Comments

Angsana Laguna Phuket awarded 2019 Best Sustainable Hotel

PHUKET: Angsana Laguna Phuket has been named a winner in the Best Sustainable Hotel category of M&C Asia Stella Awards 2019 in Singapore. The award recognizes best practices in sustainability, respect for the environment, and social positioning. Angsana was founded with the core value of driving sustainable development and employ an integrated and participatory approach to minimize their impact while safeguarding and enhancing the human and physical environment for present and future generations. To achieve this, Angsana Laguna Phuket, which is located on Bang Tao Beach, has implemented a responsible management model, which aims to generate sustainable wealth in the local environment while also becoming a benchmark for excellence and innovation in the hospitality industry. "It is a proud moment [...]

By |2019-09-19T17:21:57+07:00September 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The first-ever Cookie Suite at DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort

PHUKET: The very first Cookie Suite is now available at the DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort, in Patong, which recently celebrated its grand opening at the beginning of September. The simple gesture of offering a warm DoubleTree Cookie to guests upon check-in has become synonymous with the warm welcome and CARE (Creating A Rewarding Experience) service culture of DoubleTree by Hilton. To celebrate the brand's 50th anniversary, the recently opened DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort is marking this significant milestone locally by taking the experience a step further with a first-of-its-kind Cookie Suite Experiential Package. The bespoke package will be accompanied by a range of benefits that will allow guests to enjoy an immersive retreat in the brand's [...]

By |2019-09-19T14:01:46+07:00September 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments