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Andaman Hotelier & Tourism Fair 2019

The 2019 edition of the Andaman Hotelier & Tourism Fair will be hosted at Baan & Beyond, opposite Central Festival Phuket, from June 21 to 23, 2019. The event will open doors from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm during those three days. More than 80 booths from different hospitality suppliers can be visited to find out about the latest trends in the industry. The event will also offer several shows and competitions to keep the public entertained. Those include flower bouquet decoration from recycled items, podium flower decoration, bed making competition, flower decoration for spa, herbal compress DIY, spa bed making, fruit and vegetable carving, cooking class using local ingredients such as lobster and Phuket pineapple, bartender competition and engineering [...]

By |2019-05-25T10:16:50+07:00June 21st, 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 |2019-05-24T13:25:29+07:00May 24th, 2019|News|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 |2019-05-27T11:58:46+07:00May 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

New Visa prepaid tourist card on the way

BANGKOK: Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), The Mall Group, and Visa – with support from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) – have announced the launch of a new SCB M Visa prepaid tourist card for foreign tourists who can use it for cashless travel and shopping when in Thailand. To celebrate the launch, the first 1,000 customers who apply will receive vouchers worth THB 500 when spending THB 2,000 or more at The Mall Group’s department stores from June 1 to December 31, 2019. Information and applications are available at the Tourist Lounge at the Emporium, Emquartier, Paragon Department Store, and SCB exchange booths at Don Mueang International Airport. K. Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, TAT Deputy Governor for Digital Research and Development, [...]

By |2019-05-16T10:01:45+07:00May 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Off-the-beaten-track destinations in Thailand experiencing explosive Airbnb growth

PHUKET: New data released today highlights how the Airbnb community is helping grow tourism in off-the-beaten-track destinations across Thailand and the Asia Pacific, and helping spread the benefits of tourism beyond big cities and major tourism hotspots. Off-the-beaten-track destinations in Thailand grew by 53% year-on-year, with some areas like Rawai growing by more than 92% year-on-year. Airbnb hosts outside of big cities and major tourist destinations in APAC earned nearly US$1bn through the Airbnb platform in 2018. 12 million guests checked into Airbnb listings in these destinations in 2018, growing 70% year-over-year. Similar to other countries in the Asia Pacific, the Airbnb community is growing rapidly in off-the-beaten track destinations in Thailand. This growth is powered by travelers increasingly seeking [...]

By |2019-05-15T08:18:39+07:00May 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Meet Paul Halford, new General Manager of OZO Phuket

PHUKET: ONYX Hospitality Group has appointed Paul Halford as General Manager of the soon-to-open OZO Phuket at Kata Beach. Paul joins ONYX with close to 20 years of hospitality industry experience at hotels and resorts in Australia, Vanuatu, Fiji and Thailand, including a 10-year tenure across multiple Radisson Hotel Group locations. Most recently, he was General Manager of Park Plaza Bangkok Soi 18. In his current role, Paul will lead the pre-opening and positioning of the brand-new OZO in Phuket, scheduled to open in June 2019. The family-oriented resort will feature 255 rooms and suites located right on Kata Road, surrounded by a wide range of restaurants, excellent shops, a popular night market and vibrant nightlife scene. The property boasts [...]

By |2019-05-13T08:14:52+07:00May 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Tourism Authority of Thailand reveals 2019 Songkran increases in tourist revenue

BANGKOK: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has revealed that tourism revenue earned from international visitor arrivals to Thailand and domestic trips during the 2019 Songkran holiday all showed year-on-year increases over the same period in 2018. TAT Governor K. Yuthasak Supasorn said that during the holiday period of April 12-16, 2019, total revenue from the international arrivals and domestic trips amounted to 22.07 billion Baht, an increase of 15 percent year-on-year. The number of international arrivals reached 543,300 (up 8% year-on-year) and generated revenue of 10.23 billion Baht (up 14%). There were 3.27 million trips by domestic tourists (up 3%) generating 11.84 billion Baht (up 7%). According to K. Yuthasak, international visitor arrivals performance was, overall near the projections. [...]

By |2019-04-26T10:46:04+07:00April 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket celebrates Easter with the SOS Children’s Village Phuket

PHUKET: On Sunday, 21st April 2019, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket treated 13 children from the SOS Children’s Village Phuket, a local orphanage, to a fun-filled Easter celebration with lots of food and exciting treats. The children started the day with face painting and bunny decorating activities organized by the resort’s Recreation Team, followed by a sumptuous Easter feast at the beachfront Café Studio, in Karon Beach. Continuing the celebrations, the children were taken to the Little Birds Club where they played and had fun. They were also invited to join some fun Easter-themed activities held at the resort’s Garden Lawn alongside other children. The Easter celebration with the kids from SOS Children’s Village Phuket is one of [...]

By |2019-04-22T20:00:11+07:00April 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts celebrates its 25th anniversary with eco-friendly initiatives

SINGAPORE: Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts celebrates its 25th anniversary and Earth Day 2019 with over 25% group-wide reduction of single-use plastic in a year. The Group announced a pledge against single-use plastic in support of Earth Day 2018 theme End Plastic Pollution. Within a year, this declaration has inspired the change across its 48 hotels worldwide and successfully eliminated 4.2 million single-use plastic items, equating to a significant 26% reduction in total usage. Championing 25 years of sustainable development since its inception in 1994, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has pioneered the journey of stewardship in its commitment towards the environment and communities through its philosophy of “Embracing the Environment, Empowering People”. Up to 80% of ocean plastic pollution [...]

By |2019-04-22T12:54:25+07:00April 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

TAT continues “Thailand Travel Shield” insurance project

BANGKOK: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently announced the continuation of the Thailand Travel Shield insurance project to provide online travel insurance for foreign tourists. K. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said TAT had initiated the creation of the Thailand Travel Shield project as an alternative insurance scheme in July 2014, in partnerships with reputable, publicly-listed insurance companies in Thailand. “This year marks the fifth anniversary of our travel insurance initiative to ensure that travelers enjoy the utmost travel experience during their visit to Thailand. The project forms part of a concerted effort by the Thai government, our team at TAT, relevant authorities and the private sector to ensure the safety and security of both tourists and residents,” K. Yuthasak [...]

By |2019-04-07T11:51:18+07:00April 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments
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