Widget Image
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna

Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.

Sign up to receive FREE hot deals & updates

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Lifestyle Curators for Thailand + Southeast Asia

    Travel News for July 2015

      /  DESTINATIONS   /  Travel News for July 2015
    Hotel PR Association visits Rueng Lao Chao Nee Channel 3
    Kanokros Sakdanares (front row, sixth from left), corporate director of Corporate Affairs & Social Responsibilities at Centara Hotels & Resorts, in her role as president of Hotel Public Relations Association (HPRA) presents a thank-you flower bouquet to Sorayuth Suthassanachina (front row, 5th from left), news presenter of Rueng Lao Chao Nee TV news program. Sorayuth welcomed the HPRA members on their visit at Maleenont 2 Tower, Thai TV Channel 3. Also seen in the photo are Earth Saiswang (front row, 7th from left), former president of the association, Nawarat Thamrongvithavatpong (front row, 8th from left); Thanaphat Chakkaphak (front row, 9th from left); Tippawan Charoenwong (front row, 10th from left), and M. L. Chantanipa Kasemsri (front row, 4th from left) and other leaders and members of the association.
    Winner 5 years in a row
    Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra - LobbyKrabi – Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort has been honored with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence ‘Hall of Fame’ award. The Certificate of Excellence rewards exceptional achievements and customer service within the hospitality industry.

    “Being awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years and being inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ is a true source of pride for the entire team at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort,” says Christian Schlegel, the hotel’s general manager.

    “On behalf of the team, I would like to thank all our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor. There is no greater seal of approval than receiving high praise from one’s customers.”

    Kata Group unveils exclusive deals
    Bangkok — Leading Thailand hospitality company, Kata Group Resorts (Tel: 095 452 2516//, has announced exclusive deals ahead of the country’s biggest travel trade fair, “Thai Tieow Thai,” scheduled for July 2-5 at The Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC).

    The group offers unprecedented discounts of up to 80% off room rates at all of its six luxury resorts.

    Visitors need to visit the Kata Group at booth number 143 to enjoy the special rates.

    In addition, Happy Hour prices will be available to visitors who visit the booth between 2 and 4 p.m. July 4-5, with prices starting at THB 1,199 per room per night in a Deluxe Room at Phuket Orchid Resort and Spa.

    Kata Group Resorts owns and operates six luxury resorts in southern Thailand: Beyond Resort Khaolak in Phang Nga, Beyond Resort Krabi, Beyond Resort Karon in Phuket, Phuket Orchid Resort and Spa in Karon Beach, Kata Beach Resort and Spa in Phuket and Kandaburi Resort & Spa in Koh Samui.

    TTM+ 2015: Thai tourism outlook positive
    TTMplus2015-04Bangkok – Thailand records strong rebound in visitor arrivals in the first half of 2015, promising an upbeat outlook for the second half, according to Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thai minister of tourism and sport, during here speech at the recently concluded Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2015.

    “Thai tourism industry is set for a promising future thanks to increased arrivals projected from China, India, and the ASEAN countries, all of which are in our immediate neighborhood. Also in the first quarter of this year, we have seen a good sign for long-haul markets; such as, Latin America and the USA, Southern Europe, Germany, and France,” said Kobkarn, as she welcomed participants to the event.

    The minister revealed that Thailand‘s tourist arrivals from January to May 25, 2015, is around 11.95 million (+19%), which generated about THB 578 billion as per the preliminary figures . China surged ahead as the top source of visitors with 2.03 million arrivals in January-March 2015, up 96% over the same period of 2014. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has set a target of 28 million visitors in 2015, which is expected to generate around US$42 billion (THB 1.4 trillion) in revenue.

    Akaryn Samui is now an Outrigger resort
    Koh Samui – Akaryn Samui Resort and Spa is now an Outrigger resort. Akaryn’s mother company, the Bangkok-based Akaryn Hospitality Management Services (AHMS)-The Collection group, accepted the offer of Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, a global group founded in Hawaii. The deal took effect May 29.
    Prince Hotels introduce biz
    Prince HotelsBangkok – Prince Hotels & Resorts, one of the most famous hotel and resort group in Japan led by Mr. Stan Brown, Executive Vice President of Prince Hotels, Inc. together with its executive team recently visited Thailand to introduce its business and marketing strategy focusing on boosting its brand value by renewing the existing hotels and opening new hotel facilities in order to increase the capacity to accommodate foreign inbound tourists to Japan.

    Additionally, the company disclosed about the latest news of “The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho,” which will be opened next year as a most luxurious brand-new hotel. Photo shows (from left to right): Satoshi Kasai, Marketing Department, Prince Hotels, Inc.; Yoshihiro Tatara, senior manager Marketing Department, Prince Hotels, Inc.; Stan Brown, executive vice president of Prince Hotels, Inc.; and Harutoshi Kusumi, director, Prince Hotels (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

    Bouquet presentation
    AOTChittimas Ketvoravit (2nd right), managing director of Universal Hospitality Joint Venture presented a bouquet of flowers to congratulate Sirote Duangratana (2nd left), GM of Suvarnabhumi Airport – Airports of Thailand PLC on his new position. On hand to witness the occasion were Punpimol Wongthongsri (left), assistant MD of Universal Hospitality Joint Venture and Christophe Geoffroy (right), GM of Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.
    Oasis Spa joins ‘Best of Thailand' shortlist
    Oasis Spa Top 10 Thai Spa Vote By Chinese Tourist BTVCBangkok – Oasis Spa joins was recently shortlisted — the only one out of 10 of the leading spas in Thailand — for the spa category of “The Best of Thailand Awards Voted by Chinese Tourist” marketing campaign.

    This social media promotion is a joint effort of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the popular micro-blog, Weibo.

    The promotion, running until end of July encourages Chinese tourism to Thailand. Photo shows Somying Ngeonyen, Oasis regional spa manager, receiving the certificate from Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanawarangkul at the award ceremony held in Bangkok recently.

    Oasis Spa has been offering extraordinary spa services for more than a decade and now has 10 branches located in Thailand’s most renowned tourist destinations – Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, and Phuket.

    Hotel Muse Bangkok wins ‘International Hotel Award’
    Hotel Muse Bangkok Wins Prestigious International Hotel AwarBangkok – Hotel Muse Bangkok has won five awards in the “Best Hotel for Thailand” category in the “International Hotel Awards 2014-2015. However, the hotel has yet to learn the level of the award or awards it has won – whether highly commended or five-star.

    International Hotel Awards is sponsored by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Winners of the awards initially have to prove they are the best nationally before competing against other top scoring hotels from across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Americas, Arabia, Africa and the UK.

    “We are delighted to be the winner of such a prestigious award only three years after opening in such a competitive city. It is testament to the hard work and commitment of the Muse team and this is achievement is for them to celebrate,” said Nicolas Peth, general manager of Hotel Muse Bangkok.

    Amari Phuket Sales Blitz
    Sales blitz for ACP re-launchPhuket – The management team of ONYX Hospitality Group and Amari Phuket, led by Debrah Pascoe, senior vice president, sales & marketing of ONYX Hospitality Group (front row, center); and Pierre-Andre Pelletier, vice president and area general manager, South Thailand (front row, 5th from right), recently led a Sales Blitz by the Amari sales team. The blitz aims to showcase the new Ocean Wing of Amari Phuket to travel agencies in Bangkok. The Amari Phuket Ocean Wing started operation last month.