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Khemmapol Auitayakul, secretary to the minister of tourism and sports, Thailand, presented the ‘Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration: SHA’ certification under the Hotel, Accommodation and Meeting Place category to Daniel Simon, general manager, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel.

Centara Hotels & Resorts, one of Thailand’s leading hotel operator, recently donated 1,500 food boxes to the Thai Government’s Public Relations Department, as part of its ongoing efforts to help those communities and individuals most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anurak Community Lodge at Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand has launched ‘Rainforest Rising’ tree planting initiative for guests to join.

A comprehensive new survey of consumers in China’s first tier cities has concluded that 53 percent of respondents would like to travel overseas within this year.

More so, the most popular months for trips abroad for the remainder of the year are August, October and December.

Thailand is one of the most impacted travel markets by Covid-19 in Asia. The country hosted 39,8 million international visitors in 2019 with China accounting for nearly 11 million arrivals.
The expanded Thai tourism, hotel and travel sector contributes between 12-15 percent of GDP to Southeast Asia’s second largest economy.

The newly released China Thailand Travel Sentiment Survey 2020, conducted in mid-April by C9 Hotelworks and Delivering Asia Communications, focused on key demand factors in the country’s reopening of the tourism economy. A strong positive message from the research is that 71 percent of Chinese consumers said they would like to visit Thailand.

Using the China survey as a forecasting tool for the hotel industry, an interesting shift in a segment traditionally leveraged in the mass market is that 83 percent of potential visitors would choose independent travel versus a group tour.

High-end, experience-driven beachfront retreat, Santiburi Koh Samui has been certified as a 2020 Green Hotel and recognized as a carbon-neutral resort. Both accolades reflect its deep and lasting commitment to the environment.

Accor is offering a day-use room package across 10 hotels in Bangkok to guests who need a private office space for the day.

Bangkokians who are desperately looking for a spacious hideaway to get their job done or who need a quiet place to focus on an important project can now book a room for up to eight hours between 8:00 - 20:00 in 10 hotels.

Participating hotels are located all over Bangkok to enable local residents to select a private office location that is close to their homes:

• GRAND MERCURE ASOKE RESIDENCE
• GRAND MERCURE BANGKOK FORTUNE
• PULLMAN BANGKOK KING POWER
• PULLMAN BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT
• VIE HOTEL BANGKOK MGALLERY
• ibis Styles Bangkok Sukhumvit Phra Khanong
• IBIS STYLES BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT 50
• NOVOTEL BANGKOK ON SIAM SQUARE
• NOVOTEL BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT 20
• MERCURE BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT 11

Accor’s first priority is the safety and wellbeing of its guests and staff. The group is closely monitoring the current situation and has instructed its hotels to implement additional hygiene measures across the network.

 

Newly opened Villa de Pranakorn, a luxury boutique hotel in Bangkok’s historic Sam Yot district, has just become a member of Relais & Châteaux, a leading global hotel and restaurant association.

Villa de Pranakorn is the first hotel to join their collection in the country’s capital.

Known for its exclusivity, Relais & Châteaux is often compared to the hotel industry's Michelin rating.

Established in 1954, the brand has since aspired to offer the finest in local offerings from independently run properties and restaurants across the world.

Relais & Châteaux members have a driving desire to protect and promote the richness and diversity of the world’s cuisine and traditions of hospitality. They are committed to preserving local heritage and the environment, as encompassed in the Charter presented to UNESCO in November 2014.

Having officially opened its doors to guests in February, this intimate 47-key hotel provides the perfect base to escape the hustle and bustle of this 21st century metropolis.

With a mosaic of ethnic cultures and a topography that lends itself to adrenalised activities, the highlands of Thailand and Laos have long been prime quarry for intrepid adventurers.

Accor has recently announced the signing of V Villas Phuket - MGallery.

Melia Koh Samui, a 159-room and 41-suite resort with a lagoon pool that loops through its grounds like a river and suites made from teak wood vessels, has opened on Thailand’s second largest island, Koh Samui.