Seychelles Tourism Academy lecturers will now also be trained in the Shanghai Institute effective October 2013. In a joint meeting held in Shanghai between Kan Nian, President of Shanghai Institute of Tourism, Elsia Grandcourt, Chief Executive of the … June 24, 2013
BANGKOK, Thailand - The new Centra Central Station Bangkok, due to open in the third quarter of this year, is adjacent to the Hua Lamphong mainline railway terminus and MRT Metro station and is, therefore, perfectly placed for exploring the city’s attractions … June 22, 2013
A romantic weekend getaway for two people in Phuket is fast and easy to arrange with the package offered by Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket, where a Luxury Suite 1 bedroom is available at Baht 5,900 per night for 2, with breakfast included. … June 18, 2013
Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is the only fully-integrated, five-star hotel, convention center, and lifestyle complex within the heart of Bangkok.Located at Ratchaprasong, and within a few minutes’ walk of Siam Square … June 12, 2013
BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand is where the idea of full moon parties really began, on the island of Pha Ngan, and the idea has now spread to Phuket, where Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is one of the first hotels to have its own Full Moon Party, which … May 29, 2013
Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok has a special package for its Club accommodations, with rates starting at Baht 3,560 per night for a Club Deluxe Room if they stay for 2 nights or more, along with 15 percent discount on regular a la carte … May 22, 2013
BANGKOK, Thailand - Centara Hotels & Resorts, throughout its 30-year history, has always believed passionately in green and sustainable tourism, a policy that is at the heart of the company and which engages every property in its portfolio.
With the … May 21, 2013
BANGKOK, Thailand - Cense by Spa Cenvaree, the spa brand recently launched by Centara Hotels & Resorts for people in need of spa treatments but who may not have the time to spare for long treatment programs, has opened its first stand-alone branch.
Located … April 10, 2013
BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will organize the PATA Youth Forum, with the theme, “Search, Connect, Experience – The Future of Tourism.” Hosted by the College of Innovation at Thammasat University, the Forum will … March 26, 2013
Robert F. Maurer-Loeffler (right), General Manager, and Nisara Khamphong (2nd right), Public Relations Manager of Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, recently welcomed Wenxia Yu (left) Miss World and Julia Morley, (2nd left) Chairman … February 15, 2013
Centara Hotels & Resorts has launched a new range of wedding packages with prices starting from just Baht 18,750 including VAT and service charge at selected resort properties in Krabi, Samui, Phuket and Trat.
These exclusive wedding packages give … January 23, 2013
HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The International Coalition of Tourism Partners announced that the Bangkok, Thailand, office of Apollo Asia Travel Group joined as a member of the coalition. Apollo Asia … December 13, 2012
LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced re-certification of the Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa Koh Samui in Bophut, Thailand. For years this luxury hotel has been demonstrating corporate social responsibility and sustainable tourism, integrating … November 27, 2012
Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading operator of hotels, is celebrating its 30th anniversary on December 12, 2012.
Part of the Central Group, the Kingdom's biggest retailer, and formed initially as Central Hotels & Resorts, the company's first … November 15, 2012
Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Dominique Ronge as General Manager of Centara Grand Resort & Spa Pattaya.
Dominique is a Belgian national who can speak Dutch, English, French, … November 14, 2012
BANGKOK, Thailand - It’s the most magical time of the year, and Dusit Thani Bangkok has the recipe to make this a season to remember. Make the holiday truly special by celebrating with friends and loved ones as Dusit Thani provides the festive cheer.
- … November 9, 2012
BANGKOK, Thailand - In 1918, King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) imagined a Utopian society where people lived in ideal freedom and happiness. He called this place Dusit Thani, which literally translates to “Town in Heaven.” This heavenly concept, from which … November 8, 2012
SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), is helping travelers find great deals during Loy Kratong, Thailand’s most romantic and beautiful festival.
Falling on the night … November 8, 2012
Eleven Centara Hotels & Resorts properties have been awarded by TripAdvisor as being among the top-ranked hotels in their locality.The rankings are based on ratings supplied by guests and travelers, who mark the properties in a range of five categories, … September 10, 2012
Centara Hotels & Resorts has increased the size of the sales and marketing team at its Phuket regional sales office in order to strengthen marketing activities for the South of Thailand.
The regional sales office, which is located in Centara Grand … August 20, 2012
Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket has been named Country winner for Thailand as Best Luxury Emerging Spa in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2012.
The awards are based solely on guest voting and are presented in different categories on … June 28, 2012
BANGKOK, Thailand - The 21st World Economic Forum in East Asia closed on June 1, 2012. The theme of the forum was, “Shaping the Region’s Future through Connectivity,” and was held in Bangkok, Thailand, over a 3-day period beginning on May 30, 2012. … June 4, 2012
Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Khon Kaen will open at the end of May as the largest venue for meetings and conventions in Khon Kaen Province.
The hotel, owned by Khon Kaen Buri Co Ltd. and representing an investment of Baht 1,800 million, has been … May 28, 2012
The Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, met with a high-level trade delegation from Thailand who is on a working visit to Seychelles.
Minister St.Ange addressed the issue of having connecting flights linking mainland Thailand … April 11, 2012
Centara Hotels & Resorts is offering a program at 15 of its properties throughout Thailand in which guests deposit money with the hotel and the hotel adds a further amount of between 50 and 100 percent of the deposit for the guests to use during their … December 8, 2011
Denis Thouvard, (4th from right in photo) General Manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, recently hosted a Thai cooking class for the "TAT and Travelbag Press Trip from UK” during their visit to promote Phuket tourism to the UK market and stay … November 19, 2011
LOS ANGELES, California – After several weeks of flooding throughout parts of the central region of Thailand, many areas are now clear of floodwaters. Thanks to the arduous efforts by Thai Airways, the Thai government, Thai locals and volunteers, the … November 17, 2011
Voytek Klasicki, rebranding General Manager; Dechanont Wangthong, Executive Assistant Manager; and Paul Bryant, Construction Manager met to inspect the final stages of the additional 96 rooms project of the Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket, … November 7, 2011
Over the past several weeks, seasonal rains that are heavier than usual have resulted in widespread flooding in Thailand. While the flooding is having some impact on tourism, most key tourist destinations and attractions throughout … October 27, 2011
Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa Krabi is a newly-built, four-star property situated on extensive grounds and spread across 5 low-rise buildings. Located just 100 meters away from the sands of Nopparat Thara Beach, the resort is also conveniently close … October 19, 2011
Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre has been named as Best Meetings and Conventions Hotel for the second year in succession at the 22nd Annual TTG Travel Awards 2011. The awards ceremony was presided over on October 6, 2011 by Suraphon Svetasreni, … October 7, 2011
LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announces Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa, Chiang Rai, Thailand, has been awarded certification for its sustainable operation and management.
Perched high up on the hills on Thailand’s border overlooking … October 6, 2011
For the past 3 months, between June and August 2011, 663 participants from over 60 countries have played to win the Tourism Authority of Thailand's (TAT) Amazing 10 Days in Thailand contest, www.amazing10daysinthailand.com . The goal was to get the highest … September 5, 2011
Thailand’s first competition for medical-tourism bloggers, www.MedBlogContest.com , provided one dozen international finalists with an opportunity to witness firsthand the superior quality of treatments and procedures available here for foreign nationals.
Chosen … March 23, 2011
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is moving forward towards its goals of promoting Thailand as a center for top quality medical and personal care and lodgings, as well as boosting the number of international visitors to the kingdom with an exciting … March 10, 2011
LONDON - After a rigorous selection process, Bangkok, Dubai, San Francisco, London, Sharm El Sheikh, Rio de Janeiro, and Antalya in Turkey have emerged as the hosts of the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2011 Grand Tour. Hailed as "The Oscars of the Travel … November 30, 2010
Thailand welcomes Bung Kan as its 77th province, which is being carved out of Nong Khai province along the mighty Mekong River in the northeast region commonly called Isan. It borders Laos and four other Thai provinces. Bung Kan has many temples such … November 30, 2010
SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed priceline.com Incorporated, today announced special hotel deals just in time for Loy Krathong.
Known as the Festival of Lights, Loy Krathong is traditionally a time … October 27, 2010
Thai Airways International Public Company Limited will hold an international conference under the theme, “Asia: Beyond the Economic Horizon,” on October 15, 2010, which will be inaugurated by HE Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of … October 5, 2010
BANGKOK, Thailand - A world-wide fascination with the wonders of Thailand has fueled a dynamic tourist economy that continues to expand to every corner of this delightful, value-oriented nation. On the wings of this amazing growth, Bangkok Airways has … October 1, 2010
The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Medical Tourism Blog Contest kicks off, with cash and prizes worth nearly US$20,000 up for grabs, including a seven-day all-inclusive medical tour of Thailand for 12 finalists.
The competition is easy and fun, … September 2, 2010
To facilitate greater worldwide exposure, Anantara has enhanced its sales force in line with an overall plan to grow its global reach of hotels, resorts, and spas over the next five years.
Anantara’s newly-restructured sales and marketing team take … July 12, 2010
BANGKOK, Thailand - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) have conveyed their strong support of Thailand and its tourism industry as the country returns to normalcy following political unrest earlier in … July 2, 2010
Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa welcomes new general manager Morten Junior to oversee operations at the unique resort, which resides an hour south of Krabi along the Andaman coast’s most scenic untouched shores.
Following medical school in Switzerland … June 18, 2010
Thailand's Songkran is when the Buddhist New Year festivities culminate in a three-day nationwide water fight – and is one of the most exciting times to visit the country. To help revelers make the most of Songkran, Agoda – Asia's global hotel booking … April 1, 2010
The Tourism Authority of Thailand issued the following information as of March 14, 2010, 1400 hours Bangkok time on the political development in Thailand relative the anti-government rallies as announced by the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship … March 14, 2010
A veteran of the travel and tourism industry, Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) deputy governor for marketing communications, has been appointed the new governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Mr. Svetasreni, the … December 27, 2009
The Green Leaf Foundation, together with the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, awarded certificates to Thai hotels, which have participated in the Smoke-Free hotels and Health Promotion Hotels campaign. The event was held on December 2, 2009 at the Conference … December 3, 2009
The Travel Agents Federation of India held their annual convention in Chiang Mai on October 22-25, 2009. In a landmark tie-up between the Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) and Tourism Authority of Thailand, Pradip Lulla, president of TAFI, and … October 26, 2009
Dr. Piyasvasti Amranand commenced his term as President of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited today. Piyasvasti joins Thai after having served most recently as chairman of the advisory panel to Kasikornbank Bank’s CEO. He is a graduate … October 19, 2009
In a National Marine Park in the Andaman Sea in the very southwest corner of Thailand, is where you find a little paradise island, Koh Lipe. The marine park houses about 70 islands, and Koh Lipe (about 70 km from the mainland) is the only one that has … October 13, 2009
The Tourism Authority of Thailand New Delhi Office in association with the TAAI Tourism Council organized an educational seminar in Bangkok and Hua Hin where 20 TAAI agents from across India participated.
During this trip, a B2B workshop followed a … October 9, 2009
Registration is now open for the Laguna Phuket International Marathon, Asia's fastest-growing destination marathon scheduled to be held on June 13, 2010.
What's the Laguna Phuket International Marathon like? Friendly, fun in the sun! The marathon course … October 5, 2009
As the full moon of the twelfth lunar month (usually in mid-November) lights up the night sky, throughout the Thai kingdom, hundreds of thousands of ornately-decorated krathong or traditional banana leaf floats are set adrift in rivers and waterways in … October 1, 2009
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced the Ultimate Thailand Explorers campaign www.ultimatethailandexplorers.com, an online marketing activity targeted at foreigners who have been invited to send original video auditions to become one of five … September 24, 2009
BANGKOK, Thailand – Members of SKAL International Bangkok pose with Mr. Martin Fabiano (fifth from left), resident manager of the Dream Hotel in Bangkok, on September 8, 2009. The SKAL club's monthly meeting was a networking evening held in the hotel's … September 18, 2009
Thailand is again playing host to a series of high-level meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), some of which will also be attended by US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Secretary Clinton will be in Thailand during … July 21, 2009
Tourism Authority of Thailand, New Delhi office, and Thai Airways International PCL, Kolkata organized an AET trip to Krabi and Bangkok for travel agents from north and east India from June 2-7, 2009.
Krabi is one of southern Thailand's most attractive … July 20, 2009
More than 300 parliamentarians from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will convene at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort Hotel in Pattaya on August 2-8, 2009 for the 30th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA).
Organized by the Thai parliament, … July 16, 2009
On July 17-23, 2009, Thailand will be hosting in Phuket the 42nd ASEAN Ministers Meeting (AMM) and other related meetings - Post Ministerial Conferences and the 16th ASEAN Regional Forum. Foreign ministers and high-level officials from more than 25 countries … July 15, 2009
Acknowledging that the tourism industry will play an important role in driving Thailand's economy, the Deputy Governor for international marketing, Mr. Santichai Euachongprasit, delivered the following welcome speech to the attendees of the Amazing Thailand … July 13, 2009
Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok added to its MICE facilities and will soft open its brand new "mansion house"-styled venue, Tarathep House on the July 18, 2009.The new MICE facility is an elegant stand-alone house with an impressive façade of columns and … July 10, 2009
Try something new, a special "Jabu Day" Brunch Cruise, every Sunday aboard the classic wooden, motor sailor, Jabuticaba, Jabu to her friends.
Enjoy cruising around the magical Phang Nga Bay as we serve you a freshly-cooked gourmet lunch. Enjoy the … July 9, 2009
Continuing its efforts to expedite the revival of the Thai travel and tourism industry, the Royal Thai Government has agreed to extend the exemption of the visa fee for tourist visa applications until March 4, 2010.
The exemption will apply to all … July 2, 2009
Now in its third year, the annual Chiang Mai Charity Calendar has raised in its short lifespan Bt1,027,000 (US$30,057) for needy children in the north and, at the same time, presented a credible image of Chiang Mai as a tourist destination.
While … June 18, 2009
Two days ago there was a report about two Taiwanese tourists found to have been affected with Influenza AH1N1 while traveling to the Eastern Resort In
Pattaya city, Chonburi. This report, however caused the city to worry about the
impact to the tourism … June 15, 2009
Seventeen cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection have been confirmed in the Eastern Seaboard resort of Pattaya after two Taiwanese visitors were also found to be infected on their return home from holiday there.
The infections were … June 12, 2009
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) reassured confidence in Thailand as a dynamic and motivational business event destination in Asia by forming an alliance and joining with the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions (MICE) … June 9, 2009
JULY 2009AMAZING THAILAND GRAND SALE 2009Date: June 1 – August 31, 2009Venue: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Phuket, and Hat Yai The Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, Thailand's annual three-month shopping extravaganza offers world-class shopping, a diverse … May 25, 2009
Agoda.com, an online travel company specializing in discount hotel bookings in Asia, recently announced a partnership with SGA Airlines to offer flyers special deals on hotel bookings. SGA is a Thailand-based commuter airline that provides flights to … May 13, 2009
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is moving fast to implement five new strategies to revive and stimulate Thailand’s MICE industry in 2009. As part of its highly-integrated marketing and PR strategy, and a substantial injection of … May 7, 2009
Only superficial disruption has been caused to the Thailand tourism industry, as most residents and visitors were unaffected. Meanwhile the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) provides up-to-date information to media and traders and reaffirms trade shows … April 24, 2009
Newly-elected PATA chairman Phornsiri Manoharn believes the association has an increasingly important role to play in the current global economic crisis. She told the Association's AGM in Macau SAR yesterday (April 19) that PATA will continue to work … April 20, 2009
Greetings from the Royal Cliff Beach Resort:
We would like to inform all our friends and business partners that all residents and staff, as well as guests-designated facilities of the Royal Cliff Beach Resort have been unaffected, and our usual service … April 14, 2009
The Tourism Authority of Thailand issued the following updated fact sheet on the situation in their country that occurred due to anti-government protesters:
- The situation in Bangkok has greatly improved within the last 24 hours.
- The leaders … April 14, 2009
In a bold move to stimulate tourism to Phuket, Laguna Resorts & Hotels Public Company Limited in cooperation with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, announced the launch of the “100,000 Smiles in Laguna Phuket” promotion: an eye-catching global marketing … March 4, 2009
BANGKOK - Holidaymakers all over the world can now visit a new website that gives them the latest information about the tourism situation on the ground in Thailand. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched the "Thailand Tourism Update" website … February 13, 2009
BANGKOK, Thailand – To get in on the Christmas spirit and celebrate the coming new year, Agoda.com, an online hotel reservations service, is offering customers a number of unbeatable, last-minute Thailand hotel deals. To boost tourism, Thailand hotels … December 22, 2008
The Tourism Authority of Thailand issued the following updates as of December 5, 07:30 hours, Bangkok time:
- Don Mueang Airport is back in service as of December 4, 06:00 hrs. (Bangkok time).
- Airport operations to resume at Suvarnabhumi International … December 5, 2008
Suvarnabhumi International Airport will return to full operation at 11:00 am on Friday, including check-in and immigration, Airports of Thailand chief Serirat Prasutanont said Thursday. December 5 is His Majesty the King's birthday.
The airport sieges … December 4, 2008
DUBAI, UAE – Emirates announced that it has boosted its ongoing initiatives to facilitate travel for passengers affected due to the closure of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, by operating two additional, special flights to U-Taphao Airport until December … December 4, 2008
• The People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) anti-government protesters have ended their occupation at both Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Mueang Airport.
• The Airport Authority of Thailand (AOT) announced that cargo flights at Suvarnabhumi … December 3, 2008
1. The stranded foreigners are staying in the hotels on list at the end of this article and have been at these hotels since the first day (November 25, 2008) of the disruption of air traffic at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Stranded foreigners will … December 2, 2008
SITUATION UPDATE November 26, 2008 / 22:00 hrs.Addressing the Kingdom from Chiang Mai in a broadcast on all TV channels, HE Mr. Somchai Wongsawat, the Prime Minister, condemned the seizure of the airport, calling it illegal, undemocratic, and a threat … November 27, 2008
November 25, 2008 / 21:00 hrs.
The People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) anti-government protesters forced the partial closure of Suvarnabhumi International Airport when demonstrators broke through police lines and entered the … November 27, 2008
BANGKOK, Thailand – Discover Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien, located on the site where Princess Valaya Alongkorn, 47th daughter of King Rama V called home. A stay in one of our four celebrated Royal Theme Suites combines unforgettable experiences … November 12, 2008
As part of its launch campaign for its new drink V+ Veltins, one of Germany’s largest breweries, recently organized a spectacular holiday for 300 lucky prize winners at the five-star Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi. Invitations to join … October 15, 2008
BANGKOK, Thailand – Thailand’s rivers, canals and night-sky will all be glowing during November’s Loy Kratong Festival. This traditional and romantic celebration falls during the week of November 8 – 12 of this year. Agoda.com, an online hotel … October 13, 2008
Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa has won a prestigious Award of Excellence in the Thailand Tourism Awards 2008. The resort was one of just 7 hotels to win this accolade out of the 26 possible accommodation categories under scrutiny in this year’s awards. … October 3, 2008
The Klong Rua Village Environmental Education Program is a winner of the PATA Gold Awards 2008 in the Environment Award Category.
Klong Rua Village is located in the remote forested areas of Ranong Province in Southern Thailand. Set amidst the lush … September 22, 2008
Thai cinema may not be the best known in the world, but Thailand is certainly gaining fame as a country in which to make films. It has countless, hugely-varied locations, a wide range of accommodation, well-equipped studios, knowledgeable and hard-working … September 19, 2008
(September 11, 2008) - The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has embarked on an immediate tourism recovery plan and is working closely with the Thai tourism industry to restore confidence in the destination.
TAT has been conducting random interviews … September 12, 2008
Already in the third year, Loei Rajabhat University organized an international conference on “Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) University Networks” at its campus in the northernmost part of Northeast Thailand (I-San). Funded by the Commission on Higher … September 2, 2008
Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel group, is proud to announce that its first managed property in Thailand – the Centara Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai – has been awarded a Gold Award of Excellence from AWD – Asia Web Direct.
The … August 26, 2008
Officially Launches its new Luxury Property in the Royal Town of Hua Hin – the AKA Resort Guti Villas
Engel & Völkers, one of the leading European real estate companies, officially inaugurated its new office in Hua Hin, Thailand, following a successful … July 10, 2007