David Cameron, prime minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016, will address the WTTC Global Summit in 2017. The Global Summit, this year taking place in Bangkok, will bring together global leaders from the private and public sectors of tourism to explore the theme of ‘Transforming our World’.
The flagship of JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts in Vietnam, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa will open its doors to public later this month, making it the first international luxury hotel brand on Phu Quoc island. The resort offers a selection of 243 lavish rooms, suites, apartments and villas.
Travel Talk with Phil Blizzard in the capital of Thailand talking to Ghaith al Ghaith, chief executive, flydubai. The launch of the airline’s ‘double daily’ service from Dubai to Bangkok, by Dubai’s fastest growing airline, is the focus of this edition of Travel Talk. Phil Blizzard flew on board the business class configured 737-800 for ‘One Night in Bangkok’.
Dusit International has signed a management agreement with Phuket-based property developer Layana Development to operate the dusitD2 Phuket Aria hotel in Surin Beach. Located on the west coast of Phuket between Bang Tao and Kamala Beaches, and just 30 minutes by car from Phuket International Airport, Surin Beach is dubbed ‘Millionaire’s Row’ due to its cluster of high-end resorts and residences.
Marriott Executive Apartments has been named Thailand’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand for the third consecutive year at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016. The annual awards were voted for by travel and tourism professionals from around the world and were established to recognise, acknowledge and reward excellence in the hospitality industry.
Outrigger Enterprises Group has appointed Marc Landgraf as the general manager of the Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort in Thailand. He will take up the role tomorrow. The resort is a 52-key all-suite and villa beachfront property in Samui that has just completed major renovations and enhancements.
To enhance its individual wellness programs and personalised health journeys, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa is now introducing small group retreats. Guided by distinct wellness experts, the new Life Enhancement Retreats provide a setting for guests to explore specific areas of interest in greater depth and benefit from the dynamic group energy and support network of like-minded individuals, with a maximum of 12 participants per retreat.
Thailand has been struck by a series of coordinated explosions targeting tourist towns across the country. As many as four people are believed to have died during the attacks, with many more injured. The tourism hotspot of Hua Hin has been worst affected, with four explosions in the past 24 hours.
Banyan Tree Samui, a stunning private pool villa resort overlooking Thailand’s Lamai Bay, has introduced two new exclusive detox and dietary programmes in partnership with leading wellness provider, Amrita. The retreat only uses natural and local elements and marks the first time that Banyan Tree Samui will host a wellness sanctuary at the resort.
Qatar Airways has announced that it will expand its network to Chiang Mai in Thailand from December 16th. The airline will fly to Chiang Mai five times a week via Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, with an A330-200. The largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai will be the fourth city in the Asian country to be served by Qatar Airways, which currently flies to Bangkok and Phuket, and will commence flights to Krabi on December 6th.