Le Royal Méridien Phuket Appeals to Travel Trade
Le Royal Méridien Phuket Yacht Club is part of a strengthening number of tourism-related businesses that are appealing for people to return to Phuket, and help curb any further negative impact that the recent tsunami might have on the tourism industry and all of the lives and futures that it supports.
The resort is among the vast majority of Phuket hotels and resorts that were largely unaffected by the tsunami, and have remained fully operational throughout the recent events. No guest rooms or facilities suffered any damage, and beachfront debris was completely cleaned up within days.
While still saddened by the tragedy and deaths suffered within the greater Phuket community, most things have returned to normal at both Le Royal Méridien Phuket Yacht Club and the surrounding businesses.
The resort’s fronted white-sand beach, Nai Harn, was also largely unaffected, and beach goers are again enjoying the idyllic high season weather. None of the infrastructure, services or supplies in Nai Harn or neighbouring Rawai or Kata beaches suffered any type of disruption.
Dominique Lapointe, General Manager of Le Royal Méridien Phuket Yacht Club, said: “This is really an appeal on behalf of the entire local community. Le Royal Méridien Phuket Yacht Club is one of the anchor properties in Nai Harn, and a significant drop in our reservations not only affects the staff in our own shops and restaurants, but the entire surrounding business community - from tuk-tuk drivers to tour operators, souvenir shops and beach vendors.”
“We’d like travel professionals to come here and regain their confidence in Phuket, and help spread the word that this is still a tropical paradise. So many lives depend on the tourism industry, and one of the ways people can truly help out is by returning to Phuket to enjoy their holidays.”
Le Royal Méridien Phuket Yacht Club is now offering a special discounted rate of USD 180+++ for three nights for travel professionals, valid until 31 March 2005.
Perched on the headland at the southern tip of Phuket Island, Le Royal Méridien Phuket Yacht Club overlooks the secluded Nai Harn Beach, offering exclusivity and luxury in a sophisticated, yet friendly environment.