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Accor opens All Seasons in Bangkok

Accor opens All Seasons in Bangkok

4 June 2011 Hotel News

Accor has opened the 5th all seasons hotel in Bangkok, and as the capital of Thailand enjoys an unprecedented hospitality boom. The city will also be playing to World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Ceremony on 28 September 2011.

Thailand expands luxury MICE offering

Thailand expands luxury MICE offering

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau has launched a new ‘Luxury MICE’ initiative, which is designed for a niche market. Such success has not gone unnoticed, with several major events – including WSDE Sports Destination Expo and World Travel Awards - scheduled to arrive in Thailand later this year.

Five-star organic retreat opens at Khao Sok, Thialand

Five-star organic retreat opens at Khao Sok, Thialand

10 May 2011 Hotel News

Nestled among a plethora of palm trees under the soaring karst limestone mountains of Khao Sok National Park, Thanyamundra launches this spring as a one-of-a-kind luxury retreat on a working organic farm. Also taking place in Thialand is this year is WSDE Sport Tourism Expo which will be hosted by Bangkok from September 27th-29th.

Effort reaps rewards for InterContinental Bangkok

Effort reaps rewards for InterContinental Bangkok

21 April 2011 Focus

After several years of narrow misses, InterContinental Bangkok was recognised at 2010 World Travel Awards for the first time as “Thailand’s Leading Hotel”. BTN talks to General Manager, Markus Platzer.

Brits warned to avoid southern coast of Thailand

Brits warned to avoid southern coast of Thailand

31 March 2011 Airline News

British travellers have been urged to avoid the southern coast of Thailand as severe flooding claimed up to 21 lives in the region. In particular, the Foreign Office is warning against “all but essential” travel to the islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

Hundreds stranded on Koh Samui

Hundreds stranded on Koh Samui

29 March 2011 Tourism News

Hundreds of tourists are stranded on the popular Thai resort island of Koh Samui following a torrential downpour. Flights from the island have been suspended indefinitely, with a number of British tourists among those affected.

Thailand remains safe despite regional turmoil

Thailand remains safe despite regional turmoil

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has announced that even with the situation in the Asia Pacific, travellers can be confident the country is still a safe and welcoming tourist destination. The announcement comes as Japan continues to battle the fallout from an earthquake and subsequent tsunami which rocked the country earlier this month.

InterContinental brings luxury to Koh Samui

InterContinental brings luxury to Koh Samui

28 February 2011 Hotel News

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed up to launch a luxury resort in Koh Samui, Thailand. In a partnership with Thai company Elite Villa, InterContinental will take over the management of the existing Baan Taling Ngam Resort & Spa, the island’s first luxury resort, and convert it into an IHG property.

BTN Spotlight: Alex Willats, Dusit Thani Bangkok

BTN Spotlight: Alex Willats, Dusit Thani Bangkok

9 December 2010 Focus

Thailand is set for double-digt growth in international arrives this year as the land of smiles positions itself as Asia’s hub of Sport Tourism. BTN talks to Alex Willats, the new Resident Manager of the capital’s iconic Dusit Thani Bangkok.