Centara family deals for Thailand

March 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

BANGKOK, 27 March 2017: Centara Hotels & Resorts is offering “Summer Holidays Early Bird Offers” promotion for hotels in Thailand with a discount up to 40%.

The promotion is available for bookings until 30 April for stays at Centara’s participating hotels and resorts between 22 April and 30 September this year.

Most of the group’s Thailand properties are participating in the promotion.
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BW adds hotel in Tokyo

March 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, North Asia

BANGKOK, 27 March 2017: Best Western Hotels & Resorts will open its third hotel in Tokyo, Best Western Tokyo Nishikasai Grande, 1 April.

Located between Tokyo Disneyland and the central districts of Marunouchi and Ginza, Best Western Tokyo Nishikasai Grande is positioned for both business and leisure travellers.

The hotel’s 105 rooms – all designated for non-smokers – include triple rooms for families mostly those who are visiting Tokyo Disneyland. Read more

Discounts to draw more event visitors

March 24, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 24 March 2017: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau launched, Wednesday, its Thailand CONNECT Welcome Package versioin III promotion that offers a discount of up to 20% for travellers who visit the country this year.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, TCEB’s Administration and Strategic Support vice president Chirut Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya said the bureau joined hands with King Power and Airports of Thailand, two of its core partners, to offer packages to visitors attending events in Thailand.

The package is bundled with TCEB’s offers to event organisers. The event secretariat distributes discount cards to delegates and on presentation to shops, restaurants or service providers it identifies the holder as being eligible for a discount.   Read more

Regional hotel rates soften

March 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News

LONDON, 24 March 2017: Hotels in the Asia Pacific region reported mixed revenue and occupancy results during February 2017, according to the latest data from STR.

Based on US dollar constant currency, year-over-year comparisons, hotels in the Asia Pacific region saw occupancy increase by 8% to an average 68.7% during February.

However the average daily rate (ADR) slipped 5% to USD102.95. Read more

Discover neighbourhood chow

March 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

HONG KONG, 24 March 2017: Dorsett Mongkok is bundling a nightly rate of HKD770 with meal vouchers, an upgrade to an executive room with free access to the business lounge.

Meal vouchers  allow guests to explore selected local restaurants in the hotel’s neighbourhood.

The rate is valid for the hotels 24-hour full stay service, bookable online. It allows guests to check out at the same time they checked in. Read more

LENS LINES: Centara Maldives wins awards

March 24, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Trade Talk

MALDIVES, 24 March 2017: Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives won two prestigious awards, the ‘Leading All Inclusive Resort’ from South Asian Travel Awards 2016 and the ‘Guest Review Award 2016’ from Booking.com, one of the largest global travel websites.

The South Asian Travel Awards is the first-ever regional travel awards endorsed by multi national associations.

Awards were presented to leading hotels and resorts, travel agencies and partners in over 30 categories represented in Sri Lanka, Maldives and India. Read more

OTAs told to drop illegal hotels

March 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 24 March 2017: The Thai government intends to work closely with the private sector to sift out illegal hotel operators that sell rooms through the online room bookings space.

Deputy Prime Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn chaired a meeting of the National Policy Committee for Tourism, earlier this week to discuss the subject within the framework of tourism management and community tourism promotions, according to the National News Bureau.

Gen Tanasak noted at the meeting that tourist arrivals had surpassed 6 million and generating more than THB300 million in revenue. Read more

Philippines a hard sell

March 24, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Philippines

MANILA, 24 March 2017: The Philippines tourism secretary urged the media, Wednesday, to “tone down” cover of President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly drug war, complaining that reports on extrajudicial killings were scaring away foreigners.

On a trip to Thailand accompanying Duterte, Tourism Secretary, Wanda Teo, insisted the Philippines was a safe destination, but said journalists were making the country a hard sell because of their focus on the killings.

“Help us because you know, it’s really difficult for me to sell the Philippines, especially when extrajudicial killings becomes the topic,” Teo told Filipino reporters following the Duterte entourage. Read more

Wyndham expands fast in Bali

March 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Indonesia, News

BALI, 21 March 2017: Wyndham Hotel Group has expanded its portfolio in Bali with the launch of its upper-midscale brand, Wyndham Garden.

The 155-room Wyndham Garden Kuta Beach Bali, previously known as Kuta Playa Hotel & Villas, is the first Wyndham Garden hotel to open in Southeast Asia.

It was rebranded under a management agreement between PT Wyndham Hotel Management and PT Global Bali Investama, the property’s owner. Read more

Best Western cranks up expansion

March 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 20 March 2017: Best Western Hotels & Resorts aims to more than double its Asian inventory in the coming years, with the addition of multiple hotels, including many new-builds across the region.

Currently, Best Western Hotels & Resorts – Asia operates almost 40 hotels in eight Asian countries, comprising more than 5,000 rooms and suites.

Its regional pipeline now standing at 47 hotels and in excess of 8,000 keys, indicating the group is set to increase its cover in the region significantly in the coming years. Read more

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