Pattaya clears beach garbage

October 19, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

PATTAYA, 19 October 2017: City authorities say they have cleaned the resort’s beaches after heavy monsoon storms washed up tons of mostly plastic garbage on the resort’s main bay and adjacent Jomthien beach.

Manager online reported, 18 October, that Jomtien beach was clean once more after damning pictures appeared, earlier in the week, on social websites and a local Pattaya online news channel.

The photos appeared to show tourists sunbathing on the beach in the midst of a pile of trash. It looked as if they were lying in the garbage, but that was probably exaggerated by the camera’s zoom that reduced depth of field. Read more

Chinese airline flies to U-tapao

September 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 4 September 2017: China’s Donghai Airlines will launch its first international route from its home-base Shenzhen to Thailand’s U-tapao airport, just 30 km from the popular tourist resort of Pattaya.

Flying a Boeing 737-800 the airline will inaugurate the three weekly services to Thailand 16 September.

Flights will depart Shenzhen at 1035 and arrive in U-tapao 1340 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  The return flights will depart U-tapao at 1605 and arrive in Shenzhen at 1905. Read more

Royal Cliff hosts Nanotec

August 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines

PATTAYA, 23 August 2017: Executives of the National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) met in Pattaya recently for a conference and committee meeing at the award-winning Royal Cliff Hotels Group.

The Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH), makes up an award-winning resort convention venue to  support the hosting of  meetings and events in Pattaya.

Pattaya city is an established destination for conventions and exhibitions in Southeast Asia. Read more

Pattaya marathon reboots

August 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

PATTAYA, 7 August 2017: Pattaya City joins hands with Provincial Chonburi Administrative Organisation, Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Athletic Association of Thailand to organise the 26th Pattaya Marathon 2017, 3 September.

The event was supposed to take place 16 July, but Pattaya City could not secure core sponsors and an organiser in time, according to the Pattaya Marathon website.

It has now been rescheduled for Sunday, 3 September, with the start and finish line on Pattaya Beach Road. Read more

Mövenpick offers golfers package

August 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

PATTAYA, 1 August 2017: Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya sells a new Dream Golfers Escape package in partnership with the Siam Country Club featuring the championship Plantation Course.

With prices starting from THB9,750* the package offers  a one, or two-night stay, in a room overlooking Na Jomtien Beach, plus 18 holes of golf spread over one or two days.

In addition it includes transfers to and from the course, a spa treatment, daily breakfast and a set dinner menu at the hotel’s Twist Restaurant. Read more

ONYX expands Pattaya portfolio

June 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News

BANGKOK, 9 June 2017: ONYX Hospitality Group plans to open a new 406-room OZO hotel on a site adjacent to the existing Ocean Tower of Amari Pattaya.

As part of a USD100 million investment to redevelop the North Pattaya site, the group will also launch a new premium all-suites Amari wing on the location where the Garden Wing of Amari Pattaya once stood.

In addition, the 20-storey Amari Pattaya Ocean Tower and surrounding facilities will undergo an extensive refurbishment programme. Read more

BW flag flies in Pattaya

May 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 26 May 2017: Construction of a major new hotel project under the Best Western Hotels & Resort’ brand got underway this month at a site  close to the popular Thai beach resort of Pattaya.

Thai real estate company, Habitat Group Co Ltd is working with Best Western Hotels & Resorts to create the new Best Western Premier Bayphere Pattaya – an eight-story upscale hotel on Na Jomtien bay, just 7 km south of downtown Pattaya.

“We are delighted to celebrate this landmark occasion with our esteemed partners from Habitat Group,” said Best Western’s managing director of international operations – Asia, Olivier Berrivin. Read more

Sin city fights sleeze

April 20, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

PATTAYA, 20 April 2017: In a daring nautical themed outfit, sex worker May confidently predicts the survival of Thai sleaze town Pattaya despite a junta attempt to tame the kingdom’s “Sin City”.

She is bullish because she, like thousands of others in the industry, have no plans to give up their jobs. And there are no signs the hordes of foreign sex tourists are abating.

Two hours east of Bangkok, Pattaya’s bawdy reputation hails from the Vietnam War era when American GIs partied in their downtime. Read more

Push for family travel

April 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 7 April 2017: Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya, has introduced family oriented activities in partnership with Siam Music Yamaha, Siam Country Club Pattaya and the Thailand Equestrian Federation.

The programme, designed to boost domestic travel during the off-peak months, was announced during a press conference held at the Pacific City Club in Bangkok.

Commenting on the initiative, Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya Office director, Suladda Sarutilavan, said TAT was keen to promote the Eastern Seaboard region as a family destination claiming around 10 million visitors visit the region annually. Read more

Royal Cliff wins top Agoda award

March 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand, Trade Talk

PATTAYA, 1 March 2017:  Royal Cliff Hotels Group started 2017 on a high note by bagging the prestigious 2016 Gold Circle Award from, a leading hotel booking site in Asia.

The five-star property that stands on a headland on the outskirts of Pattaya city won the award for its high quality service and exceptional hospitality for its guests.

The award recognises properties, worldwide, that are in the Agoda booking system and embody the best qualities of the online booking experience and deliver remarkable world-class service. Read more

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