Let’s Go to the South of Thailand Together with TAT’s Amazing Thailand Beyond Experience

Let's Go to the South of Thailand Together with TAT's Amazing Thailand Beyond Experience - TRAVELINDEXThe Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) joins hands with Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS) to cooperate with business owners in the southern region of Thailand, for the purpose of launching a campaign named “Amazing Thailand Beyond Experience” which aims to provide exclusive special deals and discounts for expats and foreign tourists; in order to encourage connected traveling from main cities to less-visited cities and creating a meaningful experience (The right moment can be created without waiting), ultimately leading to sustainability. Make traveling become “Spontaneous Happiness”.

Nowadays, Thailand has gained popularity from foreigners as a destination for living and working abroad. Based on a statistic by the Expat Insider in 2023 (data from July 2023), Thailand is ranked 6th out of 53 countries across the globe as the Best Destination for Living and Working Abroad. The ranking has continuously improved over the years, from the 12nd place in 2021 to the 8th place in 2022. Thailand possesses factors that enable working abroad, for example, satisfactory salary, good quality of living, rich culture, delectable cuisine, and other factors concerning tourism such as a variety of tourist destination and interesting activities; all of which perfectly meets expat tourist’s demands for traveling, be it workation, wellness tourism, or leisure shopping.

Therefore, TAT. cooperates with Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS) and tourism businesses in the southern region of Thailand (e.g. accommodation, restaurant, health & wellness, activity, and community-based tourism) to launch a campaign named “Amazing Thailand Beyond Experience”, in order to stimulate southern Thailand tourism market and facilitate a continuous growth. The campaign provides exclusive discounts for the expat group and foreign tourists on the website: thailandbeyondexperience.com.

Enjoy a trip to the south of Thailand at a special price by registering on the website and redeeming any desired special deals. After that, show the promotional code at the participating establishment to use the special deals or discounts. The promotion’s conditions are as the establishment designated.

Redeem special deals from today to 30 April 2024 on the website: thailandbeyondexperience.com

Let's Go to the South of Thailand Together with TAT's Amazing Thailand Beyond Experience - TRAVELINDEX

TAT Joins Hands with TRUE-DTAC and National Parks to Launch Amazing Thailand Expat Privilege

TAT Joins hands with TRUE-DTAC and National Parks to launch Amazing Thailand Expat Privilege - Tourism Authority of ThailandTourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) joins hands with TRUE-DTAC and Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant to launch a campaign named “Amazing Thailand Expat Privilege”, offering a free pass to national parks and up to 80% discounts for establishment over Thailand.

Amazing Thailand Expat Privilege” has collaborated with True Corporation Public Company Limited or TRUE – DTAC to directly communicate with the campaign target, by focusing on TRUE-DTAC expat users which amount to 1.2 million people (54%). Most of them come from China, Hong Kong, South Korea, India, and Southeast Asia; all of which are considered countries with high purchasing power.

The campaign offers up to 80% discount from more than 200 establishments over Thailand. The privileges cover a variety of categories, for example, River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort, Cocoa Valley Resort, Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort for accommodation; Somtum Villa, Chaophraya Cruise, De riva Ayothaya for restaurant; Oasis Spa, Abhaibhubejhr Dayspa, Kiri Tara Spa & Massage for health & wellness; Treasure Hill Golf & Country Club, Black Mountain Water Park, Siam Niramit Phuket for activity; Central Department Store, Robinson Department Store for shopping, etc.

Moreover, the campaign has collaborated with the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant to gift a special privilege of free-entry coupons for 133 national parks over Thailand. Notably examples are Erawan National Park in Kanchanaburi, Khao Leam Ya – Mu Ko Samet National Park in Rayong, Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei, Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi, Namtok Phlio National Park in Chanthaburi, Sri Nan National Park in Nan, Mu Ko Lanta National Park in Krabi, etc.

For expats and foreign tourists who are interested in the special privileges, redeem the coupons now on the website: expatprivileges.com. Enjoy safe and worthwhile trips during the period of the end of 2023 to the beginning of 2024. Exclusive privileges are available for redeeming from today to 29 February 2024, by registering on the website and choosing your desired special deals. Then, show the promotional codes along with your passport at the establishment to use the privileges. The conditions of the privileges are as the establishment designated.

Meliá Phuket Mai Khao

Opening: Q4-2021
More New Hotels here: Luxury New Hotels in Phuket
Official page at Meliá Phuket Mai Khao

Meliá Phuket Mai Khao, a 30-suite and 70-villa resort on eight acres of Phuket’s northwestern coastline overlooking the sky-blue Andaman Sea is slated to open in December.

Fronting Phuket’s longest stretch of sand, the resort on Mai Khao Beach is close to an array of attractions such as Sirinat National Park, Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, and Wat Phra Thong temple. Phuket International Airport is a 15-minute drive.

Launched by Meliá Hotels International and owned by Thailand’s leading residential real estate developer Phuket Villa Group, the five-star resort is part of a roll-out of the Meliá brand in key destinations across Thailand including Koh Samui, Chiang Mai and Bangkok.

The new resort’s saltwater swimming pools, private villa pools, a reflection pond with sunken seating areas, water gardens, vertical falls and irrigation mist evoke a restorative atmosphere. The overarching design pays tribute to contemporary aesthetics and traditional Thai touches.

The contemporary, light-filled and spacious Mediterranean-inspired accommodations comprise 30 one-bedroom suites and 70 one-bedroom villas that each cater for up to two adults and two children. All feature outdoor bathtubs, open-air showers and vast outdoor terraces.

The 78sqm suites are complemented by cabanas and the 85sqm one-bedroom villas have private plunge pools. Fifteen “wellness villas” feature an open-air Vitamin C shower, daily massage, ultrasonic essential oil diffuser, GermGuardian air purifier, Tempur-Pedic pillows, fit ball and yoga mat.

Meliá Phuket Mai Khao will explore a diverse culinary landscape from four outlets. Near the beach pool with its cabanas and sun lounges, chic Gaia Beach Club is “the place to be”. Drawing on Meliá’s Spanish origins, Gaia celebrates Spain’s famed gastronomy by serving Mediterranean and fusion cuisine from an open kitchen and an imaginative cocktail selection from a long bar.

Elegant all-day dining restaurant SASA specialises in Southeast Asian cuisine. A warm and intimate setting adorned with timber finishes, SASA offers casual fine dining by night. Elyxr Café serves freshly squeezed juices and locally brewed liquors.

Shaded by a broad spectrum of native plants, the resort’s design deploys a neutral palette of colours as a complement to Mai Khao’s sandy shore. Its high ceilings, floor-to-roof glass panels and decorative metal screens take advantage of the natural surrounds and abundance of sunshine.

JW Marriott Chalong Bay

Opening: mid 2022
More Hotel Projects here: Luxury Hotel Openings in Phuket
Official page at JW Marriott Chalong Bay

The main characteristics of this resort is strongly influenced by its geography. Most guest rooms are specifically designed to afford views of the natural mangrove forest and the Andaman Sea. Another key element of the design is inspired by Phuket’s rich history, culture, as well as vernacular and Sino-Portuguese architecture. “Goh kha ki”, the Sino-Portuguese style colonnade, is integrated into the details and design of the project’s architecture, whilst other elements of the Sino-Portuguese style are applied in the design of screen patterns and the facade.

The JW lobbies are another prominent feature and architectural concept. These are enhanced as a reflected sculptural cubic mass. When viewed from afar, the two main lantern lobbies, and several lantern pavilions, appear to float on a reflective pool, forming a unique feature to the resort. The lobby areas also feature a unique interplay of a crystal-like glass facade and an internal-external Chinese-patterned screen covering. The strong architectural grammar of this patterned screening becomes more striking at night when the lobby areas are lit up to illuminate the surroundings.

The simple form illustrates the congruent blending of architecture with nature and reflective water, integrated visually through the creation of an infinity pool-style water feature. This gives the architectural impression that the buildings are floating on water through the sea in refined elegance.

W Retreat Phuket

Opening: late 2022
More Hotel Projects here: Luxury Hotel Openings in Phuket
Official page at W Retreat Phuket

W Hotels Worldwide announced that its W Hotels brand will debut its third hotel in Thailand with W Retreat Phuket – Phang Nga Bay, now scheduled to open in late 2022.

W Retreat Phuket will be located on Koh Yao Noi, one of the largest islands in the Phang Nga Bay archipelago between the eastern coast of Phuket and western coast of Krabi on the mainland. The W Retreat will offer 79 standalone villas, starting from 155 sq. m. in space. All villas will feature private outdoor areas and plunge pools as well as views of the limestone cliffs that dot Phang Nga Bay.

W Retreat Phuket – Phang Nga Bay will also offer a lobby lounge, an all-day dining restaurant and a specialty restaurant and bar. It will feature 120 sq. m. of modern meeting and event space; FIT, a workout facility and swimming pool; and a spa with six treatment rooms. The W Retreat will be accessible from both Phuket International Airport (HKT) and Krabi Airport (KBV), with a fleet of high-speed sea vessels, a private jetty and helicopter landing pad.

V Villas Phuket

Opened: late 2020
More New Hotels here: Newest Hotels in Phuket
Official page at V Villas Phuket – M Gallery

Soaring above Ao Yon Bay with panoramic Andaman Sea views, an exclusive private pool villa hideaway immersed in nature. Rising 39 meters above sea level with panoramic views across Ao Yon Bay, V Villas Phuket is an exclusive luxury resort designed for couples and families and friends seeking absolute privacy and indulgence.

Situated on a private hilltop, the architecturally-distinctive resort features only 19 private pool villas available in 1, 3 and 4-bedroom configurations, each with personalised 24-hour butler service. Luxury interiors, natural flow between indoor and outdoor spaces, infinite hillside or sea views and private infinity pools guarantee an indulgent holiday experience.

TAT Spread Happiness & Built Confidence for Tourists & Communities with Happy Paradise Campaign

TAT Spread Happiness & Built Confidence for Tourists & Communities with Happy Paradise Campaign

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched the Happy Paradise Campaign to present tourism products and services, bringing impressions and new experiences to tourists in the Phuket Sandbox programme through the Happy Paradise Campaign while supporting the local communities and local culture.

Giving Happy Paradise Welcome Kit & Happy Paradise Souvenir to the Phuket Sandbox Tourists.

The reopening program of the pilot provinces to welcome back international visitors started with the Phuket Sandbox programme on the past July 1, 2021. To July 31, 2021, there are about 14,000 tourists in the Phuket Sandbox programme which generates more than 829-million-baht income. In order to bring impressions to tourists and support the communities, TAT has launched the Happy Paradise Campaign to welcome tourists back, bringing impressions and confidence in traveling in Thailand, as well as spreading income to southern local communities and tourism entrepreneurs in the Sealed Routes: Phuket, Krabi, Phang-nga, Ko Samui, Ko Tao, and Ko Pha-Ngan.

The Happy Paradise Campaign presents tourism products and services while attaching importance to establishments awarded the safety and health standard under the SHA+ symbol through various Happy Paradise activities. One of the activities is giving 1,000 Happy Paradise Welcome Kits to international visitors who arrived in Phuket on 12-14 August 2021. The welcome kit consists of the Tourism Ambassador 2021 Special Edition badge and the Journal Book. Tourists can get a special discount by showing the badge to participating establishments in the Sealed Routes.

Moreover, all tourists who stay in SHA+ hotels are also given the Happy Paradise Souvenirs which are a unique local product from southern communities:

1. Manorah beaded keychain from Phatthalung,
2. Pandanus phone bag from Krabi,
3. Batik notebook from Phuket,
4. Rubber tree phone/picture holder from Trang,
5. Batik pants from Phuket,
6. Batik mat from Krabi,
7. Batik face mask with pearls straps from Phuket, and
8. Batik face mask with Manorah beads straps from Phatthalung.

The Happy Paradise activity also includes the shows to spread local southern culture through the Manorah Dance and Ron Rae Dance. The shows was held on 18-23 August, 2021, at the designated hotels. Last but not least, the Happy Paradise Campaign holds an online activity for tourists to participate in. Check into tourist attractions in Phuket, take photos of the Happy Paradise souvenir, and post it on social media with the hashtag #ThailandHappyParadise to get a chance to win prizes.

TAT is confident that the Happy Paradise Campaign will be another factor to help support and recover Thailand’s tourism industry, as well as generating income under a performance that focuses on safe tourism and helping the communities to stay strong.

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Mandarin Oriental Phuket

Opening: late 2022
More Hotel Openings here: Luxury Hotel Openings in Phuket
Official page at The Mandarin Oriental, Phuket

With white sand beaches edged by the turquoise Andaman Sea, the largest Thai island has long cultivated a robust tourism industry with a diverse range of hotels. Now Mandarin Oriental is entering the fray in Phuket, with the recent announcement of a new beach resort to open on the island’s west coast in 2022. The project is a joint partnership with Thai developer Grand Larn Luang Co Ltd.

Situated on 23 acres on Laem Singh Bay, Mandarin Oriental, Phuket will take advantage of its setting in one of the “rare undeveloped beachfront sites still be found on Millionaire’s Mile,” to quote the official press release. Framed with rocky outcroppings, the white sand beach will allow direct guest access to snorkeling and swimming. The 105 guestrooms will be designed with lots of outdoor space for appreciating the panoramic views of the sunset over the Andaman Sea. Top digs: The crème de la crème of the accommodations will be the 37 pool villas—all of which will have views of the Andaman Sea and “significant outdoor space.”

Expect extensive facilities including The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, a fitness center, two outdoor swimming pools and a Kids Club. The three restaurants and bars will feature oceanfront settings, and there will also be a range of event space.

JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok with Exceptional Style and Luxury

JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok with Exceptional Style and Luxury

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 12, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Leisure and business travelers visiting the Thai capital will find exceptional style and modern luxury at JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok following an extensive top-to-bottom renovation earlier this year. The transformative refurbishment raises the standard of accommodation in the city, offering a more exclusive stay in Bangkok. The makeover includes expansive updates to all 441 guestrooms and suites, refreshed meeting spaces, a reimagined lobby, and enhancements to some of its food and beverage outlets.

The experience begins the moment the travelers arrive. The spacious lobby has been enriched with stylish design details and unique objects d’art that emulate the rich culture of its location. Dark and light wood tones are accentuated by pops of color from the orange leather soft seating, vibrant floral arrangements, and the Thai-inspired geometric design of the plush carpet underfoot. Multiple intimate spaces allow for a quiet place to work or unwind with a favorite beverage. The new room design also seamlessly balances traditional Thai elements and modern architectural ideologies. Some unique features in the rooms provide intriguing insights into Thai history and culture.

Four of the hotel’s food and beverage outlets have also received a makeover. The interiors at the popular JW Café, have been enhanced with an inspired industrial look, from rustic exposed finishes and wooden flooring to bespoke lighting fixtures. Next door Bangkok’s favorite bakery, BBCO invites with comfortable settees and updated display cases, and its own a la carte menu. BBCO Terrace offers a new unique outdoor dining experience that makes it’s the perfect place for a coffee or a meal with friends and family.

The award-winning Man Ho Chinese restaurant re-opened with a new look and menu that offers guests modern interpretations of Chinese cuisine. The elegant interiors are a refined juxtaposition of Oriental artifacts, accentuated with contrasting materials, to reflect subtle luxury and depth.  Finally, Tsu Japanese restaurant boasts large windows that allow natural light into the open concept plan dressed in bright colors. The dining area has a mix of banquettes and tables with the aim of creating intimate spaces and also allowing the flexibility to seat large groups. Elevated seating allows diners to watch the chefs behind the sushi counter create their tempting bites.

Chef Movie & 5D Dining Experience

Chef Movie & 5D Dining Experience!
Date: Sat 3 November 2018 from 19:00 (7pm)
Ticket : S$50
Location: Cookyn Inc 31 Ah Hood Road, Singapore, 329979, Singapore
More info: Cookyn Inc.

Due to popular demand, we’ve decided to bring back our “Chef” Movie & 5D Dining Experience! Join us for a movie experience that engages all your five senses. Taste the food at the same time as it’s being featured in the movie. Grab your friends or partner for a dinner / date night, a movie & dining experience like no other!

The following menu will be lovingly prepared by our very own Cookyn Inc chefs, served out to you during the movie while you sit back, relax & enjoy!

1) Cuban Popcorn
2) Pasta Aglio e Olio
3) Roasted Pork Belly with Garlic Chilli Paste & Carrot Puree
4) Mojo Pork Cubanos
5) Berries & Cream with Caramel Dust
6) Fried Sugared Donuts
All to be seated by 6.45pm before movie commences.
*Minimum 20 pax, sign-up is opened to all.