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PATA Thailand Chapter Newsletter
May - June 2009
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In this edition:  
Three Night Escape to The Paradise Koh Yao, Phuket
Grand Hyatt Erawan Launches ‘The Campus’ for Meetings
Century Park Bangkok Offers ‘Executive Plus’ Package
Northern Exposure Package
Visit Mumbai Package
‘Summer Fun’ Package at Dusit Thani Bangkok
Shangri-La Bangkok Offers ‘Bangkok Holiday Plan’ Package
‘Tailor Made Shopping Experience’ at Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa
Rembrandt Bangkok Offer for Travel Industry Staff
Enjoy 11 Days Cycling in Borneo
Experience Chao Phraya Rice Barge Cruise with Summer Special Offer
Laguna Tour Summer Season Promotion
Better Tomorrow Package at Westin Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok
Novotel Phuket Resort Achieves Green Globe Certification
Sofitel Bangkok Silom Launches Special Promotions
Passage to Thailand
A round-up of great travel offers from members of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Thailand Chapter ...

  Three Night Escape to The Paradise Koh Yao, Phuket
The Paradise Koh Yao, just off the east coast of Phuket, is offering a four-day/three-night romantic escape packages at its new hilltop pool villa. The villa is a 360 sqm two-story pool villa with two master bedrooms. For three nights, prices start from THB 65,000 for the entire upper floor with one master bedroom, 12-metre pool with extended pool deck, spacious living and dining room with kitchenette. It is THB 35,000 for the entire lower floor with one master bedroom, 12 sqm on-deck Jacuzzi with extended pool deck, spacious living area with bar and private pavilion. The packages include daily breakfast buffet, one in-villa dinner, one 90-minute spa treatment, a bottle of champagne on arrival, an island trip to Koh Pak Pia, and roundtrip transfers from Phuket or Krabi airports.
Email: joeraess@TheParadise.biz. www.TheParadise.biz. Tel: (+66) 76 528 919.
  

  Grand Hyatt Erawan Launches ‘The Campus’ for Meetings
  
 
  The Grand Hyatt Erawan has launched The Campus, an innovative new meetings and events concept best described as a learning and social centre. The Campus is located on the lower lobby floor of Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. The 891sqm venue has room names such as Lecture Hall, Library and Cafeteria. Wireless internet is available throughout the venue and all rooms are fitted with the latest technology and user-friendly equipment. The Campus is capable for hosting small and medium-sized meetings or events from 10 up to 150 person theatre style. The Campus can also be used for larger events such as buffet dinners for up to 100 people or cocktail receptions and weddings for up to 400 people. Get double bonus points on Hyatt Gold Passport Planner Rewards plus a 6% rebate offer when holding group meetings at The Campus until October 31, 2009. Visit www.bangkok.grand.hyatt.com.

  Century Park Bangkok Offers ‘Executive Plus’ Package
Century Park Hotel in Bangkok has launched an ‘Executive Plus’ package. The package includes two nights in an executive room, round-trip limo transfer from the airport, and a green leaf souvenir. Receive a complimentary upgrade to a junior suit if you check in on a Friday. The package is available until August 31, 2009. Email: corporate@centuryparkhotel.com. www.centuryparkhotel. Tel: (+66) 2246 7800 ext.4812/4.
  

  Northern Exposure Package
East West Siam is offering a four-day/three-night ‘Northern Exposure’ package to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. The highlight of the trip is experiencing hilltribe culture. Guests will gain insights into Hmong and Lahu traditions such as making Hmong batik handkerchiefs and setting animal traps. The tour includes most meals and transport. Email: sales@ewsiam.com.
  

  Visit Mumbai Package
Ambika Tour Agency Limited is offering a two-day/one-night ‘Visit Mumbai’ deal. The package includes roundtrip air ticket Bangkok/Mumbai in economy class on Jet Airways, one night’s accommodation on a twin sharing basis, and roundtrip airport transfers. The itinerary includes a visit to the Elephanta Caves heritage site, the Gateway of India monument, the Prince of Wales museum, Marine Drive and the Shri Siddhi Vinayak temple. The package is THB 16,650 per person.
Visit www.ambikatours.com. Tel: (+66) 2696 8770 ext 8764/5.
  

  ‘Summer Fun’ Package at Dusit Thani Bangkok
 
The Dusit Thani Bangkok is offering a ‘Summer Fun’ package at THB 3,800++. This offer includes a one-night stay in a superior room, daily breakfast at the Pavilion restaurant, 20% discount on food and beverage at any of the hotel’s restaurants (excluding Shogun), 20% discount on laundry services, and complimentary in-room broadband. The package for a deluxe room is THB 4,300++ with the same benefits. The packages are available until August 31, 2009.
For advance reservations at Dusit easy booking, contact 1699 or Tel: (+66) 2636 3333
Email: dtbkrsvn@dusit.com.

  Shangri-La Bangkok Offers ‘Bangkok Holiday Plan’ Package
 
The Shangri-La Bangkok is offering a special ‘Bangkok Holiday Plan’ package in its Krungthep Wing. The package is available for a minimum stay of three nights for THB 5,850++ per night in a deluxe room or THB 6,350++ per night in an executive river view room or a deluxe balcony room, and THB 8,150++ per night in a Krungthep deluxe room. Guests can enjoy a deluxe private breakfast, afternoon high tea, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the Riverside Lounge, one barbeque buffet dinner for two at NEXT2, unlimited in-room broadband internet access, complimentary pressing of two garments per guest per stay, and 24-hour butler service. The offer is valid until August 31, 2009.
Book online at www.shangri-la.com. Tel: (+66) 2206 8788.

  ‘Tailor Made Shopping Experience’ at Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa
 
Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa is offering a ‘Tailor Made Shopping Experience’ package at THB 6,800++ per room per night. The package includes a deluxe room for two persons, daily breakfast for two, one day BTS travel pass for each adult per stay, personal butler service, one 45 minute foot massage at Mandara Spa or beside the pool, 20% discount on spa treatments, and one complimentary appetizer at Trader Vic’s Brio or The Market. The package is available until December 20, 2009.
Email: reservemarriott@minornet.com. www.Marriott.com/BKKTH. Tel: (+66) 2477 0755.

  Rembrandt Bangkok Offer for Travel Industry Staff
The Rembrandt Bangkok is now offering a special promotion for travel industry staff at THB 1,800 net for a superior room. All bookings must mention ‘special promotion for travel industry staff’ at time of reservation. The booking must be made in advance in writing, subject to room availability. The above rate is inclusive of 10% service charge & 7% VAT and is non-commissionable. This promotion is applicable to new bookings only and is not combinable with other promotions. Guests need to present a company ID card or business card upon check in.
Email: sales@rembrandtbkk.com. www.rembrandtbkk.com. Tel: (+66) 2261 7100.
  

  Enjoy 11 Days Cycling in Borneo
SpiceRoads Cycling Adventures in Asia has launched Untamed Borneo, a new 11-day bicycle tour from east to west across the north of the island. The journey includes a ride in the jungle of Danum valley conservation area, cycling on dirt tracks, visiting Kinabatagan river, Gomantong caves and Sepilok Orang Utan rehabilitation centre. Accommodation on the trip is varied, ranging from the luxurious Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, to jungle lodges, homestays and a night in a traditional Rungus longhouse. The cycling 465 kilometres over nine days on quiet dirt and tarmac roads makes this a great ride for both novices and experts. Email: info@spiceroads.com. www.spiceroads.com. Tel: (+66) 2712 5306.
  

  Experience Chao Phraya Rice Barge Cruise with Summer Special Offer
 
The Educational Travel Center is offering a three-day cruise on the Chao Phraya River onboard a traditional teak rice barge, the Thanatharee. The barge visits the quiet backwaters of the central plains rarely visited by tourists. With bicycles on board, frequent stops are made along the way to explore the small towns and villages and see the daily life and culture of rural communities. The package includes most meals, accommodation, services, English speaking guide and activities described in the itinerary. The cruises start on Saturdays. When two people travel together, a third person can travel free of charge. This trip was the winner of the best inbound tour programme at the Thailand Tourism Awards 2004. This promotion is valid until October 31, 2009. For more information, please contact email: etc@etc.co.th.

  Laguna Tour Summer Season Promotion
Laguna Phuket is offering a tour package called Phang Nga Bay ‘4 in 1’ full day speed boat tour. The trip visits James Bond Island and takes guests to enjoy a Thai seafood lunch at the Ko Panyi sea gypsy village which is built entirely on stilts above the water. Sample some sea kayaking through the caves and spectacular islands. Then stop at Khai Nok island for swimming and snorkelling. The tour costs THB 3,800 for adults and THB 2,100 for children under 12. There is a 10% discount for a first booking and 15% for subsequent ones. This promotion is valid until October 31, 2009. Visit www.lugunaphukettours.com.
  

  Better Tomorrow Package at Westin Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok
 
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok is offering a ‘Better Tomorrow’ package. The first night guests pay a ‘regular’ rate, but receive 50% off subsequent bookings. This offer is valid until September 30, 2009. Conditions apply. Email: rsvn-bangkok@westin.com. www.westin.com/bangkok. Tel: (+66) 2207 8000 ext. 8340-2.

  Novotel Phuket Resort Achieves Green Globe Certification
 
Novotel Phuket Resort is the third Novotel in Thailand to be Green Globe certified, following Novotel Bangkok at Siam Square and Novotel Rim Pae Rayong. The Phuket property went through a rigorous assessment of its environmental performance. The hotel implemented an environmental management system prior to being externally audited for compliance to Green Globe standards. Certification is a part of Novotel’s commitment to become the first hotel brand to achieve global network certification.
Visit www.novotel.com. Tel: (+66) 76 342 777.

  Sofitel Bangkok Silom Launches Special Promotions
 
Sofitel Bangkok Silom has launched three promotions. The ‘Pay 2, Enjoy 3’ package lets you stay three nights and pay for two. Prices start at THB 4,350++ per night. Reservations must be made no later than five days prior to arrival.
Email: H3616-RE@sofitel.com. Tel: (+66) 2238 1991.

  Passage to Thailand
THAI Airways is now offering a domestic promotion called ‘Passage to Thailand’. One-way domestic fares will be 50% of roundtrip prices. Child fares will only be 50% of stated adult fares. A minimum of 500 Royal Orchid Plus miles for each flight will be earned with these promotional fares. The promotion runs until September 30, 2009. For more information and bookings, visit www.thaiairways.co.th.
  


About the PATA Thailand Chapter
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Thailand Chapter is a voluntary not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the responsible development of the travel and tourism industry in Thailand. The Chapter organises tourism training seminars, disseminates useful information to its members and the media and supports the strategic objectives of PATA head office. The Chapter comprises both private and government sectors. Further information: www.pata-thailand.org.

Further information
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