Pacific Asia Travel Association Thailand Chapter

PATA Thailand Chapter e-Newsletter

January-February 2009

Category: General


A round-up of great travel offers from members of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Thailand Chapter ...

Asian Oasis Opens Lanjia Lodge in Chiang Rai Asian Oasis has opened Lanjia Lodge in Chiang Rai province in northernmost Thailand. It is located on a hillside overlooking the Mekong River and Laos. The local villagers are Hmong and Lahu tribes. The lodge consists of four local-style thatched cottages. Each features a shared living area and four bedrooms. Each lodge is equipped with a private bathroom with warm water and basic amenities. Guests will have an opportunity to visit the shaman's house and observe various aspects of Hmong and Lahu cultures. Contributions from guest visits will be used to support community projects that will improve local living conditions and preserve hilltribe customs. Email: Tel: (+66) 2655 6246.

Enjoy Centara "Great Getaway" Packages Throughout 2009 Centara Hotels & Resorts invites you to enjoy a great time with its "Getaway Packages 2009". The packages are available until December 22, 2009 at 13 Centara, Sofitel Centara and Novotel Centara beach resorts and city hotels in Thailand. The packages include one night's accommodation in your selected room type with buffet breakfast, welcome drink on arrival and welcome fruit basket (for Centara Hotels & Resorts in Krabi, Samui, Phuket, Mae Sot, Chiang Mai and Trat), 10% discount at Spa Cenvaree (for stays of two nights and more at Centara Hotels & Resorts in Bangkok, Krabi, Samui, Hua Hin, Phuket, Trat, Hat Yai and Chiang Mai), and 5% discount at Central Department Store, Ladprao and Hat Yai branches for stays at Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok and Novotel Centara Hat Yai. Package prices start from Baht 1,350 net to Baht 9,000 net per room per night according to property and day of the week. High and low season rates are also available. The offer is for residents of Thailand only. Tel. (+66) 2769 1234 ext. 6675/6. Email:

Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Bangkok Now a Five-Star The five-star Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Bangkok officially opened on December 26, 2008. The property is now part of the Ramada Worldwide network, part of Wyndham Hotel Group. The Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Bangkok is elegantly situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River right in the heart of Thailand's capital. The hotel provides the discerning traveller with a perfect combination of business and leisure facilities. The hotel has 525 guest rooms and suites which offer magnificent panoramic views of both the "River of Kings" and the "City of Angels". Tel: (+66) 2688 1000. Style and river views combined

Discounts at Thailand's Zoos Foreign tourists are eligible for discounts up to 40% on tickets to five zoos in Thailand until the end of March 2009. Tickets have to be purchased in advance from Tourism Authority of Thailand affiliated travel agents. The participating zoos are Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Kao Keaw Open Zoo in Chonburi, and the zoos in Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) and Songkhla. For further information call the TAT. Tel (+66) 2250 5500 ext 1710/4.

Rembrandt Hotel Travel Trade Rate at Only 1,800 Baht Net The Rembrandt Hotel in Bangkok is offering a travel industry promotion package for a superior room (room only) for 1,800 baht net, single or twin, until further notice. All bookings have to be made in advance in writing. Other minor conditions apply. Tel: (+66) 2261 7100. Email: Tel: (+66) 2688 1000. Single or twin only 1,800 baht

Sail Away From It All Asia Marine, a Phuket-based yacht charter firm, is offering PATA members a 25% discount for the rental of an eight-passenger catamaran. The Athena 38 is a four-cabin catamaran, perfect for family holidays. The special bare boat (boat only) price is €3,370 per week for eight persons or as little as €60 a day per person. A day rate of €730 per day (noon to noon) includes captain and cook, full board and soft drinks, fuel, VAT. Not included: land transfers, alcohol, national park fees. Boat's details: Alternatively, choose the Raew Raew. The four double-cabin yacht is available at €855 per day (noon to noon). Rate includes captain and cook, full board and soft drinks, fuel, VAT. (Seasonal price variations are: high season €1280; mid season €1065; low season €855). Not included: land transfers, alcohol, national park fees. Boat's details
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For reservations: Tel: (+66) 2651 9583.

Montien Hotel Bangkok Launches Bt1,999 Travel Industry Rate The Montien Hotel Bangkok has announced a travel industry rate of 1,999++ baht for airline staff and travel agents. The rate is for single occupancy room only. For double room rate add baht 300++. Family members who travel together with airline staff or travel agent staff will get the same room rate (maximum two rooms only). Tel: (+66) 2233-7060/9. E-mail: For travel industry and family members

Holiday Inn Silom Bangkok Has Upgraded Holiday Inn Silom recently introduced several new upgrades to the property. The hotel has introduced The Brasserie, an up-market dining experience. Hari's Bar, a chic pub, has also been added. The Holiday Inn Silom has also unveiled its Crystal Ballroom which can accommodate up to 280 for cocktail receptions. The Silom Ballroom can be divided into three sections and can hold up to 700 for cocktail receptions. New Premier and Executive Club rooms have been made even more luxurious. All the 36 sqm Premier and Club Rooms feature 32-inch LCD TVs, broadband internet access and separate bath tubs and showers. The contemporary décor, the fresh look and the use of rich materials is applied in a simple yet elegant style throughout the property. The hotel has also launched a travel industry "Interline Package" at 1,800++ baht. It is available until March 31, 2009.
Tel: (+66) 2238 4300 ext 4321.
Modern clean lines of Holiday Inn Silom

Eastin Hotel Bangkok Launches "Flexi Rewards" for Corporate Clients Eastin Hotel Makkasan, Bangkok has launched a value added free support program for companies. Flexi Rewards offers double reward points for any new bookings made until March 31, 2009. Each time a member makes an accommodation, meeting or catering event booking he or she will earn points that can be redeemed as cash vouchers, free dining, spa treatments, free stays and more. Tel: (+66) 2651 7600.

THAI Presents Its Earth Calendar 2009 THAI Airway's souvenir shops are selling the Earth Calendar 2009. The calendar is designed as a gift item with an environmental message. The inspirational photographs celebrate themes such as sun, sea, sky, wind, rain, stars, rivers, mountains, forest, ice, and so on. There are images from Thailand, Congo, Grand Canyon and the Serengeti National Park, to name a few. For those who are interested in Earth Calendar, please visit any THAI souvenir shop (THAI Shop). The e-calendars are also available for downloading at THAI's Earth Calendar makes an ideal gift

Ambika Makes India Easy for Thailand Ambika Tour Agency in Bangkok has launched special tours to India. For example, India Golden Triangle (from 30,800 baht), Sikkim and Darjeeling (from 40,700 baht), The Buddhist Pilgrimage (from 46,200 baht), South India (from 46,200 baht) and Cultural India (from 48,400 baht). These rates are subject to taxes. Ambika is offering competitive rates on Jet Airways to Indian cities too.
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Shangri-La Bangkok Offers "Premier Spa" and "Dream Deal" Packages Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok is offering the a Premier Spa package to help guests enjoy comfortable accommodation and relaxation in the privacy of CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La. The package includes a minimum stay of two nights in the exclusive Krungthep Wing with benefits and a choice of one treatment at CHI, The Spa for one person. Available from now until August 31, 2009, the "Premier Spa" package is priced at 9,800 baht per night for single or double occupancy. Also available until August 31, 2009 for stays of a minimum of three nights, the "Dream Deals" package starts at 5,850 baht per night for a deluxe room, or 6,350 baht per night for an executive river view room or deluxe balcony room. In addition to a complimentary buffet breakfast for a maximum of two adults, guests also enjoy a complimentary arrival airport limousine transfer. Both rates are subject to 17.7 per cent service charge and tax.
Tel: (+66) 2206 8788. Or book online at

Sukhothai In-Depth Package Exotissimo Travel is offering a three-day/two-night Sukhothai In Depth package. The highlights of the trip to Thailand's first capital include inspections of ancient sites in Sukhothai, Sri Satchanalai, Khampaeng Phet and Pitsanulok. The tour includes most meals and an English or French speaking guide. The package is valid until April 30, 2009. Further information:

Four Specials from THAI Airways Until the end of March 2009, THAI is offering four promotional offers: 1) Pilgrimage to India to see Buddhist and Hindu holy sites 2) Amazing Award Seat Miles which requires 20% fewer air miles to redeem many longhaul international flights 3) Follow Your Dream discounts on online international services and 4) Beautiful Thai, which offers discounts on domestic flights until January 31 only. Tel: (+66) 2356 1111.

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:

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