Swissotel Nai Lert Park in Bangkok is offering a Business Advantage Package at Baht 7,999++ with minimum two nights’ stay. The package includes a stay in a Swiss Business Advantage room with complimentary fruit platter in room upon arrival, daily American Breakfast at the ISO restaurant, internet in guest room, one way hotel/ airport limousine transfer, in-room tea & coffee facilities, daily local English newspaper, and shuttle van service within central Bangkok.
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.
The PATA Thailand Chapter is organising a day-long seminar Friday January 23 entitled, "Quality and Quantity - What Is Best for Thailand´s Tourism Industry?" The event is co-sponsored by the TAT. At the heart of the debate is the conflict between quality (higher yield) and quantity (mass) tourism. The dilemma has implications for government policies, Thailand´s economic performance, the socio-economic well-being of its population, the environment, and the integrity of cultural heritage sites. Industry leaders will analyse tourists´ evolving needs and best practice case studies of operators who have taken a position on the quality versus quantity continuum.
One of the contradictions at the centre of the tourism industry - quality versus quantity tourism - will be addressed head-on by the PATA Thailand Chapter in January 2009. "The objective," said the Chapter's Chairman, Mr Luzi Matzig, Group CEO of Asian Trails, a major inbound tour operator in Asia, "is to show that the debate has profound implications for your destination's identity, its economic performance, the physical environment and the social-economic well-being of your people.
The PATA Thailand Chapter executive committee met with the Minister for Tourism and Sports, H.E. Weerasak Kowsurat, at the Ministry, June 16. The objective was to exchange information on priority issues facing the inbound travel industry in Thailand.
BANGKOK, January 18, 2008 – The PATA Thailand Chapter, which represents over 100 international tourism-related organizations in Thailand, has appointed its new executive committee for 2008/2009*.
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