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As Phuket has been welcoming more international tourists with strict safety protocols under the 'Phuket Sandbox' model, if you are one of those who are interested in unwinding safely in the paradise island, Megatix has brought together the best deals for your getaway across Thailand, including SHA Plus-certified hotels and resorts in Phuket, most of which are 5-star stays with breathtaking views and world-class services. The accommodations featured on the Megatix Phuket Sandbox campaign offer their most appealing packages or accommodations bundle with delightful inclusions such as airport transfer, daytrips, meals, ocean activities and just about everything else the heart could desire in Phuket. Presently, the participating hotels include Banyan Tree Phuket, InterContinental Phuket Resort, Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort, The Naka Island - a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Phuket, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket, Angsana Laguna Phuket, COMO Point Yamu Phuket, The Racha Phuket, Amatara Wellness Resort, Amanpuri, Trisara Villa and Residence Phuket, and many more. E-vouchers bought via Megatix allow you to pick your travel dates at your convenience, and if you wish to modify your dates, the process is rather easy since you are contacting the properties directly, so the complicated procedures with third party platform are cut out. Find and book tempting Phuket hotel packages via Megatix here!

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To allow you to experience the glamour of the slice of heaven from anywhere, Soneva Fushi, world-famous luxury eco-friendly resort in the Maldives, has recently launched its new Virtual Reality experience. Whether you own a VR headset or not, you can enjoy the stunning vistas and soul-soothing experiences the resort has to offer. The curated VR series lets you indulge in Soneva Fushi's unparalleled charms, focusing on a number of key areas, including the brand's story to becoming a world-leading destination; the new over-water Soneva Fushi Water Retreats; yachting with Soneva in Aqua across the pristine Indian Ocean from Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani; children's dream playground, The Den; the grand Famiy Villas featuring vast private spaces, private pool, gym, and more; as well as The Complete Resort Tour. To enjoy the VR travel, check out these links: Soneva Resort Tour The Den Soneva in Aqua Soneva Fushi Family Villas Soneva Fushi Water Retreats 25 Years of Soneva To find out more about Soneva, visit www.soneva.com

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In partnership with ecoSPIRIT, the pioneer of the world's first low-carbon of packaging and distribution for high-end spirits, Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh crafts drinkable joy with less impact to the Planet Earth. The hotel's signature bar, The Attic, will serve up its popular cocktails in which all ingredients have zero wastage. ecoSPIRITS is a closed-loop distribution system which uses a low-waste, low-carbon spirits distribution technology, thereby minimising packaging waste and transport cost, to reduce carbon footprint emissions in the spirits supply chain. By partnering with ecoSPIRITS, Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh aims to reduce 40% of its transport and packaging carbon emissions, including single-use glass wastage. This partnership with ecoSPIRITS is one of green food initiatives that Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh has rolled out since its opening in early 2021, in addition to partnerships with Eggscellent, a cage-free chicken farm in Siem Reap, Ocean Gems, a sustainable seafood company, Beyond Meat, a plant-based, vegan meat company, as well as Moo Moo Farms, a domestic dairy farm. For more information about the hotel, visit hyattregencyphnompenh.com   Photo by Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh

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In the very heart of Bangkok, Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit will open its door again on 1 October 2021. To welcome you back, the hotel offers your luxurious stay at a very special rate – only THB 1,001++ per night! The 'Welcome Back' package includes: One-night stay in a Deluxe Room (room only) 20% discount on food and beverage in all outlets (excluding promotions, happy hour, wine & spirits by bottle) A special a la carte breakfast priced at THB 300++ per person (from THB 450++) A 24-hour stay (check-in available from 10:00 onwards) This tempting offer is limited to only 1,001 room nights. For further details or reservations, please contact +66 (0) 2 090 7888 or reservations@carltonhotel.co.th

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The new stylish experience in the COVID-19 pandemic era with Drive-Thru services could still enhance the elite lifestyle in one’s own car where eating shopping and safety leisure are possible at fingers snap. Innovative and convenient, the travelling is assured with the Charging Station of W Hotel Bangkok where a private lounge awaits you to savour a cup of coffee over the city view. Online Shopping is also made simple with “Central Personal Shopper” by Central. Dial 1425 and your personal shoppers are ready to present you with special services as if you were roaming around doing the shopping by yourself. Afterwards, your purchase could be picked up at Central Drive Thru spot. “Benjarong Thai Restaurant Baan Dusit Thani” provides freshly scrumptious meals delivered by the premium “White Glove Delivery by Silver Voyage Club” service so you could sit back and relax throughout your journey in the 7-seater Large Full-Size SUV, the leader in the debut diesel plug-in hybrid technology in Thailand. Environmentally friendly, Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 de 4MATIC Exclusive is distinguished with the Multibeam LED that could be adjusted according to the traffic.Imbue the route around Suvarnabhumi Airport, one of the most photogenic spots in Bangkok, with the 4MATIC system that conveys soft and comfortable drive in every driving scenario. In addition, the AIRMATIC system allows you to connect to the Media Display screen at ease, ensuring your day off is enhanced and safe in every genre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr5PUjbJK64  

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Even though you haven't got much time, you can still enjoy a little break from your routine in a fabulous staycation right in the town, and Accor is now offering a tempting chance to plan your staycation in Bangkok! Without having to travel a long miles, you can revel in top-notch epicurean experience at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, unwind at the serene side of the Chao Phraya River at ibis Bangkok Riverside, stay at the heart of the city with leading shopping malls in the vicinity at Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam, and more at many spots in Bangkok. Accor's Bangkok Staycation promotion is available to book and stay from now until 31 October 2021 with a fully refundable policy. Check out Accor's valuable and flexible deals HERE.     Photos by Zanyasan Tanantpapat / Martin Dominique

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On a secluded beach of Phang Nga, Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak is the latest stay opening its door for vacationers, offering one-off tranquility alongside top-notch services in an embrace of lush nature. In addition to the location's natural beauty, Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak also infuses charming southern Thai cultural elements into the 195 guestrooms and suites, as well as all over the place. All rooms come with private terraces overlooking the canal, pool, and tropical gardens. Various facilities are available to take care of your needs, featuring swimming pools with a view, Kids Corner, gym, Pran Spa, and more. To pamper your taste buds, you can savour authentic southern flavours at Green Mango, enjoy an array of Asian and international dishes at Patio, or unwind with cooling drinks and snacks at the Soak Pool Bar. Thanks to its lengthy stretch of sandy shore, Khao Lak has been a popular surfer's paradise and peace-seeker's favourite. Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak is located close to adventurous attractions, such as Bang Niang Market, Takua Pa Old Town, Ton Chong Fah Waterfall, Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park, and Elephant Fly Zipline. The world-renowned scuba diving and snorkelling hotspots of the Similan Islands are just 1.5 hours away by speedboat. To celebrate its opening, you can enjoy a Superior Room night stay with breakfast for two and THB 500 food and beverage credit from THB 2,300 net per night. The package is available to book from now until 7 October 2021 for stays from 1 October 2021 until 22 December 2021. For reservations or more details, please email hb130-re@accor.com, call +66 (0) 76 490 998, or visit www.grandmercurekhaolakbangsak.com     Photos by Alberto Cosi

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ALATi at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok has revealed an alluring array of à la carte dishes inspired by traditional recipes of the Mediterranean countries. Crafted by Executive Chef Carlo Valenziano, the chef brings his unique gastronomic experiences across the region to the new flavourful collection of Mediterranean classic and contemporary cuisine, fusing his childhood favourites in Italy into his travels in Spain, France, and Turkey, reflecting his belief that 'celebrating every day with the best food is life.' The latest à la carte menu features freshly-baked flatbreats with fresh toppings; sharing menus with seafood on ice, charcuterie board, or healthful Middle Eastern mezze platter; a tempting list of salads and appetisers including Pulled French Spider Crab, Truffle Chicken Liver Pâté, and Salmon & Green Apple Tartare; a selection of mouth-watering main courses including pan-fried Salmon Trout, Duck Leg Confit, or Snow Fish with Avruga caviar and a touch of black truffle; tempting grills; and indulging sweets like Delizia al Limone or signature ALATi Knafeh. The tantalising menu is available from now until 30 November 2021. For more information or reservation, please call +66 (0) 2 162 9000, email dining.siambangkok@kempinski.com, or visit www.kempinski.com/en/bangkok/siam-hotel/restaurants-and-bars/alati

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Designed to stylishly blend in with the lush surrounding at Ao Yon, newly-launched V Villas Phuket – MGallery offers the unparalelled privacy with 19 pool villas amidst glamorous nature, boasting appealing design, top-notch facilities, private infinity pools overlooking endless ocean, and 24-hour butler service. Additionally, you can expect gastronomic excellence at Yon|Ocean House, serving Thai coastal cuisine and European-inspired dishes; AKOYA|Star Lounge, an unbeatable rooftop dining experience; and the wine cellar with esteemed labels from across the globe. The resort's holistic wellness is second to none, offering guests one-off stpa menu, in-villa yoga classes, and personalised wellness programs. V Villas Phuket – MGallery is now offering up to a 30% off for guests who wish to stay longer. Guests will enjoy a 20% saving for seven-night stays, 25% saving for 10-night stays, and a 30% saving for stays longer than 14 nights. Rates include daily breakfast, seven-hours of spa treatments for a 14-night stay or 14-hours of spa treatments for 30-night stays, as well as complimentary airport transfers, non-alcoholic minibar items, and a 20% discount on dining and spa treatments. For reservations and general enquiries, please email HB775@accor.com, or contact +66 76 630 939. For more information, please visit www.vvillasphuket.com

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Under the latest 'Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension', enabling fully vaccinated travellers from across the globe to reduce mandatory stay in Phuket to 7 days before spending another 7 nights in the appointed areas outside Phuket, S Hotels and Resorts has launched alluring packages to unwind at 3 beautiful SHA+ properties on 3 paradise islands. '1 trip 2 sensations: Phuket+Phi Phi' - Lovers and families can enjoy 7 days at SAii Laguna Phuket before embarking on a short, complimentary boat ride to spend 7 peaceful night at SAii Phi Phi Island Village with daily breakfast for 2, complimentary romantic dinners, eco-friendly marine activities, 25% off on F&B and laundry, free meals for kids, and more, starting from THB 47,000 nett for 14 nights. To book: click here. '1 trip 2 sensations: Phuket+Samui' - International sojourners can spend 7 blissful nights at SAii Laguna Phuket and then 7 more luxurious nights at Santiburi Koh Samui with complimentary lunch or dinner, 25% discount on F&B and laundry, daily afternoon tea, a spa treatment, water sports, and many more, starting from THB 55,000 nett for 14 nights. To book: click here. Both offers are valid for bookings and stays from now and until 23 December 2021, and guests can enjoy the convenience of a one-stop reservation service. Simply book with SAii Laguna Phuket and their expert team will handle everything for the entire two-week, twin-centre stay. To learn more about S Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.shotelsresorts.com.

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Have you heard about 'forest bathing'? – It's a simple leisurely activity that gives a number of benefits to your body and soul, requiring only a nice pair of shoes and a right place. In Japan, there is a practice called 'shinrin-yoku', literally meaning 'forest bathing', which is different from hiking or physical exercise as you will have to leave out the challenge to conquer the top of mountain or the aim to burn calories – just connect with your nature and your own soul at your own pace. To do the forest bathing, you should leave your phone and camera behind in order not to be distracted. As you arrive at the forest, you can simply stroll along the route without forcing yourself to reach anywhere quickly. The key is to lose yourself into the sounds, sights, smells, and feelings you discover along the way. Aside from calming effects the act can give, you may be surprised by the novel beauty that you have always missed out on when you rushed things. There are many studies on the immersion into nature indicating various benefits to our physical and mental health. The act can help preventing cancers and other disease, reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and sleeplessness, and indisputably joyful for the soul. The magical province of Krabi does not only offer a glamourous seascape and aquatic funs, but there is also a lesser-known hiking trail: Khao Ngon Nak National Park, which is an ideal spot to relish in forest bathing. Also known as the 'Dragon Crest Hill', the protected mountain remains unspoiled, boasting its lush forest, together with unpolluted streams and falls. On top of the mountain is one of the most mesmerising viewpoints overlooking pristine Andaman Sea dotted with limestone island, which is a vista unique to Krabi. At five-star Banyan Tree Krabi, not only you can enjoy its top notch facilities like a private pool, luxurious spa treatments, vast front yard by the sea, and tasty delicacies, but you can also take a walk into the forest on the Dragon Crest Hill right from your villa, since the start of the hiking trail is at the back of the resort. As previously stated, you don't need to force yourself to reach anywhere, but if you make it to the top (taking around 2 hours per trip), it's completely rewarding. If you don't have enough time to complete the whole route, there is also a viewpoint along the way to relieve your weariness before getting back down. To step up the sense of wellbeing, in months ahead, the resort will be ready to launch Wellness Sanctuaries that combine club floors or resort wings, dedicated dining and spa options into one exclusive journey, as well as personalised programs for guests based on their '8 Pillars' principle (good sleep, good diet, interaction, intimacy, physical vitality, cultivating the mind, learning and development, harmony with nature, and sustained practices). For more details and to book your stay, visit www.banyantree.com/en/thailand/krabi

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Have you heard about 'forest bathing'? – It's a simple leisurely activity that gives a number of benefits to your body and soul, requiring only a nice pair of shoes and a right place. In Japan, there is a practice called 'shinrin-yoku', literally meaning 'forest bathing', which is different from hiking or physical exercise as you will have to leave out the challenge to conquer the top of mountain or the aim to burn calories – just connect with your nature and your own soul at your own pace. To do the forest bathing, you should leave your phone and camera behind in order not to be distracted. As you arrive at the forest, you can simply stroll along the route without forcing yourself to reach anywhere quickly. The key is to lose yourself into the sounds, sights, smells, and feelings you discover along the way. Aside from calming effects the act can give, you may be surprised by the novel beauty that you have always missed out on when you rushed things. There are many studies on the immersion into nature indicating various benefits to our physical and mental health. The act can help preventing cancers and other disease, reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and sleeplessness, and indisputably joyful for the soul. The magical province of Krabi does not only offer a glamourous seascape and aquatic funs, but there is also a lesser-known hiking trail: Khao Ngon Nak National Park, which is an ideal spot to relish in forest bathing. Also known as the 'Dragon Crest Hill', the protected mountain remains unspoiled, boasting its lush forest, together with unpolluted streams and falls. On top of the mountain is one of the most mesmerising viewpoints overlooking pristine Andaman Sea dotted with limestone island, which is a vista unique to Krabi. At five-star Banyan Tree Krabi, not only you can enjoy its top notch facilities like a private pool, luxurious spa treatments, vast front yard by the sea, and tasty delicacies, but you can also take a walk into the forest on the Dragon Crest Hill right from your villa, since the start of the hiking trail is at the back of the resort. As previously stated, you don't need to force yourself to reach anywhere, but if you make it to the top (taking around 2 hours per trip), it's completely rewarding. If you don't have enough time to complete the whole route, there is also a viewpoint along the way to relieve your weariness before getting back down. To step up the sense of wellbeing, in months ahead, the resort will be ready to launch Wellness Sanctuaries that combine club floors or resort wings, dedicated dining and spa options into one exclusive journey, as well as personalised programs for guests based on their '8 Pillars' principle (good sleep, good diet, interaction, intimacy, physical vitality, cultivating the mind, learning and development, harmony with nature, and sustained practices). For more details and to book your stay, visit www.banyantree.com/en/thailand/krabi

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Exclusive for Emirates flyers, for those who wish to fly from Thailand to experience the mega event 'Dubai Expo 2020', the first World Expo ever to be hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, showcasing the best innovations of each participating countries, inviting people from across the globe to share ideas with one another towards building a better future. Emirates customers visiting Dubai, and travelling through Dubai, anytime during the much-awaited event running from 1 October 2021 - 31 March 2022, will be eligible to receive a free Emirates Expo Day Pass for every flight ticket booked with Emirates. The offer is applicable to tickets purchased in First Class, Business Class and Economy Class and extends to tickets booked through Emirates for flights on flydubai and customers travelling to anywhere on Emirates’ global network with a connection time of at least 6 hours in Dubai. One-way ticket holders whose journey originates outside the UAE are entitled to receive the complimentary Expo Day Pass if travelling to Dubai or onwards to other destinations if the minimum connection time is met. For more information on this promotion, please visit www.emirates.com/th/thai/discover-dubai/expo-2020

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To allow you to experience the glamour of the slice of heaven from anywhere, Soneva Fushi, world-famous luxury eco-friendly resort in the Maldives, has recently launched its new Virtual Reality experience. Whether you own a VR headset or not, you can enjoy the stunning vistas and soul-soothing experiences the resort has to offer. The curated VR series lets you indulge in Soneva Fushi's unparalleled charms, focusing on a number of key areas, including the brand's story to becoming a world-leading destination; the new over-water Soneva Fushi Water Retreats; yachting with Soneva in Aqua across the pristine Indian Ocean from Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani; children's dream playground, The Den; the grand Famiy Villas featuring vast private spaces, private pool, gym, and more; as well as The Complete Resort Tour. To enjoy the VR travel, check out these links: Soneva Resort Tour The Den Soneva in Aqua Soneva Fushi Family Villas Soneva Fushi Water Retreats 25 Years of Soneva To find out more about Soneva, visit www.soneva.com

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As Phuket has been welcoming more international tourists with strict safety protocols under the 'Phuket Sandbox' model, if you are one of those who are interested in unwinding safely in the paradise island, Megatix has brought together the best deals for your getaway across Thailand, including SHA Plus-certified hotels and resorts in Phuket, most of which are 5-star stays with breathtaking views and world-class services. The accommodations featured on the Megatix Phuket Sandbox campaign offer their most appealing packages or accommodations bundle with delightful inclusions such as airport transfer, daytrips, meals, ocean activities and just about everything else the heart could desire in Phuket. Presently, the participating hotels include Banyan Tree Phuket, InterContinental Phuket Resort, Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort, The Naka Island - a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Phuket, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket, Angsana Laguna Phuket, COMO Point Yamu Phuket, The Racha Phuket, Amatara Wellness Resort, Amanpuri, Trisara Villa and Residence Phuket, and many more. E-vouchers bought via Megatix allow you to pick your travel dates at your convenience, and if you wish to modify your dates, the process is rather easy since you are contacting the properties directly, so the complicated procedures with third party platform are cut out. Find and book tempting Phuket hotel packages via Megatix here!

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Good news for cheesecake lovers! Zing Bakery at Centara Grand at CentralWorld has accumulate various styles of cheesecakes, so you can taste the heavenly treats from all over the world at one stop. The hotel's Executive Pastry Chef has crafted an alluring array of cheesecakes using high-quality natural ingredients and authentic recipes of each origin, from ancient Greece, Spain, the US, to Japan. Zing’s cheesecake signature dishes selections include Chicago-style Oreo cheesecake, New-York-style blueberry cheesecake, Basque burnt cheesecake, yuzu Japanese cheesecake, cannoli with ricotta cheese, and a number more, priced only from THB 140++. Additionally, if you stop by at Zing Bakery during 18:00 - 19:00, you can enjoy a 'buy 1 get 1 free' Happy Hour discount on most available pastry items. For more information or to place an order, please contact +66 (0) 2 100 1234 ext. 6485 or diningcgcw@chr.co.th

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Capella Bangkok's waterfront Thai restaurant, Phra Nakhon, invites you to spend a quality time with your friends and family, savouring premium seafood in a gorgeous setting. The special Sunday Seafood Lunch includes seafood including premium lobsters, Fine de Claire oysters, prawns, and king crabs, as well as Thai classics. Also, chefs prepare meats and seafood on a Hibachi grill cooking station, roasted wagyu on the bone, and various dishes are crafted tableside, to enjoy along cooling drinks and live music. Isn't it a great way to spend your leisurely Sunday? Starting from 24 October 2021, the Seafood Lunch will be available every other Sunday during 12:00 - 15:00. Priced at THB 3,531 net per adult and THB 1,179 net per child under 12 years old. Enjoy free flow non-alcoholic beverage at THB 1,000 net per person. To reserve a place, please call +66 (0) 2 098 3888 or email phranakhon.bangkok@capellahotels.com

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This year's Chinese vegetarian festival already just begun, and people are looking for tasty meat-free, plant-based dishes to enjoy during these 9 days. To be part of the tradition, Bangkok's famous Chinese restaurant, Dynasty at Centara Grand at CentralWorld, offers special vegetarian creations made with high-quality ingredients to help you purify your mind and nourishing your health. The meat-free selection is available during lunchtime (11:30 - 14:30) on 6 - 14 October 2021, featuring a mouth-watering array of dim sum (starting from THB 75++) and à la carte menu (starting from THB 150++), ranging from deep-fried spring rolls, steamed mushroom bum, Shanghai-style bean curd, steamed stuffed cabbage with vegetarian brown sauce, and many more. For more information or to book a reservation, please call + 66 (0) 2 100 6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th

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On 15 and 16 October 2021, talented Chef Tom Köffers from Surf & Turf by Soul Kitchen in Phuket Town will bring delectable wonders to Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, with his innovative European cuisine with a touch of Southern Thai flavours. The 6-course dinner is to be savoured together with selected wine or creative cocktails made with Chalong Bay rum, as well as a soulful soundtrack that will make the evening unforgettable. The dinner is priced only at THB 2,200++ per person with a glass of welcome drink, or pair the meal with 4 creative cocktails at THB 1,399++ per person (optional). For reservations, please call +66 (0) 76 362 999 or dtlp@dusit.com

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As Thailand's tourism is gradually reopening, Phuket is becomes a popular destination once again. With a help from the government's 'We Travel Together' campaign, Thai citizens are able to unwind while paying less, plus extra money credit to be used at numerous restaurants across the country. One of Phuket's bests, Angsana Laguna Phuket, is now offering a chance to experience a luxurious stay at tempting rates, starting from only THB 999 per room per night after the government's 40% discount. The beachfront resort features a wide array of room types, from Laguna Room, Angsana One-Bedroom Loft, multi-bedroom suites with a view, to Four-Bedroom Pool Villa, which will cost only THB 3,719 per night when booked through 'We Travel Together! The promotion is available for booking from now until 31 October 2021, and applicable for stays during 15 October 2021 - 31 January 2022. For further details and reservation, please call +66 (0) 76 358 500, email to reservations-lagunaphuket@angsana.com, or contact via LINE: @angsanaphuket

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To take Thailand's tourism to the new heights, 'Locanation' has been recently launched as 'the first ever social-travel marketplace', aiming to be the platform that serves both hoteliers and travelers. For hotels, Locanation make a difference by charging zero commission fees and allow hotels to communicate with their customers directly and vice versa, being the world's first hotel booking platform with these policies. Without having to pay extra charges, participating hotels are able to offer more special privileges and promotion to travelers booking through Locanation, so there are benefits for both parties. After having develop the company's previous product, an ASQ and Phuket Sandbox booking platform, Mr. Pepe Arunanondchai, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Locanation, seeks to solve the pain points in the hospitality industry by eliminating the hotel operators' burden to pay high commission fees, letting small or non-chain hotels to provide online booking channels, and allowing hotels and guests to communicate directly with one another, in order to help the industry to attain sustainable growth. Locanation is now ready to accept bookings. Visit www.locanation.com now for a stay for your upcoming holiday!

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On a secluded beach of Phang Nga, Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak is the latest stay opening its door for vacationers, offering one-off tranquility alongside top-notch services in an embrace of lush nature. In addition to the location's natural beauty, Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak also infuses charming southern Thai cultural elements into the 195 guestrooms and suites, as well as all over the place. All rooms come with private terraces overlooking the canal, pool, and tropical gardens. Various facilities are available to take care of your needs, featuring swimming pools with a view, Kids Corner, gym, Pran Spa, and more. To pamper your taste buds, you can savour authentic southern flavours at Green Mango, enjoy an array of Asian and international dishes at Patio, or unwind with cooling drinks and snacks at the Soak Pool Bar. Thanks to its lengthy stretch of sandy shore, Khao Lak has been a popular surfer's paradise and peace-seeker's favourite. Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak is located close to adventurous attractions, such as Bang Niang Market, Takua Pa Old Town, Ton Chong Fah Waterfall, Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park, and Elephant Fly Zipline. The world-renowned scuba diving and snorkelling hotspots of the Similan Islands are just 1.5 hours away by speedboat. To celebrate its opening, you can enjoy a Superior Room night stay with breakfast for two and THB 500 food and beverage credit from THB 2,300 net per night. The package is available to book from now until 7 October 2021 for stays from 1 October 2021 until 22 December 2021. For reservations or more details, please email hb130-re@accor.com, call +66 (0) 76 490 998, or visit www.grandmercurekhaolakbangsak.com     Photos by Alberto Cosi

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In the very heart of Bangkok, Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit will open its door again on 1 October 2021. To welcome you back, the hotel offers your luxurious stay at a very special rate – only THB 1,001++ per night! The 'Welcome Back' package includes: One-night stay in a Deluxe Room (room only) 20% discount on food and beverage in all outlets (excluding promotions, happy hour, wine & spirits by bottle) A special a la carte breakfast priced at THB 300++ per person (from THB 450++) A 24-hour stay (check-in available from 10:00 onwards) This tempting offer is limited to only 1,001 room nights. For further details or reservations, please contact +66 (0) 2 090 7888 or reservations@carltonhotel.co.th

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Good news for cheesecake lovers! Zing Bakery at Centara Grand at CentralWorld has accumulate various styles of cheesecakes, so you can taste the heavenly treats from all over the world at one stop. The hotel's Executive Pastry Chef has crafted an alluring array of cheesecakes using high-quality natural ingredients and authentic recipes of each origin, from ancient Greece, Spain, the US, to Japan. Zing’s cheesecake signature dishes selections include Chicago-style Oreo cheesecake, New-York-style blueberry cheesecake, Basque burnt cheesecake, yuzu Japanese cheesecake, cannoli with ricotta cheese, and a number more, priced only from THB 140++. Additionally, if you stop by at Zing Bakery during 18:00 - 19:00, you can enjoy a 'buy 1 get 1 free' Happy Hour discount on most available pastry items. For more information or to place an order, please contact +66 (0) 2 100 1234 ext. 6485 or diningcgcw@chr.co.th

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As Thailand's tourism is gradually reopening, Phuket is becomes a popular destination once again. With a help from the government's 'We Travel Together' campaign, Thai citizens are able to unwind while paying less, plus extra money credit to be used at numerous restaurants across the country. One of Phuket's bests, Angsana Laguna Phuket, is now offering a chance to experience a luxurious stay at tempting rates, starting from only THB 999 per room per night after the government's 40% discount. The beachfront resort features a wide array of room types, from Laguna Room, Angsana One-Bedroom Loft, multi-bedroom suites with a view, to Four-Bedroom Pool Villa, which will cost only THB 3,719 per night when booked through 'We Travel Together! The promotion is available for booking from now until 31 October 2021, and applicable for stays during 15 October 2021 - 31 January 2022. For further details and reservation, please call +66 (0) 76 358 500, email to reservations-lagunaphuket@angsana.com, or contact via LINE: @angsanaphuket

By Lifestyle+Travel

This year's Chinese vegetarian festival already just begun, and people are looking for tasty meat-free, plant-based dishes to enjoy during these 9 days. To be part of the tradition, Bangkok's famous Chinese restaurant, Dynasty at Centara Grand at CentralWorld, offers special vegetarian creations made with high-quality ingredients to help you purify your mind and nourishing your health. The meat-free selection is available during lunchtime (11:30 - 14:30) on 6 - 14 October 2021, featuring a mouth-watering array of dim sum (starting from THB 75++) and à la carte menu (starting from THB 150++), ranging from deep-fried spring rolls, steamed mushroom bum, Shanghai-style bean curd, steamed stuffed cabbage with vegetarian brown sauce, and many more. For more information or to book a reservation, please call + 66 (0) 2 100 6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th

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Even though you haven't got much time, you can still enjoy a little break from your routine in a fabulous staycation right in the town, and Accor is now offering a tempting chance to plan your staycation in Bangkok! Without having to travel a long miles, you can revel in top-notch epicurean experience at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, unwind at the serene side of the Chao Phraya River at ibis Bangkok Riverside, stay at the heart of the city with leading shopping malls in the vicinity at Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam, and more at many spots in Bangkok. Accor's Bangkok Staycation promotion is available to book and stay from now until 31 October 2021 with a fully refundable policy. Check out Accor's valuable and flexible deals HERE.     Photos by Zanyasan Tanantpapat / Martin Dominique

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At the 2021 Thailand Tourism Awards, organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, five-star Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort has won Thailand's Kinnaree 'Gold' Award in the category of Resort Accommodation for the resort's cleanliness, safety, hospitality excellence, and commitment to sustainability. Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort offers 240 guest rooms and suites by the long stretch of virgin white sand beach facing the azure waters of the Andaman Sea. Facilities include two inviting beachfront pools, a variety of restaurants and a spa set in vast tropical gardens - an ideal destination for couples, families and groups of friends. www.dusit.com/dusitthani-krabibeachresort

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Aiming to support the growing demand of live streaming for business, Southeast Asia's leading provider of live streaming solutions, BeLive Technology, is now the Official Partner of World Reward Solutions, Thailand's outstanding lifestyle service provider, bringing world-leading white-label live streaming solutions to Thailand. BeLive Technology offers easy-to-use live stream aids that allows customers to create high-definition video without sacrificing speed or security, attracting numerous audience and increasing engagement with real-time interactive tools especially designed for live streams, as well as providing data insights to help customers develop their future marketing campaigns. World Reward Solutions offers Reward & Loyalty Program services and focuses on providing a good foundation of customer relationship management services for premium corporate customers, being the first in Thailand to use digital solutions to take care of HNWI clients. Additionally, it also provides other premium services under brands including the Silver Voyage Club. With the rise of e-commerce and shift in consumer behavior since the COVID-19 pandemic, this partnership will definitely be a game-changer for businesses across Southeast Asia.

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To take Thailand's tourism to the new heights, 'Locanation' has been recently launched as 'the first ever social-travel marketplace', aiming to be the platform that serves both hoteliers and travelers. For hotels, Locanation make a difference by charging zero commission fees and allow hotels to communicate with their customers directly and vice versa, being the world's first hotel booking platform with these policies. Without having to pay extra charges, participating hotels are able to offer more special privileges and promotion to travelers booking through Locanation, so there are benefits for both parties. After having develop the company's previous product, an ASQ and Phuket Sandbox booking platform, Mr. Pepe Arunanondchai, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Locanation, seeks to solve the pain points in the hospitality industry by eliminating the hotel operators' burden to pay high commission fees, letting small or non-chain hotels to provide online booking channels, and allowing hotels and guests to communicate directly with one another, in order to help the industry to attain sustainable growth. Locanation is now ready to accept bookings. Visit www.locanation.com now for a stay for your upcoming holiday!

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On 15 and 16 October 2021, talented Chef Tom Köffers from Surf & Turf by Soul Kitchen in Phuket Town will bring delectable wonders to Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, with his innovative European cuisine with a touch of Southern Thai flavours. The 6-course dinner is to be savoured together with selected wine or creative cocktails made with Chalong Bay rum, as well as a soulful soundtrack that will make the evening unforgettable. The dinner is priced only at THB 2,200++ per person with a glass of welcome drink, or pair the meal with 4 creative cocktails at THB 1,399++ per person (optional). For reservations, please call +66 (0) 76 362 999 or dtlp@dusit.com

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