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New Melia resort to open in PhuketNew Melia resort to open in Phuket

Melia Phuket Mai Khao to welcome guests in Decembe
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Thai Airways restarting 39 international routesThai Airways restarting 39 international routes

It includes Phuket sandbox, special routes
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Survey: Half of Thai hotels consider closingSurvey: Half of Thai hotels consider closing

Even in Phuket occupancy rates still extremely low
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Vietnam's biggest island long held onto a seductive image as the country's 'last paradise.' Then came the clubs, a casino, and a safari.

Travelers who arrive on the Southeast Asian island of Phu Quoc may be forgiven for thinking they are in Venice, the Amalfi Coast, or Paris - anywhere but Vietnam. Alex Robinson Photography / Getty Images When Ken Atkinson first visited the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc in 2003, he was struck by its beauty."It was similar to Phuket or Samui when these Thai islands started from nothing," Atkinson said of the island, which is southwest of Vietnam. The executive chairman of Grant Thornton Vietn...
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TAT disappointed over Thailand's entry on red listTAT disappointed over Thailand's entry on red list

UK was second biggest source market for Phuket sandbox
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TAT despondent over Thailand's entry on red listTAT despondent over Thailand's entry on red list

UK was second biggest source market for Phuket sandbox
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Phuket tourism shaken by tourist murderPhuket tourism shaken by tourist murder

Officials rush to restore traveller confidence
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Krabi and Phang Nga Plans To Open This Month To International Tourists

Krabi and Phang Nga Plans To Open This Month To International Tourists New update from the Land of Smiles as the The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) plans to open Krabi and Phang Nga to fully vaccinated international tourists are set to start within August (this month). TAT also reiterate that both the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus programmes are going ahead as usual. Krabi – Tup Island Mr. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, Spokesperson of the Centre for Economic Situation Admini...
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11 luxury hotels offering rare discounts, from a pool villa in Thailand to one of Paris' poshest properties

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tripadvisor Some luxury hotels that are traditionally expensive have dropped starting rates to lure back guests. We found five-star stays across the US and internationally that are all under $665 per night. Our picks offer exceptional value, with many top hotels ranging between $150-350 per night. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The travel and hotel industry was among the hardest hit due to COVID-...
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“Green List” Sandbox Destinations To Drive Global Tourism Recovery – KP Ho, Founder, Banyan Tree Group

As Bangkok grapples with rising numbers of Covid infections, leading tourism voice KP Ho, Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Group, has told European envoys, airlines, senior officials and business leaders, that for Phuket Sandbox to succeed it is imperative for Phuket to be given “green” destination status.
Tags: Travel, Bangkok, Phuket, Banyan Tree Group, Phuket Sandbox

Leisure travel is bouncing back in parts of Asia but risks remain, says Phuket hotelier

The darkest days for the tourism industry may soon be over, according to the chairman of a multinational hospitality firm.
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Phuket reopens to tourists one year after Covid forced Thai borders to close

Scheme aimed at preventing spread of virus requires tourists to stay on island for 14 days if they wish to travel elsewhere in ThailandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Thai island of Phuket has reopened to some foreign tourists, more than one year after the pandemic forced the country’s borders to close, devastating the economy.About 400 international tourists were expected to arrive in Phuket on Thursday, through a scheme that officials hope could help to revive t...
Tags: Travel, Business, Travel & leisure, World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Vaccines and immunisation, Phuket, Coronavirus

Phuket’s Message To The World "Welcome Back Home" Echoes Its X Factor – Its People

Tourism eyes around the world are focused on a resort island in Thailand next week for the reopening of international, vaccinated travel to the Phuket Sandbox. A key emerging storyline from the island’s frenzied runaway to 1st July has been the remarkable cross sector partnerships that has become a true catalyst of change.
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‘Devastated’ Phuket in race to vaccinate 70% of islanders in time for holiday season

Thai region hopes jabs and ‘sandbox’ scheme will allow tourists to return and rejuvenate economyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn normal times, the convention centre at Phuket’s Angsana Laguna resort hosts extravagant weddings and luxury business summits. Since April, it has served as one of seven centres on the frontline of the island’s Covid vaccination campaign. Behind the room’s white satin curtains, medical staff in hair nets and blue aprons administer 1,800 dos...
Tags: Travel, World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Phuket, Coronavirus, Angsana Laguna

Laguna Phuket Heralds Unprecedented Industry Collaboration To Confirm Key Details Of Phuket’s International Re-Opening On July 1

Leading figures from the private and public sectors gathered at Angsana Laguna Phuket on June 12 to re-confirm the re-opening of Phuket to international visitors on July 1 and to detail requirements and updates regarding vaccinations, length of stay, PCR testing and SHA Plus certification.
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Horwath HTL Market Report: Bangkok & Phuket – Road to Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic caught everyone by surprise. Many people are wondering when the Thailand hotel market will revive and how long it will take to return to normalcy.
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Centara Gears Up To Welcome International Travellers Back To Phuket With Vaccination Push For All Hotel Staff

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, confirms all eligible Centara staff working in its Phuket hotels and resorts have been fully vaccinated in preparation of the arrival of international travellers in July 2021.
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Thai tourist island of Phuket gets Covid jabs first in race to offer quarantine-free holidays

Government hopes to jumpstart tourism with mass inoculation programIn Thailand, it’s the all-important tourism sector that has jumped to the head of the Covid-19 vaccination line, with the country’s most popular resort island embarking on a mass inoculation programme two months ahead of the rest of Thailand.The island of Phuket aims to deliver shots to at least 460,000 people – the majority of its population – as it gears up for 1 July, when vaccinated overseas visitors will no longer be require...
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Thailand's empty beach resorts hope vaccines will put them back in the sun

Plans to reopen to vaccinated tourists include short quarantine in popular holiday spots like Phuket and Koh SamuiThailand’s Phuket island used to vibrate with life. Before the pandemic, March was part of peak season and the resort’s long white beaches were packed with tourists from Europe, Australia, North America and China. At night, backpackers would flock to beach-front bars and on the hills stretching inland wealthy tourists would eat at five-star restaurants.Today, Phuket is a ghost town. ...
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A New Icon Is Born: Utopia Corporation Creates Phuket’s Most Luxurious Lifestyle And Leisure Destination

Utopia Corporation, Phuket's leading property developer, is no stranger to pioneering prestigious real estate projects; this innovative company has successfully introduced the island's first themed condos and residences and recently unveiled plans to launch a luxury boutique hotel in partnership with Tonino Lamborghini, the legendary Italian designer label.
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Trading Faces: How Thai Mega-Villa Buyers have Reignited Phuket’s Luxury Real Estate Market in the Downturn

Phuket's sizeable mega-villa property sector has experienced an unexpected surge in multi-million-dollar sales over the past year as Thai buyers sought refuge in the global Covid-19 crisis. Over THB5 billion (approximately USD167 million) in primary and secondary high-end properties transacted at the height of the pandemic.
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6 Hot Destinations Made for Partying

Travel blog by Travels of Adam (Hipster Blog) – Travels of Adam (Hipster Blog) - Looking for travel inspiration? Check out these great destinations to visit later in the year when it’s safe to do so! People have different criteria for choosing their travel destination. Some pick a place for its culture, while others opt for history. And some only have one requirement—a vibrant party scene. If you’re one of them, here are six nightlife hubs where you can enjoy the party of a lifetime. 6 ...
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Phuket’s Tourism High-Season Hopes Shattered in Policy Flip-flop

Thailand's leading resort island Phuket has come face-to-face with the reality that it is tourism high-season will not see a marked reopening to overseas travelers. In the wake of the dismantling of the 'Phuket Model' and refocus by the government on using Bangkok as a single international gateway, there is increasing alarm over the lack of a path forward for the island's rice bowl-tourism. The key tourism indicator for the island is airlift and Phuket International Airport is the gatewa...
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IHG expands footprint in Thailand with Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express and Suites Phuket Kata

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with K.W. Group to bring both the Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands to Phuket's Kata Beach.
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Phuket Hotels Fight For Their Lives As Massive Economic Fallout Expected From Failure Of Domestic Tourism To Support The Industry

Phuket's hotel industry is reaching breaking point and drastic economic support from the government is needed for it to survive the high season, urge industry leaders. In the wake of the controversial "Phuket Model" international travel reopening scheme, reality is biting back as hotels in Thailand's leading resort island are unable to sustain operating viability based on domestic tourism.According to the Airports of Thailand (AOT), passenger arrivals at the aviation gateway have plunged ...
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Our ongoing list of how countries are reopening, and which ones remain under lockdown

Models present creations from the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2021 men's collection in a live-streamed show at the university campus of the Humanitas Research Foundation in one of the first physical fashion shows since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, during Milan Digital Fashion Week in Rozzano, south of Milan, Italy, July 15, 2020. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, some countries are putting their citizens on various forms of lockd...
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