Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Travel + Leisure lists 15 green hotels

Hotels from the Maldives to Colorado made it onto Travel and Leisure's list of 15 green hotels in the magazine's November issue, which is devoted to "responsible tourism."

The magazine worked with Conservation International to develop an assessment test to figure out which of the world's hotels have high environmental standards for water and energy conservation, waste reduction and supporting local communities.

Properties on the list are:

1. Grenada's Spice Island Beach Resort

2. The Maldives' Soneva Fushi Resort and Six Senses Spa

3. Sri Lanka's Heritance Kandalama

4. Australia's Voyages Longitude 131, located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

5. Bahamas' Tiamo, on the South Andros Island

6. Switzerland's Whitepod, near Aigle in the Alps

7. Colorado's Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash

8. The Philippines' El Nido Resorts in El Nido, Palawan

9. Chumbe Island Coral Park in Zanzibar, Tanzania

10. Egypt's Adrere Amellal in the Siwa Oasis, a Berber community in the desert

11. Kenya's Campi Ya Kanzi a Masai-owned lodge in Chyulu Hills

12. Nicaragua's Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge on Playa Ocotal, San Juan del Sur, on the Pacific Coast

13. Jamaica's Hotel Mocking Bird Hill near Port Antonio

14. Tenuta di Spannocchia in Siena, Italy

15. England's Strattons Hotel in the town of Swaffham in Norfolk

[Source from; usatoday.com]

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Openning New Le Meridien in Bangkok 2008

Le Meridien LogoLe Meridien Bangkok Hotel located in the Surawong district within close proximity of prominent business and banking headquarters, embassies, major entertainment and shopping centres, the Le Meridien Hotel Bangkok will be located 30-minutes from Bangkok International Airport and five minutes walk from the Sky Train.

The Le Meridien Bangkok Hotel will feature state-of-the-art technology and restaurants and bars, a ballroom, a choice of meeting rooms, fully equipped business centre, health club and a separate spa.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts named Best Business Hotel Brand in Asia Pacific

Shangri La Beijing Hotel in ChinaShangri-La Hotels and Resorts has been named Best Business Hotel Brand in Asia Pacific for the seventh consecutive year and won a record total of nine awards in the recent Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Reader Poll.

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore was voted Best Business Hotel in the World, Best Business Hotel in Asia Pacific and Best Business Hotel in Singapore.

The Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong and China World Hotel, Beijing each won the Best Hotel awards in their cities. Also, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur; Makati Shangri-La, Manila; and Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza, Taipei were named Best Business Hotel in their cities. This is the highest number of awards won by Shangri-La in the history of the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Readers Poll.

The poll was conducted among the magazine’s readership of frequent travellers based mainly in the Asia Pacific region. Results were compiled by Taylor Nelson Sofres Hong Kong and will be published in the October 2007 issue of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Troubled southern Thailand gets help from neighboring countries

eTN/Aiming to "drum up" tourism, Thailand has entered a deal with Indonesia and Malaysia to stage an international travel fair in a city that has generated security concerns. Indonesia-Malaysia and Thailand, which make up the IMT Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) countries, will hold an international travel fair in the Thai southern city of Songkhla from January 11-20 next year.

The travel fair is expected to boost confidence in the region's tourism industry which has plummet in the strife-torn southern Thai states due to religious and factional violence in the last four years. "This is only one of many programs to be held in the three countries," said Thai IMT-GT Joint-Business Council (JBC) chairman Somkiat Anuras, at the end of the 23rd JCB meeting held in Ipoh, Malaysia recently.

The Songkhla provincial government, added Anuras, will be spending US$1 million to host and promote the fair, which is expected to draw 100,000 international visitors from the three member countries.

In addition to cultural performances from its three member countries, the travel fair will feature indigenous multi-sports competition common in the region, including bull and cock fighting, and bird-singing contests. "We are expecting an increase of up to 30 percent in tourism volume in the three countries following the travel fair," added Anuras.

The fair will feature some 120 booths promoting tourism products from sellers in member countries, half of which will be from Thailand.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Bangkok Thailand hotels Best deals!

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Monday, July 02, 2007

Singapore Visitor - May 2007

In May 2007, Singapore welcomed 820,000 visitors, representing a growth of 7.1% compared to May 2006. Visitor days were estimated to reach 3.1 million days, an increase of 16.8% in comparison to May 2006.

Indonesia (155,000), India (98,000), P.R. China (85,000), Australia (59,000) and Malaysia (51,000) were Singapore’s top five visitor-generating markets in May 2007. These markets accounted for 55% of total visitor arrivals for the month.

The 98,000 visitors from India in May 2007 is a new record for visitors arriving from India in any month. This is 20.9% higher than the previous record of 81,000 visitor arrivals from India set in May 2006.

Singapore gazetted hotels were estimated to generate Sin$152.2 million in room revenue in May 2007, showing a growth in excess of 30% as compared to May 2006.

The Average Room Rate (ARR) in May 2007 was estimated to reach an all-time high of Sin$195, representing an increase of 25.1% over May 2006. The Average Occupancy Rate (AOR) for hotels was estimated to have reached 85% in May 2007, posting a 4.1 percentage point increase over May 2006.

[Source from asiatraveltips.com]

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2007

The fair is organized by the N.C.C. Exhibition Organizer Company Limited, sponsored by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). The event will take place during 21 - 24 June, 2007, at 10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m., at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.

In the event, there will be a variety of quality products, services, and tourist attractions with 10-50% off, categorized into zones as follows:

- Grand Sale Zone, comprising clothes, accessories, leather products, and brand names for shopping admirers who prefer quality products at special prices.
- Grand Service Zone for travelers. A variety of accommodation, tourist attractions, airlines, as well as, both domestic and international tour packages is lined up to be chosen.
- Lifestyle and Leisure Zone with the highlight activities to create colorful traveling. It is to respond to the tourism lifestyles of the new generation who have their own unique traveling choices and styles.

[Source from; www.tourismthailand.org]

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