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If you want to keep up with the latest news, happenings and events taking place in Thailand, this is a space entirely dedicated to bringing our holidaymakers with the freshest information on hotel renovations, special attractions, seasonal events and special offers, activities and incentives at some of our resorts, as well as airline news and travel updates.

In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on Thailand travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

Banyan Tree Samui, Thailand providing guests with a smartphone at check-in

Banyan Tree Samui has taken the meaning of luxury and pampering to the next level by handing out hotel guests a smartphone along with their room keys during check-in. Offering free and unrestricted international calls as well as 4G Internet, the sophisticated devices are set to provide customers with a superior level of comfort and security.

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Elite Havens launches luxury holiday villas on Thai isle of Koh Samui

Travellers can now choose to stay in one of a range of large luxury beach-side villas that Elite Havens has added to its portfolio in Thailand. The new five-and-six bedroom beach-front villas are the first properties to be featured in the company’s new collection on the tropical Thai Gulf island of Koh Samui.

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Rosewood Phuket marks brand’s debut in South East Asia

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of its first resort in Southeast Asia. The Rosewood Phuket in Thailand is located on the beachfront at Emerald Bay, and has 71 pool pavilions and villas that face the sea and boast private infinity pools. To celebrate its opening, the hotel is offering the "Charms of the Andaman" introductory offer.

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Banyan Tree Phuket in Thailand appoints new executive chef

A new executive chef has been appointed at the Banyan Tree Phuket in Thailand. Ian John Thomason, from the UK, has taken over the role at the luxury hotel. The British chef has worked at numerous renowned kitchens from The savoy and the Sofitel London St James, to the Sheraton Grand Laguna Luxury Collection Phuket and Luxury Collection, Naka Island, Phuket.

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World Travel Market reveals Bangkok as second most-visited city in the world

Bangkok reached the second position in Euromonitor International's "Top 100 City Destination Ranking" during this year's edition of the World Travel Market. Only surpassed by Hong Kong, Bangkok beat cities like London, Paris and Dubai. Travel experts predict more growth for this market in the upcoming years.

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The Sarojin Thailand unveils new Two-Bedroom Pool Residences

The Sarojin in Thailand has unveiled its new Two-Bedroom Pool Residences. The seven new ground floor accommodation options have been designed with older families in mind, and they each boast 2,300 square feet of space, a 5.5 x 3.5 metre swimming pool, two outside sun terraces, two bathrooms, two king-size beds, flat-screen TVs and Bluetooth speakers.

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Renaissance Pattaya Resort and Spa debuts in Thailand

A new mid-range resort has opened beside Jomtien beach, close to popular Pattaya on the northern Gulf of Thailand. The Renaissance Pattaya Resort and Spa, owned by the world’s biggest hotel company Marriott, has 257 deluxe rooms, pool villas and family suites, and offers all-day dining.

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Thailand receives multiple awards in SmartTravelAsia Best in Travel Poll

Validated as one of Asia's hottest tourism destinations, Thailand earned just under 70 awards in the Best in Travel Poll hosted by SmartTravelAsia website. The country won prestigious recognitions in diverse categories including Top 10 Holiday Destinations and Top 10 Airlines.

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Absolute Sanctuary in Koh Samui rebrands as fitness-wellness resort

A yoga and detox retreat on the Thai island of Koh Samui has rebranded as a fitness-wellness resort offering everything from pilates and spin classes to spa treatments and healthy food. The 38-room Absolute Sanctuary resort is also expanding its facilities to include a larger gym and cycling studio.

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The Siam hotel welcomes wellness experts to its Bangkok spa

Luxury urban retreat The Siam in Bangkok welcomes a roster of wellness experts to its Opium Spa for "Thai July". Masters of Thai massage and reflexology, the visiting artisans will offer guests unique therapies and treatments drawing on ancient local traditions.

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Banyan Tree Samui, Thailand providing guests with a smartphone at check-in

Banyan Tree Samui has taken the meaning of luxury and pampering to the next level by handing out hotel guests a smartphone along with their room keys during check-in. Offering free and unrestricted international calls as well as 4G Internet, the sophisticated devices are set to provide customers with a superior level of comfort and security.

Elite Havens launches luxury holiday villas on Thai isle of Koh Samui

Travellers can now choose to stay in one of a range of large luxury beach-side villas that Elite Havens has added to its portfolio in Thailand. The new five-and-six bedroom beach-front villas are the first properties to be featured in the company’s new collection on the tropical Thai Gulf island of Koh Samui.

Rosewood Phuket marks brand’s debut in South East Asia

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of its first resort in Southeast Asia. The Rosewood Phuket in Thailand is located on the beachfront at Emerald Bay, and has 71 pool pavilions and villas that face the sea and boast private infinity pools. To celebrate its opening, the hotel is offering the "Charms of the Andaman" introductory offer.