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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.

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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Centara Kata Resort Phuket in Thailand appoints new resort manager

A brand new Resort Manager has been announced for the upscale Centara Kata Resort Phuket in Thailand. Veerapol Poungvarin, the former resort manager of Centara Chaan Talay Resorts & Villas, has taken the role, after working in the hospitality and hotel industry for more than 25 years. The manager has been with the Centara Hotels and Resorts group since 2013.

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Thai resort the Sarojin introduces new catch and dine experience

Luxury Thai resort The Sarojin has added a new ‘catch and dine’ package to its list of culinary experiences for guests. Travellers will be taken on a traditional Thai fishing trip and later an expert seafood chef will cook the catch for dinner at the resort’s gourmet restaurant.

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Luxury Thai resort the Sarojin introduces waterfall weddings

Boutique beach resort the Sarojin, in Thailand’s popular Phuket area, has announced a new wedding package that will offer couples the chance to get married at the foot of a rushing rainforest waterfall close to the resort, and includes the option for a traditional Buddhist blessing.

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Thailand welcomed one million UK tourists in 2016

After receiving a record-breaking number of one million UK visitors in 2016, Thailand has much to celebrate indeed. Reaching this long-established goal marks an incredible milestone for this enchanting Far Eastern destination that's so popular among British travellers. A total 1,004,669 UK visitors made it to Thailand in 2016 and the country ready to welcome an even bigger figure this 2017.

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Michelin launches first guide to Bangkok

Thailand, a country renowned for its cuisine, has never had one of its cities featured in a Michelin Guide. That will change later this year, when a Michelin Guide to Bangkok is published. The city is already famous for its street food vendors, but tourism officials hope that publication of the guide will bring increased visitors to the city’s restaurants.

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Banyan Tree Phuket in Thailand appoints new hotel manager

The Banyan Tree Phuket in Thailand has appointed a new hotel manager. German national, Manuel Lang, will report to the property’s general manager, and he will bring more than 20 years of hospitality experience to the role, after working in various management position at hotels and resorts across the world, including the General Manager of the Putahracsa Hua Hin.

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Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong MGallery by Sofitel opens in Thailand

The Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong MGallery by Sofitel has opened to guests on the hilltop in Patong. The five-star boutique hotel in Thailand has 150 guest rooms and suites that feature furnishings made from local woods and stones, and one of its main draws is the tranquil Aqua Spa & Massage centre with eight treatments rooms, and two outside cabanas where guests can indulge in lavish therapies.

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Asara Villa & Suite Resort, now owned by Movenpick Hotels & Resorts in Thailand

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts has revealed that it will rebrand and run the existing Asara Villa & Suite Resort in Thailand. The property is scheduled to re-launch as the new Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin in November, and it will have 54 pool villas and 42 suites, plus a kids club, spa with eight treatment rooms, multiple swimming pools, and a number of dining outlets.

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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.

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.

Centara Kata Resort Phuket in Thailand appoints new resort manager

A brand new Resort Manager has been announced for the upscale Centara Kata Resort Phuket in Thailand. Veerapol Poungvarin, the former resort manager of Centara Chaan Talay Resorts & Villas, has taken the role, after working in the hospitality and hotel industry for more than 25 years. The manager has been with the Centara Hotels and Resorts group since 2013.