PHUKET: Taking home the ‘Best Beach Resort in Asia-Pacific’ at the 26th annual Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) Awards 2015 in Bangkok was a clear sign to Pierre-Andre Pelletier, Onyx vice-president and south Thailand general manager, that the Amari Phuket was on the right path as it goes toe-to-toe with other high-end developments on the island. “This is an amazing recognition from the travel industry for the Amari Phuket and ONYX Hospitality Group. It means that our renovations and recent Ocean Wing extension are well received and that we are doing the right thing,” said Mr Pelletier this week. “Today, our resort features 380 rooms or units and has 412 rooms in total. The new Ocean Wing and its clubhouse have received superb exposure and was immediately rewarded by extraordinary feedback and online reviews from our guests.” It is the Amari’s unique location at the far southern end of Phuket’s well-known Patong Beach that contributed to it winning this particular award, explained Mr … [Read more...] about Expansion helps Amari Phuket bags “Best Beach Resort in Asia-Pacific’
Malaysia has loosen parts of restriction measures in Kuala Lumpur and some states after nine days of implementing vaccination programme (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,045 new COVID-19 cases on March 5, the record number in four months, raising the total count in the country to 587,704. Southeast Asian country is working hard to control a new wave of COVID-19 outbreak after many patients in Manila and other areas were diagnosed with new variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus . COVID-19 vaccines of Pfizer (US)-BioNTech (Germany) and Moderna (US)./. VNA … [Read more...] about COVID-19 developments remain complicated in Southeast Asia
PHOTO: CM108.com Pattaya will be the host city for the 2018 ‘ Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion ’ (TTM+), positioning the event in a new light as the country’s travel sector continues to grow from strength to strength. The event is hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. The three-day event is scheduled for June 13-15. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in conjunction with the Thai tourism industry, has the honour to be the host of the largest B2B event at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya, the biggest marina in Southeast Asia. Srisuda Wananpinyosak, Deputy Governor for International Marketing – Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, said: “The TAT is proud to bring the TTM back to Pattaya, one of the country’s most popular travel destinations for both domestic and overseas travellers. This year’s event will showcase luxurious and romantic travel around the Kingdom under … [Read more...] about Thailand Travel Mart 2018 in Pattaya this June
PHOTO: A Thai Airways Airbus A380 Qatar Airways is the world’s best airline in the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Last year’s winner Singapore Airlines, has been relegated to second place. Asian airlines have taken six of the top ten spots with Thai Airways, despite their local woes, just sneaking into the Top Ten. The Skytrax awards are the most prestigious in the business, voted for by travellers. Qatar Airways has also won the Skytrax top award in 2017, 2015, 2012 and 2011. Qatar Airways also won World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East. Qantas Airways nabbed number 8 on the list, after failing to make the top 10 in 2019. Singapore Airlines also won key awards including World’s Best Cabin Crew, World’s Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia and World’s Best First Class Seat. AirAsia won World’s Best Low-Cost Airline topping off a stellar win for Asian airlines this year. Lufthansa was the only European airline … [Read more...] about Thai Airways sneaks into Top Ten. Skytrax World’s Best Airlines Awards 2019.
“Several drug-resistant strains of Malaria are taking hold across south east Asia and it is feared these could migrate to Africa where more than 90% of cases globally occur.” NASA is developing a new technique to forecast malaria outbreaks in Myanmar from space, as the emergence of new drug-resistant strains in Southeast Asia threatens efforts to wipe out the deadly disease globally. The goal of worldwide malaria eradication within a generation, by 2050, is “bold but attainable”, a report released this week in The Lancet argued. Malaria cases and deaths plummeted by more than 90% in Myanmar between 2010 and 2017, World Health Organisation (WHO) figures show, a success largely credited to better rural health services and wider use of treated bednets. But the country still has a higher prevalence than its neighbours in the Mekong region. Several drug-resistant strains are taking hold across Southeast Asia and it is feared these could migrate to Africa where more than 90 … [Read more...] about Myanmar adopts NASA’s malaria-predicting tech