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Becoming a K-pop star for a day with Airbnb

Published August 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/travel/30375034

Becoming a K-pop star for a day with Airbnb

Aug 20. 2019
(Airbnb photo)

(Airbnb photo)
By Im Eun-byel
The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

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As Korean culture gains popularity around the world, Airbnb has launched a new K-wave Trip section — a chance for tourists to take part in K-pop or K-beauty activities.

The global house-sharing platform held a press event Friday in the Itaewon area of central Seoul, inviting reporters to a class on how to make a vegan bath scrub, registered as a K-beauty trip under Airbnb.

“On Airbnb, we have always seen the want for local, authentic experiences. As the K-wave has proved itself to be more than a passing trend, we have launched the K-wave Trip section,” Hong Jong-hee, who is in charge of public relations, said at the event.

According to the press release, Airbnb is focusing on the rapidly developing Hallyu trend, which has seen K-pop musicians topping the Billboard charts and participating in global music festivals, and Korean beauty brands leading makeup trends in the international market.

“We always promote the idea of living like a local. But to live like a local, there has to be more than just staying at locals’ homes. We have to meet the locals and engage in what they are interested in,” Hong said. “Airbnb Trips have been growing at a fast rate, compared with the growth of the house-sharing service.

(Airbnb photo)

(Airbnb photo)

“When a host applies to host a trip, we evaluate the request based on three criteria: the host’s expertise, the uniqueness of the place and how much participants can get involved in the activity,” Hong said. “Only 50 percent of trips pass the evaluation and make the list.”

The K-pop Trip list currently has around 30 activities, including K-pop dancing and recording classes. Some of the classes even allow participants to create and keep music video clips of themselves.

K-beauty activities are available too, from makeup classes to vegan beauty product making classes. There are currently nine classes listed under the K-beauty category.

To find out more about K-wave activities, check Airbnb’s website and mobile app.

By Im Eun-byel (silverstar@heraldcorp.com)

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THAI commemorates coronation with royal barge livery on aircraft

Published August 17, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/travel/30374889

THAI commemorates coronation with royal barge livery on aircraft

Aug 17. 2019
By The Nation

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National carrier Thai Airways has decked up with the Suphannahong Royal Barge aircraft livery to commemorate the coronation of His Majesty the King this year.

“The Royal Coronation Ceremony was held on May 4, with celebrations continuing until May 4, 2020. THAI, as the national carrier under the Ministry of Transport, has organised activities to commemorate the coronation as an expression of loyalty and honour,” THAI president Sumeth Damrongchaitham said.

THAI received permission to paint the Suphannahong Royal Barge aircraft livery on its Boeing 777-300 aircraft, which was royally bestowed the name “Lahan Sai”.

The coronation emblem will appear on THAI aircraft throughout the coronation year,” he said. Sumeth presided over a sacred ceremony that was conducted by Phra Maha Raja Guru Bidhi Sri Visudhigun to bless the Suphannahong Royal Barge aircraft livery. The ceremony was attended by THAI management and staff at the THAI technical department, Don Mueang, on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road.

The Suphannahong Royal Barge, originally called “Si Suphannahong” or “Chai Suphannahong Royal Barge”, has been the King’s royal barge since the Ayutthaya era. The current Suphannahong Royal Barge was constructed following the royal command of King Rama V and was completed during the reign of King Rama VI.

At the front or bow of the barge is a golden swan figurehead, the body or hull is the body of the swan etched in wood and decorated with gold leaf, mirrors, tassels, and engraved glass. The exterior of the barge was painted black, while the interior was painted red, with a throne in the middle of the barge for the monarch or royalty.

The royal barge is 46.15 metres long, 3.17 metres wide, and weighs 15 tonnes and will be used in the royal procession along the Chao Phraya River to Wat Arun Ratchavararam (Temple of Dawn) to present robes to Buddhist monks during this year’s annual Royal Kathin ceremony in October 2019.

In 1999, THAI first painted the Suphannahong Royal Barge aircraft livery on its Boeing 747-400 aircraft, royally bestowed the name “Haripunchai” on the auspicious occasion of the Sixth Cycle Birthday of King Rama IX. A sacred ceremony is being held to bless the Suphannahong Royal Barge aircraft livery painted on THAI’s Boeing 777-300 aircraft, royally bestowed the name “Lahan Sai”, will appear on the aircraft from August 2019 to December 31, 2022.

This livery differs from the previous one, as there is a rowing team with oars raised symbolic of birds in flight. A decal has been used in place of aircraft paint spray for a more realistic appearance.

THAI’s Boeing “Lahan Sai” 777-300 aircraft has 364 seats — 34 seats in royal silk class and 330 seats in economy class. This aircraft will operate roundtrip flights to Seoul, Taipei, Beijing, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Sapporo to promote Thai culture worldwide through use of the royal barge livery.

Hello Kitty welcomes travellers to Japan

Published August 16, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/travel/30374857

Hello Kitty welcomes travellers to Japan

Aug 16. 2019
By The Nation

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Travellers have another smart pass to snap up in Japan come next month, as PASMO launches its brand new PASMO Passport on Sunday, September 1.

This smart e-train ticket, valid for 28 days, is ideal for short-term visitors to Japan and will delight fans of the country’s best-loved characters with original designs from Sanrio.

The design features Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll and Pompompurin, set against a backdrop of sakura, the iconic flower of Japan, and sightseeing spots familiar to foreign tourists, including Mount Fuji and the Tokyo Skytree.

With points of sale at key stations in the Tokyo Metropolitan area – including Skyliner & Keisei Information Centre at Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station and Narita Airport Terminal 2-3 Station, Keikyu Tourist Information Center at Haneda Airport International Terminal Station and Shinagawa Station – non-resident foreign visitors to Japan will be able to easily verify their status and purchase the PASMO Passport.

The Passport enables e-money transactions throughout the public transit system, whether for boarding IC card-compatible trains and buses or for making purchases at shops. PASMO PASSPORT holders can recharge the card any number of times at stations, on buses, and in some stores. The card offers more convenience, enjoyment, and discounts for short-term travellers in Japan, as holders also get a variety of exclusive privileges when they show their PASMO Passport at sightseeing spots around the Kanto region.

The sale price is 2,000 yen (Bt580), of which 1,500 yen is valid for use and 500 yen is for issuance. No deposit is required.

For more information, visit www.Pasmo.co.jp/en/pasmopassport/.

Cities at your fingertips

Published August 8, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/travel/30374474

Cities at your fingertips

Aug 08. 2019
By The Nation

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Nature, beaches, food and drink, landmarks and culture are the five top global reasons to travel, according to new research from Agoda, which has now launched a set of Travel Guides to make travelling even easier.

Travellers can easily research and explore destinations on their mobile or desktop. The initial launch includes guides to the five popular cities of Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul, Osaka, and Paris, with plans to significantly extend the number of travel guides by the end of this year.

The in-depth Agoda Travel Guides are a veritable goldmine of insider information, featuring insights catered to helping different types of travellers plan their trips. In the 2019 Usage and Attitude Survey from Agoda, Food & Drink was cited the most popular reason to travel for North Asians (67 per cent) and Southeast Asians (61 per cent), with Japan, South Korea and Singapore choosing Food & Drink as their leading reason to take a trip. Gourmands will find the Agoda Travel Guides especially handy, whether they are looking for the best restaurant in Seoul, essential must-try Japanese food in Tokyo or family friendly gastronomy in Taipei.

In addition to important basic tourist and airport information for beginners, a wide range of sample itineraries and day trips are included to enable travellers to easily customise their journey. Insights on the best tourist attractions, night life, shopping and food allow travellers to maximise opportunities to achieve their travel goals – whether to gain new experiences, learn a new skill or rediscover favorite spots. The Agoda Travel Guides also provide details on the best accommodation choices for different types of travellers.

“While travel has never been so easy, what travelers still find difficult is deciding where to go and how to get the lowdown on the destination. Our travel guides are quick and easy to use and accessible on mobile even when you are on the go. There’s information on food and drink but also so much more including cultural landmarks, the best bars, shopping, or if the mood takes you, even the most romantic destinations,” said Agoda’s Adam Fodor.

For seasoned travellers, insider tips and tricks are featured to help unearth a unique side to different destinations. Also included in the guides are snippets of information on the city’s history, culture and tradition called Agoda Extras.

Agoda Travel Guides content is currently available in at least 20 languages including Thai, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and both Simplified and Traditional Chinese. Content will be translated to more languages and be rolled out progressively through the year. Download yours at www.agoda.com/travel-guides.

Anurak Community Lodge makes elite list of ‘eco-friendly’ hotels

Published August 7, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/travel/30374390

Anurak Community Lodge makes elite list of ‘eco-friendly’ hotels

Aug 07. 2019

Anurak Community Lodge located in Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani province.

Anurak Community Lodge located in Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani province.
By The Nation114 Viewed

A “community” lodge in Thailand’s Khao Sok National Park and a tented camp in southwest Cambodia have been included in an invitation-only UK publication.

National Geographic Traveller UK’s invitation-only Earth Collection publication, which came out in the first week of August 2019, highlights “eco-friendly” hotels, including Anurak Community Lodge located in Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani province, southern Thailand, and Cardamom Tented Camp in Botum Sokor National Park, in Trapeang Rung, southwest Cambodia.

The two YAANA Ventures’ ecolodges are among 36 “eco-friendly” hotels around the world highlighted by the publication as leading examples of responsible tourism.

An invitation to be included in the Earth Collection was based on each property having won an environmental award. All properties also have to be leading advocates of sustainable tourism practices. The 68-page Earth Collection includes properties in 28 destinations from all the world’s continents.

Open in 2016, Anurak Community Lodge, won in the Environment category of the 2019 SKAL Asian Area Awards. Cardamom Tented Lodge, which opened in 2017, won the 2019 PATA Gold Award for the Environment in the Ecotourism category. The Cambodian ecolodge was also one of 15 global finalists in the World Travel & Tourism Council’s 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.

Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia

Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia

“Invitation to join the Nat Geo Traveller Earth Collection comes as an honour,” said Willem Niemeijer, CEO of the lodges’ operator and parent company, YAANA Ventures.

“It recognises the unique and caring relationships that Anurak Community Lodge and Cardamom Tented Camp have fostered with the natural environment and the communities around them,” he said in a release on Wednesday.

Located between Koh Samui and Phuket on the southern Thai peninsula, Anurak Lodge acts a secluded nature hideaway and activities base for the nearby Khao Sok National Park.

Guests engage in minimal-impact tourism activities such as hiking, river kayaking, cycling, rafting, jungle cooking and exploring nearby Chiew Larn lake. The lodge offers a range of 3-4 day packages for visitors. Anurak offers 20 eco-friendly rooms across 12 well-appointed bungalows and two safari-style tents.

In Cambodia, Cardamom Tented Camp has led by example to combat the illegal wildlife trade and boost natural habitat conservation within a 180-square-kilometre wildlife concession granted by the Cambodian government.

With its partners, Wildlife Alliance and the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, the ecolodge delivers conservation tourism experiences to guests, trains local staff and supplies income and resources to 12 forest rangers protecting Botum Sakor’s forest and wildlife and inspiring the camp’s tagline, “Your Stay Keeps the Forest Standing”.

“Hotels and resorts across the globe are trying to make a difference to the impact they have on the planet,” said Adam Fox, project manager at National Geographic Traveller UK. “Earth Collection is a unique platform to champion their contributions, innovative plans and certifications for being sustainably minded.”

The Earth Collection follows on from previous Nat Geo UK annual collections dedicated to spas and wellness, Africa, European cities and luxury.

Further information and booking for Anurak Community Lodge is available at AnurakLodge.com. And for Cardamom Tented Camp at https://cardamomtentedcamp.com /.

Laos’ Tad Xai waterfall: The trek is what makes it special

Published August 6, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/travel/30374335

Laos’ Tad Xai waterfall: The trek is what makes it special

Aug 06. 2019

Tad Xai and Pha Xay waterfalls are conveniently close to each other./Vientiane Times

Tad Xai and Pha Xay waterfalls are conveniently close to each other./Vientiane Times
By Keoxomphou Sakdavong
Vientiane Times /Asia News Network
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In training for a Vangvieng Trail hike at the end of this year, my friends and I would normally walk along the Mekong riverbank to prepare for such an event but one recent weekend we decided to try somewhere different.

Out of the many places we considered, we settled upon the Tad Xai waterfall at Ban Hatkhai in Borikhamxay province, which lies within the Phou Khaokhouay National Protected Area.

Reached by travelling on Road 13 South, it’s near the border between Vientiane and Borikhamxay province, and is about three hours drive from Vientiane.

We chose this place because we heard that trekking guides are available, which we thought was a good idea because we were by no means experienced trekkers.

I have been to Tad Xai a few times before, but mostly just to have a picnic and enjoy the waterfall, which is one of the most beautiful of the many that are to be found in the national protected area. This was the first time I would be able to explore the area more fully.

We arrived at Ban Hatkhai around 10 am where a local tourist officer was waiting to guide us on the walk. The fee for each of us was 45,000 kip. It was several kilometres from the village to the park itself and some sections of the road were quite rough. Drivers would need a vehicle with good clearance or four-wheel drive.

We arrived at the parking place which was shaded by large trees and bordered by a stream which burbled through various shaped rocks. It would make a good picnic spot and you could also have a dip as the water was not at all deep. A sign pointed the way to Tad Xai waterfall, which could be found at the end of a 400 metre path.

But we were intent on having a long walk so we went in another direction along a small trail which passed through woods, so the tree canopy protected us from the hot sun.

We quickly became immersed in our environment and stopped to look at the unfamiliar plants and flowers that we encountered in profusion.

Our surroundings were so enjoyable that we walked slowly and took loads of photos, forgetting that the purpose of the expedition was to get in training for the strenuous Vangvieng Trail. Never mind, the whole experience was all part of the goal, we told ourselves.

After a while we heard the unmistakable sound of a waterfall, which soon came into view. The water cascaded down from a high cliff, so it is aptly named Pha Xay waterfall, or cliff waterfall. It was one of those hidden gems that you would only encounter by walking deep into this scenic area.

After lingering for a while to enjoy the view and taking more photos, we continued on our way through more oddly-shaped trees and plants and then came to an open field of green grass interspersed with rocks.

Then we were back in the forest again, walking through small and large trees, listening to the sounds of insects and birds against the backdrop of faraway waterfalls, and observing the strange plant life around us. We became engrossed in our surroundings and never had time to feel tired. Now and again we saw groups of colourful butterflies, and stopped to relax near a small stream.

The many streams that traverse the park meant we sometimes had to walk across wooden bridges and near the end of the trail we came upon a mass of different sized boulders piled up on top of each other alongside a large stream overhung with dense foliage.

The tall thick trees were a wonderful sight and created a calming atmosphere so we took a long break and breathed in the smells. We felt we had earned a rest as this was the first trek we had made in this kind of environment.

From here we took a different path back, which led us to the main Tad Xai cascade where most people come to enjoy a picnic.

The waterfall has seven levels over which pours a torrent of foaming white water on its way through Phou Khaokhouay, creating a spectacular sight.

This made another great rest stop and we loitered here for some time before making our way back to the parking area, deeply satisfied with our achievement and our decision to visit this awe-inspiring area.

On your bikes, get set …. but will it be go?

Published August 6, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/travel/30374329

On your bikes, get set …. but will it be go?

Aug 06. 2019
By The Nation173 Viewed

Despite the current chaos in Hong Kong where protests are increasingly turning violent and have spread to from Hong Kong island to the Kowloon side, effectively paralysing all major areas from Tsim Tsa Tsui to Mongkok, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), there are no plans to cancel or postpone the Hong Kong Cyclothon, the organisers said on Monday.

The Hong Kong Cyclothon is the third and final race in the International Hammer Series after stops in Stavanger, Norway and Limburg, the Netherlands in May and June, respectively.

Launched in 2017, with a recent announcement that one more stage would be added in Colombia in 2020, the Hammer Series is unique team vs team race format with no individual rider rankings.

The Hammer Hong Kong is designed to maximise spectator excitement, with close-up views of 12 UCI WorldTour teams and other professional teams in two thrilling disciplines: the Hammer Sprint and the Hammer Chase.

The all-out races take place on a 3.8km circuit in Tsim Sha Tsui, in the heart of Hong Kong, which serves as spectacular arena for the fast and furious action. The team that crosses the finish line first in the Hammer Chase will win the Hammer Hong Kong, while the team that accumulates the most points in all three Hammer Series races will be crowned overall Hammer Series 2019 Champions.

In addition to the Hammer Series, amateur cyclists from around the world can participate in the equally exciting 30km or 50km rides, and enjoy a breath-taking ride through the diverse cityscape of Hong Kong. Streaking on a bike across Tsing Ma Bridge, Ting Kau Bridge and Stonecutters Bridge is a “must-do” for cycling lovers and professionals alike.

Moreover there will be a new riding event, called the Fancy Dress Bike Party. The participants are encouraged to dress in eye-catching outfits (with helmets) to enjoy riding without any limitations, adding a joyous atmosphere to the intense competitions.

The 30km and 50km rides are open to all cyclists. Online registration will be available from 9am on August 7 (Thailand Time). Please visit register.hongkongcyclothon.com

More information on the Hong Kong Cyclothon can be found at www.discoverhongkong.com/Cyclothon.

China’s first night safari to kick off trial operations

Published August 6, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/travel/30374289

China’s first night safari to kick off trial operations

Aug 06. 2019

Animals at the night wild animal park. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Animals at the night wild animal park. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
By China Daily
Asia News Network   
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The first night wild animal park in the country will begin trial operations on August 8.

The sea lion performance at the night wild animal park. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The sea lion performance at the night wild animal park. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Located in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area, the Shanghai Wild Animal Park features more than 200 rare animal species from around the world, including the giant panda, golden money, white rhinoceros and antelope.

Night view of the wild animal park. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Night view of the wild animal park. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The park has three main sections – a pedestrian zone, a water adventure facility and a drive-through area.

Animals at the night wild animal park. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Animals at the night wild animal park. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

According to park authorities, the new sanctuary will allow visitors to view the animals in action as many of them, such as the tigers, lions, raccoons and giant anteaters, sleep during the day and forage at night.

Besides viewing the animals, visitors can also participate in animal performances, family activities and purchase souvenirs at the stores.

Animals at the night wild animal park. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Animals at the night wild animal park. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The water adventure facility, which is the first in China to offer nighttime viewing of aquatic creatures, as well as the Ferris wheel, which is the largest in Shanghai, will also be open during the trial operation period.

ANN: Traveloka to offer Indonesia’s first flight delay insurance

Published August 5, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/travel/30374180

ANN: Traveloka to offer Indonesia’s first flight delay insurance

Aug 04. 2019
Information on a delayed flight on a smartphone screen. (Shutterstock/Black Salmon)

Information on a delayed flight on a smartphone screen. (Shutterstock/Black Salmon)
By The Jakarta Post
Asia News Network

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Traveloka announced on Monday that it would be the first online booking platform in the country to provide a solution for the hassle of flight delays by offering On-Time Protection insurance.

A problem that many flyers often experience is flight delays, and it is an issue that costs customers valuable time and money every single year. Traveloka hopes to address one aspect of this problem with a new insurance option.

Flight delays are often unavoidable and apart from the time lost, passengers may also have their vacation or business disrupted.

According to Transportation Ministry data on the on-time performance of airlines in the first half of 2018, out of the 415,961 flights taking off during that period, 21 percent (87,509) were delayed, Traveloka said in a press release.

The high number of flight delays prompted Traveloka to offer On-Time Protection, an insurance product that will compensate passengers if their flights are delayed for more than 90 minutes.

Traveloka’s head of global partnership, Yady Guitana, said in a statement that the company wanted each consumer to have a seamless traveling experience, and it would constantly innovate through various features and services.

For the remainder of July, passengers can purchase On-Time Protection with their booking for the price of Rp 9,900 (US$ 0.70) and receive a compensation of Rp 600,000 for flight delays of more than 90 minutes.

Eligible passengers will automatically receive an SMS notification or email for them to submit their claim online.

Phi Phi resort introduces multi-function ‘concierge app’ for guests

Published August 2, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/travel/30373971

Phi Phi resort introduces multi-function ‘concierge app’ for guests

Jul 31. 2019
By THE NATION

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Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort on southern Thailand’s Phi Phi Island has launched a state-of-the-art new concierge app that allows guests to take control of every element of their stay, straight from their smartphone.

Their new Mobile Concierge App puts all of the resort’s facilities and services at the guests’ fingertips, while also offering free local calls and allowing guests to communicate with staff in their own language, with an intelligent “live chat” function that features a built-in translation tool.

Having checked into one of the resort’s 201 traditional Thai bungalows or Hillside Pool Villas, every guest will be provided with a unique barcode on their room key tag, which they can scan with their smartphone to enable the app. Once it is active, the app will open up a world of opportunities.

First and foremost, the integrated map will allow guests to get their bearings at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, which is spread across 70 acres of tropical gardens with a stunning 800-metre-long stretch of beachfront.

Once they have settled in, guests can use the app to book any activities they might want to enjoy during their stay, such as diving and snorkelling, sightseeing trips, island excursions, Thai cooking classes and more. Additional in-room amenities and toiletries can also be ordered from housekeeping.

Dining becomes a breeze with the Mobile Concierge App; guests can check the menus and make reservations at all of the resort’s dining destinations, including Api Restaurant & Bar, Ruan Thai and The Beach House Grill & Chill, and special occasions can also be organised, including beachfront dining experiences.

For those who prefer to dine in the comfort and privacy of their villa or bungalow, the app offers full in-room dining options, including special requests sent straight to the kitchen.

Room cleaning and laundry services can be managed, and in the unlikely event of a fault with the room, a technician can be arranged to fix it. Finally, the app allows guests to order buggy transport from their villa or buy souvenirs from the resort shop.

“At Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, we strive to make every stay as seamless and stress-free as possible. The Mobile Concierge App will allow us to elevate our resort services to the next level, whilst eliminating language barriers and allowing our guests to keep in touch with us at all times,” said Chao Treenawong, the general manager of Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort. “This is especially important in such a spacious resort as ours, where many of our accommodations – especially our Hillside Pool Villas – are wonderfully secluded. This app combines peace and privacy with the convenience of constant connectivity.”

The app doesn’t stop working after check-out however; the Mobile Concierge App is connected to popular hotel review and social media sites, so guests can instantly review their stay on Trip Advisor or post photos on Facebook, to complete a 360-degree online experience.

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