• Banyan Tree Group Unveils New HOMM Brand with First Location in Phuket, Thailand

     Tuesday, January 11, 2022

    Banyan Tree Group, one of the world’s leading independent hospitality groups, debuts HOMM as the newest concept within the Group’s global multi-brand ecosystem. HOMM Bliss Southbeach Patong, a 71-room contemporary beachfront property in Phuket, Thailand offering stylish and wallet-friendly accommodations, …

  • Bali to adopt Phuket sandbox scheme to reopen for tourism

     Wednesday, September 8, 2021

    Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno said the government continues preparations for the reopening of Bali tourism although the strictest level of public mobility restrictions or PPKM Level 4 is still in place in the province. The preparations are …

  • Thailand reopens Phuket on July 1 to vaccinated foreign tourists

     Monday, July 12, 2021

    Thailand reopened its resort island of Phuket on July 1 to vaccinated foreign tourists in its first test of how travel in the post-COVID era might look like. Many tourism dependent countries that had closed their borders since the start …

  • Phuket & Koh Samui reopens for fully vaccinated international tourists

     Saturday, July 3, 2021

    The Royal Thai Government has officially endorsed measures for Phuket to reopen for fully vaccinated international travelers without quarantine requirements from July 1, 2021 Leading the reopening is Thailand’s largest island and popular holiday destination Phuket with the “Phuket Sandbox” …

  • Phuket which turned deserted is all set to reopen for tourists

     Monday, June 21, 2021

    The owner Viwat Sakulrat, since pandemic, estimates that his boxing school has incurred a loss of around a million pounds. The time when Thailand closed its borders and enforced strict 14-day hotel quarantine, international tourists stopped coming which dried up …

  • Phuket model may help reopening Asian tourism as travel bubbles burst

     Thursday, June 17, 2021

    According to the founder of Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd, Thailand’s plan to reopen the tourist haven of Phuket could become a model for other vacation hot spots in Asia to open their borders and bring in visitors as strategies such …

  • Emirates to resume Phuket services upon reopening

     Friday, June 4, 2021

    Emirates have announced that it will resume four weekly services to the resort island of Phuket from July 2, with the reopening of the popular destination to international tourists.  In addition, people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 will enjoy hassle-free …

  • Phuket relaxes COVID-19 restrictions from June 1

     Monday, May 31, 2021

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the following updates on Phuket’s announcement to relax the COVID-19 restrictions and entry measures from 1 June, 2021. Phuket Governor Mr. Narong Woonciew signed two orders on Friday, 28 May, …

  • Phuket wears desolate look amid Covid spike

     Monday, April 26, 2021

    Many establishments in Phuket, Thailand’s largest and one of the most popular islands remain closed now owing to the pandemic. Other establishments around the beach, on Phuket Island, are more firmly shuttered, leaving only the carcasses of a tourism industry …

  • Phuket set to pave the way for Thailand’s tourism reopening

     Wednesday, March 31, 2021

    Thailand has decided to remove quarantine requirements and open its borders to fully-vaccinated travellers starting this summer, according to officials. From July 1, the popular tourist island of Phuket will be the first destination in the country to welcome international …


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