September 2017, Krabi – Koh Hong, Meaning Room Island is part of a group of stunning islands in the Andaman Sea. Koh Hong’s pelay beach boats Powder white sand, Pristine, Coral and variety of Tropical fish, All surrounded by towering limestone cliffs, this beach has been recognized and awarded as 5 stars for 2 consecutive years in a row by the ministry of national resources and environment.September 2017, Krabi – Koh Hong, Meaning Room Island is part of a group of stunning islands in the Andaman Sea. Koh Hong’s pelay beach boats Powder white sand, Pristine, Coral and variety of Tropical fish, All surrounded by towering limestone cliffs, this beach has been recognized and awarded as 5 stars for 2 consecutive years in a row by the ministry of national resources and environment.
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PHUKET, THAILAND – 26 September 2017 – In celebration of World Tourism Day on 27th September 2017, JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa together with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Marriott Thailand Business Council will host a showcase of their award winning Sustainable Tourism Practices, “Best CSR – Social Impact Partnership” at the 2017 Rockefeller Social Impact Awards, curated by The Resource Alliance.
The highlight of the event, to be held at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa in Mai Khao sub-district, will be an awareness-raising event on sustainable seafood , the special black crab dish that will be served for dinner on World Tourism Day itself. The crabs used in this specially-prepared dish are sustainably sourced from the Pu Dam community as they are wild caught from Klong Au Ta Pao mangrove forest, located 5km from JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa. The crabs – only those bigger than 150 grams – are caught using low impact gear and boats without engines.
Marriott has been purchasing black crabs and other sustainable seafood from the Pu Dam community since 2014.
“We take great care and effort when it comes to where our fish and seafood is sourced from, and we always choose sustainable options. We believe in doing our bit for the environment, and also want to support and improve the livelihoods of coastal-resources dependent communities,” said Chef Dietmar Spitzer, Executive Chef for JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa.
The World Tourism Day event will also include an “Ancient Wild” black crab cooking class, where guests will learn how to make authentic Phuket dishes with Tanasub Trisub AKA Chef Tham, a local chef, alongside handicraft activities at the Mai Khao Women’s Community Group Bracelet project.
The event will also feature other unique sustainable tourism initiatives such as the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation Shelter and Education Center, a local non-governmental organization and IUCN Member organization. There will also be a premiere screening of “Black Crab Community”, a short documentary film produced and directed by social impact film director Mr. Alan Compton.
Phuket Governor Noraphat Plodthong, directors from Tourism Authority of Thailand, local media, representativesfrom IUCN and the Pu Dam community will be at the resort to celebrate the special day.
The importance of sustainable seafood is picking up real momentum as the world’s fisheries are in great danger of collapsing due to overfishing. Increasing demand for seafood and advances in technology have led to overfishing practices, causing species to become endangered, as well as intensive and poorly regulated aquaculture, which directly impacts nearby ecosystems. Purchasing and consuming sustainable seafood is a fundamental step in protecting our oceans and ensuring that future generations can still rely on fisheries in the future.
IUCN and Marriott have been in partnership since 2013, and have worked together to protect the environment and support Thailand’s local communities through mangrove restoration, the use of sustainable seafood sources and local procurement practices in Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui and Rayong. To date, the partnership has restored over 16 hectares of mangrove forests, purchased over 5.5 million Baht worth of sustainable seafood and handicraft from local communities and contributed to improving the livelihoods of over 70 families. Over 9 million Baht has also been raised through the dollars for deeds programme to support conservation activities implemented by IUCN.
The partnership contributes to achieving several Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), including SDG 11 on sustainable cities and communities, SDG 12 on sustainable consumption and production, SDG Goal 14 on conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources, and SDG Goal 17 on global partnership for sustainable development.
“In order for sustainable development to work, all sectors of society need to work together. This partnership truly embodies just that as we have the private sector – represented by international hotel chain Marriott, the local communities – represented by the Pu Dam community and the public sector – represented by IUCN, working together towards a common goal of protecting our oceans,” said Petch Manopawitr, Thailand Programme Coordinator and Deputy, Indo-Burma Group, IUCN.
The Pu Dam community, where black crabs are sourced for JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa restaurants, was previously supported by Mangroves for the Future (MFF), a regional grant-making facility spanning 11 countries across Asia and the Indian Ocean. With MFF’s support, capacity-building programmes on community waste management and coastal resource management were launched and mangrove areas were restored as part of a community reforestation initiative.
Phuket, Thailand, 24 September 2017 – Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has joined forces with its neighbor, Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, to organize the “Run To Give” – a charitable event that forms part of Marriott International’s Take Care campaign.
The run, which took place on Sunday, 24th September 2017, was made even more significant this year as it featured well-known athletic stars including Elle Brooks, Thanyapura’s brand ambassador triathlete; Ekkarat Phanthip, head triathlon coach; and Marcela Soto, a nutritionist and Muay Thai boxing champion.
The aim of the event was to raise funds for charity, to reinforce Marriott International’s focus on developing community relations and enhancing its core values of putting people first.
“Not only is this event a first for us, as Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach only recently opened, but it also further underscores Marriott’s brand commitments as part of the Take Care campaign. We want to ensure that our operations and associates continue to drive positive sustainable social benefits within the local community,” said David Ippersiel, the resort’s General Manager.
Run to Give is actually a series of events organized in various communities in which Marriott International properties operate. Each event is unique to its location, and the funds raised from every run go towards local charities to ensure a maximum local impact.
Initiated by Marriott International in Phuket, this year’s “Run To Give” took part at 5:00am on Sunday morning at the Bang Wad Reservoir and Dam in Kathu, Phuket.
Thailand, September 2017 – EarthCheck, the world’s leading sustainable travel and tourism organization has certified Angsana Laguna Phuket and six other business units – Angsana Villas Resort Phuket, Angsana Vacation Club, Banyan Tree Phuket, Cassia Phuket, Banyan Tree Spa and Laguna Golf Phuket with the Silver EarthCheck Certification for the 3rd consecutive year.
The achievement is a recognition of Laguna Phuket’s sustainability efforts in Thailand. To continue achieving the EarthCheck Silver Certification, businesses are required to maintain a strong sustainable policy and implement an environmental action plan for proper monitoring and measurements on key performance areas.
Angsana Laguna Phuket, offering vibrant rooms and villas on Bangtao beach, Phuket, first joined EarthCheck in 2012 through the initiative of the Banyan Tree Group to maintain its commitment to sustainable operations to the highest level – building a better society for all while integrating green practices into the operations.
Building on existing sustainability campaigns Angsana Laguna Phuket has put in place a number of initiatives to engage guests, associates and the local community, such as guest room and office energy conservation, recycling of materials, maintenance of an organic farm, supporting local orphanages and elderly homes and regular tree planting with minimum of 2,000 trees per resort per year and beach cleaning activities.
“Receiving the EarthCheck Silver Certification for the 3rd year running is proof that Angsana Laguna Phuket has taken a prominent role in energy conservation. It is a great example of an organization that is committed to environmental sustainability. The team and I are keen and motivated to consistently maintain this performance in order to achieve the Gold Certification, not only to continue promoting environmentally friendly practices; but also to remind us that it is the core responsibility of each business unit to protect the environment we operate in” said Ms Figen Bulut, Hotel Manager of Angsana Laguna Phuket.
Laguna Phuket invites you to register for 24th Laguna Phuket Triathlon and 1st LPT Charity Fun Run (5Km & 10 Km) on Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October at Central Festival (2nd Floor, Bank Zone) from 11am – 8.30pm. First 100 entries, post on social media with hashtag #LPTCharityFunRun, get free gift! Registration also available online at www.LagunaPhuketTri.com until 13 November.
LPT Charity Fun Run entry fee is THB 500 for 5Km and THB 650 for 10Km. Laguna Phuket will take THB 100 from your entry fee and give to Kao Project, a charity run by Mr. Athiwara Khongmalai (Khun Toon Bodyslam) to raise fund for hospitals in Thailand. Laguna Phuket will add another THB 100 on top of each entry to double the fund (THB 100 from entry fee + THB 100 from Laguna Phuket = THB 200 per one runner donated to Kao Project).
2017 Laguna Phuket Triathlon will take place during 18-19 November; Saturday 18 November is for LPT Charity Fun Run (5K & 10K) and Sunday 19 November is Laguna Phuket Triathlon race day (Swim 1.8K, Bike 50K and Run 12 K.)
“Keep Phuket Clean by our hearts and hands” is an organised beach cleanup event initiated by the Phuket Hotels Association’s Environmental & Sustainability Working Group members’ and is supported by the Phuket Governor and Tourism Authority Thailand.
The sister hotels of Laguna Phuket starts with Angsana Laguna Phuket, Angsana Villas Resort Phuket , Banyan Tree Phuket and Cassia Phuket collaborated with government, local schools and university representatives work hands in hands for clearing all debris left from the heavy rain.
After waste separation knowledge sharing and fun games from our co-partner hotel “Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket” , we had separated all debris into 4 categories as below:
Waste Category Quantity (Kg) – Biodegradable 128.6 – General 45.8 – Recycle 50.3 – Hazardous 2.1 Total Collected Waste 226.8
Phuket, Thailand, 13 August, 2017 – Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, held their Fire Evacuation training session.
The activity, which took place at the resort’s evacuation point, was hosted by 5 representatives from Mai Khao Municipal Administrative District and Emergency Response Team from the property, who champion basic skills of Fire extinguisher usage, Steps of evacuation on the simulated situation and team work.
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Phuket: On September 16, The Kata Sea Breeze Resort, Patra Mansion, The SIS Kata Phuket from the AKSARA Collection, in collaboration with Clean the Beach Boot Camp organized a fitness and clean-up activities at Kata Beach to celebrate the World Clean-Up Day, speech opening by Phuket Governor Noraphat Plodthong.
The annual World Clean-up Day is celebrated on the third week of September. The AKSARA Collection led Khun Phanrawa Phattaraworanee, and Mr. Matthew C. Hindmarch, together with Clean the Beach Boot Camp headed by Mr. Krix Luther and Student of Prince of Songklah Phuket University led by Mr.Collin Gallagher saw the significance of the event and initiated a clean-up activity held on September 16, 2017 at the Kata Beach.
The Kata Beach is a destination for tourists who like to surf, exercise, and appreciate the beauty of nature. The sole purpose of this activity is to maintain the cleanliness and purity of the Kata coast line, as well as to bring awareness to foreign and local tourists in preserving the beauty and cleanliness of the Kata Beach. Furthermore, there will be a beach work-out activity before the cleaning activity begins.
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On 13 September, at a “Phuket Governor Meet Press” session, hosted by Phuket Governor Norapat Plodthong at Phuket City Hall, the progress of 2017 Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT) organization, this year comprising an inaugural LPT Charity Fun Run on Saturday 18 November and 24th annual LPT on Sunday 19 November, was previewed by government officials as well as members of the press.
The race, comprising 1.8Km swim, 50Km bike and 12K run in Asia’s premier destination resort “Laguna Phuket” area as well as various scenic locations in Thalang District of Phuket Island, is scheduled this year for Sunday 19 November, and once again to be participated by thousands of athletes and spectators from around the world.
Celebrating Laguna Phuket’s 30th anniversary, this year’s LPT will also include an inaugural “Laguna Phuket Tri Charity Fun Run”. Scheduled for Saturday 18 November to feature 5Km and 10Km runs for everyone in the family, the Charity Fun Run aims at raising funds for its charity partner “Kao Project”. Interested triathletes and fun runners are encouraged to register for both “24th LPT” and “1st LPT Charity Fun Run” on Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October at Central Festival Phuket or online at www.LagunaPhuketTri.com
The enduring appeal and unique race distance of Laguna Phuket Triathlon attract entries from leading international pro athlete personalities, as well as age groupers worldwide. Weeks leading to the race, once again, see athletes and visitors descend to Phuket island to train, practice on course and take interval rest to get ready for the race on Sunday 19 November which is expected to be exciting. With athlete’s followers and supporters also traveling to Phuket, the race is expected to generate more than 74 million baht spending in tourism segment for the island
“I am pleased that 2017 Laguna Phuket Triathlon will once again attract athletes from around the world to Phuket Province,” said Prapa Hemmin, Event Director, represented Laguna Phuket at the press session, “We are expecting more than 1,200 athletes to join the race this year, plus another 1,000 to participate in the Charity Fun Run on Saturday 18 November. Registration opens for both events at www.lagunaphukettri.com until 13 November,” she concluded.
Like every year, Laguna Phuket will also be fundraising for Laguna Phuket Foundation during LPT. Athletes booking their slots in Laguna Phuket’s sports events are being asked to raise funds through donations and sponsorships for the resort’s long established “Laguna Phuket Foundation” to operate its various charitable programmes such as Community Learning Centre, Mobile Learning Centre, Seedlings Phuket Social-Enterprise Restaurant, Children First Fund and etc. Athletes can make donations via online event registration and at the donation booth at the event.
Phuket, Thailand, 13 September 2017 – Mr. Roland Hoehn and Mr. Panlob Chieochanwittayawet held a press conference at Amari Phuket to bring Phuket media through the growing business in the southern market, the fastest-growing region in Thailand. Additionally, he also highlight Stiebel Eltron’s CSR initiative in the south to support Tor Chor Dor (Thailand’s Border Patrol Police) Ratchapitak School in Surat Thani province which was hit by flood early this year.
Stiebel Eltron, Thailand’s leading manufacturer of water heaters, water filters and hand dryers, is looking to the south of Thailand as a strategy to increase new sales channels.
Outside of Bangkok, the southern market has shown great business potential from both the hospitality and property sector. Tourism continues to increase so business development opportunities arise for Stiebel Eltron with every hotel and building.
Stiebel Eltron continues to expand its business outside of Bangkok and one of their strongest regions outside of the Bangkok metropolitan area is the south of Thailand with accounts for 16% of total sales. Over 32% of the sales outside of Bangkok metropolitan are in the south with Phuket dominating 30 per cent of the total regional sales.
“We have been very encouraged by our growth across the country and the south region is a very important market for Stiebel Eltron. We are focusing efforts on supporting this growth by improving our network of marketing and sales channels. This year we hope to add even more distribution channels in the south as well as more potential service centers,” said Roland Hoehn, Managing Director of Stiebel Eltron Asia.
The award-winning company continues to develop new product lines to meet the needs of Thai consumers. Stiebel Eltron recently unveiled its Stiebel Boost, the quiet but powerful water pump.
The sleek water pump is crafted with the German engineering standards with award-winning design reputation. The Stiebel Boost’s contemporary design will elevate and enhance any household exterior design. Moreover, the water pump is designed to provide powerful performance without the disturbing loud noises.
The Stiebel Boost comes in 4 different models including 3A-CS (300 watts), 4A-CS (450 watts), 6A-CS (600 watts) and 7A-CS (750 watts). Each model retails for THB7,990, THB8,990, THB10,990 and THB12, 990 consecutively.
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Among Stiebel Eltron’s new product line-up is the WL series water heater, which features innovative LCD touchscreen, memory function and SPA setting. The WL series is Stiebel Eltron’s first ever model to feature the revolutionary touchscreen which took three years to conceptualize, test and certify and guaranteed to provide the best shower experience. The WL 35 EC (3,500 watts) unit retails at THB6,990, while the WL 45 EC (4,500 watts) retails at THB7,490.