Anantara Bophut Koh Samui gets new suites

Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort.

Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort recently unveiled new pool suites in time for the return of travellers to Koh Samui.

The new Garden Pool Suites offer 74m² of tropical indoor and outdoor living space and a 5.5m by 2.6m plunge pool with a shaded sundeck in a beautifully landscaped native garden. The suites are designed in vibrant contemporary Thai style with a rich palette of warm earth tones and spaces filled with natural light. All suites have a built-in bar with wine fridge.

Rates for Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort's new Garden Pool Suites start from 12,500 baht++ per night, including breakfast for up to two guests.

Visit anantara.com/bophut-koh-samui, call 077-428-300 or email bophutsamui@anantara.com.

The Peri Hotel slated for 2025 opening

Standard International recently introduced The Peri Hotel, Bangkok Sukhumvit, the latest development in an extensive growth plan for The Peri brand across Asia and Australia.

The Peri Hotel.

Located in the heart of Bangkok, The Peri Hotel, Bangkok Sukhumvit, joins two existing Peri Hotels, The Peri Hotel, Hua Hin and The Peri Hotel, Khao Yai, and will be operated by the world-class management team behind the very successful The Standard, Hua Hin and the highly anticipated The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon, opening soon.

Slated to open in 2025, The Peri Hotel, Bangkok Sukhumvit will have 169 rooms, a lively lobby bar and public living area, a specialty restaurant, a gym, a pool bar and city beach club.

Visit theperihotel.com.

Tinidee Golf Resort offering week-long deals

Tinidee Golf Resort Phuket is now offering its promotion for stays of one week, with room rates starting from 5,040 baht (room only) or 6,300 baht (inclusive of breakfast for two). Tinidee Golf Resort Phuket is located 15 minutes away from Phuket Old Town.

A Sino-Portuguese building in Phuket Old Town.

In addition, there are special privileges which include 10% off food and beverages at the resort's Loch Ness and Tin Cup restaurants and free Wi-Fi.

This offer is available from now until Oct 31.

Call 076-321-925 or visit tinidee.com.

Visit Phuket with local insights through Airbnb

Phuket-born Thai celebrity and Airbnb co-Host of the Governor's Mansion during Songkran Patricia Tanchanok Good invites people to visit Phuket as she shares her insights and tips as a unique Airbnb Host Guide.

Airbnb's latest data shows that Phuket is the number one most searched destination in Thailand by travellers from overseas, and the second most searched domestic destination by Thai travellers so far this year.

Looking to get off-the-beaten-path and explore lesser-known places, Airbnb guests value local knowledge and insights, and creating a Host Guidebook is a popular way for hosts to introduce their neighbourhood. From tips about must-see sights and hidden sois, to under-the-radar food stops and much more, Host Guides help make travel more meaningful and memorable.

Turkish Airlines gets new themed aircraft

Turkish Airlines recently introduced a special design element adorned with leaves on its Airbus 321 type TC-JSU tail numbered aircraft, which was used for its environmentally-friendly fuel operation. The global carrier operated its first flight with the new themed aircraft, flight TK1795, to Stockholm. In line with efforts to lead towards widespread use of environmentally friendly fuel, the flight used biofuel during its operation and was also undertaken with the zero-waste principle.

In addition to providing information on sustainability actions with the Green Class concept of this first flight, the airline also took new environmentally conscious actions. While kraft tissues, paper cups, wooden salt and pepper shakers were used on the flight, all passengers were served complimentary healthy green tea. Other special measures included environmentally-friendly pillow covers and blankets, which were produced with 100% recycled certificated threads in order to save on water and FSC certified wooden toys gifted to child passengers.

The airline will continue its efforts to lower its carbon emissions with new generation aircrafts added to its already young fleet with an average age of 8.5 years, while adding new cities served with operations using biofuel such as Stockholm, Oslo, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Paris and London.

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