Koh Mak is sustainable success story

Koh Mak in Trat province. (Photo: Jetjaras Na Ranong)

Koh Mak has been chosen by the Green Destinations Foundation to be listed among the Top 100 Destination Sustainability Stories 2022.

Representatives from the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) recently received the certificate of recognition in Athens, Greece.

Located in Trat province in eastern Thailand, Koh Mak has been chosen by Dasta to be a model tourism area for the circular economy. The recognition by the Green Destinations Foundation and other tourism alliances including ITB Berlin, Travellife, ASEAN Ecotourism Network and Ecotourism Australia is solid proof of best practice towards sustainability.

Also listed this year are Ban Huai Pu Kaeng village in Mae Hong Son, Sapphaya community-based tourism in Chai Nat, Sentosa in Singapore, Nijmegen in the Netherlands, Akane and Otsu towns in Japan, and Normandy in France.

JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites. (Photo: Geoff Lung Photography)

New Marriott opens on Khao Lak

JW Marriott recently announced the opening of JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites, an all-suite luxury retreat located on the southern Andaman coast.

Just an hour's drive north of Phuket, Khao Lak is one of southern Thailand's quieter coastal destinations with its tranquil charm, sandy beaches, scuba diving and outdoorsy, family-friendly activities.

The resort's 52 stylish two-bedroom suites range from 89m² to 111m² with bright indoor and outdoor spaces, southern Thai-inspired design, contemporary living areas and private terraces or balconies that overlook the natural tropical surroundings.

JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites will share the extensive facilities of JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, including the Aqua Play Zone, a fully-equipped fitness centre, racquet sports, the Kids' Club and Quan Spa, which offers holistic healing therapies from traditional Thai massages to revitalising body wraps and scrubs, many of which use organic coconut oil produced onsite at the resort.

W XYZ bar at Aloft Bangkok. (Photo: Aloft Bangkok)

Aloft offers nuptials package

Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 launches its wedding, engagement and after-party offers for guests to host their sassy weddings and special events.

Starting from 35,000 baht++ per event, guests can have privacy use of W XYZ bar or any function venue for up to three hours. Additional guest will be charged at 1,000 baht++ per guest.

A wedding package with a minimum of 50 persons is priced at 850 baht++ per person for cocktail party, 1,000 baht++ per person for international buffet and 1,700 baht++ per person for seafood dinner buffet.

In addition, with minimum spend of 150,000 baht, guests can get various complimentary items such as backdrop with personalised logo of wedding couple, standard wedding cake, standard flower and venue decoration, in-house music and sound system, a Stylish Suite for the wedding couple on the wedding day including in-room breakfast (subject to availability), no fee for bring-in entertainment or decoration, professional wedding consultant service and more.

Call 02-207-7053 or visit marriott.com.

Wedding Fair at The St. Regis Bangkok. (Photo: The St. Regis Bangkok)

Wedding fair steeped in romance

The St. Regis Bangkok is holding the Beauty of Romance Wedding Fair 2022 from Oct 29-30.

Inspired by the beauty of romance, the Astor Ballroom will be specially decorated with timeless floral decoration, custom backdrops and precious cakes to inspire guests.

The Beauty of Romance Wedding Fair 2022 offers couples an opportunity to discuss meaningful details for the big day, from handcrafted invitation cards and souvenirs to exquisite wedding gowns and jewellery. Guests will also have the chance to meet with preferred photographers, photo booth provider, light and sound providers for their upcoming engagement or wedding ceremony.

Special privileges available only during the Wedding Fair include one complimentary night for two Deluxe Rooms for all couples who confirm an engagement ceremony on the same day as their wedding reception. Wedding celebrations booked during Beauty of Romance Wedding Fair enjoy a 50% discount on bring-in charges for guests who wish to bring their own decorations, light and sound equipment.

Call 02-207-7777, email weddings.bangkok@stregis.com or visit stregisbangkok.com.

AirAsia adds new Japan-inspired delights to Santan's inflight menu. (Photo: AirAsia)

AirAsia adds Japanese fare to menu

AirAsia adds new in-flight menus to its line-up especially for fans of Japanese cuisine. The new items include chicken tsukune with Japanese rice and chamen (milk tea ramen), as well as the return of the all-time favourite gyoza Osaka ohsho.

As a special promo, all three items are available in a combo set for only 290 baht or can be purchased individually. Guests who purchase the combo set or an individual chamen will receive a limited-edition AirAsia Milk Tea Sticker as a special gift.

Other delicious choices available on AirAsia's Santan inflight menu include gyoza Osaka ohsho (100 baht), After You baby Nutella bun (90 baht) and many more. Also available onboard and via pre-book purchases are AirAsia merchandise items like the Christmas cake blanket, sushi box diary and choco pouch.


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