Ibis Styles opens in Incheon airport

ibis Styles Ambassador Incheon Airport.

Ibis Styles recently announced the opening of ibis Styles Ambassador Incheon Airport in front of Incheon International Airport Terminal 2.

Sharing its borders with Seoul, Incheon is not just a primary international transportation hub but a dynamic destination. The city is also home to beaches, parks, cultural sites and ultra-modern Incheon International Airport, which is a destination of its own offering a range of activities to keep travellers entertained. Ibis Styles Ambassador Incheon Airport is the closest hotel to Terminal 2, located 2km away and easily accessible thanks to a complimentary shuttle bus.

The new hotel is outstanding for its playful design. Migratory bird and airplane elements imprinted in the interiors of the hotel ignite the thrill of travel, while the bold decor with an urban cool aesthetic and modern colours captures creative energy.

The 360 stylish guestrooms are housed within the highest building around Incheon International Airport Terminal 2. The panoramic glass panels allow impressive airport views and natural light. The Sweet Bed by Ibis Styles has specifically been designed for ultimate comfort and relaxation.

Visit all.accor.com or email HB7P1@accor.com.

Celebrate the holidays in style at Aloft Bangkok

Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 announces its 2022 festive offers allowing guests to celebrate in style while staying in Sukhumvit.

On Dec 24, the hotel hosts White Christmas, a Christmas Eve buffet dinner featuring unlimited seafood, ham and lamb for 1,590 baht with a glass of sparkling wine per guest. Book by Dec 15 and receive a 20% early bird discount.

The hotel is also hosting The Great Gatsby, a New Year's Eve buffet dinner on Dec 31. Priced at 2,023 baht per person, there is all-you-can-eat seafood with a special lobster dish and lamb with entertainment and more. Book by Dec 22 and receive a 20% early bird discount.

Call 02-207-7080 or visit aloftbangkoksukhumvit11.com.

The Beach Samui. 

The Beach Samui unveils herbal dispensary

The Beach Samui announces the opening of The Herbalist at The Beach Samui, the first in-hotel Herbal Dispensary in Southeast Asia. This first-of-its-kind travel destination will provide meaningful retreat experiences designed to aid healing using natural plant-based remedies to supercharge one's lifestyle.

A multi-company collaboration crafted by respected figures from the hospitality (The Beach Samui, SABAI SABAI), hemp/cannabis (Element Apothec, T-Basa) and retreat (Ceremony) industries, The Herbalist at The Beach Samui is uniquely staffed with two registered Herbal Pharmacists trained under Thailand's Ministry of Public Health's Department for Development of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, and a roster of Guest Practitioners, to deliver an all-natural healing experience as each guest wishes.

T-Basa, a cannabis industry leader in Thailand, well-respected as a seasoned expert in cultivation using environmentally friendly practices to manufacture pharmaceutical-grade cannabis extracts in state-of-the-art labs, is joining forces with The Beach Samui to spearhead licensing and cultivation. Element Apothec is on the cutting edge of purpose-driven cannabis education and product development and will be delivering years of research-based, doctor-formulated, award-winning products, infused within the menu of well-being ritual programmes guests will experience. Ceremony, with its premium cannabis-related consumption products and mindfulness-oriented events, partners with The Beach Samui to further expand and enhance its luxury retreat programme.

The Herbalist at The Beach Samui is uniquely positioned to lead the way for plant-enhanced destination resorts with plans to expand throughout Thailand, Asia and worldwide under the SABAI SABAI Wellness Resorts umbrella brand. SABAI SABAI and The Beach Samui team are welcoming new investors and strategic partners and will be launching a digital membership platform later in 2023 that will allow guests and others wishing to invest in their well-being an opportunity to share in the future of wellness travel.

Visit thebeachsamui.com.

Visa reveals top travel destinations of Thais

Visa recently revealed Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom make the top five most desired international destinations of Thai travellers, according to Thailand's Travel Intentions Study 2023 – Outbound Edition.

People stroll along a popular tourist area in Kyoto. (Photo: AFP)

The study, conducted among 2,000 Thai respondents, revealed the top three considerations when choosing an international destination to visit are the cost of travel (65%), the weather (49%) and desire to explore new places (48%).

The study also found people are putting travel barriers of the pandemic behind them with just over one-third (35%) concerned about the reopening policy of their preferred destination, and just over one-fifth (23%) worried about the pandemic situation when planning their trip.

The top three reasons for going on an overseas trip are to explore new places they've never visited before (61%), spend more quality time with family and friends (42%) and revisit their favourite destination (36%).


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