Holiday Inn Resort Regent Beach Cha-Am

The Cha-Am/Hua Hin area is famous for its kilometers of white sand beach along the sunrise side of the Gulf of Siam. Located only within two and a half hours drive from Bangkok or 10 minutes drive from Hua Hin International Airport. Hotel transportations are available between Bangkok International Airport and Hua Hin International Airport Holiday Inn Resort Regent Beach Cha-Am offers a diverse range of accommodation styles. The Main Wing comprises 367 rooms surrounded by the lush gardens. The Regency Wing and Anavana Villas offer a more up-scale accommodation and consist of 160 Regency Rooms and Suites and 33 units of Thai designed Anavana Villas in the gardens at the beachfront. It is located close to the Cha-Am and Hua Hin night markets, and has 6 Golf Courses located within 40 minutes drive from the Resort. The Resort has a 24-hour coffee shop, 2 specialty restaurants, a lobby bar and fun pub. 24-hour room service is available. Recreational facilities are available in the form of 2 swimming pools & kids pool, kids’ club, outdoor Jacuzzi, tennis courts, squash courts, table tennis, snooker room, bicycling, etc.. The Tea Tree Spa offers a range of therapies including reflexology. The Resort comprises one of the largest convention and meeting centre in Cha-Am/Hua Hin with 16 meeting rooms. The largest Ballroom with a capacity up to 2,00 people. The Lakeside Pavilion is an ideal location for exhibitions and banquets., We are pleased to inform you that as part of our beautification program, the Regency Wing which is separated from the Main Wing building will undergo refurbishment from 1st Ap

Check in from 2:00 PM, Check out prior to 12:00 PM


Room Service, Restaurant, Pet Friendly, Bar / Lounge, Air Conditioned, Non-Smoking Rooms, Mini Bar, Refrigerator, Cable / Satellite TV, In Room Movies, Kitchenette, Coffee / Tea Maker, Hair Dryer, TV


Fitness Room/Gym, Swimming pool, Tour Desk, Tennis Courts, Sauna, Bath / Hot Tub, Spa bath / Jacuzzi, Garden, Steam Room, Massage, Barber/Beauty Shop


Business Center, Concierge, Elevator / Lift, 24 Hour Reception, Babysitting / Child Services, Banquet Facilities, Conference Room(s), Currency Exchange, Safe-Deposit Box, Security Guard, News Stand, ATM / Cash Machine, Porters, Laundry service, Direct dial phone, Ballroom


High-speed Internet is available at this hotel. Internet via modem/data port is available.


Parking is available. There is an airport shuttle that runs from the hotel.

Thai tourism entrepreneurs are avoiding from being impacted by the European economic slump by placing more emphasis on Asian markets, according to the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT).

Although the overall number of foreign tourists coming to Thailand has been on the rise this year, TCT Chairman Kongkrit Hiranyakit indicated that the proportion of European visitors was expected to shrink in the fourth quarter with a growth rate of only 5 percent year-on-year, as opposed to the previous target of 10-15 percent. He then urged entrepreneurs to keep a close watch on the expansion of the tourist number next year as well as the strength of Thai tourism.

Amid the current volatility in European economies, the TCT Chairman pointed out that a number of tour operators had decided to shift their interest to Asian markets while many had already set up offices in Asian countries like China, India and South Korea. The move is aimed at avoiding risks from European markets and compensate for the lower number of European customers.


To feature seminars organised in cooperation with ITB Berlin
P Krishna Kumar | New Delhi

The Knowledge Sessions at the second edition of Goa International Travel Mart (GITM) this year will focus on the emerging niche segments in India. The high powered conference programme of the Mart, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Bambolim from October 21-23, will be bolstered by two seminars organised in cooperation with ITB Berlin, world’s leading travel exhibition organiser. ITB Berlin will be hosting seminars on Responsible Tourism and LGBT Tourism. The other international tie-up of the Mart is Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) coming on board as Wellness Partner. Apart from showcasing Wellness offerings, TAT will also fly down an expert from Thailand to speak on Spa and Wellness in Thailand.

Other sessions are on niche segments like Adventure Tourism and Spa and Wellness Tourism besides important topics like Branding and Reinventing a Destination, Marketing and Innovation in Tourism and the Role of Public-Private-Partnerships in Tourism and Destination Development. An impressive line-up of speakers comprising of Ministers, top government officials, CEO’s, industry experts, association heads etc. is being put together by TravelBiz Monitor and will include names such as Subodh Kant Sahai, Union Minister for Tourism, Government of India; Rika Jean-François, Sales Director for South Asia & Pacific and Commissioner for Corporate Social Responsibility, ITB Berlin; Thomas Bomkes, Managing Director, Diversity Tourism UG based in Munich, Germany; Rajeev Duggal, MD, Kuoni India; Amitabh Kant, CEO, Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation; Ashish Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of Maharashtra and former MD of MTDC; Dilip Puri, MD of Starwood Hotels India; P Manoharan, Director-India, Tourism Malaysia; Neelu Singh, COO, ezeego1, etc. GITM is organised and promoted jointly by Department of Tourism, Government of Goa and Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC); Tourism Association of Goa (TAG) and Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI).

Announcing the tie-up with ITB Berlin at a press conference during the PATA Travel Mart which concluded in New Delhi earlier this month, Swapnil Naik, Director, Goa Tourism said that the support from ITB Berlin will help take the Mart to the next level. He added that Goa Tourism wants to build synergies with neighbouring states like Maharashtra and Karnataka on the Western coast to create wholesome tourist circuits.

Melwyn Vaz, who took charge recently as Managing Director of GTDC, said that although Goa has a unique place on the global travel map, there is always scope for improvement and GITM is a major step in that direction. “GITM will bring better and greater opportunities to the travel and tourism trade in Goa. We are confident that GITM 2011 will be bigger and better,” stated Vaz.

Francois said that as the leading travel and tourism exhibition organisers, ITB bestows lot of importance to regional and local travel and tourism fairs. “We look at the destination and the seriousness of the organisers before supporting any of the local fairs. GITM fits in on both the counts,” stated Francois when quizzed about the decision to partner with GITM. She informed that ITB will bring in eminent panelists for both the seminars at GITM. Commenting on the LGBT market, Francois said that it is a niche market and if handled sensibly, can reap rich dividends to destinations and businesses.

Giving a brief preview of the Knowledge Sessions, Sheldon Santwan, Editor and COO, TravelBiz Monitor, said that “two out of the box” seminars by ITB will add value to all the deliberations at this year’s GITM. “There are plans to put together knowledge sessions around new and emerging sales segments and how these segments can be tapped through innovative marketing,” he added.

The theme of the Mart this year is ‘Unearth the Hidden Treasures of Goa’. Goa Tourism will be hosting around 450 buyers this year compared to 130 last year. In terms of the sellers at the exhibition, GITM organisers are expecting around 150 sellers against 80 last year. Leading travel companies like Kuoni, LPTI, TBI, etc. have already signed up as partners for the annual event. Air India will be the official carrier of GITM. Moreover, all the industry associations TAFI, IATO, TAAI, ADTOI, ATOAI, IAAI etc. are supporting the Mart and will be sending delegations to participate in the Mart.


The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has launched the Food & Hotel Thailand 2011, which will run until 16 September, with an aim to help promote Thailand as an economic leader of Asia.

While presiding over the opening ceremony of the 19th Food & Hotel Thailand, Permanent Secretary for Tourism and Sports Sombat Kuruphan stated that the event was a great opportunity for international businesses related to hotels, food and services to exhibit their products. It is also expected to facilitate Thailand’s emergence as the center of product displays in the ASEAN region and as an economic leader of Asia amid volatility in the global economy.

This year, there are a total of 16,000 exhibitors from 59 countries participating in the event. The top five countries with the most participants are Malaysia, Singapore, India, the Philippines and Vietnam respectively while more new faces have come from many countries, including China, Italy, Japan and South Africa.

The Food & Hotel Thailand 2011 is taking place from today until 16 September at the Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon Shopping Center.

Held in Conjunction with The Food & Hotel Thailand 2011
13 – 14 September 2011
Function Room, Royal Paragon Hall, 5th Floor, Siam Paragon

13 SEP 2011 – DAY 1
09.15 – 09.45 Arrival of Special Guests and VIPs
09.45 – 10.00 Arrival of the Guests of Honour
10.00 – 10.10 Introductory Address by Mr. Patrapee Chinachoti
Chairman of Bangkok Exhibition Services Ltd.
10.10 – 10.20 Welcome Address by Ms. Supawan Teerarat
Exhibition Director of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)
10.20 – 10.30 Welcome Address by Mr. Jamnong Nirungsan
President of Thai Chefs Association
10.30 – 10.40 Welcome Address by Ms. Panivan Koonmongkon
President of Thai Restaurant Association
10.40 – 10.50 Welcome Address by Mr. Prakit Chinamourphong
President of Thai Hotels Association and Chairman of International Affairs
10.50 – 11.00 Opening Address by Mr. Sombat Kurupan
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Sports
11.00 – 12.00 Ribbon Cutting and Official Tour of the Exhibition
12.00 – 14.00 THA Lunch Talk
Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni
Governor, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)

13 SEP 2011 – DAY 1
Theme: Attracting High-Yield Tourists “จับตาหาตลาด High-Yield”
Session 1
13.30 – 14.00 Registration
14.00 – 16.30

Attracting High-Yield Tourists “จับตาหาตลาด High-Yield”

แม้การท่องเที่ยวไทยจะประสบกับวิกฤตการณ์ต่างๆ ติดต่อกันมาหลายปี หากมนต์ขลังของแหล่งท่องเที่ยวต่างๆ ก็ยังคงดึงดูดใจนักท่องเที่ยวทั่วโลกให้เข้ามาท่องเที่ยวในไทยอย่างต่อ เนื่อง และคงถึงเวลาที่การท่องเที่ยวไทย จะต้องปรับตัวเปลี่ยนแปลงวางตำแหน่งตัวเองในตลาดการท่องเที่ยวของโลกใหม่ ให้เข้าถึงตลาดนักท่องเที่ยวคุณภาพมากขึ้น วิทยากรผู้มีบทบาทนำในการท่องเที่ยวของประเทศจะได้รับทราบแนวความคิดในการ “รีแบรนด์” ประเทศไทย ตลอดจนปรับแนวทาง มองหา และมุ่งสู่กลุ่มนักท่องเที่ยวคุณภาพที่มีกำลังซื้ออย่างประสบความสำเร็จ

Despite a political unrest and a fair amount of instability in the past few years, one thing that never changes is the Thailand’s resilience in its ability to attract oversea tourists. However, a shift in the type of tourists visiting Thailand has forced this country to capture the new market in which high-yield tourists are. In this session, senior industry stakeholders and government bodies will discuss ways in which the tourism can be re-branded, welcoming EU tourists back to Thailand and successfully targeting new high-end market segments.

Rebranding Thailand “รีแบรนด์ประเทศไทย”
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)

Reaching Out to New Markets “เจาะตลาดใหม่”
Miss Supawan Tanomkietipume
Chairperson of Marketing, Thai Hotels Association

Health and Wellness “ก้าวสู่กลุ่มสุขภาพ และเวลล์เนส”
Mr. Sumatarat Sitabut
Senior Consultant, Institute for Small and Medium Enterprises Development

MICE Marketing for Hotel “การตลาด MICE สำหรับโรงแรม”
Mr. Sumate Sudasana
President, Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA)

Mr. Sakkarin Chorsawai
Director, Thai Hotels Association

(Conducted in Bilingual)
14 SEP 2011 – DAY 2
Theme: Attracting High-Yield Tourists “จับตาหาตลาด High-Yield”
Session 2
08.00 – 09.30 Registration
09.30 – 12.00

Hoteliers Discussion for Thai Tourism Future

เชิญรับฟังความคิดเห็นและมุมมองจากผู้ประกอบการโรงแรมที่มีความโดดเด่น ผ่านอุปสรรค ปัญหาจนถึงความสำเร็จ อะไรคือเป้าหมาย แผนงาน แนวความคิดที่วางไว้กับอนาคตการท่องเที่ยวไทย และข้อคิดเห็นท่องเที่ยวไทยจะต้องทำอย่างไรให้ถึงฝั่งฝัน

Acclaimed Hotel Entrepreneurs and hoteliers, who have experienced many obstacles in the tourism industry, will share their perspectives and distinct ideas about how to survive in the current competitive tourism industry, how to globally set visions, missions, smart goals and action plans, how to gain sustainable achievement in the international markets, and the future of Thailand’s tourism.

“From Zero to 90++”

From Quality to Quality “จากคุณภาพสู่คุณภาพ”
Mr. Paul Linder
General Manager, Chivasom

Thai Brand to World Class Elegance “แบรนด์ไทยสู่ความหรูหราระดับโลก”
Mr. Dillip Rajakarier
Chief Operating Officer, Minor Hotel Group Ltd.

Strong Growth in Foreign Country “การเติบโตอย่างแข็งแกร่งในต่างแดน”
Mr. Chanin Donavanik
Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dusit Thani Public Company Limited

Back to Back Revolution in Pattaya “ผู้พลิกโฉมโรงแรมพัทยาอย่างต่อเนื่อง”
The Zign Group

10.00 – 10.30

Refreshment Break

Mr. Sakkarin Chorsawai
Director, Thai Hotels Association

(Conducted in Bilingual)
14 Sep 2011 – DAY 2
Theme: Attracting High-Yield Tourists “จับตาหาตลาด High-Yield”
Session 3
13.30 – 14.00 Registration and Refreshment
14.00 – 16.30

Raising the Bar (panel discussion)

หากโรงแรมไทยต้องการปรับตัวเพื่อให้ได้ราคา ผลประกอบการณ์ที่ดีขึ้น ในมุมมองต่างๆทั้งในแง่การตลาด ภาพลักษณ์ คุณภาพโรงแรม การพัฒนาคน การบริหารจัดการทั้งจากภาครัฐและผู้ประกอบการ ต้องทำอย่างไร และทุกภาคส่วนคงต้องร่วมมือกันอย่างจริงจัง เพื่อให้การท่องเที่ยวไทยเป็นไปในทิศทางที่ไร้ผู้แพ้อย่างแท้จริง

From marketing, brand image, quality, and human resource development perspectives, the guest speakers will demonstrate the practical ways for both government sectors and entrepreneurs to enthusiastically cooperate and successfully bring the financial and sustainable success to Thailand’s tourism industry.

Mr.Imtiaz Muqbil
Executive Director
Travel IMPACT Newswire.

Hotel Owner
Dusit Thani Public Company Limited

Mr. Apichart Sankary
Managing Director, A.E.D. Asia Travel Co., Ltd.

Online Agency
Mr. Chalermpon Punnotok
Chief Executive Officer, Software Industry Promotion Agency (SIPA)

Bank / Financial
Mr. Kheeseng Anansiriprapha
Executive Vice President, Corporate Banking Group Bank of Ayudhya PCL.

Mr. Sakkarin Chorsawai
Director, Thai Hotels Association


Indian Tourists to Thailand is on the increase

By Sun Narin

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in New Dehli says that the number of Indian tourists in Thailand is up to 552300, increasing 36.21 percent in the first half of 2011 comparing to last year.

Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, the director of TAT New Delhi Office, says that the excellent strength of the Indian economy is the major reason leading to the increase of tourists in Thailand, following the increased accessibility between the two countries.

“Indian people have more disposable income to travel. This is why there is a demand for international travel and now there are a lot of interesting places in Thailand that the tourists can enjoy for their holiday,” he said.

Recently, Bangkok Airways is likely to start running six flights a week between Mumbai and Bangkok to boost Indian tourists flow to Thailand. More airlines are flying to Thailand than ever before. The imminent launch of IndiGo flights from New Delhi to Thailand will be on 8 September 2011. There will be direct flights from Phuket to Kolkata in the mid-2012, he adds.

Kolkata has seen the remarkable increasing tourists to Thailand and 45 percent of passengers flying from Kolkata to Thailand came to Phuket. According to the Royal Thai Consulate General in Kolkata, the number of Indian tourists in the first half of 2011 is up to 26200 increasing 71.6 percent comparing to last year (18750).

Mr. Panupat Chavananikul, the consul in Kolkata said that: “Consulate in Kolkata is always working together to boost up the number of Indian tourists from time to time. Kolkata itself, we do have a function called “Destination Thailand” that will be held annually to promote Thailand tourism.
Last year, there were around 791,185 Indian tourists to Thailand. Most travelers from India to Thailand go for tourism. The percentage is around 60% for leisure and 40% for business, according to TNT.

“Thailand will expect the number will increase to 1052000 in 2012,” he says.

In July 2011, during the visit of the governor of Trang Province in Kolkata, he suggested Indian tourists to visit underwater wedding in Trang Province in southern Thailand. The underwater wedding is generally for western couples seeking a novel way to exchange vows.

Thailand covers the tropical island paradise of Ko Samui in the Gulf of Thailand which is attractive to everyone, magnificent beaches of Chaweng and Lamai, the
Big Buddha Beach, Wat Phra Yai, Laem So pagoda, Grandmother and Grandfather
Rocks, and Hin Lat Waterfall.

Thailand is keen to work with tourism authorities in India to ensure flight connectivity, lower airfares and cheaper hotels to make India and Thailand among the most preferred destinations.

Nearly 60,000 Thai visited India last year, of which 80 per cent were Buddhist pilgrims.


India is one of the nicely-recognized tourism destinations in the planet and it is highly suggested to the public all across the world because India is internationally praised for luxury holidays and this nation is full of trilling activities. There are lots of diverse common places in India for good vacations like Jaipur, Udaipur, Kovalam, Goa and so on and it also depend upon the interest of the tourist. Even though visiting India you really should take some precautions to make your journey secure and safe like book your ticket, hotel booking in advance with excellent India travel agency and you must preserve with yourself a travel guide who will update you about the country, currency, weather, transport and good sightseeing. India travel agency will supply you great India tour packages. In India you should travel light and most important factor is that you really should take care of your wellness if you are in various nation like don’t drink tap water and use mineral water, eat in reputed restaurants rather of junky joints and dhabas.

Thailand allures thousands of tourists yearly in south-east Asia. It is popular for its wealthy culture, traditions, hospitality and amazing natural beauty. Thailand travel has interesting spots like Pataya, Phuket and Bangkok which is liked by lot of tourist in the world. The ideal time to pay a visit to Thailand is February and March so that you can get pleasure from great island and beaches do not check out at the time of July and November because the climate might not be an perfect time for tour. It is all the time superb to arrange for your Thailand Travel strategy beforehand. You will get expensive ticket throughout the peak seasons so greater book the ticket in advance. Go to it as soon as and you will discover yourself at the very best spot in the world.

MUMBAI: If your holidays have been only about Coorg and Jaisalmer so far, now’s the time to apply for a passport. The low-cost revolution that drastically brought down airfares on the domestic sector a few years ago is now set to play out on routes to west Asia and south-east Asia. Leading the pack are IndiGo and Spice Jet.

IndiGo will launch flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Dubai and Bangkok in September and to Muscat and Singapore in October. Spice Jet, which currently flies to Colombo and Kathmandu, will be launching flights to other destinations like west Asia and south-east Asia later this year.

The only low-cost carrier which connects Mumbai to south-east Asia is AirAsia, with its flights to Kuala Lumpur. For west-bound flights, Air India Express and Air Arabia offer low-cost connections to west Asia from Mumbai. With attractive launch fares and great deals on offer, even those who had no intention of travelling to these destinations are biting the bait, says Vijay Kesavan, CEO of ticket-booking site akbartravelsonline.

“IndiGo’s return tickets from Mumbai or Delhi to Muscat or Singapore, which were priced at Rs 10,000, have sold out,” he says. The competition has lowered fares on the Mumbai-Muscat route – this week, the cheapest one-way air ticket for August 30 was Rs 6,900 (taxes included), offered by Oman Air. IndiGo’s fares for October are in the range of Rs 6,400, which beats Air Arabia’s Mumbai-Sharjah-Muscat fare of Rs 7,800.

The October fare to Singapore on IndiGo is Rs 8,500.


Thailand to shed 'sex tourism' tag soon

Jarnson said the Thai food and dance festival in Goa, in association with the Vivanta by Taj hotels and resorts, was just such an attempt to project Thailand as a place steeped in culture, which is quite similar to the culture of the Indian sub-continent and tradition and a rich and diverse culinary palette.

Arguably called the sex tourism capital of the world, Thailand is now deliberately using the family tourism label to shed the sex destination tag, a Thai diplomat said here Friday.
Speaking to the media on the sidelines of an event organised in Panaji to promote Thailand as a tourism destination, Tomwit Jarnson, the Thai consul general in Mumbai, said family tourism would eventually edge Thailand away from the slur of ‘sex tourism’ in the years to come.

“We are trying to project Thailand as a family tourism destination. We are slowly changing the perception of Thailand to the rest of the world,” Jarnson said.

Jarnson said the Thai food and dance festival in Goa, in association with the Vivanta by Taj hotels and resorts, was just such an attempt to project Thailand as a place steeped in culture, which is quite similar to the culture of the Indian sub-continent and tradition and a rich and diverse culinary palette.

“Destination Thailand is an annual event organised by us which helps us reach out to the people of India through our food, music and dance. We are very happy to have the festival in Goa this year where the people of this city will experience the unique characteristics and rich cultural heritage which our country has to offer,” he said.

“We are slowly developing facilities in Thailand which will attract family tourism. We have a lot of Indian families who travel to Thailand,” Jarnson said.

He further said that the Thailand tourism authorities were trying to project Phuket – which, along with Bangkok and Pattaya, is regarded as the prime sex tourism area in Thailand – as a family tourism destination.

Although banned by law, prostitution is common place in the tourism districts of Thailand, which nearly 14 million tourists visit annually — a large chunk of these are single males or male groups of tourists seeking sex or sex-oriented fun.

A recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report has pegged the number of female prostitutes in the country at 2 lakh.


The MasterCard Worldwide  Index of Global  Destination Cities 2011 has ranked Bangkok world’s 3rd  Global  Destination City with an estimation of 11.5 million visitors to  the  capital city of Thailand this year. London tops the list at 20.1  million  visitors followed by Paris with 18.1 million tourists.

As for the highest spending rate, London still tops the chart with   tourists spending over 786 billion THB, followed by New York at 609   billion THB, Paris 438 Billion THB, Bangkok 432 billion THB and   Frankfurt 420 billion THB.

The index calculation was  based on the information provided by OAG  Global which monitors the  number of passengers from each airline while  their spending was taken  from UN Trade in Service. There are altogether  132 cities around the world surveyed.

The highest number of visitors to Bangkok comes from Singapore (869,000  people), Hong Kong (822,000), Tokyo (711,000) Seoul (503,000) and London  (456,000) respectively.


The total flight duration from Mumbai, India to Bangkok, Thailand is 3 hours, 45 minutes.

This assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/hr or 434 knots. Your exact time may vary depending on wind speeds.

If you’re planning a trip, remember to add more time for take-off and landing. This measurement is only for the actual flying time. If you’re trying to figure out what time you’ll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there’s a time difference between Mumbai, India and Bangkok, Thailand.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from Mumbai, India to Bangkok, Thailand (“as the crow flies”), which is about 1,871 miles or 3,011 kilometers.

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