August 2014

Despite popular beliefs that Thailand is unsafe after the military coup that took place in May, some travellers are putting the smile back on Thailand's face! SLH is helping that smile and has a wide selection of boutique properties and special offers for every occasion.

Paul Kerr, CEO of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH), says “A number of measures have been put in place in the country to encourage tourism back to the land of the smiles, such as the Thailand Travel Shield offering special travel insurance to inbound tourists, and a fee waiver programme for Taiwanese and Chinese residents. SLH offers luxury breaks in the destination to our customers, whether they are looking for a city break in Bangkok, a beach getaway or a retreat in the Thai countryside.”

Furthermore, the list of upcoming events and festivities in Thailand appeals to all types of traveller. Shopaholics can’t miss the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale that runs until the end of September, where discounts of up to 80% are offered at both large department stores and smaller boutiques. Chonburi Buffalo Races on 7 October, 100km from Bangkok, have been featured on CNN and the BBC as a must-see event. For culture-lovers, Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance & Music, which runs from 13 September to 26 October, Loy Krathong (‘Festival of Lights’) from 5 – 7 November, and The King’s Birthday on 5 December all provide a fascinating insight into Thailand’s traditions and heritage. Bangkok is also one of the best cities in the world for New Year’s celebrations, with spectacular firework displays across the city, globally-acclaimed DJs at trendy nightclubs and a wonderful array of restaurants.

The Club of SLH continues to perform strongly with over 350,000 members globally, where the top Club source markets mirror bookings on with key markets including USA, UK, Germany, Canada and Australia.

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