Sustainability influences travel choices
Booking.com has released new research, with insights gathered from more than 30,000 travellers across 32 countries and territories, highlighting that the impact of their trips remains top of mind, with 88% of Thai travellers saying that they want more sustainable travel over the coming 12 months, which is a 10% increase over what was surfaced through the company’s 2021 data.
Some 94% of travellers confirmed that sustainable travel is important to them, and three-quarters of all respondents cited that recent news on climate change has influenced them to make more sustainable travel choices.
To that end, 67% of Thai travellers said sustainability efforts by hotels and transport providers play a significant role in their travel decisions. In fact, 90% of Thai travellers said they would prefer to stay in a hotel with strong sustainable policies.
Six Senses tops hotel list
Three new Six Senses resorts were recently named the Best New Hotels in the World by The Travel + Leisure It List, which spotlights the hotels and resorts that have made the biggest impression by editors and contributors.
The three resorts are Six Senses Fort Barwara in Rajasthan, India; Six Senses Shaharut in Negev Desert, Israel; and Six Senses Ibiza in Spain.
Hundreds of new and renovated properties in 35 countries were vetted by the travel magazine in collaboration with a network of travel professionals and writers.
Six Senses Shaharut.
Sweet deals from Sheraton Sukhumvit
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit launches “Sweeten Your Stay” package that includes an array of exclusive extra benefits.
International guests and Thai residents who book a suite or spacious family room will be treated to plenty of benefits including daily breakfast, 2,000 baht of hotel credit (to be redeemed for upgrades, dining, drinks, spa treatments and more), high-speed Wi-Fi, two pieces of laundry per day, and 5,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points.
Room options include a Grande Suite, Luxury Suite, Family Room, Family Suite, Thai Theme Suite and International Theme Suite, all of which are appointed with elegant living spaces, upholstered sofas, working areas, a signature Luxury Collection bed with a choice of pillows, and 24-hour butler service.
The “Sweeten Your Stay” package starts from 7,999++ baht per night and valid for booking made between now and 30 June, and stays taken before Sept 30.
Call 02-649-8888 or visit bit.ly/bkklcwebsite.
Emirates offers Dubai ‘Summer Pass’
Emirates offers a special privilege for all its customers arriving in or stopping over in Dubai through Sept 30 with its My Emirates Summer Pass.
Emirates’ customers can simply show their boarding pass and a valid form of identification to hundreds of retail, leisure and dining outlets to enjoy discounts throughout Dubai. In addition this month, those landing in Dubai can enjoy a complimentary Dubai Marina Cruise, which offers panoramic views of one of the Arabian Gulf’s most iconic skylines.
Pre-booking is not required for the single-entry complimentary ticket to Tour Dubai’s one-hour Marina Sightseeing Cruise. The Emirates customer just has to show a valid boarding pass, either digital or paper, at the ticketing counter on the day of use as well as proof of identity. The cruise is valid from now until May 31 between 10am and 4pm.
Dubai Marina Cruise.
China city transforms into sea of pink
Thousands of hectares of peach trees are blooming in China’s Pinggu District, turning a large portion of the eastern part of the city into a sea of pink.
Pinggu District is a conservation area located in the northeast of Beijing, at the junction of Beijing, Tianjin city and Hebei province. In recent years, Pinggu District has been advancing its “three zones and one port” positioning strategy, implementing a development model with high-tech agriculture, large logistics flows, and new leisure forms as its core, and practicing the principle that lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets in an innovative way.
Peach blossoms are one of the biggest attractions in Pinggu District in the spring. The best time to see Pinggu’s peach blossoms is in mid-to-late April. Visitors can plan their own custom Pinggu itinerary to make the most of the spectacular pink sea.
Pinggu is the largest peach-producing base in China and the largest fruit-producing area in the capital city. With this unique advantage, the content of the Pinggu Peach Blossom Festival has expanded from flower viewing and spring outing to include traditional culture, music, leisure, sports, and food culture. Pinggu has become one of the best places to visit for citizens in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei during the spring or leisure time.
The pink sea of peach blossoms in Pinggu.