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Healthcare Workers offered complimentary night stay at Banyan Tree Samui
Thailand resort, Banyan Tree Samui, is offering a complimentary night’s stay to the country’s doctors, nurses, paramedics, ambulance drivers and other healthcare professional healthcare workers in recognition of their input during this year’s COVID-19 crisis. The offer is available when at least one further night’s stay is booked between 10th October and 20th December 2020.
Banyan Tree Samui sprawls over a lush 88-acre property and is flanked by coral reefs facing the emerald-azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
Banyan Tree Samui General Manager Remko Kroesen advises “to all Thailand’s professional healthcare workers, as our way of saying thanks for all your efforts during this most hazardous and heart-rending of times, we’d like to offer this gift of a complimentary night in one of our villas.
The resort’s Seedlings Program supports mentorship for local students on Koh Samui, as well as scholarships to provide financial support for those able to continue their education. And earlier this year, Kroesen personally led his staff in giving blood as an effort to assist the local community in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The resort was last year awarded a “Gold Certification” by EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific watchdog for the hospitality industry, making it the first hotel in Thailand to be recognised for its environmental policies at such a level.
In July, Banyan Tree Samui was awarded the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) certificate by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in recognition of the hotel’s upgraded health and hygiene standards and commitment to guest safety.
SHA certification was introduced by TAT in May to encourage not only hotels and resorts but all tourism-related enterprises, including restaurants, spas, department stores and major attractions, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 as Thailand looks to reopen to international travellers in the near future.
After meeting all required hygiene and quality controls following a rigorous inspection, approved businesses may display the SHA logo for two years to reassure visitors.
Last month, Thailand was rated number one in the world by the Global COVID Recovery Index in terms of combatting the virus. To date, the kingdom has recorded 3,622 cases and 57 deaths since the outbreak began. However, the Thai tourism industry has been severely impacted by the closure of borders to international visitors. In recent weeks, several proposals have been floated by the Thai government to reopen the country to tourism before the end of the year.
For more information on Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts go to banyantree.com/en/thailand/samui
Image top: Banyan Tree Samui sprawls over a lush 88-acre property; image centre: The benefits of education towards betterment of life and poverty reduction are not just for Banyan Tree’s associates, but also for our external communities. For more information on the resort’s Seedlings Program which supports mentorship for local students on Koh Samui go to banyantreeglobalfoundation.com/education/; image above Banyan Tree Samui is flanked by coral reefs and faces the emerald-azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
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