UNWTO and ICCA Held Masterclass on the Meetings Industry in Nur-Sultan

UNWTO and ICCA Held Masterclass on the Meetings Industry in Nur-Sultan

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) – October 11, 2019 (travelindex.com) – At the request of Mayor’s Office of Nur-Sultan, UNWTO Academy and ICCA hosted on 9th of October, in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) a Masterclass on the Meetings Industry.

This Masterclass, organized by UNWTO Academy and ICCA – International Congress and Convention Association, gave participants an opportunity to get access to free Executive Education training delivered by ICCA experts and enhance their expertise on the Meetings industry. It will serve as a platform to explore the potential of this segment and equip all participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to further develop it in their destinations, while harnessing the many opportunities it offers for advancing the competitiveness of the destination.

The Meetings industry, which includes amongst others, meetings, conventions and congresses, is today recognized as a promising segment by destinations who acknowledge its potential for fostering socio-economic development, recognizing it as a great ally in the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs´).

UNWTO – ICCA Masterclass was addressed to industry professionals and government officials from Kazakhstan Tourism Administration, private companies, associations and academia who have or will have responsibilities in the tourism sector of their country related to the area of Meetings industry.

Main Themes of the Masterclass were:
– An introduction to the international association meetings industry (What is ICCA and its role as the knowledge hub for the meetings).
– Why are destinations focusing on the Meetings industry? Current trends and linking the economic cluster to the meetings that you bid.
– How to research and bid to win future meetings: dos and don’ts.

About ICCA
ICCA – the International Congress and Convention Association – is the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry. ICCA represents the world’s top destinations and most experienced and leading suppliers specialised in handling, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises over 1,100 member companies and organisations in almost 100 countries worldwide. Since its establishment in 1963, ICCA specialises in the international association meetings sector, offering unrivalled data, communication channels, and business development opportunities.

UNWTO: Global City Leaders Adopt the Nur-Sultan Declaration on Smart Cities

UNWTO: Global City Leaders Adopt the Nur-Sultan Declaration on Smart Cities

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) – October 10, 2019 (travelindex.com) – City leaders from around the world have met in the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Urban Tourism Summit. The Summit enjoyed the highest level of political support, with the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev meeting with the Secretary-General of UNWTO Zurab Pololikashvili ahead of the official opening which was led by Prime Minister Askar Mamin and the Mayor of Nursultan Altay Kulginov

In line with the United Nations New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, the 8th edition of the UNWTO Global Urban Tourism Summit focused on the concept of “Smart Cities, Smart Destinations”. Representatives from more than 80 countries, including 10 mayors, deputy-mayors as well as ministers of tourism and representatives of the private sector, explored how developing smart city destinations can contribute to addressing complex urban tourism challenges faced today across the world.

Across two days, discussions focused on the ‘five pillars’ of smart destinations – innovation, technology, accessibility, sustainability, and governance. Building on this, national and city representatives at the Summit officially adopted the Nur-Sultan Declaration on ‘Smart Cities, Smart Destinations’. The Declaration recognizes the growing popularity of cities as tourist destinations and their potential to drive socio-economic development and promote and preserve unique culture.

By adopting the Declaration, destinations also agree to work towards enhancing the contribution of tourism to Goal 11 of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda – to ‘make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’. The Declaration also aligns with UNWTO’s Global Convention on Tourism Ethics, the first-ever convention of its kind which was adopted at the recent UNWTO General Assembly in St Petersburg.

Opening the Summit UNWTO General-Secretary Mr. Pololikashvili said: “Smart cities have enormous potential to make a positive impact not just on residents’ lives, but on tourists’ experiences too, and city leaders are best-placed to make decisions that make a difference. This Summit offered a unique opportunity to pool our knowledge to identify the challenges cities face as tourist numbers continue to rise around the world, and to explore solutions so that this growth can be properly managed and used to drive positive change for all.”

Against the backdrop of the summit, Mr. Pololikashvili met with President Tokayev for high-level discussions on Kazakh tourism, which is emerging as one of the fastest-growing sectors in the Central Asian region. Further demonstrating Kazakhstan’s support of both the event and UNWTO’s wider mandate, Mr. Pololikashvili additionally met with Prime Minister Askar Mamin, the Minister of Culture and Sports, Ms. Aktoty Raimkulova, and the Minister of Healthcare, Mr. Yelzhan Birtanov.

KTC Cardholders Enjoy Extra Discounts and Benefits with Best Western Hotels All Across Asia

KTC Cardholders Enjoy Extra Discounts and Benefits with Best Western Hotels All Across Asia

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 9, 2019 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels and Resorts has launched an exciting new promotion for customers of KTC, one of Thailand’s largest and most popular banks. Under the new campaign, KTC cardholders will be offered up to 15 percent off the Best Available Rate (BAR) at participating Best Western branded hotels and resorts all across Asia¹! Best Western Rewards® members also have a chance get extra privileges whenever they spend.

The first 100 Best Western Rewards members who spend a minimum of THB 2,000 (per sales slip) on their KTC credit card at Best Western properties in Thailand will be rewarded with a FREE Best Western Travel Card® worth US$25. And that’s not all! KTC Best Western Platinum Mastercard® holders will be able to earn 2 percent cashback as a special offer²!

With hotels and resorts in many attractive Asian destinations, from major mega-cities to blissful beach resorts, this promotion is perfect for all types of stay, including family vacations, weekend breaks and business trips.

The KTC promotion is valid for bookings made from now until November 30, 2019. Reservations must be made directly with Best Western using the promotional code “KTCHOD” and the entire stay must be pre-paid with their KTC card.

Best Western Rewards members can enjoy a wide range of additional benefits in Asia! Not a member yet? Sign up for free today at www.bestwestern.com/rewards.

For more information and to register for the new KTC promotion, please visit

¹ Valid at participating hotels in Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam
² Terms and conditions apply

About Best Western Hotels and Resorts:
Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand within the BWH Hotel GroupSM global network. With 17 brands and approximately 4,700 hotels in over 100 countries and territories worldwide*, BWH Hotel Group suits the needs of developers and guests in every market. Brands include Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, Vīb®, GLō®, Aiden®, Sadie®, BW Premier Collection® and BW Signature Collection®. Through recent acquisition, WorldHotels® Luxury, WorldHotels Elite and WorldHotels Distinctive brands are also offered. Completing the portfolio is SureStay®, SureStay Plus®, SureStay Collection® and SureStay StudioSM franchises**. For more information visit
www.bestwestern.com or www.bestwesterndevelopers.com.
* Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.
**All Best Western, WorldHotels and SureStay branded hotels are independently owned and operated.

Contact information:
Sirimanas Maungrod (Cake) | Senior Regional Marketing Communications Manager | Asia
Email: sirimanas.maungrod@bestwestern.com

Phanintorn Tangtrongjit (Dream) | Assistant Marketing Communications Manager | Asia
Email: phanintorn.tangtrongjit@bestwestern.com

Best Western Hotels and Resorts
BWI (Thailand) Co., Ltd.|Unit 5A-2 | 5th Floor Gaysorn Place Office Building
999 Ploenchit Road Lumpini Phatumwan | Bangkok | 10330 | Thailand
Phone: +662.656.1260 | Fax +662.656.1252| www.bestwesternasia.com

Australian Sustainable Tourism Observatory Joins the UNWTO Observatory Network

Australian Sustainable Tourism Observatory Joins the UNWTO Observatory Network

Perth (Australia) – October 9, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory has officially become the latest member of the World Tourism Organization’s International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). The Observatory will work to monitor tourism in the south-west region of Australia and help guide its sustainable development.

Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory (ASWTO) is the first of its kind in the country and will be hosted by the Tourism Research Cluster of Curtin University supporting the formulation and implementation of sustainable tourism policies, strategies and management processes through continuous and systematic monitoring of sustainability indicators.

Welcoming the announcement, Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said: “Sustainable Tourism Observatories play a key role in helping destinations monitor tourist arrivals and then manage them in the most efficient and sustainable way possible. We are delighted to welcome the first Australian observatory into our growing global network and I am confident we will be able to work together to advance responsible, sustainable tourism across the South-West region of Australia.”

Western Australian Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia added: “WA’s South West region is one of WA’s most popular tourism destinations – one that holds a special place in the heart of all West Australians. This destination is renowned for its spectacular coastline, stunning forests and world-class food and wine. Preserving the South West region’s natural beauty while also supporting sustainable tourism development is of the utmost importance to the State Government.”

More about the INSTO Network:
The UNWTO International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO) was originally created in 2004. Through the application of technology and the therefore improved data landscape that is key for policymaking in tourism, INSTO members strengthen not only local decision-making capacities and sustainable on the ground but play a key role in contributing to global commitments such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with relevant evidence.

Partnerships for Tomorrow, PATA Announces Vision 2020

Partnerships for Tomorrow, PATA Announces Vision 2020

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) – October 7, 2019 (travelindex.com) – In line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced its theme for 2020: ‘Partnerships for Tomorrow’. As noted in the SDGs, partnerships for the goals is the primary focus of Sustainable Development Goal 17 – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

The announcement was made by PATA CEO Dr Mario Hardy during the PATA Board Meeting on Saturday, September 21 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, held in conjunction with PATA Travel Mart 2019.

“The world is seeing dramatic social, political, environmental and economic changes, particularly in relation to the potentially irreversible damage to our planet caused by climate change.  Against this backdrop, there is an urgent need to work towards the development of a more responsible and sustainable travel and tourism industry,” said PATA CEO Dr Mario Hardy. “The challenges that we face are complex and require coordination from all industry stakeholders across all sectors. Only through concerted efforts can we preserve and protect the world for future generations to come.”

In acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region, PATA remains committed to the issues of sustainability and social responsibility by forging relationships with like-minded organizations in order to enhance the sustainable growth, value and quality of travel and tourism to-from-and-within, the region.

Furthermore, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development, adopted by the United Nations, provides an ambitious agenda for peace, prosperity, people and the planet. At its core are the 17 SDGs, which are a call for action for all countries and organisations to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and solve climate change by 2030.

To achieve such goals PATA understands the need to partner with both the public and private sector and invites all tourism stakeholders to embrace the wellbeing of the planet and together contribute to the achievement of the SDGs under PATA’s vision for 2020: ‘Partnerships for Tomorrow’.

The annual theme will permeate all of the Association’s activities for the calendar year, and be leveraged to drive greater strategic alignment and advanced planning between all PATA business units. Furthermore, PATA will use initiatives that include the theme as a multi-faceted PR campaign to drive greater media awareness of the need for a sustainable tomorrow, within the membership community and at large.

In line with its vision for next year, the Association’s recent partnership between ADB Ventures and Plug and Play will provide the first step for PATA to empower its hospitality members to leave a positive impact on countries, destinations, local communities and the surrounding environment.

About PATA
Founded in 1951, PATA is a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its more than 800 member organisations, including 95 government, state and city tourism bodies, 20 international airlines and airports, 102 hospitality organisations and 70 educational institutions, as well as over a hundred young tourism professional (YTP) members across the world. The PATA network also embraces the grassroots activism the PATA Chapters and Student Chapters, who organise numerous travel industry training programmes and business development events across the world. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 35 local PATA Chapters worldwide, while hundreds of students are members of the 22 PATA Student Chapters globally. The <a href="pata.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=40516b5a300441f576f4dca37&id=29e41e900f&e=7aaebd6022&quot; target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-saferedirecturl="www.google.com/url?q= platform delivers unrivalled data, forecasts and insights from the PATA Strategic Intelligence Centre to members’ desktops and mobile devices anywhere in the world. PATA’s Head Office has been in Bangkok since 1998. The Association also has official offices or representation in Beijing and London.

Couples Discover Pure Romance at Pullman Luang Prabang Laos

Couples Discover Pure Romance at Pullman Luang Prabang Laos

Luang Prabang (Laos) – October 4, 2019 (travelindex.com) – It has been said that the true essence of romance is not about hearts and chocolates, but simply spending time with your partner in perfect peace and harmony, without any outside pressures or distractions. Nestled in the lush, jungle-clad hills of northern Laos, one resort is giving couples the chance to celebrate their love in a truly tranquil environment, with a series of exquisite wedding experiences.

Pullman Luang Prabang is set among in 16 hectares of natural countryside, surrounded by paddy fields, rivers, and mountains, creating a unique setting for love to blossom. The beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Luang Prabang, Laos’ former royal capital, is just moments away.

Couples will be able to discover the allure of this enchanting destination at the resort’s Wedding Showcase, “Love Pulls Us Together”, which takes place on Saturday 5th October 2019, from 2 pm to 7 pm. This immersive afternoon event will allow brides-to-be, future grooms, and wedding organizers to learn all about Pullman Luang Prabang’s marital offerings, including a trio of packages that have been crafted to suit every size and type of ceremony.

After a welcome address from Denis Dupart, the resort’s general manager, the Wedding Showcase will treat guests to fashion shows displaying traditional Lao and international wedding dresses. This will be followed by Q&A sessions with professional planners and suppliers, a series of booths demonstrating different ceremonial set-ups, and lucky draw to win fantastic prizes. The event will conclude with a cocktail reception and food tasting session at the resort’s sunset rooftop. Pure bliss!

“There can be few more idyllic wedding venues than Pullman Luang Prabang. It is not only our stunning scenery that promises the perfect backdrop for ceremonies and photoshoots; it is our serene ambiance that sets us apart. Couples today do not simply want to repeat the same old romantic clichés; they are seeking bespoke and intimate experiences that reflect their own passion for the environment, and each other,” Mr. Dupart said.

“We look forward to introducing future brides and grooms to the wedding of their dreams. Luang Prabang is a destination which has a unique aura – a sense of calm that feels blissfully far removed from the outside world. And yet, this royal town is also easily accessible, making it easy for friends and family to share the big day. Together, we can design deeply personal matrimonial journeys that reflect the beauty and purity of northern Laos,” he added.

The Wedding Showcase will introduce guests to Pullman Luang Prabang’s collection of three elegant packages, which have been expertly curated to suit different budgets. Hosted in the 368-square meter Nam Khong Ballroom or outdoors amidst the tropical gardens, each package includes floral decorations and bouquets, free-flow soft drinks, a multi-tiered cake, guest book and a one-night stay for the newlyweds, including breakfast.

Additional options include afternoon tea for two, a Champagne tower, alcoholic beverage packages, after-parties, accommodation for family and guests, anniversary dinner vouchers and more. Naturally, every couple will be treated to creative catering, including cocktail receptions, evening buffets and set menus with a choice of authentic Lao or international cuisine.

A photo-shoot package has also been launched, allowing couples to capture their timeless wedding album amid a landscape of verdant gardens and peaceful ponds. This full-day package includes a series of indulgent amenities, including a bottle of sparkling wine or a 30-minute massage for two, a four-course dinner for two and more.

About Pullman
Pullman Hotels & Resorts delivers an experience that is upscale, upbeat and perfectly in tempo with the global zeitgeist. Against the backdrop of today’s fast-paced life, Pullman helps guests be at their best, in business and at leisure, enabling them to seamlessly conduct business, explore the locale, workout and make connections – to the neighborhood and people around them. Retaining the values of exploration, comfort, and dependability that drove it to become a pioneering travel brand over 150 years ago, Pullman today features more than 120 worldwide properties including Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel, Pullman Park Lane Hong Kong, Pullman Shanghai South, Pullman London St Pancras, and Pullman Sao Paulo Vila Olimpia. Pullman is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travelers to feel welcome at more than 4,600 hotels, resorts, and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan to Host 8th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan to Host 8th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) – October 4, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Mayor’s Office of Nur-Sultan will be organizing the 8th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, 9-12 October 2019), under the theme ‘Smart Cities, Smart Destinations’. The agreement was signed by UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili and Nur-Sultan´s Mayor, Bakhyt Sultanov on the sidelines of the UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism held in Lisbon.

Building upon the previous editions, the 8th UNWTO Global Summit will bring together high-level representatives from national tourism administrations, city authorities and related stakeholders, to exchange experiences and expertise and set a shared vision to further advance urban tourism development. Sustainability, accessibility, innovation and how to ensure the full inclusion of tourism in the urban agenda, are among the issues to be discussed.

“The importance of urban tourism is growing in mature and emerging destinations alike, providing immense opportunities to make tourism an integral part of cities´ sustainable future, and we are very pleased to be holding the 8th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism in Nur-Sultan” said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili.

“In times of intense development of tourism, all stakeholders must work together to ensure sustainable development and social integration of cities. As Mayor of Nur-Sultan city, a dynamic and growing hub in Central Asia, I am very pleased to invite all to the upcoming 8th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism”, said Mayor Bakhyt Sultanov.

The summit will also include a Masterclass on the meetings industry delivered by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), focussing on topics such as current trends in the meeting industry, how to be a successful destination for meetings and how to organize sustainable meetings.

Contacts:
UNWTO Communications Department
Tel: (+34) 91 567 8100 / Fax: +34 91 567 8218 / comm@unwto.org

PATA CEO Mario Hardy Awarded Travel Personality of The Year Awards

PATA CEO Mario Hardy Awarded Travel Personality of The Year Awards

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 3, 2019 (travelindex.com) –The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy was awarded “Travel Personality of The Year” at the 30th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2019.

The award was presented to Dr. Hardy on Thursday, September 26 at the World Ballroom of the Centara Grand Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

On receiving the award, Dr. Hardy told the audience, “When I first joined PATA several years ago, my priority was to ensure the financial sustainability and relevance of the Association, and with the assistance and support of the dedicated staff and valued PATA members, I can proudly say that we have made great strides in reaching that goal. I am truly humbled and honoured to be presented with this award and be recognized as a leader that has made an impact on the industry.”

“It is a pleasure to be able to celebrate this award with staff at PATA, as they are the true champions that share my vision and support my mission for the direction of the Association,” he added.

About the TTG Travel Awards
The TTG Travel Awards has been recognizing the best of Asia-Pacific’s travel industry since 1989. This prestigious annual event honours stellar organizations and individuals in 4 categories: Travel Supplier, Travel Agency, Outstanding Achievement and Travel Hall of Fame. This TTG Travel Trade Publishing event is proudly organised by TTG Asia, with the support of TTG China, TTG India, TTG mice, TTG-BTmice China, TTG associations and TTG Asia Luxury.

About PATA
Founded in 1951, PATA is a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its more than 800 member organisations, including 95 government, state and city tourism bodies, 20 international airlines and airports, 102 hospitality organisations and 70 educational institutions, as well as over a hundred young tourism professional (YTP) members across the world. The PATA network also embraces the grassroots activism the PATA Chapters and Student Chapters, who organise numerous travel industry training programmes and business development events across the world. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 35 local PATA Chapters worldwide, while hundreds of students are members of the 22 PATA Student Chapters globally. The <a href="pata.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=40516b5a300441f576f4dca37&id=b9b3afe562&e=7aaebd6022&quot; target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-saferedirecturl="www.google.com/url?q= platform delivers unrivalled data, forecasts and insights from the PATA Strategic Intelligence Centre to members’ desktops and mobile devices anywhere in the world. PATA’s Head Office has been in Bangkok since 1998. The Association also has official offices or representation in Beijing and London.

Dr.TATTOF Launches “The Body” Trio of USFDA-cleared, Non-invasive Laser Treatments in Bangkok

Dr.TATTOF Launches “The Body” Trio of USFDA-cleared, Non-invasive Laser Treatments in Bangkok

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 2, 2019 (travelindex) – After 4 years of providing world-class laser tattoo removal services to affluent Thais and expatriates across Bangkok, Dr.TATTOF launches “The Body” a trio of USFDA-cleared, non-invasive laser solutions which help patients achieve their desired physique, quickly becoming people’s first choice for aesthetic laser treatments in Bangkok.

Since each treatment takes less than 30 minutes and requires no recovery or downtime, more tourists are seeking to get these treatments done in Bangkok, especially when compared to their hometowns, either it be Singapore, Dubai, or Sydney, the prices are a lot more affordable, even while maintaining the same standards.

Zap away stubborn fat to reveal the best version of yourself with Fat Removal by SculpSure

Award-winning “SculpSure” provides body contouring treatments that permanently removes up to 24% of stubborn fat per treatment without surgery or downtime. This revolutionary hyperthermic laser technology destroys fat cells within 25 minutes by increasing the temperature under the skin to between 42 to 47 degrees Celsius, while continuous contact cooling keeps the patient comfortable. The disrupted fat cells are naturally eliminated through the body’s lymphatic system, and results can be seen in as little as 6 weeks after the first treatment.

This non-invasive lipolysis procedure is ideal for those with stubborn fat in troublesome areas such as the abdomen, flanks, back, inner thighs, outer thighs, and submental areas (under the chin). With 100% patient satisfaction rating in clinical studies, feathering of heat spread to ensure natural-looking results, and versatile applicators to perfectly fit a variety of body types and sizes, “SculpSure” is the best non-invasive body-perfecting assistant in the market.

At Dr.TATTOF, one “Fat Removal” treatment is priced between 10,000 THB/328 USD (1 applicator) to 40,000 THB/1,311 USD (4 applicators). During promotional periods, patients may enjoy up to 50% discount.

Boost collagen production to re-experience limitless youth with Sagging Belly Removal by Gentle YAG Pro-U

Loved by new mothers and women around the world, “Gentle YAG Pro-U” is a multi-purpose laser innovation that safely tightens and rejuvenates the skin by transmitting heat into the skin’s inner layer, stimulating the natural production of new collagen. The patented “Dynamic Cooling Device” delivers bursts of cold gas before and after each laser pulse, protecting the epidermis from scarring and ensuring optimal comfort for patients.

Dermatological laser specialists recommend this non-invasive treatment for those with loose and/or sagging skin, either from aging, giving birth, or losing weight too quickly. Cutting-edge technology utilized by experts guarantees that a 10-minute procedure can deliver visible results in as little as 1 to 2 weeks after the second treatment, without permanent side effects or any downtime.

Dr.TATTOF offers “Sagging Belly Removal” treatments at 5,000 THB/164 USD per session. Patients may receive a 20% discount by purchasing a package of 8 treatments, or a 30% discount by purchasing a package of 12 treatments.

Discover flawless skin and unwavering confidence with Stretch Marks Removal by PicoWay Resolve

Originally known for its tattoo and pigment removal capabilities, PicoWay Resolve uses a picosecond laser beam with high power and the shortest laser pulses available to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. The ultra-short pulses that last only a trillionth of a second leads to a photo-acoustic effect where target spots are vaporized before the skin gets the chance to overheat. Meanwhile, tiny spaces called vacuoles are created for new collagen and elastin growth that occurs in the treatment of stretch marks.

This breakthrough technology effectively removes marks without causing the outer layer of the skin to break, so patients report high satisfaction, enjoy low to no downtime after the treatment, and experience absolutely no scarring or permanent side effects. With PicoWay Resolve, incredible skin transformations are inevitable! It typically takes a few sessions to completely remove stretch marks and scars, but initial improvements can be seen in as early as after the first treatment. A leader in its field, Dr.TATTOF is the first medical center in Thailand to provide aesthetic laser solutions using PicoWay.

At Dr.TATTOF, one “Stretch Marks Removal” treatment costs 6,000 THB/197 USD. Most patients purchase a package of 8 treatments to receive a 20% discount, but the brand also offers 30% discount by purchasing a package of 12 treatments.

Clinics located in Bangkok’s most glamorous neighborhoods

Dr.TATTOF has 4 aesthetic medical centers in Bangkok and 1 in Pattaya, each staffed by American board-certified dermatologists and equipped with state-of-the-art laser technology. Its 2 Bangkok CBD locations are in Thonglor (Eight Thonglor) and Silom (Silom Complex), two of the most coveted, vibrant and attraction-filled upscale neighborhoods in the city.

Due to the increased popularity of non-invasive beauty procedures in Bangkok, we highly recommend that you make your enquiries and reservations at least a week in advance. English-speakers may call +66(0)99-614-2424 or +66(0)2-297-0810, or send a Facebook message to www.facebook.com/dr.tattof – For more information, visit www.drtattof.com/en/

Travel agents, please contact +66(0)64-941-9535.

TCEB launches Meet Sustainable for First Time Support MICE

TCEB launches Meet Sustainable for First Time Support MICE

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 1, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is launching its ‘Meet Sustainable’ financial subsidy, a first for Thailand’s MICE industry, to position the country as the sustainable practices leader in the region and beyond. A maximum of 200,000 baht in cash support will be offered to meeting and incentive groups of minimum 50 international delegates, staying at least three nights in Thailand, and meeting at least two elements of TCEB’s criteria for sustainable event practices.

Mrs. Nichapa Yoswee, TCEB’s Senior Vice President – Business, said: “By demonstrating its continued strong commitment to sustainability, Thailand is fostering synergies within its key support sectors while leveraging TCEB’s leadership and network of expertise via its ‘Thailand Redefine your Business Events’ strategy.

“TCEB’s role as a thought leader in promoting sustainability is now transformed into becoming a partner in implementing sustainable business events, all under the new branding to make business events in Thailand a redefined experience,” she added.

The launch of the ‘Meet Sustainable’ campaign is built upon the solid foundation of TCEB in introducing and promoting sustainable practices to Thai MICE suppliers for over 10 years. Key programs and initiatives TCEB have undertaken to promote sustainability include implementing seven sustainability-related ISO initiatives achieved by 33 Thai MICE venue operators.

These include ISO 22000 – Food Safety Management Systems at seven venues, ISO 50001 – Energy Management at four venues, ISO 20121 – Event Sustainability and Management Systems at 15 venues, ISO 22301 – Business Continuity Management Systems at one venue, ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems at 15 venues, ISO 14001 – Environment Management Systems at six venues, and ISO 22300 – MICE Security Management Systems at six venues.

The others are Food Waste Prevention Programme engaged by eight venues and Farm to Functions involving 20 venues.

“Food Waste Prevention Programmes helps reduced food waste by 155,000 kilograms during 2018 up until June 2019, while Farm to Functions can secure 300 tonnes of organic rice direct from farmers, generating 12 million baht to 500 farming households,” Mrs. Nichapa stated.

TCEB places emphasis on its seven ongoing sustainable practices at the heart of the ‘Meet Sustainable’ campaign and stresses that it is essential for the event to exercise at least two practices to be eligible for the subsidy. The practices are to ensure that participants, partners, and service providers can actively prepare and participate in the process, pre-, during and post-event.

Pre-event, planners or organizers must publicize the event via digital media or online platform while promoting sustainable events to allow participant and partner to prepare and participate.

During the event, organizers must serve drinking water in a water flash and/or jug or large glass of bottles, provide a reusable tumbler to participants, use no plastic straws, and donate leftover food to non-profit organizations. Venues must be certified for environmental and energy management.  Materials for venue decorations and equipment must be reused or re-purposed, no use of fresh flowers or foam materials. Souvenirs must be produced by the local community or made from environmental-friendly materials. It must also use an electronic registration system and reusable badges.

Post-event, organizers must promote best practices, success, and benefits from organizing sustainable events to associated or related persons and public.

About TCEB
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has been the country’ s official government agency supporting, promoting and developing global and regional business events (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions – MICE) in Thailand since 2004. As a strategic partner and sanctioned liaison, TCEB co-creates successful solutions with companies and organizations to realize MICE events of every scale and type.