It comes as no surprise to us that Australian’s are now among the most well-travelled people in the world. While there is no doubt that we still love exploring our own backyard, more than half of us now owns a passport which means that as a nation, we’re probably likely to be headed overseas some point in the near future.
According to a recent report from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the most popular international destinations for Aussie’s remain New Zealand and Indonesia (primarily, Bali). However according to the Bureau of Statistics, Thailand continues to climb in popularity among travellers, and most of us would agree that it’s easy to see why. Known as ‘the land of smiles’, Thai people are genuinely warm and welcoming. Combine that with great hospitality, affordable dining and activities plus an easy to manage short haul flight, and you have all the ingredients of a great (and good value) trip.
The capital of Thailand, Bangkok might be famous for its nightlife, bars and shopping, but many Australians tend to see this city as more of a stopover option before seeking out resorts on the coast or islands around the Andaman Sea. Here, travellers can experience some of Thailand’s most popular beaches and holiday at a more relaxed pace. Whether you are bold and budget conscious or more selective with luxury tastes – there is a location and hotel style to suit your needs.
If you are considering a trip to Thailand in the near future, Accor Vacation Club’s AccorHotels Select and Select Asia Programs are definitely worth investigating, and are a smart way to leverage your Première Plus Membership to its full advantage. Combined, they offer 12 different hotel and resort options to consider on your next trip to Thailand, taking in the region’s most popular destinations such as Bangkok, Krabi, Samui, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Phuket.
Where can I stay in Thailand with Accor Hotels Select Asia?
- Grand Mercure Phuket Patong
- Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort & Spa
- Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam
- Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort
- Novotel Samui Resort
- Grand Mercure Bangkok Asoke Residence
- Mercure Hotel Pattaya
- Novotel Phuket Resort
Where can I stay in Thailand with Accor Hotels Select Elite?
- Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan
- Veranda High Resort Chiang Mai
- Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
- Pullman Pattaya Hotel G
Accor Hotels Select and Select Asia programs – what are they?
Accor Vacation Club work in partnership with AccorHotels to deliver two great programs, specifically created as an exclusive benefit for Members. The programs provide a great way to use points to explore the region, beyond Accor Vacation Club’ core network of 24 properties, to broaden your travel horizons. A true synergy with the Accor network of hotels, the key benefit of the program is the ability it gives Members to retain points and redeem them within the larger AccorHotel network.
Accor Hotels Select Asia network of 27 hotels across Asia is available to Platinum, Traveller, and Corporate level Première Plus Members. The Accor Hotels Select Elite program offers a choice of 34 different hotels, primarily under the Sofitel Luxury Hotel, Pullman and MGallery brands, and is available to Traveller and Corporate level Première Plus Members.
For more on booking any of the hotels within these programs, and your Membership eligibility, contact a representative of the Accor Vacation Club Member Services team on 1300 761414.
To plan your next holiday escape visit www.accorvacationclub.com.au