Everything You Need to Know about Accor Plus for up to 50% off Dining and Discounted Hotel Stays

Members of Accor Plus can enjoy one complimentary night at a iconic hotel yearly. The benefits program covers over 800 hotels, numerous restaurants in 18 countries across the Asian Pacific. By joining the program, your membership has many perks such as deep discounts on hotel rooms and dining. It offers vouchers for savings on spa treatments and even a birthday cake. This is the ultimate option for people who love to travel or people who simply love the sights and history of Asia pacific.

Key Takeaways:

  • AccorHotels runs a paid membership program called Accor Plus that can be used for getting room rate discounts of up to 50% off at its Asian hotels.
  • The Le Club AccorHotels members is different from the Accor Plus membership because the former is a free loyalty program with rewards based on amount spent on hotels.
  • The Le Club AccorHotels program is related to the AccorPlus program because by purchasing the latter you get upgraded to silver status in the former.

“The Stay Plus benefit can be utilised across Asia Pacific. As you can imagine, using the Stay Plus certificate at AccorHotels’ top properties can be competitive. With that being said, it is not impossible as I have recently managed to utilise my Stay Plus benefit at the beautiful Sofitel Singapore City Centre.”

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Why is Thailand so popular for medical tourists?

More and more people are traveling to Thailand for medical care, and it is leaving medical experts in other countries wondering why. Research is now emerging that shows Thailand is one of the number one spots for both invasive and non-invasive surgery mainly due to convenience. There are very affordable round-trip options when it comes to traveling internationally to Thailand, and this mixed with the warm weather that blesses the country make it a great place to seek out top-quality medical care.

Thailand has many foreign-trained doctors and undoubtably one of the biggest draws is cost, with prices being attractive when compared to western markets, even after factoring in costs after insurance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Thailand is popular for medical tourism because it is home to over 1,000 private medical facilities with experienced surgeons.
  • Another factor is the Thai government strongly supports the medical industry financially.
  • Medical tourism in Thailand is a major draw due to its variety of treatments and procedures it provides, such as gender reassignment or plastic surgeries.

“Thailand has now emerged as a world leader in the medical tourism sector with groundbreaking medical facilities together with an incredible adventure-tourism hotspot.”

Read more: https://thethaiger.com/thai-life/why-is-thailand-so-popular-for-medical-tourists

Complete Guide To The Bangkok Train Markets

Bangkok is one of the most well known cities in the world. In general, that makes it the most well known city in Thailand and the one that is most frequently visited. There are so many things to see and do in Bangkok that it is difficult to fit everything into one trip. Everybody knows about the famous floating markets, but lesser known are the train markets. Some of these train markets are so called because they are set up on and around train tracks that are still in use! When a train approaches, the vendors all pull their wares and stall awnings back like clockwork and the second the train passes, they quickly put everything back down and carry on as if a huge train did not just roll by centimeters away.

Key Takeaways:

  • Rod Fai Night Market in Ratchada is popular with home-grown Thais, which means the prices are excellent.
  • The Rod Hai Markey in Srinakarin is even more huge than its sibling in Ratchada, besides having a famously festive ambiance.
  • Rodfai Thonburi Market is so authentic restaurateurs visit the market to buy provisions for their establishments on a daily basis.

“Fun, colourful, sometimes crazy, often crowded, and full to bursting with fantastic sights, smells and sounds, Thai street markets are famous all over the world — and they’re a great place to pick up a bargain.”

Read more: https://whatsonsukhumvit.com/complete-guide-to-the-bangkok-train-markets/


Accor Rebrands and Launches a New Loyalty Program

Hotel chain Accor is doing two key things to improve its image and increase brand loyalty. The first is a rebranding from AccorHotels to Accor. The second is a revamp of its loyalty program. Its loyalty program used to be not very attractive, but it is revamping different key points such as sports, dining and entertainment. Accor will be spending $255 million on a revamp of their loyalty program, which they are renaming “ALL”, which stands for “Accor Live Limitless.” As compared to key competitors such as Marriot and Hilton, Accor books a significantly lower percentage of its bookings through its loyalty program. This is one measure it is looking to improve.

Key Takeaways:

  • Accor’s Loyalty Program under Sebastien Bezin will be overhauling some areas in need of refurbishment, including the areas of sports dining and entertainment.
  • Accor will shell out 255 million to create a new loyalty program that will launch under the acronym All.
  • The new ALL program, which will stand for Accor live limitless, is purported to cost less than monies spent by Accor’s competition on promoting their respective loyalty programs.

“Aside from amplifying experiences and boosting awareness of Accor via new partnerships, the sum will also be spent on new brand marketing that is designed to improve consumer perception of Accor’s brands from functional to experiential.”

Read more: https://skift.com/2019/02/21/accor-rebrands-and-launches-a-new-loyalty-program/

Nikko Bangkok dangles special opening rates

As many people are aware, Bangkok plays home to millions of tourists on a yearly basis. It is massive business in Bangkok and something that many people are trying to tap into. People feel as if visiting Bangkok is something that is on their bucket list and that they have to do. This new hotel, the Nikko Bangkok, is trying to get people excited about their place. They have new special opening rates for people that will come stay there.

Located in the Thong Lor district of Bangkok, a trendy area of bangkok popular with Japanese expats, The Hotel Nikko Bangkok opened in January 2019 and offers a more economical stay to its big sister, the nearby The Okura Prestige Bangkok, while still providing omotenashi, the unique Japanese approach to hospitality.

Hotel Nikko Bangkok is on the 2019 New Thai Hotels Master List.
Check out the other hotels on the list here.

Key Takeaways:

  • Even before its scheduled opening in 2019 the Nikko Bangkok is offering a special rate for a superior room.
  • The special price is 5,200++ baht, or 157 dollars in U.S. money.
  • The offer will be available from February 2019, through June 30 o 2019 and it includes a breakfast for two.

“Located at 27 Sukhumvit Soi 55, within walking distance of the BTS Skytrain Thonglor station, Hotel Nikko Bangkok features 301 guest rooms and suites, including 10 extended stay rooms complete with kitchenette.”

See 35 more photos and check rates at the Hotel Nikko Bangkok

Read more: http://www.ttgasia.com/2018/11/14/nikko-bangkok-dangles-special-opening-rates/