Phuket hotels begin prepping for potential tourists as Thai government discusses ‘travel bubble’ plans

Upon approval, select low-risk countries from around the world will be able to travel to Phuket and other parts of the country as tourists 

Phuket, Thailand. CarlosCastilla/Shutterstock

Even though the Thai government has not yet confirmed ‘travel bubble’ arrangements with other countries, several hotels in Phuket have already started to prepare for potential tourists, reported The Phuket News. 

 Among the hotels that have been gearing up by implementing stringent health and sanitary measures is The Best Western Plus The Beachfront Hotel developed by Blue Horizon Developments, who received the highly commended distinction at the 2016 PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards. 

“In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, travellers around the world are not just demanding safety, but they have come to expect it like a basic right, as they should,” said Claude Baltes, the General Manager at The Best Western Plus The Beachfront Hotel. 

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“At Best Western Plus The Beachfront Hotel, we have always practiced high standards of hygiene and cleanliness, and we have now taken our commitment to travellers’ safety up a notch.” 

According to Claude, their hotel has just earned the COVID-READY Certificate by Hotel Resilient, which is the only scientific benchmarking and certification body for climate change adaptation and disaster risk management of resorts and hotels in the world. The recipients who receive this certification passed a reassuring 80 percent or above based on the verification of key documents. 

 “After being certified COVID-READY, we now have peace of mind knowing that our hard work and efforts have essentially been a step in the right direction,” added Claude. “We are confident that we can provide the high level of safety our guests deserve.” 

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