Thailand praised as safe, friendly and value packed as ever


As part of its launch campaign for its new drink V+ Veltins, one of Germany’s largest breweries, recently organized a spectacular holiday for 300 lucky prize winners at the five-star Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi.
Invitations to join the party were printed underneath 150 bottle caps and the finders and their partners were on their way to an all expenses paid, luxury six-day trip to one of Thailand’s top resort hotels!

It was “party all the way” with a seemingly endless round of parties and beach excursions tailor-made by the Centara Hotels & Resorts experts, the events team from Veltins and the Organizers, Capito Consulting.

The scene was set on the first day of the program when the group was transferred in traditional Thai long-tail boats to the beach of a nearby island for breakfast before transferring back to the hotel for poolside relaxation, lunch and a series of parties.

Probably the most memorable activity for the group members was the opportunity on the last night to take part in a traditional Thai Balloon Ceremony, where participants each fired up and released their own traditional, Thai paper lantern balloon. The balloons are powered by the hot air produced by their own small oil lamp and make a spectacular and moving sight as they drift upwards into the sky until finally disappearing from sight.

Said Veltins event manager Peter Lobbert, “The event was all we could have hoped for and more. Thailand was as safe and welcoming as always – a perfect event in every way.”

Seasoned event organizer Volker Capito of Capito Consulting added, “We always knew that we had made the right choice. There isn’t a destination in the world that can match Thailand for safety, the friendliness of the people and the sheer quality and value for money. Centara Hotels & Resorts proved to be perfect partners. We will be back.”

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Krabi is located directly on the beach at secluded Pai Plong Bay, near the main resort area of Ao Nang, with its shops, bars and restaurants, and has a 500-meter beach frontage with superb views. All 192 rooms and villas in the low-rise resort face the ocean and there is a wide selection of restaurants, bars and leisure facilities including a Spa Cenvaree. The hotel is a perfect meetings venue, too with a main auditorium, pre-function and breakout rooms seating 180 for a banquet and 200 theatre-style. Full presentation facilities and secretarial services are available.

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