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21309 27 May 2021

Centara Gears Up to Welcome International Travellers Back to Phuket

All eligible Centara staff working in Centara hotels and resorts on Phuket are fully vaccinated

Bangkok, Thailand 27th May 2021 Centara Hotels Resorts, Thailand's leading hotel operator, confirms all eligible Centara staff working in its Phuket hotels and resorts have been fully vaccinated in preparation for the arrival of international travellers in July 2021.

Under Thailand's Tourism Sandbox scheme, the kingdom is gearing up to welcome fully vaccinated travellers from around the world without requiring quarantine on arrival. Thailand's island province of Phuket is spearheading the programme, reopening safely to international tourists on 1st July 2021, when at least 70 percent of the host province's population has been inoculated.

The vaccination drive also highlights Centara's commitment to employee welfare and belief that by looking after staff like family members, they, in turn, will take care of guests like one of their own. In addition to training and development programmes, the group also provided COVID-19 insurance to all staff members last year.

"The safety of our staff and our guests remains a top priority for us, and for Thailand's tourism recovery. By ensuring all eligible staff working in our Phuket properties are inoculated, and bolstered by the comprehensive Centara Complete Care programme that remains strictly in place across our hotels and resorts, we can confidently and safely welcome international travellers to Phuket, and to Centara, the Place to Be," said Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO of Centara Hotelsand Resorts.

The certified health and hygiene procedures covered under Centara Complete Care include daily temperature checking of all staff before they start work every day, social distancing measures, increased sanitation, and appropriate protective masks and face shields for all service staff.

In anticipation of the quarantine-free travel, Centara Hotelsand Resorts is inviting travellers to experience Thailand's quintessential island getaway with a choice of short- and long-stay stay offers at its resorts, which range from all-pool-villa beachfront hideaways to family-friendly beachfront retreats with waterpark.

For more information, please contact the Centara reservation centre at reservations@chr.co.th, at +66(0) 2101 1234 or via live chat, or visit www.centarahotelsresorts.com.

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About Centara

Centara Hotelsand Resorts is Thailand's leading hotel operator. Its 83 properties span all major Thai destinations plus the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, China, Japan, Oman, Qatar, Cambodia, Turkey,Indonesiaand the UAE.Centarasportfolio comprises six brands Centara Reserve,Centara Grand Hotels Resorts, Centara Hotels Resorts, Centara Boutique Collection, Centra by Centara and COSI Hotels  ranging from luxury island retreats and upscale family resorts to affordable lifestyle concepts supported by innovative technology. The groups newest Centara Reserve brand was unveiled in 2020 as an experiential luxury collection, inviting guests to discover a new era of story-driven hospitality starting with Centara Reserve Samui.

Centara also operates state-of-the-art convention centres and has its own award-winning spa brand, Cenvaree. Throughout the collection, Centara delivers and celebrates the hospitality and values Thailand is famous for including gracious service, exceptional food, pamperingspasand the importance of families.Centarasdistinctive culture and diversity of formats allow it to serve and satisfy travellers of nearly every age and lifestyle.

Over the next five years Centara aims to become a top 100 global hotel group, while spreading its footprint into new continents and market niches. As Centara continues to expand, a growing base of loyal customers will find the companys unique style of hospitality in more locations.Centarasglobal loyalty programme, Centara The1, reinforces their loyalty with rewards,privilegesand special member pricing. 

Find out more about Centara atwww.CentaraHotelsResorts.com  

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