Thailand - Banyan Tree properties in Phuket and Koh Samui have been awarded the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) certificate in recognition of upgraded health and hygiene standards.
Following an extensive inspection, Angsana Laguna Phuket and Angsana Villa Resort Phuket have achieved the SHA certification, which is valid for two years. In Samui, the 88-villa Banyan Tree Samui has also received the SHA mark of assurance to help restore confidence among guests and ensure the safety of all staff and visitors.
The SHA certification was introduced by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in May to encourage hotels, resorts, major attractions and tourism-related enterprises, including restaurants, spas and department stores, to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 as Thailand looks to reopen borders to international travellers — and event delegates.
Banyan Tree Group has also launched its own ‘Safe Sanctuary Programme’, an integrated health and wellbeing programme that incorporates protocols of safety assurance and wellness.
At Banyan Tree Samui this includes a ‘contactless journey’ for guests, from check-in to check-out, as well as enhanced cleanliness protocols and appropriate distancing at all on-site facilities.
The programme’s wellness aspects — which include deep rest through sleep, activities that emphasize a connection to nature, and plant-focused menus — will likely also resonate with meeting and incentive delegates looking to rejuvenate and reconnect in a post-COVID world.