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2021 Press Releases

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Banyan Tree Group Recognised Among the Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World

Banyan Tree Group and its resorts are honoured to be conferred top recognitions by the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards and Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, both representing the most acclaimed benchmark of excellence in the travel industry. Notably, Banyan Tree Group with operations in 23 countries, is voted in the 19th place among the Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World by readers of Travel + Leisure.

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“Rediscover The World” with Banyan Tree Group’s 27th Anniversary Milestone

Marking the Group’s 27th Anniversary, Banyan Tree Group invites travellers to “Rediscover The World” in preparation for that long overdue vacation. As destinations reopen, exclusive upsized packages worth up to 50% in additional booked value are available worldwide from 7 September to 15 October 2021.

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Banyan Tree Global Foundation Invites 2022 Greater Good Grants’ Project Entries

Launched in 2020 to support impactful initiatives that benefit local communities and environments where Banyan Tree Group operates, the Greater Good Grants opened for project entries for the year 2022, prioritising timely projects that will tackle contemporary issues impacted by Covid-19.

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Banyan Tree Group Launches “Phuket Is Open” Campaign at Laguna Phuket for Sandbox

Starting July 1 2021, Thailand’s Phuket Sandbox Programme kick-started international travel to the Land of Smiles. With the post-Covid quest for increased emphasis on wellbeing and sustainability, Banyan Tree Group welcomes global guests back to its Safe Sanctuary in Laguna Phuket with experiential offerings at its Banyan Tree Phuket, Angsana Laguna Phuket and Cassia Phuket resorts.

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Laguna Phuket Leads as the First Integrated Destination in Thailand to Complete All Associates’ Vaccination

Banyan Tree Group’s Laguna Phuket expatriate associates received their first vaccine dose on Thursday 3 June 2021 at the destination’s own Angsana Convention & Exhibition Space. Having completed the full vaccination programme for Thai associates, Laguna Phuket is the first major integrated destination in Thailand to have all associates vaccinated against Covid-19.

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Banyan Tree Group Joins Expedia Group in the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge

Banyan Tree Group has joined Expedia Group and UNESCO in the global expansion of the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge, which will see 48 Banyan Tree properties adhere to the responsible environmental and cultural practices established by the pledge.

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Banyan Tree Advocates Culture of Wellbeing Inside Out

The pandemic’s widespread impact has underscored the importance of leading healthier lifestyles for our physical and mental wellbeing. For Banyan Tree Group, re-centering on its core values of wellbeing and sustainability in its internal culture is key to recovery in preparing for guests’ return during and beyond Covid-19.

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Banyan Tree Launches its First Banyan Tree Escape in Bali, Indonesia

Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape, is set to open in an off-the-beaten-track, untouched part of northern Ubud in late 2021. Pioneering a "no walls, no doors" concept throughout the property and in each of its 16 balés, the resort is an invitation into a different way of being.

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Banyan Tree Global Foundation Announces Inaugural Greater Good Grants’ Awardees

Launched in 2020 amidst Covid-19, Banyan Tree Global Foundation’s Greater Good Grants was awarded to support eight external organisations with projects that will benefit local communities and natural environments in countries where the Group operate.

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Banyan Tree Group Partners with EARTHDAY.ORG’s Canopy Project to Amplify Sustainability Awareness

In line with Earth Day 2021's theme of "Restore Our Earth", Banyan Tree Group partnered EARTHDAY.ORG’s reforestation programme The Canopy Project through the launch of its Earth Day Getaway offer, where each night’s purchase contributed US$2 for the planting of one tree.

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Pegasus Inks Agreement with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts to Manage Dhawa Quy Nhon Vietnam

Pegasus Investment and Consultancy JSC and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts signed a hotel management agreement to operate Dhawa Quy Nhon Vietnam upon the completion of the resort, expected in 2023.

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Banyan Tree Unveils a Post-Covid Wellbeing Drive

3 Mar: Throughout 2021, Banyan Tree will be launching Wellbeing Sanctuaries that combine club floors or resort wings, dedicated dining options, its Spas, and multifunctional practice spaces into one exclusive journey.

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Thai Rock Band Labanoon’s Metee Arun Performs Live at Laguna Phuket with Extra Special Local Support

Metee Arun, singer and guitarist of the famous Labanoon rock band, took time whilst visiting Banyan Tree Phuket to host a special performance on the greens of Laguna Golf Phuket. Performing the locals’ favourite song, Dok Fah, Metee Arun was joined by students from Laguna Phuket Kindergarten.

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Banyan Tree Group Enters New Forays with 8 Global Destinations in 2021

Embarking on a year of milestones, the Group 10 Feb: announced its entry into new forays in 3 regions across 8 destinations globally. In addition to openings in Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia and China), the Group will fly its first flags in the Middle East (Qatar), Europe (Greece) and Africa (Mozambique).

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