Agoda backs Thai Tourism in July 2021

Agoda backs Thai Tourism in July 2021

As Thailand reopens its doors to fully vaccinated international tourists with its 'Phuket Sandbox' initiative, Agoda launches its dedicated landing page, to help travelers search for and book their long anticipated international holiday at Phuket hotels, resorts, bungalows or other properties that have been SHA Plus certified by the Thai Government's Safety & Health Administration.

According to Agoda's search data, searches for Phuket saw a 67% increase in June, compared to May before the Phuket Sandbox was officially announced on 1 June, with the strongest interest coming from travelers from the United States, China, South Korea, France, Germany and Israel. More than one in four searches in June was for a stay period of 14 days or more. Thailand is the second most searched international destination for Americans in June, and the top five Thai cities for Americans are: Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Hua Hin / Cha-am, Chiang Mai.

At, travelers can easily browse availability and pricing for the approved SHA Plus properties in real time, and can access Agoda's dedicated Phuket and Thailand travel guides for further information on the Phuket Sandbox initiative, while drawing inspiration for local activities and attractions.

John Brown, CEO of Agoda, said: "Thailand has taken its first step to reopen its doors to long and short haul travelers with the launch of the Phuket Sandbox. Phuket is a beautiful, tropical island that has great beaches and offers a wide range of exciting activities, sightseeing opportunities and amazing cuisine, all of which can be enjoyed under the Phuket Sandbox scheme. With Agoda's combination of our global reach and extensive local knowledge, we want to inspire travelers ready and eligible to travel, to easily find approved accommodation to suit their Phuket Sandbox travel needs."

Where to stay in Phuket

For travelers looking for a rejuvenating getaway, Crest Resort Pool & Villas is the perfect respite perched on Tri Trang Beach, just outside Patong. It has its own Prima and Holistic Wellness Village with a wide range of spa programs to choose from.

Those looking to indulge can check-in The Nai Harn, which boasts stunning sea views and overlooks Nai Harn beach. Travelers can not only enjoy a quiet and luxurious stay waking up to the ocean or mountain views, but even arrange beachside butler services and private terrace barbecues.

Or for those looking to be near food, shopping and activities like water sports, stay at boutique resort Burasari Phuket just 50 metres from the famous Patong Beach and 10-minute walk from Jungceylon Shopping Mall.

About the Phuket Sandbox

The Phuket Sandbox allows fully vaccinated and qualified travelers to visit the paradisical island without the usual 14-day quarantine in a room. These travelers can book SHA-certified properties in Phuket and freely explore everything outside while following simple safety rules like social distancing and wearing a mask.

About Agoda

Agoda helps anyone travel anywhere with its great value deals on a global network of 2.4M hotels and holiday properties worldwide, plus flights, airport transfers and more. and the Agoda mobile app are available in 39 languages, and supported by 24/7 customer support.Headquartered in Singapore, Agoda is part of Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG) and employs more than 4,000 staff in 25 countries, dedicated to leveraging best-in-class technology to make travel even easier.

Thailand Shopping Festival

Thailand Shopping Festival

ECOVACS ROBOTICS, the world's leader of Home Service Robotics, will be offering its greatest deals via its Lazada and Shopee official stores this 11.11.2020 shopping festival, with flagship products such as the DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI, DEEBOT OZMO T8, DEEBOT OZMO 920 and DEEBOT U2 PRO with the best deals up to 60% off.

November 11st known as 11.11 is the world's largest online shopping festival. In 2019, ECOVACS' global sales reaching over US $113 million (THB 3,500 million), a 12 percent increased from 2018 -- setting a new record for the home service robotics company.

General Manager of APAC, Steve Lee from ECOVACS said, 'In the current climate where more people are staying home, our innovative solutions are becoming even more useful in enhancing customers' smart living and lifestyle. Our great sales performance last year during 11.11 promotion has given us confidence that there is strong demand for our products. With 11.11 around the corner once again, we have lined up attractive discounts and bundle deals for our customers on our official online stores on Shopee and Lazada that many can to look forward to.'

Launched in August 2020, the DEEBOT OZMO T8 is a 2-in-1 vacuuming and mopping robot that leverages advanced technology to achieve millimeter-level obstacle detection and avoidance, providing users with the ultimate full coverage cleaning experience. Users can also expect their homes to be mopped with OZMOTM Mopping System that removes over 99 percent[1] of bacteria. The DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI on the other hand features an upgraded AIVI™ technology that allows obstacle recognition. Its new OZMOTM Pro Mopping System further uses electrically powered high-frequency vibration to achieve an oscillation rate of 480 times per minute on the oscillating mop - capable of removing stubborn stains. Users can even tap on live video stream from the moving DEEBOT to monitor their pets at home remotely. All DEEBOTs are App compatible for a convenient cleaning experience.

Accessories you can buy in Thailand

Accessories you can buy in Thailand

When it comes to fashion, it is not always about your personality and attitude. When you have a strong personality, it means you can make any accessory your own and rock it with pride. A simple outfit can be extraordinary if you pair it up with few fashionable accessories. The idea of “fashion accessories” is not limited to jewelry alone. It can be a scarf, a handbag, a hat, shoes, belts and more. If you are a fashion forward lady visiting Thailand for the first time, here are few suggestions on how to get the best fashion accessories in Thailand.


Most women cannot live without jewelry. No matter which occasion it is, they need to have their jewelries on. Even the person who does not care about fashion much wears a stud earring on a daily basis. This is how connected jewelry and woman are! You will find a lot of beads jewelry at the beach. They are all handmade and have a sort of uniqueness to them. Thailand is good for gem jewelry. They are crafted in an artistic design that would surely appeal to women of all color and taste. From studs, dangly earrings, bracelets, anklets, pendants and collars, you will find it all here. Most tourists opt for street jewelry shopping as they are very cheap priced and yet not of bad quality.


Thailand is a hub for luxury brands handbag replica. Gucci, Chanel, Prada, Armani, you name it and they have it all. You can get yourself a luxury brand replica under $20. There are some people who enjoy the authenticity of a luxury brand but it is not affordable for everyone. So those who still like the feeling of carrying a luxury name tag around their shoulder, these replica handbags can serve well for them. Thailand also has some local handbag produces like cotton handbags, graffiti handbags, woven handbags and even rice basket handbags. People often get these local produces as a souvenir for their loved ones back home. Their collections of wallets are impressive too. They have artistic twist on leather and they have cutesy stuff too.

Colorful Umbrella

An umbrella can also be a fashion accessory! Thailand has a wide range of beautiful umbrellas. Their thin paper umbrellas are world famous. It is hard to believe that any tourist get go back home without buying one paper umbrella from Thailand.

Fashion Forward Glasses

Thailand has one huge collection of replica glasses. Every eye gear brand, be it luxury or less renowned brand, they have a replica for you. They are also made quite well. Considering the price tag, you will be surprised with the quality of these glasses. The option is unlimited and so is the number of shops selling glasses. You should be able to bargain well when you are buying from them.


A watch is a must have accessory for both men and women. People tend to match their watches with their outfit. There are some universal designed watches that actually go with every outfit you wear. Just like the stalls that sell glasses, the watch stalls are similar too. They have local produces, topnotch brands and replicas. You need to pick wisely which one would give more value to your money.


Thailand is a land of adventure. It offers many adventurous activities to its tourists and locals. The number one thing that is essential when you go out on an adventure is a good backpack. Thailand has a good collection of backpacks. They are mostly colorful. They are very artsy and have their cultural background in it.


When you visit Thailand, you will notice the country demands you to have certain type of shoes in order to maximize your pleasure in exploring the country. The country is filled with islands, beaches and forests. So when you roam around the country, you should be wearing sandals, dressier shoes, rubber shoes, slip on shoes etc. They country is hot and it requires you to wear comfy shoes. They have a wide collection of these types of shoes. You will find many intricate designs that are very traditionally Thai. They are very well made and the price point is actually impressive.

Fashion accessories are something that boasts your overall look. We always try to make our appearance as trendy and presentable as possible with fashion accessories. Thailand is a great place to buy all types of fashion accessories.

Shopping in BKK

Shopping in BKK

The Thai Government has announced a three-phase plan for reopening to international visitors. The National Communicable Disease Committee has approved a draft plan on the monitoring system to prevent and control COVID-19 infection among travelers entering Thailand. The relaxation of travel restrictions for foreigners who visit Thailand for economic and social reasons will be divided into three phases. The first phase involves short- and long-term arrivals, such as guests of the Thai government, businessmen, investors, skilled workers, experts, people with Thai families, teachers, and students. The second phase involves patients seeking Thai health services, and the third phase involves tourists and migrant workers.

Now after COVID, here's looking to a brighter future there is a good reason why Bangkok is so famous for shopping. Both the locals and the tourists would agree the versatility of the city's shopping malls is impressive. The capital of the country promises a great deal of shopping malls, good topnotch brands as well as cheap goods. If you want to get your hands on some designer goods, you can and if you have a limited budget, even then you can enjoy shopping in Bangkok. The night market is something everyone looks forward to. It lit up every single night and it is always crowded with curious shoppers.

Bangkok has an interesting store locations as both luxury brands and cheap local items are found quite nearby. The luxury brands do not isolate themselves too far. One minute you are enjoy your time at a Chanel store, and the minute you step out of the store, you can find a cheap store nearby. This ensures that the shopping malls here are very welcoming for every type of shopper.

Bangkok has about 500-8000 stores. The shopping malls have slightly higher price point than the market. To be able to earn a good deal in Bangkok, you need to be able to bargain. The bargain hard rule applies in most of the store because none of the products are fixed price. The owners ask for a random price and if you bargain well, they seem to lower the price. So it is always a plus if you can put a good smile and bargain well with the shopkeeper.

With all the options available, it is very easy to get about where to shop in Bangkok! Below is a list of the finest stores and malls in Bangkok where you may get the best deals.

Platinum Fashion Mall

This large fashion mall caters to the wholesale needs of the customer. If you want to buy goods at a large quantity, this is the best mall to visit in Bangkok. They carry everything. They have mens fashion wear, womens fashion wear and kids fashion wear. They have dresses, pants, handbags, hats, shoes and even cosmetics. There sportswear collection is also impressive. They have items from all over the Asia. You will find goods of Japan, China, Korea and Hong Kong here. Interestingly you will get a feel of street shopping inside this lavishing air conditioned mall.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

This market comprises of 35 acres. You will get around 8000 stalls here. Since it has so many stalls, it contains absolutely anything and everything. So you will be able to buy whatever you need from this one place. If you want something rare, then look for ceramics stalls, home furniture and rare antiques. They also are well known for their reasonable priced souvenirs. Some think it is the most suited place for buying traditional Thai handicrafts. If you want a piece of Thailand to come back with you on your hometown, then classic Thai handicraft is very good. Their collection is rather versatile. The prices are not cheap as the quality is very good.

Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin Night Market

If you are a vintage collector then this is the market for you! From vintage clothing, accessories, souvenirs, they have everything. The Rod's Antiques area and the Warehouse Zone have a wide range of vintage products. Here items like motorbikes, kitsch furniture, classic cars and French chandeliers are all genuine and antique. These are some locally produced and some are imported from Europe, Myanmar, China and USA. Even if you do not want to shop for anything, the mesmerizing light view of the market is enough to visit the place once. The food there is luring too.

Pan Tip Plaza

This plaza is dedicated to electronics of all kind. If you are looking for topnotch technology, this is the place to visit. Many people want electronics as a souvenir. So this would a good place to buy electronic goods for the friends and family back home. The locals also come to this plaza to buy computers and laptops. It contains many well reputed brands as well as cheap options. You can buy retail goods but the plaza offers special discount for wholesale goods.

Pratunam Market

This particular market it best if you want to buy any bulk clothes. The district Pratunam is well known for its clothing and this market is for those who enjoy trendy fashion. You will find about 4000 stores in this market. They contain both modern, classic, both casual and formal wear.

Ma Boon Khrong Center

If you are looking to buy mobiles and mobile accessories then this is the place for you. They have a wide range of topnotch mobile brands and they have local made mobiles as well. It also has fashionable clothes as a reasonable price. They have a good collection of Thai brands. They also sell replica of luxury fashion items. For under $20 you can spot yourself a luxury handbag.

Shopping is fun anywhere and when you visit a new country, shopping becomes mandatory element of your holiday. Enjoy a good shopping time with all the fashionable markets Thailand has to offer.