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Mon, 14 May 2018

Making a Difference: Phuket Hotels Association Raises THB 4.5 Million

The Phuket Hotels Association raised THB4.5 million (US$ 141,000) for young hospitality professionals in Phuket at a glamorous Great Gatsby-themed event held on 28 April 2018.

 The money will finance twenty hospitality scholarships and traineeships for talented young Phuket residents whose parents cannot afford to pay for their education.

 The “Phuket Hotels Association Benefit 2 (PHAB 2) - Glam, Glitz and Glitter” event was held at Latitude Laguna, the stylish venue on the island’s golden west coast.

The Phuket Hotels Association raised THB4.5 million (US$ 141,000) for young hospitality professionals in Phuket at a glamorous Great Gatsby-themed event held on 28 April 2018. The money will finance twenty hospitality scholarships and traineeships for talented young Phuket residents whose parents cannot afford to pay for their education. Click to enlarge.

“The Phuket Hotels Association is proud to support the development of local communities, and our annual benefits are a vitally important part of our fundraising activities,” said Phuket Hotels Association’s president, Anthony Lark. “I would like to thank all of our supporters, sponsors and guests for creating such a memorable occasion. This year, the money raised from the PHAB will pay for scholarships for 20 local youngsters to embark on careers in the hospitality industry. This is a wonderful way of creating income for local people and families, creating multi-generational benefits for communities, and supporting our member hotels by developing exciting new industry talent.”

Now in its second year, the PHAB has quickly become a catalyst for unity in the Phuket hospitality sector – a rallying call for the industry to focus on re-investment into the island.

 Phuket Hotels Association members donated an impressive array of travel and tourism prizes which were auctioned at the event, ranging from international holidays to local experiences in and around Phuket.

PHAB 3, the third annual Phuket Hotels Association Benefit, will take place on 27 April 2019.

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