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