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History

Thai Hotel Association

 

Thai Hotel Association was established in 1963 by the Board of Directors and hotel owners called ďHotel Association for Tourist of Thailand Ē with the following objectives:

1. To foster the spirit of unity among members and support each other in hotel industry

2. To support tourism in the country with cooperation from Tourism Organizations in both Thailand and overseas

3. To impart knowledge and coordinate among members without involving politics

The previous Head Office was located at the Oriental Hotel. In 1968 the ďHotel Association for Tourist of ThailandĒ was renamed to ďThai Hotels AssociationĒ. The present Head Office is located at 203-209/3 Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue , Bowonniwet, Pranakon, Bangkok 10200.

 

The objectives of THA are as follows.

· To promote private enterprise relating to hotel business and tourism industry

· To promote and faster cooperation among all members of the Association

· To support and assist members to solve problems including negotiation with outsiders for the mutual benefits of the members

enterprises

· To foster the spirit of unity and exchange knowledge, opinions, and technique as well as information concerning hotel business

and tourism industry

· To protect and promote mutual benefit

· To cooperate and coordinate with the government and private sectors, e.g. organizations, associations, companies or any

persons when the Association deems that such cooperation will assist or provide facilities in fulfillment of the Association

objectives.

· To propagate and publicize Associationís activities as well as information concerning hotel business and tourism industry

· To conduct training programs and seminars in the field of hotel business and tourism industry

· To carry out any kind of business with the aims of promoting and increasing benefits for the members

· To clarify and make proposal to the government and help in solving problems and obstacles in connection with hotel business

and tourism industry

· To cooperate with government in promoting hotel business with regard to a good standard and in concurrence with the

governments policy

· To make agreements or set mutual regulations for the members to follow, to refrain from any practices, all for the food of the

members business

· To settle disputer in business between fellow members, or between members and outsiders

· To arrange sales promotion domestically and internationally

· To join in any charitable activities or make contribution to charity for public welfare and national security

 

Benefits in general:

· To receive information on hotel business and tourism industry from various sources such as THA Chapters in the central and

6 regional offices, including TAT, BOI, and ATTA, etc.

· To receive THA news, and memberís information as well as online communications via the internet at www.thaihotels.org or

E-mail to info@thaihotels.org

· To attend THA Annual Meeting and follow up on THA progress, and exchange idea and suggestion to THA for improvement

· To attend Memberís Meeting organized in every 2 months to follow up on the progress of THA activities, to propose ideas

and suggestions to Executive Board of Directors, to participate in seminars with guest speakers experiences in hotel business

and tourism industry

 

Specific Benefits:

· To get assistance and support from the Association as stated under scope of the Associationís objectives

· The right to propose ideas of suggestions to the Association and Executive Board of Directors under the scope of  the

Associationís objectives and with the aim to assist the Association

· The right to propose and participate in the enactment concerning hotel business and tourism industry which turns into government

policy for the benefit of all members

· To participate in Hotel Rating System Project

· To assist and support hotel activities all over the country for the benefit of members and Hotel Industry

· To exchange views share experiences and work together for the benefit of hotel ad tourism industry.

 

THA is a member of the following:

· ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA)

· ASEAN Hotels & Restaurant Association (AHRA)

· Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

 

The members are classified into 11 groups as follows:   

1. Group of hotels located in Bangkok, Phatumthani, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan, Nakornpathom,

Kanchanaburi, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram and Ratchaburi with number of rooms exceeding 250

2. Group of hotels located in Bangkok , Phatumthani. Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan, Nakornpathom,

Kanchanaburi, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram and Ratchaburi with number of rooms less than 249

3. Group of hotels located in Central Chapter consists of Ayutthaya , Nakorn Nayok, Saraburi, Angthong,

Singburi, Supanburi, Lopburi, Chainat, Uthaithani and Nakornsawan

4. Group of hotels located in Eastern chapter consists of Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trad, Srakaew,

Chachengsao and Prachinburi

5. Group of hotels located in Western Chapter consists of Petchaburi and Prachuabkirikan

6. Group of hotels located in Upper Northern Chapter consists of Phrae, Lampang, Lamphun, Nan , Phayao, Chiangmai, Chiangrai

and Maehongson

7. Group of hotels located in Lower Northern Chapter consists of Kamphaengpetch, Phichit, Petchabun, Pisanulok, Sukhothai, Tak

and Utharadit

8. Group of hotels located in Upper Northeastern Chapter consists of Khonkaen, Mukdahan, Kalasin, Nongbua Lamphu, Loei,

Udonthani, Sakolnakon, Nakon Phanom and Nongkhai

9. Group of hotels located in Lower Northeastern Chapter consists of Nakornratchasima, Buriram, Surin, Srisaket, Chaiyaphum,

Mahasarakam, Roied, Yasothon, Ubonratchathani and Amnatcharoen

10. Group of hotels located in Southern Chapter consists of Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Pattalung, Trang, Satul, Songkhla,

Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat

11. Group of hotels located in Southern Chapter consists of Chumporn, Suratthani and Nakhonsrithammarat

 

At present, Thai Hotels Association has a total of 778 Members:

· Ordinary Members                 587   

· Association Members               98   

· Extra-Ordinary Members         70   

· Honorary Members                 23   


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