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Central Group launches new ‘Tourist Treats’ website

Offers stories, shopping promotions, and room discounts for tourists visiting Thailand, the website can be visited at

Bangkok, 25 October, 2022 – The Central Group – which operates the Centara Hotels & Resorts and Central department stores – has launched the new Tourist Treats website at featuring interesting stories on sightseeing, Thai food, and other topics, as well as a range of shopping privileges and promotions for tourists visiting Thailand.

Among the stories to read are a guide to eating non-spicy Thai food, must-know phrases in the Thai language to help tourists shop, eat, and get around easily, and a look at some of Bangkok’s fantastic rooftop bars that offer amazing city views with which to enjoy dinner.

There is also a story on popular day trips that can be taken from Bangkok, to such places as Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi, and Khao Yai National Park. And a feature on Na Muen Sri community in Trang province known for its wonderful Thai-style woven fabric.

Under the Promotions section of the website, tourists can find details on various shopping discounts and promotions available at participating shops and stores, including brand-name and food outlets.

There are also savings of up to 40% on room rates at the Centara Hotels & Resorts on offer in various destinations around Thailand.

The website also contains details on the VAT Refund for Tourists scheme, which offers a refund for goods that are purchased (at least 2,000 Baht per day per store) and taken out of Thailand within 60 days through any of the country’s eight international airports in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Hat Yai, U-Tapao, Krabi, and Samui.

Tourists visiting the website can also read up on the hygiene and safety measures in place at the Central shopping centres, which include deep cleaning of all touchpoints, weekly spraying of disinfectant, disinfecting of air-conditioning systems, mandatory mask wearing and regular ATK tests for staff, and the promotion of touchless technology; such as, e-payment services and contactless elevators.

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