Australia is as a key feeder market into MANATHAI’s burgeoning portfolio of hotels and resorts in Thailand.
The Sydney based operation will be led by Belinda Montgomery, who has a 25 year track record of successful launches and sales with Alpha Hotels, SilverNeedle Hospitality, Hilton Sydney, Le Meridien Sydney and the Sydney Opera House.
MANATHAI Hotels & Resorts Director of Sales and Marketing Bobbie-Jane Skewes said: “We are delighted to announce Belinda’s appointment. She knows the business inside out and is supremely well connected. She is highly motivated and we are looking forward to working with her on maximizing the opportunity to match our unique collection of boutique resorts with Australian consumers.”
According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand more than 800,000 Australians visited Thailand in 2014. Many head to the south of Thailand with 9 % of the 5.6 million total arrivals into Phuket International Airport in 2014, according to the Phuket Hotel Market Update report by hospitality consultancy C9 Hotelworks
Belinda Montgomery said: “Australian travellers will connect with the incredibly authentic and personalised service at MANATHAI’s properties in Khao Lak, Koh Samui and Phuket, which are all popular destinations for Australian travellers.”