Phuket Hotels Association plans fundraiser for industry scholarships

Phuket Hotels Association (PHA) is inviting members of the public to take part in its Absolutely Fabulous Online Travel Sale – an online silent auction with prizes that will fund scholarships for young talents in Phuket.

This forms part of the Phuket Hotels Association Benefit (PHAB) 2022 campaign, a fundraising initiative which also includes PHAB 4 Dance Fever, a charity gala dinner at Angsana Laguna Phuket on May 28, 2022.

Bidders can help fund scholarships for young talents in Phuket by bidding on travel experiences and activities

Participants can bid for five-star stays and experiences donated by sponsors in Dubai, Sydney and the Maldives, as well as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Krabi and Koh Samui – all potentially available with big discounts for the highest bidder. In addition to hotel stays, the auction includes a range of activities such as yacht charters, golf, tennis, surfing classes and gym memberships.

Bidding in the online auction is open until midnight (Thailand time, UTC+7 hrs) on May 28.

Proceeds from the auction will fund at least 20 hospitality scholarships and internships, exclusively for the benefit of young Phuket residents who would be otherwise unable to fund their education. To date, the association has successfully sponsored over 30 students studying hospitality and tourism in Phuket.

The PHAB 4 silent auction is being continually updated with new prizes. Bidders can check back on their progress, make new offers and see what other prizes are coming up.

Meanwhile, the PHAB 4 Dance Fever at Angsana Convention & Exhibition Space will be an upbeat fundraising event. The evening will commence with welcome cocktails and live music, followed by an international buffet dinner prepared by some of the top chefs from Phuket’s best hotels, and drinks crafted by the island’s most creative mixologists.

The event is supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Tickets are priced at 3,900 baht (US$113) for premium or 4,900 baht for VIP, with proceeds also going towards hospitality scholarships.

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