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Privilege News March 2016


a Myriad of Choices

Sawasdee kha, and welcome to the latest edition of our monthly newsletter. March is the start of the summer season in Thailand and Thais welcome the hot summer months as it gives us a very good reason to go out and explore the outdoors. The country is rich with beautiful mountains in the north, fertile plains in the central regions and gorgeous beaches in the southern provinces. The idea is to go out and have fun, or in Thailand we call it ‘sanook’. And this can be done in so many ways. From zip lining above the forest canopy, to white water rafting and learning how to jet-ski in the Gulf of Thailand something is sure to catch your fancy. How about a round of golf in the hundreds of manicured championship courses around the country? Or sports fishing for small game or monster marlins? The Andaman coast is home to some of the world’s best diving spots teeming with tropical aquatic wildlife.

One other activity gaining popularity nowadays is outdoor concerts or music festivals held in parks within the capital or at popular destinations such as Khao Yai National Park or around the tranquil beach resort of Hua Hin. What makes these concerts more interesting are the army of vendors selling local delicacies as well as handicrafts and souvenirs. Thais love their music and have taken a liking to foreign musicians who come to perform in the country throughout the year. If you check the schedules you may find yourself in the country just in time for a great performance.



An Important Message from the Immigration Department

The Immigration Department of the Royal Thai Police would like to bring your attention to the new regulations when it comes to overstaying your visa. Starting from March 20, 2016 onwards, instead of paying a fine for staying in the Kingdom of Thailand on an expired visa, the penalty now includes a ban from entering the country. The length of the ban depends on the period of overstay as follows :

In the event that the person reports to the authorities of their overstay the penalty will be as follows :





However if the person is arrested by the authorities and deported the period will be :





Conveniently all Thailand Elite members have special visa benefits and can seek assistance when it comes to visa matters. For more information and clarification, please go to the immigration website at or feel free to contact the Thailand Elite call center at any time.






Pentangle Promotions Co.,Ltd in conjunction with Beach Volleyball Thailand, Phuket Province the Tourism Authority of Thailand and PTT Public Company Limited will stage the first-ever Thailand Beach Volley Festival for amateur players on Karon Beach, Phuket from 23-27 March 2016. Supporting the main event will be a number of activities including a tournament for local schools, which will be held on the final 2 days of the event.



There will also be beach volleyball coaches on hand to run clinics for individuals and groups who want to learn the basics of the sport or hone their skills to a higher level. A number of sales and display outlets will also be on-site at the sponsor village.

Spectators who find themselves in Phuket between March 23rd and 27th can head on to the Karon Beach and watch a game of beach volleyball between world class athelets.

For more infomation : Click Here!



This month, we would like to present two of our business partners, a world renowned hotel in the middle of the city and a world class golf resort just a short drive away. Both offer luxurious facilities and feature first-class service.




W Bangkok

The hotel combines a 31-floor modern glass tower with a century-old, European-inspired heritage building, located in the heart of Bangkok’s bustling commercial district with direct access to the city’s elevated rail system.

W Bangkok features 403 guestrooms and suites, including 244 Wonderful Room, 106 Spectacular Room, 19 Cool Corner Room, 20 Studio Suite, 2 Fantastic Suite and 10 Marvelous Suite. Those who wish to enjoy an escalated design level may book a Wow Suite or the Extreme Wow Suite (W-style Presidential Suite).



The design and offerings of W Bangkok embody the capital’s fusion of past and present to create a shimmering new scene. Interiors of the hotel as well as The Mansion mirror the secrecy of the city obscure alleyways and the evocative twists and turns of its corridors, while evoking spirits of the past and evoking the city’s captivating collision of modern skyscrapers and ancient temples and shimmering bijous.

Thailand Elite Members are given special privileges which include a special room rate, 15% discount for A la Carte Menu on food & drink at The Kitchen Table and a 15% discount for A la Carte Menu on spa treatments at AWAY® SPA.

For more information : Click Here!



The Royal Gems Golf & Sport Club

Imagine stepping out from your private resort accommodations and to be greeted by cloudless skies, sparkling turquoise water ponds and endless golf courses. As a guest of The Royal Gems Golf and Sports Club, this image of paradise becomes your daily reality. One of Thailand’s most famous Golf Courses and finest resort hotels, The Royal Gems Golf and Sports Club is within easy reach with just a 40 minute drive from Bangkok, ideal for a weekend escape from the capital, enjoying the green surroundings of nature, relax and sunbathe at the large free-form swimming pool, play squash or tennis or enjoy the afternoon in one of Thailand’s best Golf courses.




The resort offers guests a rare chance to experience subtropical beauty from front-row seats while playing the game you love.

The Royal Gems Golf and Sports Club are providing visiting Thailand Elite Members a special 18-hole complimentary round of golf. (For members applying from June 2013 onwards)

For more information : Click Here!


See Also
Application Process
Visa Privilege & Immigration Service