Hospitality dynamo and Kata Resorts owner Tunyaratt Achariyachai named Outstanding Asean Entrepreneur

Mrs. Tunyaratt Achariyachai, Owner and Vice President of Kata Group Resorts Thailand, has been honoured for her contribution to Phuket’s tourism industry after being named one of the Kingdom’s Outstanding ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs 2015.

Mrs. Achariyachai and nine other highly successful Thai women received the prestigious gong at the Outstanding ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs 2015 awards ceremony in Hanoi on 7 March. The event was part of the inaugural ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Forum.

“Winning this award, in the company of many other outstanding businesswomen in the region, is a great highlight of my life and something I will cherish forever,” said Mrs. Achariyachai, a former Phuket senator heavily involved in helping to shape the resort island’s tourism industry. “I look forward to playing a continuing role in the sector so that it’s developed further to better competes in ASEAN following full economic integration of the region at the end of this year.”

Sixty-five businesswomen from 10 ASEAN countries were honored on at the event, held in the presence of a number of dignitaries, including Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen XuanPhuc.