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2018 ASTW Convention, proudly sponsored by Tourism Authority of Thailand

August 16, 2018 - August 19, 2018

- $475.00 – $1,550.00

The Australian Society of Travel Writers Committee is thrilled to invite members to attend the 2018 Convention in Bangkok, Thailand. This year’s convention will feature 11 exciting pre and post famil options, an array of inspiring speaker sessions and workshops, our annual general meeting, and the 2018 Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner.

Date: Thursday 16 August – Sunday 19 August 2018
Venues: Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort and AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel

Important: Bookings will close on 15 April 2018. 50% deposit is required at time of booking, with final payment due by 30 June 2018.



Day 1: Thursday 16 August

  • Arrival of members from pre-famils or from Australia

  • Conference registration and check-in

  • Welcome Cocktail Reception

Day 2: Friday 17 August

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • All day conference, including lunch

  • Evening Dinner Cruise along Chao Phraya River

Day 3: Saturday 18 August

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • All day conference and AGM, including lunch

  • ASTW Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner

Day 4: Sunday 19 August

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Departure of members on post tours or to Australia

A more detailed program will be released over the coming months.

CONVENTION HOTELS – It’s your choice!

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

Set on the banks of the grand Chao Phraya River, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is a thriving oasis offering a unique way to experience the City of Angels. Majestic palms swaying in the breeze. Spa treatments hidden within lush tropical gardens. Luxurious suites lit by the twinkle of the city skyline. Delectable meals fusing tastes from around the globe.

For more hotel information, please visit https://bangkok-riverside.anantara.com


AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel

Wake up in rooms and suites with arresting views – each and every one looks over the river and the city skyline. Wine and dine sky high and toast to the City of Angels taking in the panoramic views of the city’s skyscape. Treat yourself to a spa day or lounge by the rooftop infinity pool.

For more hotel information, please visit https://www.minorhotels.com/en/avani/riverside-bangkok

Important: To book additional room nights, please contact Ms. Parichat Yamsa-ard at parichat_ya@anantara.com.


All flight booking are to be made directly with Thai Airways International. Please click here to complete the booking form.

If you have any questions, please email pr@thaiairways.com.au, quoting group code SYDRC607.

Important: Flight bookings will close on 30 June 2018.


Tourism Authority of Thailand’s 2018 messaging “Open to the New Shades of Thailand” showcases the depth of Thailand’s tourism as a land of amazing diversity worth discovering further. A comprehensive pre and post famil program is themed around “Unique Thai Local Experiences” with a selection of 11 itineraries, from hillside villages to national parks and island retreats.

Please click here to view famil options and register your famil preferences. Tourism Authority of Thailand will provide confirmation of your famil from 4 May 2018.

Important: Each famil will require a minimum of 8 participants to operate.


  • Return economy class flights with Thai Airways International

    • From Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Members travelling from other ports will need to purchase domestic connecting flights.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at your choice of hotel:

    • Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort – Deluxe Room

    • AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel – AVANI River View Room

  • Breakfast daily

  • Welcome Cocktail Reception

  • Dinner Cruise along Chao Phrara River

  • 2-day ASTW conference and AGM, including lunch

  • Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner

  • One Pre or Post Famil

  • All transportation in Thailand, pre and post-convention events and famils only


Convention Package

  • Digital Influencer Member: $950

  • PR Member: $1050

  • Writer Member: $950

  • Partner: $1550

Convention only package, no flights

  • Digital Influencer Member: $500

  • PR Member: $550

  • Writer Member: $500

  • Partner: $800

Bookings will close on 15 April 2018.

Conditions: A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. Payment accepted by Visa or MasterCard only. Bookings close on 15 April 2018, with final payment due by 30 June 2018. No refunds will be issued after 30 June 2018.


August 16, 2018
August 19, 2018
$475.00 – $1,550.00
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