Indian tucker at its best

June 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Thailand

BANGKOK, 23 June 2017: Rang Mahal restaurant at the 407-room Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok has won the Editor’s Choice Award for Indian cuisine at the 19th Bangkok’s Best Restaurant awards.

The Rang Mahal was selected by a panel of five judges, with 12 to 23 nominees in each category vying for recognition by Bangkok’s most respected awards in the hospitality industry.

Bangkok Best Restaurant Awards is hosted by Bangkok Best Dining & Entertainment magazine. Read more

Chinese vote Thai favourites

June 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 14 June 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand announced, Tuesday, the top 14 tourist attractions and activities for Chinese tourists visiting Thailand.

The 2017 People’s Choice Awards Thailand were based on 3.7 million votes cast during a two-week period.

The contest was a continuation of a project carried out successfully in 2015 and 2016 to enhance Thailand’s tourism profile and brand image via social media networks. Read more

AirAsia top of the class

June 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines

SEPANG, MALAYSIA, 8 June 2017: AirAsia has been voted as Asia’s leading low-cost airline for the fifth year running at the 2017 World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia.

The accolade, chosen through votes by travel and tourism professionals, worldwide, recognises AirAsia’s commitment to excellence in service, putting it ahead of contenders; Air India Express, Firefly, GoAir, JetKonnect, JetStar Airways, Lucky Air, Nok Air, Scoot, SpiceJet and West Air.

The airline also won the leading low-cost airline cabin crew award, beating nine other contenders; Air India Express, Firefly, GoAir, JetKonnect, Jetstar Airways, Lucky Air, Nok Air, SpiceJet and West Air. Read more

Centara hosts European agents

May 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Thailand

HUA HIN, 29 May 2017: Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin showcased its range of food and beverage outlets, by hosting a welcome dinner for 180 travel representatives from the German speaking market who were participating in the Hua Hin leg of the DER Touristik Campus Live in Thailand 2017.

The workshop was organised by department of sales promotion, the CAMPUS Team of the DER Touristik KG, Europe’s leading tour and travel operator under REWE Group. Read more

Lens Lines: Phuket Laguna plants tree

May 25, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Thailand

PHUKET, 25 May 2017: Laguna Phuket marked the 11th year of its Greening Community initiative by planting 2,000 trees; 1,000 mangrove saplings at Baan Thala Village in Paklog, a sub-district in Thalang area of Phuket, and 1,000 eggplant trees at the nearby Phuket Elderly Home.

This year, 200 associates from Laguna Phuket teamed up with 50 community members and students to plant the trees. Read more

Lens Lines: THAI joins Star celebration

May 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Thailand

BANGKOK, 18 May 2017: Thai Airways International one of the five founding members of Star Alliance, joined the alliance’s 20 years anniversary celebration, “Connecting People and Cultures” in Frankfurt, last week.

The airline represented by THAI advisor, Office of the President, Teerapol Chotichanapibal, (second from right)  is seen here with Star Alliance CEO, Jeffrey Goh, (second from left) and THAI vice president, alliances and commercial strategy department, Krittaphon Chantalitanon, (first from left) at the gala dinner celebration at Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt Gravenbruch. Read more

ONYX awards creativity

May 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Thailand

BANGKOK, 16 May 2017: ONYX Hospitality Group’s Arts for The Planet 2017 awarded Kasetsart University’s Scrap Lab students for their creative and innovative up-cycling achievements.

The group’s president and CEO,  Peter Henley congratulated students of Kasetsart University’s Scrap Lab who won the Best Design, Inspiring Design and Creative Design Awards as part of its Arts for the Planet 2017 project.

The four winning teams received trophies and scholarships worth  THB110,000 from the ONYX Hospitality Group Foundation at the award ceremony. Read more

Vietjet flies Hanoi-Singapore

May 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Singapore, Vietnam

SINGAPORE, 3 May 2017: Low-cost airline Vietjet celebrated the launch of its Hanoi–Singapore flight on its arrival at Changi airport last Friday.

Officials from Changi Airport Group and Vietjet, as well as travellers were surprised by an impromptu flash mob dance by Vietjet staff and crew flown in to impress passengers.

The daily flight, to the Vietnamese capital departs from Singapore at 1455 (local time) and arrives at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport at 1650. Read more

Thai AirAsia first low-cost airline to recertify.

April 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Lens Lines, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 24 April 2017: Thai AirAsia has received AOC Re-Certification of its ICAO standard from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, last week.

Minister of Transport, Arkhom Termpittayapaisit, chaired the presentation joined by Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand director general, Chula Sukmanop. Read more

Agents discover Vietnam

April 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, News, Tour Companies, Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, 21 April 2017: Destination Asia Vietnam recently hosted a series of hosted high-end retail travel agent trips from the US following a growing interest in the market for luxury itineraries featuring Vietnam.

For many of the travel agents it was their first visit to Vietnam and Destination Asia wanted to show them authentic travel experiences using local knowledge.

The groups visited a variety of destinations including, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An in central Vietnam and the capital Hanoi. Read more

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