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

AirAsia flies ASEAN sports

April 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 April 2017: AirAsia is the official airline partner for the 29th Southeast Asian Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games to be hosted in Kuala Lumpur.

As a Gold Sponsor, AirAsia will provide flights for Malaysia Organising Committee (MASOC) officials within the airline’s extensive Asean network for the purpose of organising the Games.

AirAsia Group CEOTony Fernandes said, “AirAsia is proud to fly the SEA Games and Asean Para Games. As a truly Asean airline, we wholeheartedly support the region’s biggest gathering of top athletes and para-athletes. Read more

Sir Samford Raffles off duty

April 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 10 April 2017: If Sir Stamford Raffles is on your must-see statues list during a holiday in Singapore, this week; forget it the famous gent is otherwise engaged.

Singapore Tourist Board reports he has been hoarded up for industrial cleaning and that means he will be off duty for selfie photo sessions, 10 to 11 April. Read more

Rembrandt: Sabres and champagne

April 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines

BANGKOK, 10 April 2017: Rembrandt Hotel hosted ‘The Confrerie du Sabre d’Or 2017’ to celebrate the art of sabrage with the Thai chapter of the Confrerie du Sabre d’Or.

Sabrage refers to the skills associated with opening a champagne bottle with the blunt side of the sabre wielded in a single stroke that takes off the bottle lip and cork. Read more

Push for family travel

April 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 7 April 2017: Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya, has introduced family oriented activities in partnership with Siam Music Yamaha, Siam Country Club Pattaya and the Thailand Equestrian Federation.

The programme, designed to boost domestic travel during the off-peak months, was announced during a press conference held at the Pacific City Club in Bangkok.

Commenting on the initiative, Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya Office director, Suladda Sarutilavan, said TAT was keen to promote the Eastern Seaboard region as a family destination claiming around 10 million visitors visit the region annually. Read more

LENS LINES Top for Tatler toffs

April 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, News, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 4 April 2017: Rembrandt Hotel’s popular Rang Mahal, and Mexicano restaurants were recognised on Thailand Tatler’s Besr Restaurants list for 2017.

Rembrandt Hotel general manager Eric Hallin received awards for both restaurants at a Tatler event hosted at Quartier Water Garden in Bangkok. Read more

Lens Lines: Food for flying

March 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, News, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 31 March 2017: Bangkok Airways presented its  latest inflight menus to Bangkok journalists who were given a preview during a media event, Thursday.

Tagged “The best of Thai and ASEAN cuisine,” the new menu rotates six Thai dishes and on the national days of the other nine ASEAN nations a signature dish will be served to mark the occasion.

The menu launch was hosted at Suvarnabhumi Airport by Sirichalerm Svasti, Inflight services consultant of Bangkok Airways, together with the airline’s inflight services manager, Aramsri Tassanasuwan  and Bangkok Air Catering director corporate communications Amorn Rassamesangpetch. Read more

Dusit takes on a dash of colour

March 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, Lens Lines, News, North Asia

BANGKOK, 30 March 2017: Dusit International announced, Wednesday, it has entered into a joint venture with a Japanese hotel company to launch, Dusit Colours, a company that will operate and expand Dusit brands across Japan.

The partnership is with Colours International Co Ltd, operator of the E-Hotel chain in Japan.

As part of the agreement, both companies will  develop a hotel franchise model merging the best of their corporate cultures. Read more