Fares that take you further

August 9, 2017 by  
Filed under TAKEABREAK, Thailand

UDON THANI, 9 August 2017: Low cost airline, Thai Lion Air, betters its competitors on the Bangkok-Udon Thani route offering the lowest roundtrip fares starting at USD38.

A check of roundtrip fares during September for flights to Udon Thani, a gateway city in upper Northeast Thailand, indicates Thai Lion Air is a good deal cheaper than other local competitors.

Udon is a popular destination for international travellers, who intend to visit Laos. The domestic fare to Udon is considerably cheaper than the fare on the international route Bangkok-Vientiane. Read more

Fly to Udon, drive to Laos

August 8, 2017 by  
Filed under News, TAKEABREAK

UDON THANI, 8 August 2017: Udon Thani is best known as a gateway province to both upper Northeast Thailand and neighbouring Laos and its capital Vientiane.

The city itself serves as an aviation hub, the closest airport to the border with Laos and the starting point for heritage tours that visit Mekong River towns such as Nong Khai, and the World Heritage sites of Ban Chiang.

Major highways link this city to other provinces, while the border is just 60 km by a four and six-lane highway. It is also an important station on the north-south rail line linking Bangkok with Nong Khai. Read more

Vientiane’s top-notch attractions

July 11, 2017 by  
Filed under TAKEABREAK, Travel Logs

VIENTIANE, 11 July 2017: Travellers arrive in Vientiane and within a couple of hours wonder what on earth are they going to do for three days.

You have to do your homework to discover Vientiane and soak up magic moments. There are plenty of them, although the dominant perception suggests this is a place to chill out; a capital city that appears to have stopped in its tracks. Mind you, that is not such a bad idea when you consider the consequences of unchecked and haphazard urbanisation that has blighted capital cities around Asia.

Admittedly, for travellers who remember the Vientiane Times bemoaning the arrival of the first set of traffic lights in the early 1970s, the city has changed dramatically. As if to measure the pace of growth, the media noted in 2006 there were 26 traffic lights. Today, no one bothers to measure prosperity by traffic lights. Hotels and coffee shops are the new benchmark. You could also count TripAdvisor’s reviews that help to equate the top places to visit where the city’s charm shines through and that is what really makes a trip memorable. Read more

Best deals to Vientiane

July 11, 2017 by  
Filed under TAKEABREAK, Travel Deals

VIENTIANE, 11 July 2017: No surprises low-cost airline, Thai AirAsia, betters the competitors on the Bangkok-Vientiane route offering the lowest roundtrip fares starting at USD109

A check of roundtrip fares for flights to the Lao PDR capital, this September, indicates Thai AirAsia is a good USD53 cheaper than Lao Air.

All airlines serving the Bangkok-Vientiane route use Airbus A320s with very little differences in flight and ground handling costs. Read more