Macau air link to Phuket

October 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

MACAU, 16 October 2017: AirAsia’s newest route will link Macau, Asia’s top gambling destination with Thailand’s holiday island Phuket.

Scheduled for launch 8 January, 2018, the service is already open for bookings with a special fare starting at at THB 1,590 per sector.

Bookings are open from now until -29 October for travel, 8 January through to 21 November 2018. Read more

Cachet stamps footprint in Phuket sand

October 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 16 October 2017: A relatively new player in the hotel management game, Cachet Hospitality Group, will manage its first property in Thailand on Nai Yang Beach on the northwest coast of Phuket.

The resort will be branded Cachet Resort Dewa and have 128 rooms when the “conversion property” comes under its management 16 December.

The property is owned by R&B Partners Co Ltd, a Phuket-based property management company headed by Swedish entrepreneur and long-term Phuket expatriate resident, Lars Ydmark, who has 30 years experience in the hospitality industry mainly in Thailand. Read more

Rosewood rates a scent of riches

October 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

PHUKET, 5 October 2017: Rosewood Phuket, the group’s first property in Southeast Asia  will open its doors  2 November,

To mark the occasion the group is selling an introductory “Charms of the Andaman” rate priced at, wait for it, USD5,350 for a four-night stay.

That’s the starting price for two persons staying in an Ocean View Pool Pavilion including tax and service charge. Read more

Super sails unfold at SALA

September 25, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Lens Lines, Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND: Ten lucky guests staying at SALA Phuket Resort and Spa from 19 to 21 January 2018 will be invited to experience one of the island’s top yacht races and join the evening regatta event as VIP guests of honour.

The chance to experience the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup, up close from one of the support vessels, is part of the hotel’s group sponsorship support for the prestigious regatta.

For the second year in a row, SALA Phuket Resort and Spa has committed its support for the  Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup, now in its 17th edition. Read more

Are Phuket developers going inland?

September 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

PHUKET, 8 September 2017: Phuket tourism is no longer just about the beach according to C9 Hotelworks CEO,Bill Barnett’s latest market observations on the island hospitality real estate.

He cites Cherng Talay, which is near to the destination resort Laguna Phuket and Bangtao Beach, as an example of a trend that is encouraging resort developments to shift from beaches to other locations on the island.

Upcoming in the fourth quarter of this year will be the X2 Vibe Bangtao that is set to usher in a rush of new ‘off beach’ properties, C9 Hotelworks reports. Read more

GoAir readies for Phuket flights

August 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, India, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 29 August 2017: Mumbai-based budget carrier GoAir is ready to start its first international services to Male, in the Maldives and Phuket, Thailand, this October.

However, schedules for the airline’s first international services have not been finalised and bookings are not possible for either destination on the airline’s website.

It is understood the airline is waiting confirmation that two Airbus A320s will be delivered in time to launch the flights during October. Read more

Are Thailand’s tour buses safe

August 9, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

PHUKET, 9 August 2017: Thailand’s horrifically poor record for road safety was highlighted again when a tour bus carrying 25 Chinese tourists careered off a hilly road in Phuket and almost plunged down a steep mountain slope, late Sunday evening.

The accident occurred near Patong beach close to the scene of two other earlier accidents that occurred 11 July and 30 June.

The latest accident follows reports in the travel trade that Chinese tour operators have cancelled hotel allotments at some hotels in Patong Bay saying they would not risk transferring their guests over the hilly road that leads to the bay. Read more

Thais charged for negligence

July 14, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 14 July 2017: Two Thai men have been charged after an Australian tourist plunged to his death, while parasailing in the tourist island of Phuket, the latest tragedy to highlight the kingdom’s dismal safety record.

People watched in horror on Wednesday as 71-year-old Roger Hussey fell more than 100 feet (30 metres) into shallow waters on Kata beach after the harness attaching him to the parasailing instructor failed.

His wife, Thai national Budsabong Thongsangka, was filming at the time and uploaded the tragic video of his last moments to the internet. Read more

Thai Smile increases Phuket flights

July 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 3 July 2017: Thai Smile increased flight frequency on its Bangkok-Phuket route from five daily to seven daily effective 1 July.

The additional two daily flights offer a better choice of departure times for passengers flying to Thailand’s most popular island destination. Read more

Kunming Airlines adds Thai route

June 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, North Asia

BANGKOK, 30 June 2017: China’s Kunming Airlines will launch a three weekly service from Kunming to Thailand’s top holiday island, Phuket, starting 17 July.

The airline introduced a service to Hat Yai in South Thailand, last April, its first destination in Thailand. It serves the route with a Boeing 737 offering three flights weekly from Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnan province, China.

Its latest venture will see it fly three times a week to Phuket on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Read more

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