Finnair autumn and winter bargains

August 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

BANGKOK, 11 August 2017: Finnair launches its latest promotional fares for travel to selected destinations in Europe.

Bookings must be made by 31 August. The travel period is 11 September to 27 December 2017 and 14 January 2018 to 21 March 2018. Return travel must be completed 21 March 2018.

The promotion starts with a roundtrip fare, ex-Bangkok, at THB20,900 to Amsterdam and Moscow. Fare includes one piece of luggage with a maximum weight of 23 kg, as well as all taxes and charges. Read more

TITF 21 and going strong

August 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News

BANGKOK, 11 August 2017: The 21st edition of Thai International Travel Fair opened, Thursday, attracting travel consumers who were keen to snatch up tour packages and airline deals, some valid until January next year.

The event will end this Sunday at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.

Thai Travel Agents Association president, Suparerk Soorangura, told TTR Weekly that 30 countries were exhibiting travel products at a show that is considered a reliable barometer of outbound travel trends in Thailand. Read more

MH makes it 10 on Seoul route

August 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR, 10 August 2017: Malaysia Airlines will increase services from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul, South Korean to 10 flights a week, effective this November.

The service is likely to attract bookings from tour groups as two-way tourism blossoms between the two countries.

The airline opened bookings for three additional weekly services routed Kuala Lumpur – Seoul Incheon starting 25 November. Read more

Wyndham signs Phu Quoc resort

August 10, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

PHU QUOC, VIETNAM, 10 August 2017: Wyndham Hotel Group has signed a new Wyndham Garden branded resort slated for development on the island of Phu Quoc, Vietnam.

The Wyndham Garden Phu Quoc is scheduled for completion in 2020 giving the US-based hospitality three properties in Vietnam. The other two are in Halong Bay and Danang.

The 150-key all-villa resort will be located in Duong To Commune close to Phu Quoc’s Bai Truong, the longest beach on the island. 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

Rich travel could look poor

August 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Singapore, TRENDING

SINGAPORE, 9 August 2017: Travellers are adopting new ideas on what constitutes luxury travel, according to the latest Sabre study.

Heading for the exit are the flashy logos and conspicuous consumption, replaced by more subtle indulgences, not so showy and not in the face of those who are blessed with less cash.

The trending shows today’s luxury traveller gravitates toward travel that enables them to live out their personal values and fulfill dreams through exclusive experiences. Read more

Farms get closer to tourism

August 9, 2017 by  
Filed under ASEAN, Cambodia, Events, News

PHNOM PENH, 9 August 2017: Agro-tourism will be in the spotlight at the upcoming 2nd Greater Mekong Subregion Agriculture Ministers Meeting, this September, in Siem Reap.

The second agriculture minsters’ meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 September and in an unprecedented move rolls out the welcome mat  for tourism executives.

In an open invitation posted by the Mekong Tourism Office, Tuesday, tour operators, hoteliers, airlines, restaurants and retailers are on the invitee list. Read more

Lion flies to Changsha

August 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News

BANGKOK, 8 August 2017: Thai Lion Air will launch flights from Bangkok to Changsha in China effective 1 September.

According to the airline’s website, the new route will be served with four weekly flights departing Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, using a Boeing 737.

The service should be packed with Chinese tourist heading from Changsha, the capital of Hunan province in south central China for holidays starting in Bangkok. Read more

Summer specials on Lufthansa

August 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

BANGKOK, 8 August 2017: Lufthansa launches a “Europe Summer Promotions” for travel on selected routes to Europe, September to July, next year.

Bookings must be made by 21 August. Departures are valid from 1 September to 31 March, next year. Return travel is valid from 7 September to 1 July next year.

The promotion starts with a roundtrip fare, inclusive of taxes, fees and surcharges, ex-Bangkok, at THB20,990 to Milan, Paris and Vienna. 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

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