HANOI, 21 May 2013: Buffalo Tours has cut prices on Vietnam and Cambodia tours to boost business over the summer months when rain storms are heavy across the Mekong Region.
The 14-day Vietnam tour costs US$1,999 per passenger and is routed Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Can Tho – Sa Dec – Chau Doc. Customers should quote the promo code 82147.
The Vietnam trip can be combined with a Cambodia extension that extends the trip to 18 days costing US$2,598 per passenger.
BANGKOK, 22 April 2013: Khiri Travel Cambodia has created a flexible 10-day luxury trip for millionaire travellers seeking a so called “immersion” in Khmer culture.
Highlights include helicopter visits to spectacular 11th century mountain temples away from the crowds, a personal dinner with a view of Angkor, and a private jet to an exclusive island retreat on the Cambodian Riviera.
Khiri Travel’s “Cambodia Immersion for Millionaires” trip mixes engagements at luxury hotels and restaurants with dining at privately-run local restaurants that Khiri knows produce high quality dining in Khmer settings. Along the way, guests also eat and talk with teachers and children at a foundation and a local school.
DANANG, 14 March 2013: Two tourist information desks have been set up at Danang Airport to aid visitors following the closure of Phu Bai Airport in Thua Thien-Hue.
Flights carrying tourists to Thua Thien-Hue are now diverted to Danang Airport and individual travellers need information on how to transfers to Hue, 50 km north of the central region’s airport.
Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Danang deputy director, Tran Chi Cuong, said: “The two tourist information desks will cater to individual tourists, who will need specific information to continue their journey to Hue, while groups will board buses to Thua Thien-Hue pre-arranged by tour companies.”
SINGAPORE, 2 November 2012: Trafalgar (www.trafalgar.com) has launched its 2013 CostSaver brochure for Europe & Britain, packed with 34 itineraries.
It includes five new trips that provide more features such as meals and the use of audio headsets for all guided visits. The itineraries are designed to offer clients a balance between guided sightseeing and enough free time to explore the destination individually.
PHETCHABURI, 24 April 2012: Tourism Authority of Thailand expects central plains provinces, such as Samut Sakorn, Samut Songkram and Phetchaburi, to figure as “salt” destinations.
The objective is to turn vast areas of salt farms into a tourist attraction for study and family tourism.
TAT conducted a salt tour survey, 21 to 22 April, led by TAT Product Promotion Department executive director, Benchawan Sunetvorakul.
WATFORD, 4 October 2011 – Harry Potter fans mourning the end of the boy wizard movies will have their spirits lifted by a new British attraction offering “muggles” a peek at the magic behind the films.
The cameras have stopped rolling in the cavernous Great Hall, at the Quidditch pitches and inside the Gryffindor dormitory of Hogwarts wizardry school after the eighth and final instalment of the hit series in July.
But the American producers of the films based on the JK Rowling novels will keep the magic going with a major visitors’ attraction, featuring original sets and props at the site where the movies were filmed over the past decade. Read more
BANGKOK, 19 August 2011 – The Association of Domestic Travel has requested that Minister of Tourism and Sports, Chumpol Silapa-acha, hold talks with the Minister of Transport, Air Chief Marshal Sukampol Suwannathat, to halt Bangkok Mass Transit Authority’s tour sales that compete head on with the private sector.
ADT president, Maiyarat Pheerayakoses, said Mr Chumpol should step in and solve this “chronic problem” because BMTA, the main operator of public bus services in Bangkok, is actively selling domestic tours without holding a tour operator or tour guide’s license. Read more
BANGKOK, 5 November 2010 – Tourism Malaysia announced a partnership with AirAsiaGo, Monday, to sell travel packages using direct flights from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Krabi to Kuala-Lampur.
The package includes roundtrip air fare and two nights’ accommodation at a starting price of Bt4,990 per person.
AirAsiaGo president, Darren Goh said: “Packages are flexible, giving travellers the freedom to choose accommodation according to their budget. In Malaysia alone, we have over 1,000 hotel partners and numerous tour options that cater to all interests including city-explorers, eco-tourists, and active travelers,” he explained.
BANGKOK, 22 September 2010 – Bangkok Airways’ tour subsidiary, Bangkok Travel Club and Citibank introduced, Tuesday, “Journey to Delicacies” tours that focus on gourmet food at five destinations – Phuket, Luang Prabang, Tokyo, Chiang Mai and Hong Kong.
BANGKOK 9 June, 2010 – Royal Orchids Holidays is selling full-board tours; one to South Africa to support its new Johannesburg service and the other to Spain to mark the airline’s 50th anniversary as the country is THAI’s 50th destination.