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Bangkok Airways to start flights to Mandalay in September »

Bangkok Airways will start regular flights from Bangkok to Mandalay on Sept 15, 2013. This route is currently served by AirAsia and Thai Smile. Bangkok Airways flights to Mandalay Airport will depart from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport on a 144-seat Airbus 319. Read the rest

Cathay Pacific to start direct flights to Maldives in October »

Cathay Pacific Airways will launch a new four-times-weekly service to the Maldives, one of the most-sought-after getaways in the world for leisure travellers. The new service is scheduled to commence on 27 October 2013.

To ensure passengers enjoy the maximum comfort for their journey to the Maldives, Cathay Pacific will use an Airbus A330-300 aircraft equipped with its award-winning Business Class, new Premium Economy Class and Long-haul Economy Class cabins. Flights will depart from Hong Kong to Male International Airport – Maldives every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Read the rest

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit opening in April »

The much anticipated brand new 32-storey Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit hotel, featuring 345 contemporary and elegant rooms is currently in its final stages of opening preparation – with opening scheduled for April 2012.

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, the latest Southeast Asia flagship for Sofitel Luxury Hotels, brings to Bangkok the refined luxury of French elegance. Located on vibrant Sukhumvit Road, one of Bangkok’s premier locations, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit offers a luxurious stay for upscale business and leisure travelers. Read the rest

Holiday Inn Resort Regent Beach Cha-am completes a refurbishment program »

Holiday Inn Resort Regent Beach Cha-am, an internationally branded resort on Cha-am beach, re-launches after the completion of a 100 million baht resort refresh program. More than 150 guests from the government and private sectors in the tourism industry were given a very warm return welcome in a house-warming party on the beachfront property. Only 2.5 hours drive from Bangkok, the modernized 560-guestroom property caters to leisure and business travelers, especially for families and MICE delegates. The resort’s full range of facilities and well-trained hospitality team ensure that both local and international guests will feel at home in this “home-away-from-home”. Read the rest

Resorts World Sentosa opens Equarius Hotel and Beach Villas »

On 16 February 2012, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore opened two new hotels – the Equarius Hotel and Beach Villas – at its 49-hectare mega-resort.

The resort-style architecture of the 172-room Equarius Hotel and 22 exclusive Beach Villas is complemented by verdant foliage provided by the 2.9-hectare natural forest located at its fringe, as well as 4,000 trees planted by RWS in and around the hotels. With panoramic views of the waterfront, Keppel Bay and Labrador Park, the result is a close-to-nature experience. Read the rest

Banyan Tree opening Macau’s first 5-star all suite urban resort »

Award-winning Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts is opening Macau’s first 5-star all suite urban resort in the heart of Cotai City on Taipa island Macau, just 15 minutes from Macau International Airport.

Banyan Tree Macau opens on May 15 2011 at Macau’s newest landmark, the US$1.9 billion integrated resort Galaxy Macau, where the focus is on luxurious world-class hospitality, offering the city’s widest and most diverse choice of Asian and international dining options. Read the rest

Novotel Citygate Hong Kong Airport hotel ranked in Top 10 hotels in Hong Kong »

Novotel Citygate Hong Kong Airport has been ranked No.10 of the best hotels in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan in the 2011 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, also the highest ranking 4-star hotel in Hong Kong and the highest percentage in recommendation for the second consecutive year with 96% of the reviewers recommending to stay at this hotel. 5-star hotels in Hong Kong in the Top 10 hotels have an average price ranged from US$490 – US$750. The same level of comfort and service at Novotel Citygate Hong Kong costs from only US$187. Read the rest

Etihad Airways Launches Free Abu Dhabi Stopover Promotion »

Etihad Airways is rewarding its premium guests who book Diamond First or Pearl Business class tickets between now and 31 January 2011, with a complimentary stopover and stay at either the luxurious Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort or the Yas Hotel in the UAE. Diamond First Class guests can choose from three nights’ free accommodation at either the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort or two nights’ free at The Yas Hotel including limousine transfers to and from Abu Dhabi airport. Read the rest

Thai Airways Starts Flights to Tokyo Haneda Airport »

On October 31st Thai Airways started operating daily flights from Bangkok to Tokyo Haneda Airport, utilizing Airbus A340-500 aircraft.

Teerapol Chotichanapibal, Thai’s acting executive vice president for commercial department, said, “Thai will commence daily flight to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on 31 October 2010, while maintaining current service to Narita International Airport. By serving Haneda, passengers flying Thai to Tokyo will experience more convenience with flight departures and arrivals that are closer in proximity to Tokyo’s city center.” Read the rest

Amazing Lanta introduces new holiday villa rental services on Koh Lanta »

Koh Lanta has long been one of Thailand’s best kept secrets as a laid back island paradise to get away from the crowds in Phuket and Krabi. Now has launched a new service to make it easy to find and rent holiday villas on Koh Lanta. Unlike the burgeoning villa rental market in Phuket, it’s only comparatively recently that holiday villas for rent have begun appearing on Koh Lanta because development has been deliberately slow on the island. Located only a couple of hours journey from Krabi or Phuket airport, Koh Lanta is popular with families, backpackers and scuba divers alike as a place to find some peace and quiet, but still be near great beachside bars and restaurants. Read the rest