Cape Fahn Hotel, Koh Samui.
Cape & Kantary Hotels was recently ranked No.1 and No.7 of the Best Beach Resorts in Thailand by Travel & Leisure: Asia’s Best Awards 2022, as voted by its readers in which Cape Fahn Hotel on Koh Samui is honoured at No.1 while Cape Kudu Hotel, Koh Yao Noi, is placed at No.7.
Cape Fahn Hotel on Koh Samui features 22 pool villas nestling on two little private islands. The hotel is home to the renowned restaurant Long Dtai under the expert guidance of Michelin-starred chef David Thompson, a world authority on southern Thai cuisine.
Cape Kudu Hotel, Koh Yao Noi, on the other hand, cradled on a small island in the centre of Phang Nga Bay, features 56 luxurious rooms where guests will enjoy experiencing both the vibrant culture of the local community and exciting outdoor activities among beauty of the nature.
Visit capekantaryhotels.com/ or call 1627.
Start your wellness journey in Hua Hin
Chiva-Som in Hua Hin launches its “Step Into Wellness” offer available for stays until the end of September.
The all-inclusive stay includes a personalised wellness journey of daily treatments and activities, and exclusively for Thai citizens and expatriates, 2,000 baht credit per person per night to be spent on the wellness treatments of their choice. Guests can visit just for one night, or stay longer, with no minimum stay.
The Step Into Wellness offer is inclusive of accommodation, three wellness meals per night of stay, daily afternoon tea, wellness minibar replenished daily, a personalised health and wellness consultation, a physical analysis, up to a dozen daily exercise and relaxation classes, complimentary use of the Water Therapy Suites, gymnasium, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, one treatment per person per night of stay (options include Chiva-Som Signature Massage, Thai Massage, Invigorating Massage, Oriental Scalp Massage, Relaxing Foot Massage, Chiva-Som Skin Haven Body Polish, Hydrotherapy, Manicure or Pedicure), and 2,000 baht wellness credit per person per night.
With prices starting from 13,000++ baht per person per night in an Ocean Room, the offer can be combined with Rao Tiew Duay Gan (We Travel Together) campaign, saving up to 3,000 baht per night.
Email [email protected] or call 032-536-536.
Yoga session at Chiva-Som.
Thai Vietjet offers flights to Fukuoka
Thai Vietjet commenced its flight service from Bangkok to Fukuoka, the carrier’s first destination in Japan, with major celebration ceremony at Fukuoka Airport last weekend.
At the start, the new international service between Bangkok and Fukuoka will operate three flights a week every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
To celebrate the launch of the new international service, the airline also launches a special promotion “Fly Comfy, Fly Deluxe” offering special deluxe fares starting from 4,499 baht (inclusive of taxes, fees and surcharges) for travelling on Thai Vietjet’s new international service Suvarnabhumi to Fukuoka.
This special deluxe service includes 20kg of checked baggage, free seat selection, priority check-in and flexibility with unlimited flight changes at no charge. This special promotion is available for booking from now until July 27 with a travel period from Aug 16 until March 25, 2023.
Emirates, Air Canada sign agreement to share services
Emirates and Air Canada announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement that will create more options for customers when travelling on the carriers’ networks while also enhancing the customer experience throughout the journey.
Emirates and Air Canada intend to establish a codeshare relationship later in 2022 that will offer enhanced consumer travel choices for Air Canada customers to travel to the United Arab Emirates and to destinations beyond Dubai. Emirates customers will also enjoy an enhanced travel experience when travelling to Toronto or to key destinations across the Air Canada network. Customers will have the ability to book connecting travel between both airlines’ networks with the ease of a single ticket, seamless connectivity at the carriers’ respective global hubs and baggage transfers to their final destinations.
To further enhance the customer experience, the carriers will also establish reciprocal frequent flyer benefits and reciprocal lounge access for qualifying customers. Further details of the partnership and specific codeshare routes will be announced when finalised and will be subject to regulatory approvals and final documentation.
Floating market in Thailand.
Bangkok ranks as No.1 travel destination
Agoda.com recently reveals the top trending holiday destinations now that international travel is slowly becoming the norm again.
As Thailand removed the Thailand Pass scheme earlier this month and the global situation of the pandemic has been subsiding for some time, Thai travellers are getting more excited to hop on a plane to explore popular city destinations in Asia and Europe. From Agoda’s booking data that was collated from May to August, Thai travellers’ top five outbound destinations are South Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, France and UK, respectively.
Globally, Bangkok takes the No.1 spot in 2022. With travel rules almost entirely relaxed, the bustling city has embraced the holiday season offering nightlife, beaches, temples, culture and cuisine. Other Asian gems that take top five spots accordingly are Jeju Island, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo and Seoul. Additionally, Pattaya is also ranked eighth in the top 10 spots. This coastal city is well-known for many things, from vibrant nightlife and golden beach to a variety of delicious food and beautiful hotels.