Thai AirAsia responds to the increase in visitors to Mandalay by upping the frequency of flights between Bangkok (Don Mueang) and the northern Myanmar city to two daily with effect from March 17.
More flights to Mandalay
Thai AirAsia responds to the increase in visitors to Mandalay by upping the frequency of flights between Bangkok (Don Mueang) and the northern Myanmar city to two daily with effect from March 17. The new flight will depart Bangkok at 3.35pm and land at Mandalay at 4.55pm. The return flight will take off at 5.30pm and arrive at Don Mueng at 7.50pm. The airline is offering a promotional fare of Bt1,290 until January 29, which is valid for travel from March 17 to October 28. The price does not include ancillary services. AirAsia’s morning flight departs Bangkok at 11.10am. Visit www.AirAsia.com.
Luxury you can taste
The Nai Harn, a luxury resort overlooking a pristine beach in Phuket, is once again enhancing its reputation as one of the island’s top wining and dining destinations. All this month well-known barman Salim Khuory is whipping up creative libations behind the bar while chef George Panagiotidis brings a taste of Greece to the table with specially prepared offerings for the resort’s daily breakfast and the newly launched weekend barbecue. In March, the resort will turn up the flare another notch when it welcomes Will Holland, the celebrated British chef and founder of Coast Saundersfoot restaurant on the shores of Pembrokeshire. Visit www.TheNaiHarn.com.
Search for culinary talent
S Pellegrino this week announced the much-anticipated return of S Pellegrino Young Chef, a global competition that recognises leading young culinary talent from across the world. The third edition, for which applications open on February 1, will feature various novelties aimed to provide contestants with further opportunities to demonstrate and strengthen their skills, while gaining valuable visibility. The contest will take place over a span of 18 months, with this new edition lasting into 2018. Find out more at SanPellegrino.com.
Health by the sea
Chiva-Som International Health Resort in Hua Hin has completed the renovation of all Ocean Rooms and Suites. The renovation provides the ultimate in aesthetic and eco-friendly serenity, with plenty of extra space in the bathroom and dressing room areas. “We listened carefully to our guest feedback and included this in the design brief, so we are delighted that guest response to the improvements has been overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic,” says Sheila McCann, the resort’s general manager.