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All aboard for Raceweek

Phuket Raceweek celebrates its eleventh anniversary from July 16 to 20, with the Cape Panwa Hotel hosting Asia's most exciting and fastest-growing regatta.

Online registration for Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2014 is open right now at www.phuketraceweek.com. This annual regatta, which was recognised as "Best Asian Regatta of the Year" in the Asia Boating Awards 2011, always draws fast boats and competitive crews from Australia, New Zealand and US.

Hot days, trendy nights,

Four-star boutique hotel, the DusitD2 Phuket Resort is opening its doors to those holidaying at Patong Beach. Ideal for young travellers, the resort features 390 guestrooms, a large swimming pool in the centre of the resort, and a rooftop swimming pool with a bar offering stunning views over the sea. The Hard Rock Cafe, Kids World and Siam Adventure Club are located on site. Visit www.Dusit.com.

Man and machine

U-Tapao in Chon Buri province, is all set to host the Isuzu Roboman Triathlon 2014 on May 24 and 25. The race aims to draw weekend warriors to compete in swimming (1.5k), cycling (40k) and running (10k). Registration for the Isuzu Roboman can be made at all TankStore branches - Central World, Emporium, Mega Bangna and Amarin Plaza. Visit www.RobomanTriathlon.com.

Five stars for V Villas

V Villas Hua Hin, led by Chainarong Pipitweeranund, left, the hotel's resident manager, recently accepted the Five Star Thailand Tourism Standard accreditation for the years 2014 - 2017 from Thailand's Vice Minister for Tourism and Sports Sombat Kuruphan, right. The accreditation is awarded by the Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Thailand, and recognises adherence to and attainment of the Hotel Standards requirements set out by the Department.


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