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An "X" on the price

Thai AirAsia X, a Bangkok-based low-cost carrier for long haul services, introduces daily flights from Bangkok to South Korea.

The Bangkok to Seoul service will start on June 17 and operate on Airbus A330-300 aircraft with two classes - Economy and Premium Flatbed. The airline promises cheaper air travel than the full-service carriers, with flights between the two cities taking five hours. AirAsia X's next destinations are Tokyo and Osaka in Japan. Visit www.AirAsia.com.

On your bikes!

Samui Bike Week returns to the tropical island paradise this Friday and Saturday for its 2014 edition. This annual event draws international and local bikers and features a bike parade, workshops, stage performances and booths selling biking accessories and gear. Sometimes referred to as "Coconut Island", Samui is one of Thailand's best-loved destinations with palm-fringed beaches.

Holidays with a hash tag

Etihad Airways offers holiday inspiration with personalised travel tips on social media websites. The airline is now offering personalised travel tips as part of a brand new online initiative, titled #EtihadSuggests. The global campaign invites members of the public to ask holiday-related questions on Facebook or Twitter using the #EtihadSuggests hashtag. Etihad Airways' online community team will aim to respond within 10 minutes, offering insider information on must-visit destinations, including suggestions for the best hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.

All that jazz

Richard Jackson and Yuki Makita, Mellow Motif, Fried Pride, Banana Grooves, the Dan Phillips Quartet, Koh Mr. Saxman and Pui Dongpron "The Voice" are among the artists taking part in the Hua Hin Asia Jazz Contest on May 10. The free concert takes place on the resort's beach and kicks off at 6.


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