Phuket International Boat Show marks its tenth anniversary this year, returning to the Royal Phuket Marina from March 21-24.
The region's most successful marine and lifestyle show is showcasing more exhibitors and boats than ever before with up to 60 power boats and yachts from 10-35 metres. As many as 120 companies representing more than 250 international brands from as far afield as Australia, Europe and the USA, as well as Asia and China, are exhibiting both on water and at the luxury lifestyle exhibition centre. Visit www.RoyalPhuketMarina.com.
Bangkok Airways turns 45
Bangkok Airways recently threw an anniversary party to thank all its customer sand partners at the Centara Grand hotel at Central World. Photo shows vice chairman of Central Group, Suthikiati Chirathivat, left, executive director of BEC World, Pravit Maleenont, fifth left, president of Thai Airways International; Sorajak Kasemsuwan, fourth left and Bangkok Airways' chief executive officer, Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth, third left. Founded in 1968, Bangkok Airways is now based at Suvarnbhumi Airport. With 10 Airbus A320 craft and eight ATR 72-500s in its fleet, the airlines flies to 19 destinations including Samui Island, Luang Prabang and Yangon. Visit www.BangkokAirways.com.
Travel with an AirAsia guide
Head to the airport with AirAsia's travel guides. The low-cost airline is now offering free travel guides for download to smartphones and tablet computers. The travel guides feature various destinations around the region covered by AirAsia such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Indochina as well as a dedicated guide to the islands and beaches. They provide quick and simple navigation through hotels, must-visit attractions, shopping, culture, transportation and accommodation options, best beach spots, outdoor adventures and other useful tips. Visit www.AirAsia.com/travel3sixty.
Rocking in Pattaya
The Pattaya International Music Festival returns to the beach city over the weekend of March 22 to 24 with three nights of concerts by famous Asian and Thai artists near the beautiful beach stretching out from Dolphin Roundabout to Bali Hai Cape. Pop, rock, hip-hop and R'n'B will take turn to entertain to concert-goers.