Nok Air first pocket guidebook "Tailwind by Nok Air" focuses on cycling around and enjoying the lifestyle of Nan province.
The small guidebook, which is in Thai, is a useful travel companion for cyclists wanting to explore this charming province and list routes that take the traveller to old temples, historical sites, must-visit restaurants, and charming places to rest and relax. It’s priced at Bt150and is available onboard Nok Air flights as well as at Nai-in Bookstores, Se-Ed Bookstores and Faster Books at BTS and MRT stations. Visit www.NokAir.com.
Splashing through the sea
Walking on the water might be a miracle but running in the water is fun. You can try it on June 29 in the small southern province of Chumphon, which is organising the unique race “Running Through the Sea”. The competition covers 14 kilometres of shoreline, with the very last section (about one kilometre) taking runners through the water at low-tide to reach the finishing line on Phithak Island. The race gets underway early in the morning from Chakri Naruebet Warship Park on Laemson Beach. Find out more by calling (077) 501 831.
New conference space for Phuket
Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa introduces the Andaman Room, a new conference hall that brings the total number of meeting and event spaces at the hotel to 16. The Andaman Room is a versatile space that spans 180 square metres and can accommodate 130 people in theatre-style seating. The room provides event organisers with a flexible space that can be divided into two rooms and comes complete with an adjoining 66sqm sheltered outdoor area that can be used for reception or refreshment breaks.
Marathon man (and woman)
The annual Pattaya International Marathon returns to Thailand’s famous resort town on July 27 and offers something for everyone, no matter how high (or low) their fitness level. You can tackle the full 42-kilometre course or putter along for 10km, and there’s a route for people in wheelchairs too. The starting times are staggered from 3.30am on Pattaya Beach Road. Find out more from the city administration at (038) 253 129 or visit www.Pattaya-Marathon.com.