Outdoor and eco-friendly activities are becoming more popular.
Horse riding on Hua Hin beach is a great activity for holiday revellers to do when visiting Thailand’s first resort town.
Events like triathlons are hoping to raise the profile of multi-sport and endurance events, and are set to become major sport attractions in Thailand.
The 4th edition of the Queen's Cup Hua Hin International Triathlon will take place on Aug 19 in the ambience of the fishing village of Khao Tao, 10km south of Hua Hin and about 200km from Bangkok. It is expected to attract 500 racers from around the world.
The race is open to individuals and teams. The triathlon includes swimming (1.5km), biking (41km) and running (12km), while the duathlon is made up of running (5km) and biking (41km) and running (12km). The total value of prize money for winners in all categories is 200,000 baht.
The event is supported by the Hua Hin Municipality, Sport Bicycle Company, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Thai Hotel Association with the aim of celebrating Her Majesty the Queen's 80th birthday.
Thai International Travel Fair 2012
One of the town’s symbolic places is the old Hua Hin Railway Station, a four-cornered pavilion formerly named Plubpla Phra Mongkutklao.
The Thai Travel Agents Association will hold the 11th Thai International Travel Fair 2012 (TITF#11) at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre from Aug 16-19, 11am- 8pm.
The event, to be held under the theme of Amazing Winter, will present a comprehensive range of tourism service providers. Tour packages from leading local and international tourism industry operators, as well as packages from hotels, resorts, spas, tourism-related equipment and car rental firms, will be on offer.
Visit www.titf-ttaa.com or call 02-214-6175_8.
- Until Sept 30, KBank credit card members can enjoy additional savings by using accumulated credit card points to purchase AirAsia tickets, upgrade their seats or pay for extra baggage charges at all AirAsia airport sales offices across Thailand.
The special Instant Reward promotion converts every 1,000 points to 120 baht.
The offer is available at all AirAsia airport sales offices in Thailand only. After Sept 30, all 1,000 points will be converted to 100 baht only.
Visit www.airasia.com or contact the Kasikorn Bank Call Centre at 02-888-8888.
- Bangkok Airways offers "Wow Promotion" for three domestic destinations _ Samui, Chiang Mai and Phuket.
The starting price is 5,900 baht (for travel between Sept 17 and Oct 31) and 4,900 baht (for travel from Nov 1-30) for the Bangkok-Samui route; 2,890 baht for the Bangkok-Chiang Mai route; and 3,390 baht for the busy Bangkok-Phuket route.
These prices for return tickets are inclusive of airport taxes.
The booking period is between Aug 1 and Sept 14.
For reservations, call 02-270-6699, contact the Bangkok Airways Call Centre 1771 or visit www.bangkokair.com.
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The Thai International Travel Fair is set to take place again in two weeks.
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- Writer: Pichaya Svasti
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