Air Canada resumes Bangkok-Vancouver direct flight
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Air Canada resumes Bangkok-Vancouver direct flight

Air Canada resumes Bangkok-Vancouver direct flight

Air Canada marks its 35-year milestone in Thailand by resuming direct flights between Bangkok and Vancouver until May 3. The airline aims to increase seating capacity by more than 35% compared to the previous year.

On the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, passengers can experience luxurious Air Canada Signature Class with exclusive access to the Signature Suite in Vancouver and chauffeur service when connecting domestically within Canada.

Hundreds of hours of inflight entertainment are available in comfortable Premium Economy and Economy Class, while US Pre-Clearance privileges guarantee seamless North American connections without customs delays. Aeroplan members can also enjoy complimentary text messaging service throughout their journey, compatible with various platforms including Apple iMessage, WhatsApp and more.


Centara Grand Hotel Osaka unveils New Year offers

For those wishing to extend their vacation in Japan, Centara Grand Hotel Osaka introduces "The Magic Of Osaka: Exclusive New Year" package that offers a 25% discount on flexible room rates when reserving a room alone or a room with breakfast for stays from now until Feb 29.

Located in the heart of Namba, guests will receive ¥5,000 (1,206 baht) in food and drink credit for one or ¥10,000 for two persons per stay, plus 25% off rejuvenating treatments at Spa Cenvaree and a complimentary welcome drink for two at Smoke & Spin rooftop bar, while Centara The 1 members can also earn triple points.


SRT invites all on a day trip to Chachoengsao

State Railway of Thailand is organising a fun day trip from Bangkok to Chachoengsao on Jan 20 and 21. For 1,499 baht, tourists can take a leisurely journey on the vintage KIHA 183 train, stopping at various popular temples and tourist attractions.

Passengers must register at 7am and the train leaves Hua Lamphong station at 7.40am, with breakfast served on board. The first stop is a viewpoint in the middle of the Bang Pakong River Bridge, where you can spend 20 minutes soaking in the breathtaking view of the river and the surrounding landscape.

The train arrives at Chachoengsao Junction at 9.40am and passengers can take a vehicle to Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan. Its ubosot boasts a sacred statue of Luang Pho Sothon and beautiful architectural details.

The pilgrimage will continue to Wat Hua Suan and worship of the statue of Phra Phuttha Mahalap, which is adorned with multicolour stones while its stainless steel ubosot sparkles in the Sun. Following lunch, visitors can browse around the 100-year-old Ban Mai Market to observe the unique way of the waterside community, and savour tempting local specialties like traditional Thai-style ice cream and kalorji (fried rice dough with sugar, sesame seeds and crusted peanuts).

Sao Hwan Ban Mai, the Brown House Cafe & Hotel and Red Cat Cafe Banmai Stories Home Cafe are options for visitors to relax. Here, they can enjoy a variety of beverages and delectable treats while admiring breathtaking views of the Bang Pakong River.

Visitors will board a long-tailed boat at the Bang Khla Floating Market to enjoy a pleasant cruise around Koh Lat, Wat Pho Bangkhla, Wat Khum Krang and Wat Paknam Jolo before the trip comes to an end. At 5.20pm, the train departs Chachoengsao and arrives in Bangkok at 6.35pm.

Visit or call the SRT hotline 1690.

(Photo: Yvonne Bohwongprasert)

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