Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport shuttles
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport has launched shuttle buses between the airport and the city.
The service has two routes. First is the bus No.7. It departs from the airport to Nakhon Si Thammarat Bus Terminal, known in Thai as Bo Kho So Hua It, on Karom Road. The route is 13km long and the bus passes Benjama intersection, Tuad Tong School and Hua It market. The flat-rate ticket fare is 30 baht.
The other route is bus No.8. It leaves the airport to Na Luang (20km) and passes Nakharin Hospital, Robinson Ocean department store, Twin Lotus hotel, Nakhon Patana Hospital and Maharaj Nakhon Si Thammarat Hospital. The ticket fare is 40 baht.
Each air-con bus has CCTV, free Wi-Fi and a space to store big luggage.
The bus station is located in front of the passenger terminal at the airport. The service is available every day, 7.20am-8pm from the airport, 6am-6pm from the city.
Call 085-783-3887 or 085-889-9517.
Train food service discontinued
The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has disconnected the restaurant wagon from Rapid and Express trains nationwide since June 1.
However, the dining car is still available for the Special Express trains.
SRT reasoned that the wagons were aged and the business kept losing money during years of operation. Passengers also complained about the quality of the hot meals and hygiene of the facility and poor services.
The 26 trains will stop food service, and that includes the Rapid and the Express trains to the North, Northeast and the South. SRT advised passengers to prepare their own food before getting on the trains.
For more information, call 1690.
Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) 2019 kicked off yesterday in Chon Buri.
The business-to-business event will run until June 7 at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club on Sukhumvit Road in Na Jomtien.
Organised annually since 2001 by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the event helps promote the tourism in Thailand and neighbouring countries along the Mekong River.
According to TAT, TTM+ 2019 can attract 371 sellers from hotels, travel agents and tour operators, entertainment and emerging destinations, and 351 international buyers from 51 countries China, the United Kingdom and India.
- Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, has introduced an "X" code for non-binary-gender airline passengers.
The code provides an option for passengers who do not want to choose between "M" or "F" for their genders when booking an air ticket online.
The information needs to be provided for customers travelling to or are in transit to Algeria, Canada, China (except Hong Kong), Iran, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Syria, Thailand, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.
Travelport has pledged to make the code available to all 480 airlines on its platform who choose to adopt it. Among them are United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Airlines.
"We hope more airlines will provide this option to ensure their customers are fully respected and welcomed. For us, 'X' marks a vote for diversity, dignity and respect," said Travelport president and CEO Gordon Wilson.
HOTEL DEALS & UPDATE
- Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit is scheduled to open around the end of this year.
Located on Sukhumvit Road at the corner of soi 27, between Asoke and Phrom Phong BTS stations, the property will feature 338 rooms and suites, a restaurant, rooftop bar, swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, kids' club and meeting rooms, and an event space that can accommodate up to 600 people.
- Cape Fahn Hotel on Fahn Island, off Koh Samui in Surat Thani, has offered 10% off when booking directly from the property's website for a night's stay at its one-bedroom pool villas.
The promotion rates for a night's stay start at 21,359 baht. The price includes complimentary round-trip airport transfers, daily breakfast for two, complimentary daily afternoon snacks, free use of non-motorised water sports, minibar, seasonal fruits and sweets.
For those who love total privacy, the resort offers the Fahn Noi Private Island Pool Villa (600m²), located separately from the other 21 pool villas. A night's stay is priced at 620,000++ baht. It also includes an 80,000 baht credit per day for food and drink, daily breakfast, a complimentary roundtrip from the airport, and a one-day yacht trip.
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