Royal textile museum goes on tour

The Craft Journey in Chiang Rai. (Photo: The Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles)

The Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles has organised a mobile exhibition to celebrate the 88th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother.

Held under the concept of "Craft Journey: The SUPPORT Textiles Traveling Exhibition", the mobile museum will host its exhibition in 44 locations from now until next October.

SUPPORT stands for the foundation's promotion of Supplementary Occupations And Related Techniques Of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit Of Thailand. The mobile exhibition will bring the Queen Mother's museum of textiles closer to people nationwide. It will also show the initiative and works of the Queen Mother that has encouraged locals to preserve their cultural heritage. There will also be a mobile reading corner, sample textiles from each region, a giant sculpture of the god Hanuman and workshops such as weaving or dying cloth with natural colours.

This month, the Craft Journey has been organised in Ayutthaya and Chiang Rai. In December, it will move to Chiang Mai National Museum between Dec 3 and 4 and be part of Chiang Mai Design Week from Dec 5-10. In Lamphun, the mobile event will stop at Hariphunchai National Museum between Dec 16-20 and the Royal Folk Arts And Crafts Centre in Mae Hong Son from Dec 23-27. There is no admission fee.

Visit facebook.com/craftjourneyqsmt and qsmtthailand.org.

Tourism seminar comes to Kempinski

The Pacific Asia Travel Association has joined hands with the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau and Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok to host the "Asia Pacific Tourism Recovery Trends & Outlook" forum on Dec 7 from 3-6pm at the Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.

Topics include Thailand Tourism Update & Outlook; Air Travel Trends in the Asia-Pacific; Aviation Outlook and Trends; Hotel Performances in the Asia- Pacific; Hospitality Outlook & Trends, and The Future of Mice (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions).

The event will be also available virtually without an application fee. Participants need to register their name at bit.ly/3fyJN1g or visit pata.org.


AIRLINES UPDATE

- NokAir will launch direct flights between Ubon Ratchathani and Hat Yai on Dec 18.

The flights will be available three times a week on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The outbound flight will depart from Ubon Ratchathani airport at 9.25am and the inbound flight will leave Hat Yai airport at 11.55am. The travel time is two hours.

Visit nokair.com.

- Thai Smile will launch its first Bangkok-Loei flight on Dec 10.

The flight will be available daily. It will depart from Suvarnabhumi airport at 11.15am. For the return trip from Loei, the flight will depart at 1pm. The travel time is one hour and 10 minutes.

Booking is available now for flights from Dec 10 until March 27, 2021.

Visit thaismileair.com.


HOTEL DEALS & UPDATE

- InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has officially launched Holiday Inn & Suites Siracha Laemchabang in Chon Buri.

Located on Highway 3 (Sukhumvit Road) in Si Racha district, the property features 347 rooms including 121 one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with a kitchenette. Additional facilities of the hotel are an infinity pool, a 24-hour fitness centre, kids' club, restaurant and bar, a ballroom which can accommodate up to 250 guests, five function rooms and outdoor event space.

The property offers a 50% discount for IHG Rewards Club members for their next stay when booking a minimum of two nights.

Visit holidayinn.com/siracha.

- Sala Rattanakosin Bangkok on Maha Rat Road has introduced a special offer to coincide with the second Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB) 2020.

Held under the theme of "Escape Routes", BAB 2020 (bkkartbiennale.com) features about 200 pieces of art from 82 Thai and international artists. The exhibitions are organised in 10 different places including Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Lhong 1919, Wat Pho and Wat Arun.

As it is located not far from the two temples, the hotel is offering a package of a night stay starting from 6,301 baht net. The price includes breakfast for two, the Siam Tha Tien couple's set dinner and a tourist boat trip on the Chao Phraya River for two.

The promotion is available now and lasts until Jan 31 which is also the last day of BAB 2020.

Visit salahospitality.com.

- Dusit Thani Pattaya offers "Ultimate Pattaya Package".

The promotion includes a two-night stay in an 80m² Club Grand Room, a sunset yacht tour with refreshments and picnic basket, equipment for snorkelling and fishing, personalised service onboard, an excursion to the Ramayana Water Park, complimentary one-time grill and roasted BBQ buffet for two persons (when booking on Friday and Saturday) with complimentary meals for children.

The price is 37,000 baht net. Booking period is available until Dec 28 for stays from now until Feb 28.

Visit dusit.com/dusitthani-pattaya.


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