Chiang Mai Night Safari reopens

Chiang Mai Night Safari. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu)

After the easing of lockdown measures, Chiang Mai Night Safari is back in operation and offering a 50% discount on tickets.

Located in the Muang district of Chiang Mai province, the night safari is welcoming visitors that make reservations in advance. It has two visitor time slots: 11am to 4pm and 4.30-8pm. Each round only allows a maximum of 250 persons.

For online bookings, visit faceticket.net/queues/night-safari.

Khao Lak in Phangnga. (Photo: Jetjaras Na Ranong)

Agoda reveals top domestic destinations

Agoda recently revealed the adventurous choices of domestic travellers over the past two years. While Agoda's booking data still shows Bangkok, Pattaya and Chiang Mai as the top three most booked domestic destinations in Thailand, the data also reveals a shift towards lesser-known destinations as travellers searched for more off-the-beaten-track destinations.

The digital travel platform compared booking data to identify destination trends and found Khao Lak had the biggest jump in interest, moving 23 spots to No.22. Nakhon Nayok moved up 15 places to No.46 and Sukhothai landed at No.30, jumping 14 spots. These destinations might not yet be in the domestic top ten but they signify Thai travellers' desire to seek new domestic experiences.

Agoda's booking data set of the 50 most booked destinations were collected from June 1, 2019, until June 1 last year, and June 1 last year to June 1.

Museflower Retreat & Spa Chiang Rai. (Photo: Museflower Retreat & Spa Chiang Rai)

HOTEL DEALS & UPDATES

- Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants recently launched a Travel Book Club in which travellers can explore fascinating cities where Kimpton hotels are found through stories both new and old that were inspired by or set in bucket-list destinations.

Titles are by classic and modern writers, novelists and poets and those who are natives of the city or visitors showing it through eyes through sharing snapshots of the day-to-day, their version of historic events, or telling of personal tales.

Visitors can dig into reading lists from Kimpton hotels in Bangkok, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Paris, Barcelona and Edinburgh, as well as Bali (opening later this year).

Bookworms can also look out for more Book Club activities from Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok in the coming months and the opening of the brand's first resort in Thailand, Kimpton Kitalay Samui, later this year.

Visit KimptonHotels.com.

- With the lockdown finally eased, Museflower Retreat & Spa Chiang Rai is offering more affordable ways to live well in a completely organic, vegetarian farm-to-table, natural holistic environment with "Revitalizing Promotions" from now through the end of the year.

"Museflower Revitalizing Room Rate" offers a 25% discount on all Museflower rooms and retreat packages, including extended stay rates. Spa lovers can indulge themselves in "Museflower Recharge Spa Specials" where they have free mini-facials, signature body scrub, and massage when you book any 60-minute or 90-minute spa treatment or private wellness session from the wide range of yoga, stretching, various types of meditation, movement, dance, crystals, labyrinth walking, nature mandala and more holistic healing classes.

Visit musefloweretreat.com.

Kimpton Kitalay Samui to open later this year. (Photo: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants)

AIRLINES UPDATE

- Emirates is offering special fares for travellers flying to destinations in Europe and the United States starting this month. As more countries open up for vaccinated visitors, business and leisure travellers will enjoy travel deals to key destinations on their First Class, Business Class and Economy Class Emirates flights from now until March next year.

Fares start from as low as 17,860 baht in Economy Class, 54,335 baht in Business Class, and 112,760 baht in First Class. The special fares are available for return flights booked from now until Sunday and are valid for travel from between Sept 16 and March 31.

Visit emirates.com.

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