Avani Samui to host a big beach bash

Avani Chaweng Samui Hotel & Beach Club. Avani Hotels & Resorts

Avani Chaweng Samui Hotel & Beach Club is holding a two-day "Vice Island" big bash grand opening celebration on Sept 2 and 3. The largest beach party ever at the hotel's adjoining SEEN Beach Club features an international DJ line-up including some of the biggest names in the world club scene, with the likes of David Penn and more.

Tickets for Sept 2 are available at 1,500 baht, for Sept 3 at 500 baht for entrance to the Pool Zone and 2,000 baht including two drinks for the VIP zone.

Email chaweng@avanihotels.com, call 077-956-808 or visit ticketmelon.com/avanichawengsamui/vice-island.

A three-day, two-night accommodation package in a Cool Pool View Room for two is available at 12,000 baht. Email chaweng@avanihotels.com, call 077-956-808 or visit avanihotels.com/en/chaweng-samui.

Boat Suite at Meliá Koh Samui. Meliá Koh Samui

Get the coconut treatment at Meliá Koh Samui

Meliá Koh Samui, voted among Thailand's Top 20 Resorts in the 2021 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, introduces Samui Paradise Experience, the ultimate coconut well-being treatment, a special available at YHI Spa until Dec 20.

The 2.5-hour session begins with a 15-minute steam and/or sauna to prepare the skin for a fresh coconut body scrub, followed by a virgin coconut oil massage. The treatment ends with a relaxing aromatic bath with a blend of natural essential oils to release stress and restore energy.

Priced at 4,850 baht++ per person or 7,999 baht++ per couple, the 2.5-hour pampering session is available daily from 9am to 8pm.

Call 077-938-899 or email kantima.chompoolad@melia.com.

Thai Vietjet launches shock September sale

Thai Vietjet recently launched a special promotion "September Shock Sale", offering special fares starting from just 499 baht (inclusive of taxes and fees) for travel on the airline's entire domestic flight network.

For international services, special fares start from 1,699 baht (inclusive of taxes and fees) for travel on the airline's network to Vietnam, Phnom Penh, Singapore, Fukuoka, Taipei and Ahmedabad.

Recently, Thai Vietjet launched a new international service connecting Bangkok and Taipei from Aug 16, offering more opportunities and flexible travel choices, as well as further increasing its flight frequency to facilitate the rising travel demand as global tourism recovers.

Visit th.vietjetair.com.


Emirates is investing big to take its on-board customer experience to new heights. Emirates

VistaJet offers Mid-Autumn Festival staycations

To celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, VistaJet is moving from the air to the ground with a series of luxurious staycations from The House Collective -- a group of refined, highly individual properties that defy comparison, with The Opposite House in Beijing, The Upper House in Hong Kong, The Temple House in Chengdu and The Middle House in Shanghai. From exquisite seasonal menus to private wellness experiences, make your Mid-Autumn Festival shine this year.

Mooncakes are a signature delicacy of the festival, and The House Collective will curate unique mooncake pairing experiences tailored to the preferences of VistaJet Members -- including a cocktail masterclass experience with the mixologist from Salisterra at The Upper House. These experiences are designed to complement and enhance the flavours of this year's mooncakes while enjoying expertly mixed tipples.

With a Michelin-starred restaurant at The Opposite House in Beijing, Chengdu Panda Base and culture tours with The Temple House, along with an intimate sanctuary at The Middle House in the heart of Shanghai, pleasures abound at The House Collective.

Visit vistajet.com/privateworld.

Emirates to upgrade inflight experiences

Emirates is investing over US$2 billion (73 billion baht) to enhance its inflight customer experience, including a massive programme to retrofit over 120 aircraft with the latest interiors, plus an array of other service improvements across all cabins starting this year.

Apart from new menus, vegan choices, inflight entertainment system and hospitality training for cabin crew, the most significant investment is an extensive and record-breaking refurbishment of the aircraft interiors, where cabins will be retrofitted with new or reupholstered seats, new panelling, flooring and other cabin features. Benefitting all Emirates passengers, every cabin class will be refreshed and new Premium Economy cabins installed. After the retrofit, Emirates will have a total of 120 aircraft offering Premium Economy seats -- the only airline in the region to offer this cabin class, and enhanced interiors and features across all other cabins.

With its first aircraft scheduled to roll into the Emirates Engineering Centre for retrofitting in November, planning work and trials have begun in earnest.

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