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Life with an elephant

Oct 17. 2017
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By The Nation

Guests making an online booking for a luxury suite of Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort can save 20 per cent on any stay between now and December 19 and enjoy a bottle of Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne as well as a credit of Bt3,316 to spend across the resort.

Honeymoon couples will be rewarded with a bottle of sparkling wine, a romantic room set-up on arrival and a 60-minute spa treatment for two. The packages start at Bt38,600 and include 20-per-cent savings on accommodation, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner and your choice of fun activities like Elephant Camp Experience, a cooking class at Spice Spoons, Golden Triangle Discovery Excursion and Spa Discovery Package. 

Other benefits include round-trip transfers from and to Chiang Rai Airport, Internet access, in-room mini bar and admission to the Hall of Opium museum. 

Sign up at


Chinese wonders

Thai Smiles Airways closes the distance between Thailand and China by offering direct flight from Bangkok to Chongqing, Changsha and Zhengzhou.

Fares start at Bt3,890 and can be booked through October 31 for travel until December 31. Services include baggage allowance of up to 20 kilograms and on-board food and beverage. 

Book your flight by calling (02) 118 8888 or do it online at

Great savings in Pattaya

Early birds booking a room at Travelodge Pattaya can save up to 28-per-cent on the best rates in an advance purchase deal that continues to March 31.

Starting from Bt1,299 for room only and Bt1,399 for a room with breakfast, the promotion is applicable to reservations made 30 days or more in advance. TravelodgeR members will also get an additional 10 per cent discount on top, early check-in at noon and late check-out at 2pm.

For online bookings, go to or email [email protected]

All lit up 

Singapore’s Little India celebrates the Deepavali (Diwali) festival today with a landscape of rich saffron and turmeric and more than 1,000 oil lamps casting light along its famous avenue. 

To mark the triumph of good over evil, thousands of Hindu families will turn their houses into enclaves of warm golden light and there’s also a bazaar offering gold and gems, exquisitely embroidered saris, gleaming golden oil lamps and delicious street food as well as an outdoor concert. 

Find out more at

Travel made easy

Vietjet Thailand makes travelling even easier during the Royal Cremation period by launching a daily flight between Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) and Chiang Rai from Thursday through October 28.

And for the cool season, the airline will double daily flights from October 29 with promotional airfares starting from Bt590 per trip, including tax, fee and credit card fee. 

Online booking can be made at 


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