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Earning while you fly

Apr 17. 2018
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British Airways’ Executive Club members taking flights between the UK and Europe can collect up to 16,000 bonus points as part of the new Bonus Avios promotion.

Customers, who register, book and fly by June 30 can collect 4,000 bonus Avios when taking two or more British Airways return flights and 16,000 bonus points for four or more return flights. 

Flights to Europe connecting through London are also included, meaning a customer taking two return trips from Hong Kong to Paris, Amsterdam or Rome would earn 4,000 bonus Avios, thanks to the connection through London.

You can register at or

Riverside bliss

The luxury X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort continues the Thai New Year celebration by offering a Summer Lovin’ package that invites guests to book by April 30 for any stay between now and June 30.

The room rates start at Bt5,098 and special benefits include 20-per-cent discount from Best Available Rates and a daily Bt500 cash voucher to redeem for food and beverages at all the resort’s outlets. 

Guests booking a room directly via its official website will also get VIP check-in with welcome drink, coffee or tea upon arrival, 15-per-cent off food and beverage and spa, free use of Handy mobile phone with internet, early check-in and late check-out.

Make your booking online at 

Soulful at the Shilla

The Shilla Seoul Hotel in South Korea marks the beginning of spring with the Urban Island package that’s available until the end of the month. 

Starting KRW 310,000 (Bt9,035), the package offers an overnight stay in a Business Deluxe Room or Executive Business Deluxe Room, breakfast at the Parkview, complimentary all-day access to Urban Island, indoor pool, fitness centre and executive lounge.

Check out the best rates at

Tropical treat

Phi Phi Island Beach Resort welcomes vacationers with a special package for Thai and expatriate residents that continues through the end of April. 

Starting from Bt21,200 for a three-night stay in a Superior Bungalow, the promotion also includes sea transfers between Phuket and the resort based on a regular boat schedule, daily breakfast for two, a one-time set dinner for two (food only) and a one-time 60-minute Thai massage for two. 

Make a reservation by calling (075 628 900 or email

Spectacular Sendai

Japan’s spectacular Sendai Aoba Festival returns on May 19 and 20 with a full calendar of activities rooted in its 350-year tradition. 

Known locally as Yoi Matsuri, the event features the Yamahoko procession, the Sendai Suzume Odori (sparrow dance) by local residents and the wheeled tall Yamaboko parade (festive floats with gorgeous ornaments) and a procession of samurai wearing traditional armours.

Find out more at (in Japanese and English).


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