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- September,2022(part4) -
20 Sep, 2022
Thai AirAsia holds big sale including 0 baht one way on domestic and international flights
Thai AirAsia, which belongs to the AirAsia Group of low-cost airlines, is holding a big sale from September 19th to September 25th.

The details of the sale are as follows.
Sale period: September 19th to September 25th
Applicable boarding period: January 1, 2023 to October 23, 2023 (partially varies depending on the route)
Applicable routes: Most domestic and international flights

Some of the seats on sale include flights with free one-way fares (requires membership registration, requires airport usage fees, etc.).

Free one-way fares include direct flights from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Krabi, Phuket, Bangkok (Don Muang) to Chiang Mai, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Krabi, Phuket, Nha Trang, Luang Prabang, Mandalay, Phnom Penh, Penang, etc. It can be used for popular destinations in Thailand and ASEAN, including direct flights.

For sale details, please refer to Thai AirAsia's official announcement. For flight search and reservation, please refer to Thai AirAsia official website.

19 Sep, 2022
Lao Airlines resumes Luang Prabang-Chiang Mai route from October 30
Lao Airlines has announced that it will resume direct flights between Luang Prabang, Laos and Chiang Mai, Thailand from October 30.

Lao Airlines currently operates a Luang Prabang-Bangkok route, and this Chiang Mai route will be the second route.

The Chiang Mai route operates three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, using an ATR72 (economy seat).

The scheduled flight schedule is as follows.
Luang Prabang ⇔ Chiang Mai (From October 30, 2022)
QV635 LPQ13:05 CNX14:15 Wed/Fri/Sun
QV636 CNX15:15 LPQ16:25 Wed/Fri/Sun

For details and reservations, please visit the Lao Airlines official website.

18 Sep, 2022
Thailand to start collecting entry fees for foreign tourists from early 2023
Minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand, Pipat Ratchakitprakan, on 6 September 2022, may request the Thai Cabinet in October 2022 to approve the collection of entry fees from foreign tourists. He said the collection is expected to take effect in early 2023.

Minister Pipat said that Naresuan University is now instructed to investigate and study the appropriate entry fee rate for foreign tourists arriving by land in order to make the entry fee appropriate for both land and air arrivals. The results of the study will be revealed in September, after which an application for approval of the collection of entry fees will be submitted to the Cabinet in October.

The National Tourism Policy Board has already approved the Ministry of Tourism and Sports' proposal to collect a fee of 300 baht from all tourists entering Thailand from January 2023.

Minister Pipat said the entry fees will be used to purchase insurance for foreign tourists so that the government does not have to bear the costs of treating foreign tourists injured in accidents alone. increase. According to Minister Pipat, before the pandemic, about 300 to 400 million baht was spent on treating injured foreign tourists every year, and from next year onwards, the entry fee collected will be used to reduce this burden.

17 Sep, 2022
New ferry cruise 'Blue Dolphin' between Samui and Chonburi completes trial run
On September 10, 2022, the commissioning of her ferry Blue Dolphin, a new cruise between Koh Samui and Sattahip in Chonburi, took place.

The exact date of the Blue Dolphin's launch has not yet to be confirmed, but it is expected that regular service will begin in late September.

Blue Dolphin is operated by Seahorse Ferry. It is scheduled to depart from Chonburi Sattahip (Chuksamet Port) and South Koh Samui (Nathon Port) at 5:00 pm and arrive at their respective destination ports by 8:00 am. Weekly numbers of operation have not yet been announced.

The 'Blue Dolphin' resembles a cruise ship more than a ferryboat, with a range of seating options are available., such as reclining seats on her entry level, capsule beds and first class private rooms which is the same level as hotel rooms.

The boarding fee has not yet been determined and will vary depending on the room type, but is expected to be around 3,000 baht.

Like a cruise ship, 'Blue Dolphin' is well equipped with restaurants, bars, karaoke bars, discotheques, spas, massage services and a variety of nightlife entertainment options.

The ship's parking space is spread over two floors and can accommodate a sufficient amount of cars and motorbikes.

No reservations or details have been announced at this time, but will be announced on SPcruise's official website as soon as they are ready.

16 Sep, 2022
Japan Airlines is running a sale on flights to Japan and Bangkok
Japan Airlines(JAL) has a sale for Japan - Thailand (Bangkok).

The details of the sale are as follows.

Reservation period: September 14th to September 23rd
Applicable boarding period: September 14, 2022 to February 28, 2023 (start of travel, some days not applicable)
Applicable airports: Flights to/from Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka

Examples of fees are as follows
Tokyo, Osaka flight
round trip
Airfare 44,000 yen~
Taxes, surcharges, etc. 57,020 yen

Nagoya, Fukuoka flight
Airfare 54,000 yen~
Taxes, surcharges, etc. 58,930 yen

In addition to Bangkok, similar sales are also being held for Japan - Vietnam (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City), Singapore, the Philippines (Manila), and Indonesia (Jakarta).

For details and reservations, please check the official JAL website.
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