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Raya Heritage introduces an all-new boutique ‘Him Gong, Curated Craft’

Raya Heritage introduces an all-new boutique ‘Him Gong, Curated Craft’

October 19, 2019 – Chiang Mai – Raya Heritage introduces an all-new boutique ‘Him Gong, Curated Craft’ offers a new shopping experience in Chiang Mai. This beautifully- design concept store features a wide range of exquisite items including jewelry, clothing, accessories, and home décor. Alongside with the hotel’s own signature products, the boutique also showcases a selection of northern Thai artifacts and the works of many up-and-coming local designers.

Inspired by a fascination with art, culture and the great artists and passionate craftsmen and women that are behind each masterpiece in our curated collection, the collection features the best of local wisdom, rustic charm, exotic creation and a rich array of contemporary creativity and timeless designs to be discovered.

From one-of-a-kind jewelry, beautifully woven textiles, and fine lacquerware to intricate accessories and elaborate home decorative items, our collection is a tribute to cultural heritage, artistry and craftsmanship and a representation of our values, which place above all else the preservation of local traditions, sustainability and an enthusiasm for pure art.

Him Gong Curated Craft will open its door to public from October 19, 2019 onwards. Open daily 8:00 – 20:00 hrs. at Raya Heritage.

The Plantation Club, Phuket’s award-winning modern Thai restaurant introduces NEW dishes

The Plantation Club, Phuket’s award-winning modern Thai restaurant introduces NEW dishes

Plantation Menu 3_12 2019-08-19Chef Rey at The Pavilions Phuket is pleased to introduce the latest dishes at The Plantation Club, Phuket’s award-winning modern Thai restaurant. The menu exclusively features fresh produce grown only in The Pavilions Gardens, or by local farmers who grow their product ethically. Through these ongoing relationships, we ensure our guests receive the freshest seasonal produce all year round, which supports sustainability within our community. Plantation Menu _07 2020

Raya Heritage invites you to “A Day of Eco Valley”

Raya Heritage invites you to “A Day of Eco Valley”

Despite being called the capital of the North, Chiang Mai has more to explore than its sparkling temples and specialty coffee. Our signature excursion, “A Day of Eco Valley”, invites you to walk with us along one of the best trails to experience the perpetual beauty of northern nature.

A DAY OF ECO VALLEY
Spend your easy day to get away from the bustle city, get to touch the nature and learn the way of farmer’s life in organic farming valley with Pakeryaw’s family.
Nu and his family are Pakeryaw hill tribes, they own this farm over 30 years since his dad was so young. Now, as an elder brother, Nu inherited farming knowledge from his father and strongly intended to do organic farming in order to obtain quality products which are checal-free and environmental friendly.

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Thala Beach Nature Reserve awarded the highest ecotourism accreditation

Thala Beach Nature Reserve awarded the highest ecotourism accreditation

Thala Beach Nature Reserve, located between Cairns and Port Douglas in Australia, was awarded the highest Ecotourism accreditation for maximising informative and meaningful experiences,
whilst enhancing the local environment. The Thala Experience adheres to global principals of Ecotourism. After ten consecutive years meeting the strict criteria for Advanced Ecotourism status,
in 2017 Thala was awarded Green Travel Leader status with Ecotourism Australia. Following on from there, in Apr’18 Thala in recognition of Thala’s substantial credentials in offering deluxe
eco-designed accommodation while minimising environmental impact, the beachfront eco lodge was handpicked for membership of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World after
sEco Awarduccessfully undergoing a rigorous vetting process. Currently, Thala is Australia’s only mainland based property in the National Geographic Unique Lodge collection.

Hai Au Aviation celebrates new air route

Hai Au Aviation celebrates new air route

Hai Au Aviation (HAA) is proud to announce the launch of direct flights between Dong Hoi Airport (VDH) and Da Nang International Airport (DAD) in Central Vietnam, commencing July 20, 2019. Hai Au Aviation is currently the only airline offering direct service along this route. This new flight route promises to bring fresh, unique travel experiences to Vietnam’s Central coast region, following the success of the recently-launched Da Nang – Hue route this past April.

The Dong Hoi – Da Nang route will be served on Thursdays and Sundays. Customers can look forward to skipping the 6-hour train ride or 7-hour bus ride to travel in comfort and style instead of in just 70 minutes aboard a Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft. In addition to saving time, customers experience this new flight route will be able to take in
stunning views of the Central Vietnamese coastline through the aircraft’s large windows, including the lush Son Tra Peninsula, the famed Hai Van (Sea Cloud) Pass which zigzags its way through the forested Truong Son mountain range, Lang Co Beach, and the “fish mazes” of the 24km-long Tam Giang Lagoon where three rivers empty out into the sea. History buffs will also enjoy flying over the former Demilitarized Zone just north of Hue and the historic Dong Hoi Citadel.

The beach town of Danang has recently gained renewed international acclaim, finding its way onto numerous top “Places to Go” lists. Called the “Miami of Vietnam”, this vibrant seaside town is developing a reputation for a serious foodie scene to go along with its 8km-long stretch of pristine beach populated by glam 5-star resorts. In contrast, quiet and gentle Dong Hoi is the gateway to the UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, well-known for its tropical forests, an extensive cave system with underground rivers, and Son Doong, the world’s largest cave passage. All flights will be operated with the 12-passenger Cessna Grand Caravan 208B-EX aircraft, one of the industry’s safest, most powerful single-engine airplanes. Fares are published, and flights can now be booked via the Hai Au Aviation website: www.seaplanes.vn

California’s Central Coast selects SLC

California’s Central Coast selects SLC

Central Coast Tourism Council (CCTC) has appointed SLC Representation to promote the destination to the UK travel trade following a competitive tender process.

California’s Central Coast covers 350 miles of the world’s most beautiful coastline. This incomparable region stretches from Ventura just north of Los Angeles to Santa Clara south of San Francisco. Discover the Central Coast to find a true California vacation, complete with coastal roads, Pacific sunsets, national and state parks, world-class wine regions, and classic beach towns.

The UK and Ireland are California’s second largest overseas market. Visitors from the UK and Ireland made more than 865,111 in-person trips to the state, spending over $1,216 billion in 2018.

Krista Rupp, President, Central Coast Tourism Council & Travel Trade Manager, Monterey Bay Aquarium commented; ‘’CCTC is thrilled to take new direction with SLC representing our vibrant, timeless, and connected destination in the UK. We were impressed with their creative approach to working with our broad, multi-destination region and look forward to a thriving partnership’’.

Central Coast Tourism Council is SLC’s third client in the United States and joins a portfolio of over 27 clients worldwide ranging from Australasian destinations to hotel groups and destination management companies in Europe and the Indian Subcontinent.

Deborah Pearce, Managing Director, SLC Representation commented; “We are delighted to welcome CCTC into our portfolio, as our third USA client. The Central Coast region is an exciting destination to represent and we look forward to educating the travel trade on all it has to offer”