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Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited led by Ms. Amornrat Konsawat, Acting Vice President - Network and Fleet Management & Director - Product Development and Delivery (2ndfrom left) together with Bangkok Air Catering Co. represented by Mr. Amorn Rassamesangpetch, Director - Corporate Sales & Marketing (1stfrom right) and Mr. Charoonya Napon, Executive Chef (2nd from right), jointly organized a press conference and presentation of Bangkok Airways’ new in-flight menus for 2019 under the concept, “Boutique Street Food.” The press conference is held at the Vanilla Room, Bangkok Air Catering, Suvarnabhumi Airport. Ms. Amornrat Konsawat, Acting Vice President - Network and Fleet Management & Director - Product Development and Delivery of Bangkok Airways said, “For more than 50 years, Bangkok Airways strives to deliver the best of products and services to our passengers. Thus, we always make sure that everything we provide on board is at its highest quality, especially our in-flight meals. This year, we would like to present our in-flight menus in a new perspective. Therefore, we have come up with the street food concept. The offering aims to provide authentic tastes of famous Thai street food with our 'boutique twist' to capture the essence of Bangkok Airways as a boutique airline. Our new street-food-style-menus will include Phad Thai with shrimps, Stir-fried chicken with basil leaves served with jasmine rice, Roasted duck noodles, Thai vermicelli with fish curry, Streamed spice rice with chicken, Southern-style spicy minced chicken served with jasmine rice, Thai spicy & sour soup with shrimps fried rice, Baked shrimps with glass noodles, Thai sweet egg-serpentine, Thai coconut jelly, Thai egg custard in pumpkin and Thai banana in coconut milk to name a few. These menus will be available on all Bangkok Airways flights (Domestic and International) originating from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Samui Airport and Phuket Airport. We believe that these new in-flight specialties, exclusively created by Bangkok Air Catering for Bangkok Airways passengers will add to an even more memorable flying experience for everyone.” "With the current global warming issues as well as a part of own CSR campaign – Love Earth Save Earth, Bangkok Airways has been committed to reduce the use of plastics on our planes. Most of our products used on board are environmental-friendly such as water cups, napkins, snacks bag, ceramic plates. Moreover, products that we use on board are either from a local community or a project that supports the welfare of local communities under our CSR campaign called “A community of love” such as the macadamia nuts and coffee products from the Mae fah Luang foundation, juice products from the Doi kham Royal project, and organic rice tea from the Organic Agriculture Project, Sukhothai Airport.", Ms. Amornrat added. Mr. Charoonya Napon, Executive Chef of Bangkok Air Catering (BAC) said, "We are pleased to a part of Bangkok Airways Boutique Street Food concept this year. Our team of professional chefs has chosen some of the best Thai street food menus and developed them to be in line with Bangkok Airways boutique street food concept as well as to be able to serve passengers on the flights.   Airline food requires

Nothing tugs at the heart-strings more than a love song dedication, here is the latest single from the GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum Lukas Graham, called "Love Someone," that you really should send to your Valentine today to let them know how special they are. In true Lukas Graham fashion, the song takes an honest, intimate look at human emotions, and is described by Lukas as being about “the kind of love I’m feeling that I’ve never felt before.”   Win an Autographed "Lukas Graham" Poster   We've got an awesome poster signed by Lukas Graham to give away for the band's fans. To enter, simply fill out the sweepstakes form below, give us a follow on our Facebook page and tag a name of 'your valentine' in comments and share the post. 2 lucky winners will receive one (1) autographed poster! The giveaway ends on 21 February 2019 at 11:59pm The 2 winners will be announced on 22 February 2019 on Lifestyle+Travel Facebook page  

Roses and bubbly champagne are ready for this year’s romantic Valentine’s Day in charming cities of London, Zurich, Dubai, Jerusalem or Paris, the choices are all yours.   Baur Au Lac Zurich, Switzerland ‘Honeymoon Weekend Special’ Available: Friday through Sunday throughout 2019 Baur au Lac offers the special package only for newly-wed couples, for their ultimate romantic weekend which includes: welcome gift from the hotel’s own chocolatier, champagne and a selection of fresh fruit upon arrival, welcome cocktail on the Rive Gauche Terrasse or in the Rive Gauche Bar, free access and be active together at the fitness club with spectacular views of the Alps. Prices start from CHF 819 for Deluxe double room price per room per night (non-refundable). Website: http://www.bauraulac.ch   Hotel Café Royal London, UK ‘Spa Dreams Package’ Available: now - 31 December 2019 Indulge yourself and your loved one with this romantic spa dreams that let you relax ultimately in the heart of London. Experience the vibrancy of the capital and the serenity of the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre with a spa treatment of your choice and an overnight stay at Hotel Café Royal. Spa Dream Package includes an overnight stay in a luxurious guestroom or suite, access to all facilities within Akasha Holistic Wellbeing including our range of holistic classes, the £120 spa credit per person to be used on treatment of choice, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne in room, full English breakfast, the Regent Street VIP shopping card offering 10% discount on luxury brands and the late check out 4pm (upon availability). Rates start from £560 per night, including all taxes (package subject to availability). Website: http://www.hotelcaferoyal.com   Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem, Israel ‘Winter Escape Suite Special’ Available: now – 28 February 2019 Make this winter an unforgettable romantic one in a charming city of Jerusalem. Mamilla hotel, located in the heart of Jerusalem, in the city’s trendy Mamilla Avenue shopping district, and minutes away from the Old City, is the perfect place spend valuable time together with the loved ones. Offering the comfortable stay in one of spacious and impeccably styled suites that come with perfectly harmonized living and private spaces. For Winter Escape Suite Special, receive the complimentary access to the Executive Lounge. Prices start from $540 per night in Mamilla Suite, $700 per night in Residence Suite, and $2,250 per night for Presidential Suite. Website: http://www.mamillahotel.com   Le Bristol Paris Paris, France ‘Romance in Paris’ Available: now – 30 December 2019 A reservation at Le Bristol Paris is more eloquent than any words. Celebrate a marriage proposal, a special birthday or a honeymoon in the City of Lights. Be spontaneous and completely adored with ‘Romance in Paris’ package that includes an elegant stay in Deluxe Room or higher room categories, a bottle of Champagne in the room on arrival, the exquisite sweet delicacies, the romantic set up at night in your room and in the bathroom with rose petals, an American breakfast for two overlooking the French gardens and a guaranteed upgrade at time of booking. Prices start from EUR 1,400 per night for Deluxe Room. Website: http://www.lebristolparis.com   Armani Hotel Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates ‘Romantic Stay Package’ Available: now – 25 December 2019 Whether you are newlywed or

Maroon 5 Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum band Maroon 5 have announced their new world tour! Both previous Bangkok shows by Maroon 5 in 2011 and 2015 were fast sell outs. Now the band returns with their Red Pill Blues World Tour and a new show that is sure to delight old and new fans alike. Don’t miss out on your chance to experience the Red Pill Blues World Tour live in Bangkok for one show only on Saturday, 9 March at Impact Challenger Hall 1, Muang Thong Thani. Ticket prices start at Bt3,000 and are available at www.thaiticketmajor.com  Rita Ora For the first time, British singer-songwriter Rita Ora will be coming to Bangkok on March 11, 2019 at Crystal Arena CDC, as part of her upcoming World Tour 2019 that will include stops in Europe, Asia and Australia. She will perform her hits including Your Song, Girls, Lonely Together, I Will Never Let You Down, Let You Love Me, For You, Body on Me, and more!! Tickets are on sale now at www.passionhead.co Clairo Lo-fi singer songwriter Clairo (real name Claire Cottrill) is the twenty-year old American electropop wonder whom rose to prominence in late 2017 when ‘Pretty Girl’ went viral on YouTube, amassing over 23 million views. She is now ready to get on her own stage in Thailand on Friday, 15 March at Nakarin Space. Ticket price is Bt1,400 (Standing). Tickets will go on-sale starting on Sunday, 13 January at www.ticketmelon.com/VIJI/CLAIRO or call 02-026-3068. John Mayer John Mayer will be kicking off his 2019 World Tour on Saturday, 23 March 2019, in Auckland, New Zealand, and followed by Asia, Bangkok included. Mayer will perform his first ever concert in Thailand as part of his Asia Tour on Wednesday, 3 April 2019 at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani. Ticket prices start at Bt2,000 and will go on sale at 10am on Saturday, 26 January at all ThaiTicketMajor outlets, via www.thaiticketmajor.com or call: 0-2262-3838 for more information. Ed Sheeran Global megastar Ed Sheeran has announced the first batch of new stadium headline shows for his return to Asia in 2019! A songwriter of a generation, Ed has continued to dominate charts across the globe since its release. With over 15.5 million copies sold worldwide to date. Ed is back to sing for his Thai fans in Bangkok! See him live on Sunday, 28 April at Rajamangala National Stadium. Ticket prices start at Bt2,000 and available now at all ThaiTicketMajor outlets or via www.thaiticketmajor.com or call 0-2262-3838. Lauv Independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv has announced today that he will be returning to Asia in May 2019, with a run of extensive dates throughout the region. This will be Lauv’s third time returning to Asia and his first ever full concert set in Bangkok. The concert will be on Saturday 18 May at ​Moonstar Studio. Ticket price is Bt2,200 (Standing) and available now at www.ticketmelon.com/viji/lauv, hotline +662 026 3068. The 1975 ‘The 1975’ the leading rock band from England. Best known from the mega-hits like "Chocolate," "Robbers," and "Somebody Else," the band is back for Thai fans once again with “The 1975 Live In Bangkok 2019.” The production will be fully equipped with lighting and sound system, the unforgettable moment for die-hard fans! Catch them live on stage on Friday, 13 September. Grab your ticket

Embrace the cold this winter with a stay in a cool igloo or ice hotel. With 54% of Thai travelers saying they plan to stay at least once in a type of accommodation they've never stayed at before in 2019 and 68% saying that they plan to prioritize spending money on experiences over material items when traveling in the year to come*, why not stay in an icy accommodation that is an experience in and of itself? Let's discover the magic of spending a night in an igloo or ice hotel. Put on your warmest clothes, get cozy under the covers and fall asleep in the all-consuming quiet. Snow Hotel - Kemi, Finland The Snow Hotel is located in the Lapland region of Finland and offers ‘cool’ rooms made entirely out of ice and snow. If wondering how you are going to stay warm in a room that has an average temperature of -5°C (23 degrees fahrenheit), beds are covered with warm lamb skin and sleeping bags with cozy fleece interiors. The Snow Hotel also features unique winter experiences such as a Snow Castle, a Snow Chapel for weddings, several sculptures with light effects,Gemstone Gallery and a weekly program that offers different activities and additional experiences for guests to choose from. Icehotel - Jukkasjärvi, Sweden Tucked away amongst the various lakes and hills of northern Sweden, more than 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the Icehotel is rebuilt every winter entirely from snow and ice from the nearby Torne River. Holding a temperature between -5 to -8°C (17 to 23 degrees Fahrenheit), each of the individually themed rooms has hand-carved ice furnishings made by artists from all around the world. After a refreshing sleep in thermal sleeping bags on beds covered in reindeer hides, guests can  start their day with a rich and hearty breakfast before spending time in the sauna,  wood-burning hot tub or the ice bath. The area around Jukkasjärvi is popular for outdoor winter activities such as dog sledding, reindeer sled excursions and snowmobile tours. Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel - Alta, Norway Located along the Alta River 20 km from Alta’s town center, the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel is an impressive 2,000 square meter structure made entirely from snow and ice every winter. With a consistent room t temperature between a chilling  -4 and -7 °C (19 to 24 degrees Fahrenheit), guests are encouraged to bring their own thermal undergarments to stay warm, although reindeer leather sleeping pads and ultra-warm sleeping bags are provided to every room. For those who  like art, don’t miss the artistic ice sculptures on display throughout the property. For those seeking a little outdoor adventure, the friendly hotel staff will gladly assist with booking a snowmobile safari to explore the surrounding winter wonderland. Hotel de Glace - Saint-Gabriel-De-Valcartier, Canada With three thematic ice bars, an indoor ice slide and ice chapel that seats 70 guests, the Hotel de Glace in Saint-Gabriel-De-Valcartier, Quebec is a landmark on its own as it’s the only hotel of its kind in North America. The warm hotel staff welcomes guests with a cocktail in an ice glass before

AccorHotels is proud to announce the first Orient Express hotel will open in the landmark King Power Mahanakhon Building in Bangkok. Imprinted in both history and imagination, the Orient Express brand has been reinvented for the future, with a vision to build a collection of prestigious hotels, steeped in tradition, myth and adventure. Sebastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels said: “Orient Express has always acted as a passport between worlds and a trip on these legendary trains was historical, touristic and cinematic with an inimitable experience. This linking of Occident and Orient, of history and modernity, and of curiosity and cultures will be a hallmark of the new Orient Express Hotels and we are excited to bring back this spirit of luxurious adventure to today’s modern travellers.” Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha Chief Executive Officer of King Power Group said, “The launch of the world’s first Orient Express Hotel at King Power Mahanakhon truly completes our vision of creating an extraordinary landmark that celebrates the city and adds a new milestone to Thailand and the world’s hospitality industry, while further elevating Thailand to a truly world-class destination. “King Power Mahanakhon seeks for all of its projects to be different, impressive and distinct, exuding excellence in every dimension. We look forward to welcoming visitors from all over the world, and placing Thailand’s tourism scene on the global stage through a landmark that combines exceptional hospitality, award-winning cuisine, a unique shopping experience and Bangkok’s spectacular views.” “We are proud to bring the multicultural heritage, mystery and exoticism of the legendary Orient Express brand to Bangkok” said Michael Issenberg, Chairman and CEO AccorHotels Asia Pacific. “Orient Express redefined rail travel in the 1900s, introducing the first sleeper cars linking West to East and delivering unprecedented levels of comfort and dining. We look forward to bringing this same luxury and refinement to the new incarnation of Orient Express hotels.” The original Orient Express trains were famous for the highest standards of fine craftsmanship, the newest innovations and the most exquisite dining and so Orient Express Mahanakhon Bangkok will bring together the best names in these fields to reinterpret the art of luxury travel. Esteemed designer Tristan Auer has been tasked with reimagining the Art Deco stylings and plant motifs of the original Orient Express carriages into a modern skyscraper in the heart of a bustling metropolis. The sumptuous bedrooms and exquisite bathrooms will bring new levels of style and luxury to Bangkok. Two signature restaurants will include Mott 32 on level 2 and Mahanathi by David Thompson on level 5 of the hotel. David Thompson is known worldwide for his skills and expertise in Thai cuisine and culinary. Thompson has established award-winning restaurants across the world, Nahm in London and Bangkok, Long Chim in Asia and Australia and Aaharn in Hong Kong. Famed Mott 32, will also bring an exceptional modern Cantonese dining experience to the city with a contemporary restaurant and cocktail bar in Orient Express Mahanakhon Bangkok. Mott 32 is named after 32 Mott Street in New York - the site

Discover the rustic charm and sophisticated elegant holiday of New Zealand is now easy with the ‘Forest to Fairway’ package at Treetops Lodge & Estate and Kinloch Club in Rotorua. Escape to a secluded forest getaway for 2 nights and indulge in the ultimate lakeside getaway to the greens challenging yourself on the championship golf course with the view of Lake Taupo for another 2 nights and enjoy an additional night on complimentary. Located in New Zealand’s North Island, Treetops Lodge & Estate is only 20 minutes from downtown Rotorua. At this estate, you can escape and sink into the embrace of a genuine welcome of virgin jungles and rolling hills of the estate. Treetops Lodge & Estate prides itself of its outdoor activities and its views of hot springs, rivers, lakes and waterfalls; allowing guests to explore the natural heritage and wilderness of New Zealand and forge enduring connections with the people and the land. Treetops offers a variety of unique activities related to its surroundings. Guests can explore the spectacular views in a helicopter ride, interact with wildlife in nature sanctuaries, go horseback riding and mountain climbing, explore Maori culture, fishing, archery, and trips to the active White Island Volcano. All these activities can easily be organised by private assistants that are provided along with the great selection of rooms including 8 villas, 4 chalet apartment suites, a family cottage and the Pheasant Cottage. The villas overlook the spectacular surrounding of wildlife habitats and lakes, fully immersing visitors into jungle life. The villas are fitted with comfortable furnishings and period decor, designed in union with natural wood to give the villas a warm, cozy and relaxing feel. The rooms boast spacious bathrooms with jacuzzi, fireplaces, large beds, WiFi and kitchens. Being the sister property and offering the same excellent standard of services, the Kinloch lodge and Kinloch Club welcomes its guests with an 18 hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus and the stunningly designed accommodation. Here, you are invited to indulge in the ultimate lakeside getaway and enjoy sweeping views over Lake Taupo as you relax and marvel at the play of sunlight as it rolls over the undulating landscape and down to glitter across the lake’s crystal blue waters. Whether spending a day on the greens to challenge yourself on the championship golf course, heading off for a day of adventure in Taupo, or relaxing at the spa, the choice is all yours. Discover the best of both worlds with ‘Forest to Fairway’ package that includes • 2 night stay at Treetops Lodge & Estate • 2 night stay at Kinloch lodge • Enjoy a complimentary 5th night at your choice of either lodge The package is available all year and subject to availability. The 5th complimentary night can be taken consecutively or at another night prior to 30 April 2019. Terms & conditions apply. For more information or reservation, contact Tel: +64 7 333 2066 or email: reservations@treetops.co.nz

Praya Dining at Praya Palazzo relaunches with an exquisite culinary journey through time.  The cuisine at Praya Dining is curated to showcase the history, opulence of ingredients and culture of each Siamese era from the ancient Kingdom of Sukhothai until today’s prosperous Rattanakosin. With the relaunch of Praya Dining at Praya Palazzo, Montara Hospitality stays true to its mission to re-imagine how lifestyle travelers encounter local heritage. Praya Dining has been reconceptualized to portray Praya Palazzo’s heritage as a century-old Palladian-style river mansion built in the reign of His Majesty King Vajiravudh (Rama VI). Montara’s newest restaurant authentically presents Thai cuisines in manners that enable diners to appreciate the historical context of each dish. By doing so, Praya Dining builds upon the group’s momentum in other culinary destinations. In Phuket, Montara’s “PRU” restaurant at the luxurious resort Trisara won the the island’s first and only Michelin Star with its farm-to-table fine-dining vision. Montara’s “Seafood at Trisara” also won the Michelin Plate designation for its authentic southern Thai cuisine heirloom recipes. Praya Dining guides diners on a culinary journey through Thai history. Each dish highlights how Thai cuisine evolved during each era throughout history. The journey begins with the Thai relish “Lon” (หลน). Pronounced “lohn” (in Thai meaning to simmer), the relish became prominent during the Sukhothai era. As the first Thai Kingdom, Sukhothai was a time when Thailand was self-sufficient in terms of food, which was cooked at its most simplicity. Served with fresh vegetables, variations of Lon include ‘Salty Mackerel relish’ (หลนปลาเค็ม) or ‘Crab relish’ (หลนปู). The culinary journey at Praya Dining continues to Ayutthaya era when Thai cuisine was influenced by foreign traders. This era saw the arrival of chili, which has since become the heart of Thai Cuisine, and of exotic spices from which the first curries were born. In addition, during Ayutthaya era, new cooking techniques such as stir-frying, frying and deep frying emerged and are reflected in dishes such as “Koong Sarong” (กุ้งโสร่ง Deep fried prawns wrapped with vermicelli noodles), “Nam Prik Kapi” (น้ำพริกกะปิ Shrimp paste relish with condiments and fresh herbs), “Khanom Jeen Nam Ya Pla” (ขนมจีนน้ำยาปลา Thin rice noodles served with Snake Head fish sauce) or “Massaman Beef curry” (แกงมัสมั่น). Finally, diners at Praya Dining arrive to Rattanakosin era, the current kingdom which established Bangkok as the capital city of Thailand. This era marks the beginning of the Chakri dynasty leading to today’s modern metropolitan city. The period had great influence on Thai food today, from the emergence of street food which was initially influenced by Chinese settlers, to the creation of Thailand’s world-famous noodle dish, ‘Phad Thai’. Throughout the culinary journey at Praya Dining, diners will discover rarefied Thai dishes derived from storied Thai poems, and literatures. The culinary team has researched and prepared the dishes derived from the epic love poem, “Kap Heh Chom Khrueang Khao Wan” (กาพย์เห่ชมเครื่องคาวหวาน), composed by King Rama II, “Tam Ra Kub Khao” (ตำรากับเข้า) by Lady Somjeen, “Khuu Meuu Maae Kruaa” (คู่มือแม่ครัว) by Lor. Phaehtraarat and ‘Chivid nai wang’ (Life in the

Thinking of spending some precious time with your family or friends to reunite and enjoy the last days of the year to the fullest? Looking forward to welcoming 2019 with a bang? Hong Kong is an excellent destination for Thai revelers because it proposes new, exciting options that cover all age groups and interest categories, a relaxing yet vibrant atmosphere topped with the perfect wintry weather, and an excellent opportunity to pick up some great year end deals and offers. During the festive season, brilliant illuminations and decorations are everywhere, accompanied by contagious holiday music and cheer. There are also endless selfie, twofie and wefie-perfect sights in the entire city, to the delight of millennials and all! There are loads of activities to make you feel the unique vibes of Hong Kong during the merriest time of the year! Here is a shortlist of 8 exciting ideas, including 2 eating spots, to make sure you enjoy the Hong Kong holidays to the max! 1. Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival 2018   Hong Kong is famous for its lightshows especially during the festive season. This year is not looking to disappoint with new ideas and installments to enchant Hong Kong’s promenade with magical lights. As part of the Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival, an International Light Art Display featuring both local and overseas light art installations will be held to delight visitors of all ages. The installations will be displayed at the iconic sites along Central Harbourfront and Tamar Park and would provide a brilliant atmosphere to create wonderful winter memories with loved ones. Dates: 29 Nov 2018 – 24 Feb 2019 Venues: Central & Western District Promenade (Central Section) and Tamar Park 2. Christmas Treasures @Harbour City   Harbour City this year has been transformed into a magnificent spot to soak up the unique festive atmosphere that brings joy to all. The largest-ever 60-ft outdoor Christmas Tree is sure to awe all holiday visitors, while the 40-meter long Christmas Bridge will surely attract those who want to write wishes and loves messages on the heart-shaped Love-Locks. Here’s a picture-perfect venue to record precious moments with loved ones as you walk through the world’s largest video keleidoscpope - a surreal world with dynamic Christmas themed scenery such as snowflakes, Christmas tree, stars and more. Dates: until January 1, 2019 Registration: Level 3, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City 3. A Disney Christmas at Hong Kong Disneyland   Be transported to a stunning winter wonderland, filled with yuletide carols, magical lights, shimmering snowflakes and more! The best shows with multimedia effects will dazzle you, as you walk through the streets with the magical glow, musical festivities and enchanting moments that will warm your heart. Capture all the cherished moments with your family, and especially with your favorite Disney friends, as they are all dressed in their holiday finery form. Dates: From 15 Nov 2018 – 1Jan 2019 Time: 10:30-20:00 (Fri-Sat till 22:00) Address: Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island, Outlying Islands 4. Experience Snow Village in Ngong Ping 360   Ngong Ping 360 brings you Snow Village experience and outdoor fun this year. Step into Ngong