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Earthquake in Northern Thailand

Dear Clients,
 
On Monday 5th May 2014, the province of Chiang Rai in Northern Thailand experienced an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale. The earthquake hit at 18.08 in the evening and several smaller aftershocks could still be felt in the following hours. No casualties have been reported, but the earthquake has caused damages to some buildings and damage to a few of the roads in the region.

Public holidays in May 2014

Dear Clients,
 
Please find below the dates of the public holidays in Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar during the month of May. During this time, staff will be on standby in all the offices to respond to any urgent cases.

Public Holidays in Indonesia
01 May 2014 - Labour Day
15 May 2014 - Waisak Day
21 May 2014 - Hari Raya Galungan
27 May 2014 - Isra Miraj
29 May 2014 - Ascension Day
31 May 2014 - Hari Raya Kuningan

Public Holidays in Laos
01 May 2014 - Labour Day (For Vientiane and Luang Prabang)
13 May 2014 - Boun Visakhaboucha (For Vientiane only)
 
Public Holidays in Vietnam
01 May 2014 - Labour Day

Public Holidays in Cambodia
01 May 2014 - International Labour Day
13 May 2014 - Visak Bochea Day
14 May 2014 - King Sihamoni Birthday
17 May 2014 - Royal Ploughing Day

Public Holidays in Thailand
01 May 2014 - National Labour Day
05 May 2014 - Coronation Day
13 May 2014 - Wisakha Bucha Day

Public Holidays in Myanmar
01 May 2014 - World Worker's Day
13 May 2014 - Full Moon of Kason

Familiarization trip 19...22 March 2014

Asian Escapes together with Qatar Airways have hosted Top Ticketing Agents for Qatar Airways from Turkey to Thailand during 19…22 March 2014.

All Group members have experienced Qatar Airways services from Istanbul connecting by Doha to Bangkok and stayed first IBIS Sathorn Hotel Bangkok and then Signature Pattaya Hotel.

With full hotel inspections and dinings around, attractions like Floating Market and Siam Niramit Show (Bangkok), Coral Island Tour and Alcazar Show (Pattaya) and more others was an amazing experience for the members.

Asian Escapes thank all hosts, Qatar Airways and, most of all - the members who took their time to visit Thailand for this unforgettable trip.

Till we meet again - A Big Thank You!


Familiarization trip 18...25 March 2014

Asian Escapes together with Pronto Tour was extremely honoured to host Pronto Tour's sales executives and sub-agents between 18-25 March 2014.
 
The trip covered the major touristic destinations in South East Asia such as Pattaya, Bangkok, Phuket and Singapore with full hotel inspections and meals, attraction like Coral island (Pattaya),
Phi Phi Islands (Phuket), Floating Market (Bangkok), FantaSea show (Phuket) and much more than just that. It was an amazing experiences for the members also visited Sentosa Island (Singapore) which ended with the Song of the Sea show. Everyone are in awe and are well enjoyed with the program and the pleasant accomodation at the following hotels: Amari Pattaya Hotel (Pattaya), Century Park Hotel (Bangkok), Duangjitt Resort (Phuket) and the Concorde Hotel (Singapore)!

We would like to thank all our esteem guests and suppliers for taking time off and all efforts in contributing to this successful trip!


Public holidays in April 2014

Dear Clients,
         
Please find below the dates of the public holidays in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos during the month of April. During this time, staff will be on standby in all the offices to respond to any urgent cases.

Public Holidays in Indonesia
01 April 2014 - Ngembak Geni Day
09 April 2014 - General Election Day for the Central Parliament
18 April 2014 - Good Friday

Public Holidays in Thailand
07 April 2014 - Chakri Day (substitution day of 6 April)
14 - 15 April 2014 - Songkran Festival

Public Holidays in Vietnam
09 April 2014 - King Hung's Death Anniversary
30 April 2014 - Liberation Day

Public Holidays in Myanmar
12 April 2014 - Myanmar New Year
13 April 2014 - Eve of Water Festival
14 - 16 April 2014 - Water Festival
17 - 21 April 2014 - Myanmar New Year

Public Holidays in Cambodia
14 - 16 April 2014 - Khmer New Year

Public Holidays in Laos
14 - 16 April 2014 - Laos New Year (for Vientiane and Luang Prabang)

Situation Update: Thailand Political Protest

Dear Clients,

The caretaker Thai Government has lifted the state of emergency on Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Bang Phli district in Samut Prakan, and Lat Lum Kaeo district in Pathum Thani as of yesterday (19 March 2014).

Meanwhile, the ongoing anti-government demonstration continues to take place peacefully inside the Lumpini Park on Rama IV Road and the Government Complex on Chaeng Wattana Road, as well as some small areas on Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue and Phitsanulok Road. Occasionally, they are mobilising demonstration marches to other areas in Bangkok as part of their campaigns for political reform before an election, but traffic in the most parts of Bangkok is moving normally.

Situation Update: Thailand Political Protest

Dear Clients,

The main anti-government demonstrator group, the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), is undergoing a big cleaning activity at the Pathumwan, Ratchaprasong, Asoke and Silom rally stages during today. All stages at the four intersections will be dismantled and blocked roads will be cleared and re-opened to traffic.

As of Monday, 3 March 2014, the PDRC will stage their protest at only one location in central Bangkok – inside the Lumpini Park on Rama IV Road.

Familiarization trip 20...23 February 2014

Asian Escapes Istanbul was extremely honor to be selected as land host to Singapore Airlines and Singapore Tourism Board with 10 Selected Mice Travel Agent from Turkey to Singapore on 20 – 23 Feb 2014.

Asian Escapes Tourism Singapore office showcases Singapore with it unique sight & taste of the Orients. The display of Colors, Sight and Sound were open like a window for our esteem guest to experienced. From the warm welcome of hotels & convention centre visits, to the unique ride on bum boat and sky rocking Singapore Flyer. Our guests are treated with an overwhelming feelings and memories of this beautiful island - Singapore .

We like to thank all our esteem guests and suppliers for taking time off and all efforts in contributing to this successful SQ Travel Agent Fam Trip 2014.

Situation Update: Thailand Political Protest

Dear Clients,

The ongoing anti-government demonstration in Bangkok remains normal to peaceful and continues to take place at Pathumwan intersection, Ratchaprasong intersection, Lumpini Park (Silom intersection), Asoke intersection and the Government Complex (Chaeng Wattana Road), as well as on Ratchadamnoen Avenue (near the Democracy Monument) and Phitsanulok Road (near Government House). Roads at the rally sites may experience traffic disruption. The demonstrators are campaigning for political reform before an election.

Tourists are advised to be vigilant and avoid the demonstration areas, as well as areas where crowds may gather for their own safety and security. Tourists are also advised to monitor local news and social media for developments.

Bangkok remains under the state of emergency following the Civil Court’s ruling on Wednesday (19 February 2014) that the caretaker government has the authority to enforce the decree to maintain peace and order. But the Court also ruled that the government has to refrain from use of violence on anti-government demonstrators or break up a peaceful demonstration.

Public holidays in March 2014

Dear Clients,
         
Please find below the dates of the public holidays in Laos, Cambodia, and Indonesia during the month of March. During this time, staff will be on standby in all the offices to respond to any urgent cases.

Public Holidays in Laos
8 March 2014 - Women's Day (for Vientiane and Luang Prabang)

Public Holidays in Cambodia
8 March 2014 - International Women's Day

Public Holidays in Indonesia
12 March 2014 - Hari Raya Pagerwesi
31 March 2014 - Hari Raya Nyepi “Balinese New Year”

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