Dinner In The Sky Thailand is launching in Bangkok on December 20, 2017. The launch is presented in collaboration with DITS ASIA, The Emporium Group and Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, which will also serve as Official Caterer.
Dinner In The Sky has operations in over 45 countries including France, USA, Holland, Colombia, China, Macau, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Sweden, Taiwan, Portugal and now, finally - Thailand.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) also supports Dinner In The Sky Thailand. DITS is working in co-operation with ‘Amazing Thailand Tourism 2018’, an ongoing and evolving initiative by TAT to continue to grow inbound visitor numbers and tourism revenue.
Seats are B4,990 on weekdays and B5,390 at the weekend, inclusive of the four-course meal by Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. There will be two flight sessions per day: Sunset at 6pm and City Lights at 7.30pm. The flight duration is 60 minutes.
For more information & bookings, please visit www.dinnerinthesky.co.th
Organisers expect more than 2 billion baht (approx. US$60 million) of trade to be generated by the show while supporting the government's policy to make
Thailand the “Marina Hub of ASEAN”
THE sixth edition of the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show opened its doors to the public today for a four-day festival of the boating lifestyle. Held between November 23-26 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, HE Mrs Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand's Minister of Tourism and Sports presided over the Opening Ceremony. This year’s show features a strong in-water display of global yacht brands and Thai built boats (pleasure and commercial), as well as a diverse range of onshore exhibitors, and organisers are confident for a successful event this year.
More than 6,000 people are expected to visit the onshore and in-water exhibitions at the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show this year. A multi-billion baht line-up of boats and businesses will be showcasing everything from small day boats to superyachts, marine products and services, luxury automobiles and property, and all manner of marine gadgets and water toys. Highlights include experiential activities for visitors and in-water demonstrations as well as free daily yacht cruises.
Ocean Marina Yacht Club Pattaya is just a 90-minute drive from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. The location is also accessible from U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport. It is the gateway to the Gulf of Thailand and Koh Chang archipelago nearby where islands such as Koh Mak and Koh Kood provide sailors with many stunning anchorages and cruising sites to explore.
The Ocean Marina Pattaya Show is open daily from 11am – 7pm (closing at 6pm on Sunday, November 26, 2017). Entry is free for all visitors.
For more information, visit oceanmarinapattayaboatshow.com, facebook.com/oceanmarinapattayaboatshow
THE TAT is reported to have contributed US$4.1 million towards the first Michelin Guide for Thailand, due to be published this month.
"This sum covers a five-year period with an understanding that after that period, Michelin will find its own sponsors to continue the project.
"The guide will promote Bangkok as a culinary destination. With its star ratings, the guide will help to raise standards. Other restaurants will upgrade, and the winner will be consumers," a TAT spokesperson commented.
There is no guarantee that any restaurant will be awarded a Michelin, and like everybody else, the TAT will not know the results until the guide launches on December 6, 2017.
“We know the guide has its detractors, but we also think the benefits will outweigh any criticism.”
IT’S more than a year since the UK voted to leave the EU, but debate over that decision, which comes into eﬀect in 2019, continues to rage among Brits. With politicians and advocates on both sides of the divide bombarding the public with their often widely diﬀering opinions and views, it is hardly surprising there is still much confusion about Brexit and what will happen to the UK over the next few decades or so.
Meanwhile, British diplomats in Thailand are getting on with Brexit and giving it a positive spin. In an exclusive interview with The BigChilli, Richard Porter, the new Commercial Counsellor and Director of Trade and Investment at the British Embassy in Bangkok, explained its position: “We are very much concentrating on the benefits this (Brexit) brings. Among these is that we will finally be free to negotiate directly with Thailand. In time we also want to negotiate some trade agreement with Thailand. This will be a priority, but it will likely take many years.”
Mr Porter sees no reason why the UK can’t start forming bilateral agreements with this country right now and “hope they will eventually lay the groundwork for the comprehensive trade agreements in the future.”
Is there any reason why the British public can’t expect similar accords in other non-EU member countries?
By Kelly Iverson
THAILAND finds every possible excuse to celebrate almost anything, with festivals leaving days without some type of celebration few and far between. One of the most memorable of them all is one that falls during the month of November. Here, everything you need to know about Loy Krathong, one of Thailand’s most picturesque and unforgettable festivals.