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A new direct flight now connects Bangkok and Muscat


Oman’s low-cost carrier, SalamAir, will launch three weekly direct flights between Muscat and Bangkok on the 18th of December. Flights to Bangkok are scheduled to depart Muscat on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, and return on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Bangkok is SalamAir’s secondary destination in Thailand, behind Phuket. According to Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, the low-cost airline is expanding its Southeast Asian operations by launching a new flight to Bangkok. This route has experienced a considerable increase in demand for both outbound and incoming flights. Traveling to Bangkok for vacation, shopping, or medical tourism is convenient for Oman residents as well as those wishing to connect flights.

Bangkok remains one of the most popular tourist destinations for residents of the Sultanate of Oman and foreigners. We are ecstatic to announce the commencement of flights between Muscat and Bangkok, as this will provide our clients with the most cost-effective offering available. This will allow customers to experience greater freedom, decrease overall travel costs due to our reasonable fares, and take advantage of optional supplementary services. The flights will enhance the number of tourists, economic links, and business opportunities between Oman and Thailand. The expansion of the airline’s route network is essential to the company’s strategy, which seeks to “establish a strong pan-international footprint by connecting an increasing number of destinations along new sectors.” The airline, whose fleet consists of six A320neo and four A321neo aircraft, believes Bangkok will appeal to a broad mix of vacationers with a thirst for adventure. The journey from Muscat to Bangkok typically takes roughly six hours. Due to the high demand for travel to unique tourist destinations like Bangkok, SalamAir is eager to welcome customers onboard these new flights as soon as possible. Additionally, SalamAir is happy for travellers to visit and enjoy Muscat. Muscat, the capital city of the Sultanate of Oman, is home to some of the country’s most spectacular beaches, mountains, and deserts, as well as some of its most stunning mosques, old forts, museums, entertainment venues, and beautiful locations. The city of Muscat abounds with culture. The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Oman is an awe-inspiring example of contemporary Islamic architecture. Traditional Omani products like as khanjars, kummahs, shawls, and frankincense, among others, can be obtained at the shops housed within the Muttrah Souq market’s convoluted maze of little alleyways. This market is about 200 years old and a famous tourist destination. Today, the Sultanate of Oman announced that nonstop flights between Muscat and Bangkok will commence in the near future.

The Pattaya International Fireworks Festival achieves its target of over 100,000 attendees


Pattaya Mayor Poramase Ngampiches said the festival met its goal of bringing back tourists to boost Pattaya’s economy. Pattaya’s fireworks festival has garnered international recognition. As expected, the festival drew over 100,000 spectators. Back in March, the International Festival and Event Association of Asia named the festival one of three “major marine tourism festivals in Asia.”

Although there were some major traffic delays, there were no reports of other issues during the festival. Mayor Poramese said the festival is expected to come back even greater next year. Mayor Poramese met with the film’s producer Peter-Luis Myocchi earlier this month. The film is a Thai-Chinese joint venture, and scenes will be shot on Walking Street and around the city. The festival featured stunning fireworks displays from Canada, the Philippines, Belgium, and Malaysia. The festival was held from November 25-26, Friday to Saturday. The fireworks illuminated the skyline of Central Pattaya Beach, and could also be seen from other points including Bali Hai Pier, and Phra Tamnak Mountain Viewpoint near Bali Nai Pier. In November last year, the festival happened under strict Covid-19 measures. The festival has even drawn the attention of some filmmakers. Last week, it was reported that the festival would be the backdrop of a new film titled “All Men are Brothers.” With Thailand’s strict Covid measures lifted, the Pattaya International Fireworks Festival came back in full swing. The festival is held every year in Pattaya, usually later in the year. It lasts for two days. The Tourism Authority of Thailand describes it as one of Pattaya’s “most spectacular and exciting events.” The Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2022 has come to a close, and officials say the festival was a success.

A cruise brings 600 tourists to the island of Koh Samui


Koh Samui was visited by Viking Cruises as part of their Secrets of Southeast Asia itinerary. Sunday’s port call allowed more than 600 passengers to disembark and enjoy the Thai island location. Nathon Pier, located on the western side of Koh Samui, greeted the big ship with a warm welcome when it docked. Alongside the district chief officer Chayaphol Intarasupha, tourism sector officials were present to meet and greet travelers as they disembarked to begin exploring the island. According to Thai PBS World, the local office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) organized some special gifts for tourists to enjoy while in Thailand. The ship passengers were treated to a variety of cultural acts, including a dance piece done by Nora traditional southern dancers. Tourism-related businesses also made an effort to greet arriving passengers. After a time of relative tranquility caused by the epidemic, Koh Samui recently saw the return of its first large cruise ship. The MV Viking Mars, according to the website of the Switzerland-based company Viking Cruises, is a smaller ship with a passenger capacity of 930. According to the firm, this “allows us to dock where larger ships cannot.” It started in Singapore and traveled to Samui. Phuket, located in southern Thailand, welcomed its first cruise ship following the outbreak in October. Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas carried approximately 4,600 passengers to the island. Phuket is expected to be visited weekly by the ship.

Additional law enforcement officials have been stationed at key locations across the island to ensure that the port call of the cruise ship, which has 600 passengers and 400 crew members on board, proceeds smoothly and without incident. According to the director of the local TAT office, this inaugural cruise ship is a prelude to future developments. Beginning next month and continuing into the following year, it is projected that the number of cruise ships visiting Koh Samui and the nearby islands of Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao will increase.