Covid claims Calypso cabaret
Calypso Bangkok has closed down curtains on its cabaret shows after 33 years of operation.
It cited lost business during the Covid-19 pandemic that led to international flight cancellations and border closures during the past few months. “We have put in the utmost effort to run the business but no one knows when the situation will get better,” the company said in a statement.
As a result, it discontinued cabaret shows on Oct 14, turning the space into an event-hosting facility. Located at Asiatique The Riverfront on Charoen Krung Road, the facility houses a theatre (1,425m²) with 540 seats and a restaurant (1,096m²), which also has a stage and can accommodate 200 participants.
– Bangkok Airways has started serving inflight hot meals.
The service was announced after the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand lifted its ban on food and drinks served on domestic flights on Sept 5. At present, some airlines including AirAsia and Thai Smile already serve food on board.
Bangkok Airways serves a hot meal and bottle of water on outbound and inbound flights operated with Airbus aircraft. For flights operated with smaller ATR72 aircraft, it serves hot meals on outbound flights from Suvarnabhumi airport, while offering a snack box for inbound flights to Bangkok.
The service for coffee and tea has not yet been made available.
– NokAir will resume two more domestic routes this Sunday.
The first route is Bangkok-Krabi. The airline will fly two daily flights. The outbound flight will depart Bangkok at 6.30am and 3.55pm. The inbound flight will depart Krabi at 8.15am and 5.50pm. The second route is three flights a week between Bangkok and Mae Hong Son. The flight will depart Don Mueang International Airport on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1.05pm and will arrive in Mae Hong Son at 3pm. The inbound flight will depart at 4pm and will arrive in Bangkok at 5.40pm.
– Lufthansa Group Airlines has resumed inbound flights from Europe to Bangkok.
Lufthansa, Swiss Air Lines and Austrian Airlines will fly 14 flights a week from now until Oct 24 and will increase to 18 flights from Oct 25 until the end of November.
Lufthansa offers flights between Frankfurt and Bangkok on Wednesday and Fridays. Austrian Airline offers two flights from Vienna to Bangkok on Thursday and Saturday. Swiss Air Lines provides three flights between Zurich and Bangkok on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
– Thai VietJet will launch Hat Yai-Chiang Rai flights starting on Nov 1.
The flight will be available four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It will depart Hat Yai at 8.55am and will arrive in Chiang Rai at 11.05am. The return flight will depart Chiang Rai at 11.35am and will arrive in Hat Yai at 1.50pm.
HOTEL DEALS & UPDATE
– Cape Panwa Hotel in Phuket has launched a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” promotion for stays in the Cape Absolute Suite.
The room size is 530m². It features two bedrooms, living room and dining room, a private spa facility, sundecks and a full-sized infinity pool on the rooftop including a private elevator.
The room rates start at 40,000 baht net per night including breakfast for four, complimentary limousine service to and from Phuket airport, daily afternoon snack, laundry and one-time use of a Mercedes on the resort island.
The promotion will be available until Dec 27 for stays from Nov 1 to Dec 27.
– Aloft Bangkok-Sukhumvit 11 has introduced the “Stay & Savour” campaign.
Prices start from 1,999++ baht and the promotion includes a night stay with breakfast and dinner buffet at Crave restaurant on the 8th floor every Friday to Sunday. The hotel also offers free tuk-tuk shuttle to BTS Nana, Terminal 21 shopping mall and MRT Sukhumvit station.
The offer is valid from Fridays to Sundays until Dec 31.
– Wave Hotel in Pattaya offers 50% off on the third night. Available until the end of this month, the promotion is for a 45m² Sunset Room. Prices start at 2,972.82 baht net including breakfast for two, early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability).
– Ozo Hotels & Resorts has launched a “99% Off Second Night” promotion.
Prices start from 2,222++ baht for a two-night stay in Ozo Phuket, 2,399++ baht for a two-night stay in Ozo North Pattaya and 2,626++ baht for a two-night stay in Ozo Chaweng Samui. All prices include breakfast.
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