Concierge: Whale Watch in Bangkok

An Air New Zealand plane designed with the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team colours.
An Air New Zealand plane designed with the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team colours.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG


From now till the end of next month, the Swissotel Le Concorde Bangkok is helping tourists enjoy the sight of resident Bryde whales in the Gulf of Thailand.

Its Whale Watching Package includes two nights' accommodation, a full day whale- watching tour for two adults; and breakfast at its 204 Bistro.

The tours take place only on Dec 20, 26 and 27 and Jan 9, 10 and 16. Reservations must be made two weeks in advance and are non-refundable. Rates start from 6,545 baht (S$257) a night.

For details, go to


From tomorrow to Friday, Trafalgar travel agency will have a 20 per cent flash sale of 100 of its itineraries for next year.

Enjoy an 11-day Italy Belissimo itinerary for US$2,120 (S$2,960) a person, down from US$2,650; or journey through Prague, Vienna and Budapest in 10 days for US$1,516 a person, down from US$1,895. Prices are based on twin-sharing and departures are available from April till June next year.

For more information, call 6922-5950 or e-mail


Air New Zealand has been awarded the Airline of the Year title for the third consecutive year by, an airline safety and product review website.

It was also awarded the Best Premium Economy and Best Economy titles. For more information about the airline, which started flights to Singapore in January, go to


Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which manages hotel brands such as Radisson and Country Inns & Suites, is offering travellers 25 per cent off its best available rates with the Catch The Season promotion.

The promotion is available for bookings made by Jan 31 for stays in participating hotels - including Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotels across the Asia-Pacific - from now till Feb 29.

Bookings can be made at, as well as all the brand websites and directly with the hotels.

Lydia Vasko

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 06, 2015, with the headline 'Concierge: Whale Watch in Bangkok'. Print Edition | Subscribe