The northeast city of Nong Khai is all set to hold its inaugural marathon on December 6 and offers runners a scenic route along the banks of the Mekong River.
Running on the banks
The northeast city of Nong Khai is all set to hold its inaugural marathon on December 6 and offers runners a scenic route along the banks of the Mekong River. Designed for all fitness levels, the event features a full marathon of 42.195 km, a half marathon of 21.1 km and a fun run. Nong Khai shares the Mekong River with Vientiane in Laos and is also a gateway to Bueng Kan, Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan.
Environmental accreditation |for Khao Lak hotel
Beyond Resort Khao Lak has secured the Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations Gold award, an international sustainability certification that rigorously assesses a property’s performance in managing its social, environmental and economic impacts. To gain Travelife Gold certification a hotel must meet 150 strict sustainability criteria covering environmental issues, such as minimising waste and use of energy, water and chemicals. Developed by the travel industry, Travelife is an international certification scheme that helps hotels and accommodation to manage and improve their sustainability in tourism.
Best in boats
The Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show 2015 returns to Pattaya Bay for its fourth edition next month. Running from November 26 to 29 at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club, exhibitors include Princess Yachts South East Asia, a leading British yacht brand and the Ocean Emerald, a superyacht designed by architect Norman Foster. Supercars and superbikes add to the luxury lifestyle.
Connecting Phuket with Hat Yai
Following its inaugural flight earlier this month, Bangkok Airways has now formally launched its daily service between Phuket and Hat Yai. The flight is operated using an ATR72-500/600 aircraft with seating for 70 passengers and departs Phuket at 7.20am. The return flight takes off at 9.10am. Tickets cost Bt1,890 and flight time is about an hour. Phuket and Hat Yai are about six hours apart by road.