Amidst public demand for the route, Philippine Airlines now flies non-stop thrice weekly between Cebu and Bangkok, starting December 2. PR728 departs Mactan-Cebu International Airport at 9:25 PM every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport at 12:10 AM local time; while PR579 leaves Bangkok at 1:30 AM every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving at 6:15 AM. The new route brings southern Philippines closer to Thailand, our Southeast Asian neighbor known for its distinctive culture, fiery cuisine, and sensational shopping.
In conjunction with Philippine Airlines’ maiden flight, Tourism Authority of Thailand – The Philippines Branch Office organized a four-day familiarization tour of Bangkok and Pattaya, attended by travel agents and two Cebu-based bloggers: myself and Doyzkie Buenaviaje of I Luv Cebu.
Tourism Authority of Thailand – Philippines organized a familiarization tour for Cebu-based travel agents and bloggers.
Durian heaven at Or Tor Kor Market – one of the countless places to shop in the Thai capital!
Our tour started off at Bangkok, where we were billeted at four-star business hotel, AETAS Bangkok. We visited the newly restored riverside temple of Wat Arun, one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks, and enjoyed a scenic dinner cruise down the Chao Phraya River. Of course, there was lots of opportunities for shopping at some of the capital’s popular markets and commercial areas like the Chatuchak weekend market, Or Tor Kor Market, and open-air riverside mall, Asiatique The Riverfront.
The following day, we bussed to Pattaya, a popular seaside city two hours’ drive from the capital. While notorious for its adult-oriented nightlife, Pattaya – we were surprised to discover – has several family attractions, too. Among the wholesome destinations we visited are the Pattaya Floating Market, Silverlake Vineyard, and Frost Magical Ice of Siam. We stayed at Holiday Inn Pattaya.
Our Bangkok tour culminated with a scenic dinner cruise down the Chao Phraya River.
We also toured family-friendly destinations in Pattaya, a resort city just two hours’ drive from Bangkok.
From Cebu, Philippine Airlines also flies to Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Seoul (Incheon), Singapore, Chengdu and Beijing. As a full-service airline, PAL offers free baggage allowance, free snacks and beverage for domestic travels, free hot meals and drinks for international travels, free movies, TV shows, music and comfortable seats to ensure a convenient and relaxing flight experience matched with the airline’s trademark heartfelt service. Book your flights online at www.philippineairlines.com!
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