Phuket Air

Payout for luggage lost on holiday shocks pair

A couple who lost all their luggage last month on a flight from Phuket to Hong Kong were left badly out of pocket after the airline and an insurance firm they used offered them compensation they say is shockingly low.

Sunday, 18 September, 2011, 12:00am

travellers' checks

Pooling resources

Weekend breaks at Trisara Hotel (above), Phuket, exceed the usual exclusive, luxury bolt-hole offerings with the guarantee of a private swimming pool for every guest to enjoy. The only resort in Southeast Asia with a pool for each suite and villa, Trisara styles itself as 'a sanctuary of peace and relaxation'.

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

travellers' checks

Take to the Hills

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

A corner of paradise in Phuket

Battle-hardened Hong Kong investors remain the prime acquisition players in Phuket, with the island a key target despite political turmoil in other parts of Thailand.

David Simister, CB Richard Ellis Thailand chairman, says investors in luxury property developments continue to pour money into the tropical paradise while its fundamentals remain solid.

18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Plane sailing

On June 3, 1920, several thousand Hong Kong residents made their way to Repulse Bay, where five rickety seaplanes of the fledgling Macau Aerial Transport Company (MAT) had assembled to offer five days of 'plain and safe seaplane flying' to those who could afford it.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Suspension of direct flights from HK hits Phuket

Alan Morison's article headlined 'Tourists, please come back' (January 22) highlights the problem of unemployment facing thousands of Thais in Phuket who have lost their jobs due to the recent downturn in tourism.

25 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

HK steps up hunt for missing as 2 deaths confirmed

A stepped-up search for Hong Kong people missing in tsunami-hit areas was launched by the government yesterday as the city's death toll rose to two, four days after the catastrophe.

31 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Team arrives to track down Hongkongers

Task is to find the missing and identify the dead

It could have been a military patrol, except that the enemy was not a hostile army but devastation, death and uncertainty.

Security, health and rescue officers flew to Phuket yesterday with carton after carton of supplies to begin the heartbreaking task of tracking down Hong Kong's missing and identifying its dead.

31 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Domestic Thai routes open up to HK airlines

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair have been granted rights to fly domestic routes in Thailand under a new air services agreement signed last week.

23 Mar 2004 - 12:00am