Thai Airways International

Breaking through borders

Peter Henley, president and CEO of the Onyx Hospitality Group, came to Hong Kong in the 1990s as a lawyer, but left as something rather different. Born in Venezuela and educated in England from the age of seven, he spent the '90s working for the Holiday Inn in Hong Kong.

Saturday, 28 July, 2012, 12:00am


Luxsa Spa, Hansar Bangkok Address: 3 Soi Mahadlekluang 2, Rajdamri Road, 10330 Telephone: +66 2209 1234

Servcorp Park Ventures Address Level: 18, Park Ventures Ecoplex, 57 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Patumwan, 10330 Telephone: +66 2 207 2500

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

In for the long stretch

Singapore Airline's new first-class bed, part of a drive by Asian airlines, including Cathay Pacific, to improve their hardware and continue to attract passengers willing to pay a premium to travel in greater comfort. Photo: Jean Leprini

Today's battle in the air is at the front end of the aircraft, as airlines upgrade their premium offers to sell more profitable seats, says Andrea Li.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


Luke Cassady-Dorion looks like a man at peace as he sips his coffee between smiles.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Sky's the limit for luxury

Demanding travel schedules mean comfort and luxury are priorities for the many executives who use the region's major airlines. The onboard indulgences offered by the region's most respected airlines help ensure their flying experience is a pleasure.

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Thai projects make job seekers smile

The Thai government says its US$14 billion (HK$108.9 billion) construction sector is projected to expand by around 7 per cent over the next few years. Moreover, the government's rubber-stamping of US$5.9 billion for investments in infrastructure in 2010 has ensured steady growth - and a blossoming of hiring opportunities - across the Land of Smiles this year.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Homing in on the Thai capital

Amid soaring property prices, cashed-up Hongkongers are flocking to Bangkok to snap up luxury condominiums for a third or even less of what they would pay for a similar flat at home.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Economic recovery tempts foreigners back to Thailand

Foreign buyers are beginning to return to the property market in Thailand, but sentiment remains cautious compared with the enthusiasm shown before the global economic crisis three years ago.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Cabin crew at Cathay threaten to demonstrate

Cathay Pacific Airways flight attendants have hit out at the airline's plan to cut staff layover times for flights to Milan from 48 to 28 hours, saying it will affect service and safety.

20 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Winning formula guarantees success

Silver Award winner Hong Thai Travel Services has continued to sustain healthy business growth despite the economic downturn and Swine flu pandemic. It has launched a diverse range of innovative products and services catering to the changing needs of customers.

7 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Agencies in HK scrap all tours to Bangkok

Travel operators in Hong Kong yesterday cancelled all tours to Bangkok until next Wednesday after the government issued its first travel warning since the 1997 handover, affecting some 3,000 travellers.

15 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Travellers need to be allowed to opt out

The situation can only be described as farcical. As Thai soldiers fired their guns to warn off anti-government protesters who had paralysed parts of Bangkok, where a state of emergency was declared on Sunday afternoon, planeloads of Hong Kong tourists continued to head for the Thai capital as late as yesterday morning.

14 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Travel agents criticised for ignoring advice

Hong Kong travel agents have been condemned for continuing to send tourists to a 'war zone' yesterday despite escalating government advice against going.

14 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Tourists urged to avoid hotspot

Hong Kong people were asked to avoid going to Bangkok as the situation in the Thai capital showed signs of worsening last night.

The Hong Kong government stepped up its travel warning at about 8.30pm, roughly four hours after it issued a travel advice urging people to 'seriously consider adjusting' their trips to Thailand.

13 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Post designer's escape from Bangkok foiled

David Sutton, a graphic designer for the South China Morning Post, arrived in Bangkok before the airport siege began on November 25. Stranded, his hopes soared when he heard that the Hong Kong government was sponsoring flights out of Thailand for Hongkongers, only to be dashed.

4 Dec 2008 - 12:00am