06 April 2018
Offering unparalleled experiences, legendary hospitality and world-class service, Qatar Airways is renowned for their unrivalled luxury and contemporary cabin design. Flying to more than 150 destinations, Qatar Airways are a popular choice for long-haul flights to destinations such as Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, with a short stopover in Doha. Whether it’s a honeymoon, a family adventure or a cultural experience, there’s a getaway with Qatar Airways to fulfil your dreams.
This year, why not head to the incredible landscapes of Thailand, Vietnam and Bali and feel the tropical climates whilst immersing yourself in a world of fascinating culture and experiences. With so many flights departing from South Africa, a world of opportunity is now open.
Find your Thai smile
There’s now even more reason to allow yourself to be enticed by the unique culture of Thailand, with new flights to Krabi, Chiang Mai and Phuket, as well as increased connectivity to Bangkok. Discover this diverse destination from its spirited cities to its miles of idyllic beaches. There’s something for everyone in the land of smiles, whether you’re an adventurer or a beach lover.
Head to bustling Bangkok and experience true Thailand – sample street food on the Khao San Road, take a ride on a traditional Tuk Tuk and pay a visit to the spectacular Reclining Buddha. Located centrally in the Sukhumvit Soi is the Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok, an effortlessly stylish abode with easy access to all of Bangkok’s major attractions, shopping centres and public transport.
Take a trip to authentic Chiang Mai and visit the lavish Wat Phra Singh temple. This monastic building is Chiang Mai’s most esteemed temple, and pilgrims flock here to honour the Buddha image known as Phra Singh. Visit the Saturday Walking Street Market and haggle with the locals, while savouring fabulous food, and when it’s time to retire, head back to your room at Tamarind Village Chiang Mai. This charming boutique hotel is an oasis of tranquillity amongst the hustle and bustle of the city and is the perfect base for exploring Chiang Mai and beyond.
Head north and fly into Phuket to unwind in serenity. The beachfront Amari Phuket is the perfect place to stay to enjoy the celebrated Thai hospitality, with renowned service and attention to detail from their friendly staff. And just across the water is Krabi – a stunning destination with blissful beaches, exuberant nightlife and beautiful vistas for miles. Indulge in luxury at the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Spa, a hideaway which is only accessible by boat. Nourish your body in a blissful spa treatment and enjoy a seamless experience filled with Thai charm.
The exotic paradise of Bali is now more accessible than ever, with Qatar Airways departing three times a day from Doha. This serene haven is a destination rich with culture and history. Find Zen with a visit to Taksu Spa in Ubud, and experience deep relaxation with rejuvenating wellness programmes and healing Yoga classes. Ubud is also home to the Alila Ubud hotel, a secluded hillside sanctuary high up in the majestic Bali foothills where the rooms and villas stand above the ravine on stilts and are tastefully decked out in traditional Balinese décor teamed with modern design. Situated next to the calming Indian ocean, pure opulence can be found at the exclusive Nusa Dua Beach Resort in the gated Nusa Dua enclave. Lose yourself at this five-star luxury retreat set in manicured gardens with incredible views of the sea.
Explore the essence of Vietnam
Vibrant Vietnam is buzzing with life and vitality yet retains its traditional charm. Stay at the Grand Hotel Saigon, one of the oldest and most luxurious hotels in Ho Chi Minh, and visit incredible temples and colourful pagodas within the sprawling urban city. Head to Hanoi and inspire yourself with its layers of fascinating history, and take in unrivalled views of the city from the Lotte observation deck. Nestled in the heart of Hanoi is the Silk Path Hotel, an eclectic and traditional hotel with personalised service and incredible charm.
There’s so much to do and see in Vietnam with an encounter for every type of traveller to enjoy – from pristine beaches to cultural enlightenment. With increased connectivity to Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi with Qatar Airways, there’s never been a better time to visit.
Fly to the Far East with Qatar Airways
With spacious seats, delicious cuisine and a whole host of entertainment options, a journey with Qatar Airways is truly like no other. On selected long-haul flights each seat comes with an amenity kit full of essentials including eye masks and socks, ensuring maximum comfort while you’re in the air. Savour sumptuous meals created by the chef, watch your favourite films and relax in style.