Thai Air News Newsletter from
1 January 2004
The next newsletter will be published on 1 March 2004 and will be devoted to China.
Planning your 2004 travel
In this issue of the newsletter we bring you a few links to help you with your travel planes for 2004. We would also like to remind you that we only send this newsletter to people who have actually sent us an email requesting it. If for some reason you do not wish to receive further issues, simply send an email to with the word REMOVE in the subject line, and we will remove your name from the subscription list. We do not release email addresses to any third party and we only use the addresses for sending out this newsletter.
Now is the best time to start planning your holidays as there are still good prices available on flights and hotels, so don't forget you can easily find cheap air fares from any starting point to any destination, using the ConnectedGlobe Flight Finder. For accommodation, you can find real bargains in good hotels if you book with Agoda.
Thai Airways International are running a special promotion on certain International routes during January 2004 for users of the American Express card. Buy one full fare First Class ticket and get 75% discount on first class on second ticket or buy one full fare Business class ticket and get 75% discount on business class on second ticket. Last departure date 31JAN04 only. Ticket validity is one year from date of departure. Payment must be AMEX cards only. Full details are available on the Thai Airways International page:
Thai Airways International
Manfreds Travel Pictures are excellent and really bring places to life. He includes an extensive commentary giving excellent background information, especially here in his explanation of the site of Angkor. There are links from his Cambodia page to his other contry pictures including many countries of Asia.

Thoroughly recommended on:
Cambodia Travel Pictures
The results of the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) photography competition, with its theme of Tradition, Art and Culture, give us the opportunity to see some of the best photographs available on this theme. If you are still thinking about a holiday in 2004 to Asia, these photographs will help you make up your mind.
You can find the photos at:
Photos from Tradition Art and Culture
A useful page for the impatient! You will find a very short but useful description of the attractions of each country, produced by the ASEAN Tourist Forum, covering Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. You can find it at:
Asian Countries Brief Descriptions
If you have seen enough pictures and want to get down to some really useful travel information that you won´t find in guide books, then Carol and Scooter have written it. This couple have travelled extensively and know what they are about. There are a few pictures but the main interest in this site is the well written text, the practical detail included and the sense of humour with which they approach the problems that arise. I think this site is probably the most useful site we have reviewed.

The link you need is:
Karen and Scooter's World Wander
For useful books on travel, you will find a comprehensive listing with prices and reviews on my books page (with links to buy direct from on:
There is excellent hotel accommodation available in Asia at international standards. However, you don't need to pay international prices. There are substantial discounts available if you know where to look. Our research suggests that the best deals are usually available from the Agoda reservations system which you can find on:
Back issues of this newsletter are available. You can find them on:

The countries covered in other issues are:
Far East Air Fare deals from ConnectedGlobe
There are some excellent prices to be found on flights via the internet. For flights originating anywhere in the world use the ConnectedGlobe fare finder page.
Other Useful Links

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