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Happy anniversary Four Seasons Resort

Non-stop flights to Chiang Rai takes off

SKAL members gather for monthly meet

Happy anniversary Four Seasons Resort

Monks and novices from the local temples arriving at the Four Seasons Resort.

On April 1 the Four Seasons Resort in Chiang Mai celebrated its 12th anniversary as one of the premier hotels in Southeast Asia.

The anniversary events began at 7:00 am as employees, guests and friends offered alms to the 99 monks who represented the local temples in nearby Mae Rim.

Non-stop flights to Chiang Rai takes off

SGA Airlines executives and staff at the inaugural flight departing from Chiang Mai airport.

SGA Airlines which already flies from Chiang Mai to Pai and Phrae has added another destination. It has launched a non-stop flight to Chiang Rai as it expands its commuting presence in the Northern provinces.

SGA Airlines uses two Cessna 208B Grand Caravan planes with room for 12 passengers and according to SGA President Dr. Jain Charnnarong, this type of aircraft is ideal for enjoying the views from its large sized windows.

Flight 5E911 will operate daily from Chiang Mai departing at 8:00am and arrive in Chiang Rai at 8:55am. The return flight 5E912 departs Chiang Rai at 9:15am and arrives in Chiang Mai at 10:10am.

According to their website the roundtrip promotional fare valid until May 31 is 3800 baht or 1900 baht each way for the 55 minute flight.

Reservations can be made through or or by phoning 02-664-6099 from 08.30 - 17.30 Monday thru Friday.

SKAL members gather for monthly meet

Dr. Duongchan, guest speaker (second from left) receives a thank you gift from Chiang Mai and North Thai SKAL President Anchalee Kalmapijit. Armin Schoch, SKAL secretary (left) and Mohamad Jesr, SKAL Public Relations Director (right) join in.

The obligatory group photo at the end of every meeting brings members, friends and guests together.

Members, friends and guests gathered at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel recently to listen to guest speaker Dr. Duongchan Apavatjrut Charoenmuang, a researcher and expert on environmental issues at Chiang Mai University.

Dr. Duongchan enlightened the attendees with her discussion about the causes and effects of pollution in Chiang Mai.

SKAL is the largest organization of travel and tourism professionals in the world, embracing all sectors of the travel and tourism industry, in five continents, 87 countries and at over 500 locations, with 22,000 members.