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October 2, - October 8, 2007



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TRAVEL & TOURISM
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Guest reviews place The Field Village Resort first

THAI Air opposes Don Muang as international airport

 

Guest reviews place The Field Village Resort first

The warm family-run small boutique resort with beautiful teak cottages opened in April 2007 and according to guest reviews it has ranked as the number one hotel in Chiang Mai.

The poolside BBQ house and bar at the Field Village Resort offer views of the surrounding rice fields.

Set in colorful gardens with a salt water swimming pool and wonderful sunset views across the rice fields and mountains beyond.
Living with nature with first class facilities the Field Village is located only 10 minutes from Chiang Mai Airport.
The friendly owner/managers are Thai/British partners and treat all visitors as house guests.
The beautiful uninterrupted views and sunsets from every room across our rice fields to the mountains provide a restful stay surrounded by flora and fauna.
Their first class rooms and facilities including a salt water swimming pool also offer Jacuzzi and spa.
The staff grow their own organic vegetables and have a small restaurant and poolside BBQ house and bar serving delicious Thai and Western food,
Within 10 minutes of the Airport Plaza, the Night Safari, Baan Tawai, Kad Farang and 15 minutes from the old city sights and the Night Bazaar, other attractions including restaurants, golf courses and shopping are nearby
Since its opening, The Field Village has rocketed to No.1 Ranking out of 143 Chiangmai hotels, No.3 in Thailand and No.7 in all of Asia on www.tripadvisor.com based on guest reviews. The hotels web site is: www. thefieldvillage.com

 

THAI Air opposes Don Muang as international airport

Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd., the country’s flag carrier, opposes the idea of reinstating Bangkok’s former Don Muang airport that now serves airliners for domestic routes as another international airport to ease traffic congestion at Suvarnabhumi international airport.
THAI president Apinan Sumanaserani said Suvarnabhumi international airport, which celebrated its first anniversary of commercial opening on September 29 is busy during heavy traffic only. In fact, the airport could easily cater to some 60-70 million passengers annually without problems, he said.
His comments were made after many suggestions were offered that not less than 45 million passengers would use Suvarnabhumi yearly and that the airport was now reaching full capacity so there is a need to make Don Muang another international airport to ease traffic congestion there.
The number of passengers would remain unchanged even after re-designating Don Muang as an additional international airport while it would create heavier costs for the airlines because a number of passengers will have to board their fights at the former international airport, Mr. Apinan said.
He urged authorities to listen to the opinions of passengers, airlines and airline associations before making a decision. TNA



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