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The perfect ending to a day of luxuriating in the expansive JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa was steak night at its Andaman Grill. Earlier the same day, the resort’s new executive sous chef, David Morell, greeted me over lunch and said he was preparing to surprise me. And surprised I was—the management did a right move of getting him on board. Read more…

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Perhaps second to Japanese, Italian is among the most pervasive foreign cuisines in Bangkok. Italian restaurants are aplenty, but of only few serve quality, authentic food. To satiate my craving for real Italian food, I thought of going to Jojo at the St. Regis Bangkok. Read more…

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With its East and West Wings, the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur holds the distinction of being the hotel with the most rooms in the city. One would think that being a big hotel would mean that the experience would be in some ways lacking, but as I slept there for a couple of nights, all aspects of my stay were perfect, especially with the service I received. Read more…

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Jetstar Japan, Japan’s largest low cost carrier, is starting new services from Manila to Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. To celebrate this, the airline came up with a special launch sale that offers one-way fares on these routes for only 1,998 PHP. Bookings may be done until February 7, 2016 at the PTAA Travel Tour Expo in SMX Convention Center Manila and at jetstar.com.

The airline has stated that it will commence its daily flights from Narita International Airport in Tokyo to Manila on March 15, 2016 and from Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya to Manila on April 1, 2016. Meanwhile, the airline will fly four times weekly from Kansai International Airport in Osaka to Manila starting April 7, 2016, complementing the four times-weekly service already operated by its Singapore-based sister Jetstar Asia.

With the ideal scheduling of these new routes, passengers will be able to connect to and from the extensive domestic network operated by Jetstar Japan. Its domestic destinations include Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Matsuyama, Naha, Oita, Sapporo, and Takamatsu.

Jetstar Japan currently operates up to 100 services a day and flies to 11 domestic destinations, two international destinations, and soon, Manila. A joint venture among the Qantas Group, Japan Airlines, Mitsubishi Corporation, and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation, the airline maintains a fleet of 20 Airbus 320 aircraft.

For promos and updates, follow Jetstar Asia on both Facebook and Twitter.

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Nestled on the 24th floor of the Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit is Maya Restaurant and Bar. Honestly, for an Indian restaurant, we were expecting an exotic-looking place with probably sitar music playing, but what we welcomed us were chic interiors and dim lighting that surely attract a younger crowd. And as for the food—well, everything was delicious. Read more…

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The PTAA Travel Tour Expo yields the best travel deals of the year, and the most sought-after of these are the airfare deals. Here is the list of most, if not all, airfare deals found at the expo happening on February 5-7, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center Manila. Read more…

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In business for more than two decades, multi-awarded Kisso Japanese Restaurant of the Westin Grande Bangkok Sukhumvit is regarded as among the best restaurants in Thailand. We went for dinner one weekday to see if the accolades are well-deserved. Read more…