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GUIC_L112_013VFS Global inaugurates a new Joint UK and Australia Visa Application Centre in Bangkok
VFS Global continues to be responsible for accepting applications for UK and Australia visas from applicants residing in Thailand. The new Joint Visa Application Centre (JVAC) is centrally located at Trendy Tower, Sukhumvit Soi 13, and offers convenient services with improved infrastructure and ultra-modern facilities. VFS Global has a dedicated website (www.vfsglobal.co.uk/thailand and www.vfs-au.net) to provide all information about visa applications. The new center also offers additional services including premium lounge, fast-track, priority, courier and SMS, and it is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Sheraton Pattaya Resort Apponts New Director of Culinary & Service
Sheraton Pattaya Resort welcomes Jack Yoss as the hotel’s new Director of Culinary & Service; he leads the operation of three venues—Elements, Infiniti, and Latitude Lounge—, and oversees the food and beverage culinary and service team.

American-born chef Yoss blends his Pan-Asian culture with fine dining technique, to create fine dining experiences.

Prior to his appointment at Sheraton Pattaya Resort, Yoss was Executive Sous Chef at Indigo Pearl, Phuket. He also works as an advisory board of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014.

BKK Joint UK Australia Visa Application Centre openingSpring and Summer Holidays Surrounded by Natural Beauty at Club Med Guilin
Club Med invites holidaymakers and corporate incentive groups to discover China’s “Most Beautiful Natural Landscape” at Club Guilin, recently honored by TripAdvisor as number one out of 398 hotels in the city.

Club Med Guilin unveiled several new 2014 Spring programs available from now until June 30, including floristry classes, cooking classes, and wine tasting lessons. This season’s guests can also discover Taiwanese-style Mongolian barbecue at the newly opened Atelier Rooftop BBQ; children can sign up for the new “Happy Nature & Art Passport 2014” and try dozens of different fun activities; while corporates can take advantage of newly opened meeting facilities.

Other activities for holidaymakers include mountain climbing on the region’s famous limestone karsts with 10 paths and three different levels available; stroll through the resort’s Modern Sculpture Park; practice archery; play golf at its nine-hole “Pitch and Putt” course; and participate in daily tai chi and yoga classes for all levels, among other.

Asiatique The Riverfront to be the First Shopping Destination Partner for TripAdvisor
Asiatique The Riverfront and TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, recently joined hands to promote the “Asiatique The Riverfront pass TripAdvisor” development online, gaining access to travellers in all corners of the globe. This is the first time TripAdvisor aligned with a shopping venue, and it marks an important step that will make Asiatique known far and wide in the international arena. As part of the partnership, there will be a customized Asiatique The Riverfront attractions page on TripAdvisor China, also known as Daodao to Chinese users, featuring traveller reviews and a detailed listing of its numerous boutiques and restaurants.

Newly Refurbished Modern Meeting Space, “Zap”
Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15, one of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, announces the completion of the hotel’s THB 4 million meeting space refurbishment.

With a modern yet “homely” look which inspires creativity and comfort, Zap features a spectacular 70″ interactive display system, a self-service refreshment center stocked with unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, and an easy access from the main road.

Offering a 70 square meters of space, Zap can accommodate small to medium size group meetings for up to 40 people. Apart from business meetings, Zap is a good option for dinners or cocktail parties, with an option to extend into Zap Garden.