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Lexus RX 350L Released To The Public

Bigger cars are the most in-demand these days and Lexus decided to offer consumers with a new range of choice with their new RX Sports Utility Vehicles. The luxury SUV promises convenience along with flexibility. It comes with a third row with added two seats therefore the entire vehicle can pack a group of seven people at a time. There is no need for tonneau covers for these types of vehicles because it is fully closed.

One of the variants of the new model is the RX 350L with three rows. It provides premium quality when it comes to performance, style, luxury and safety. These are features that have come to be known to customers and they expect nothing less from Lexus.

The exterior was improved to make sure that there is enough head room as well as leg room for passengers sitting on the third row. Compared to vehicles from other brands, it has a wider cargo space located behind the third row.

The designer team of Lexus decided to make the body longer by 110 mm, the roof is higher by 10 mm and the tailgate is steeper and requires power to operate. The luxury RX 350L is suitable for bigger families.

If more cargo space is required, the third row can be folded to reveal a space that can hold a total of 432 liters. The improvements made on the model are based on the requests received from customers as well as dealers. The third row is suitable for two adult passengers and a child’s seat along with two holders for drinking cups.

The third row can be accessed by using the onetouch lever designed to fold the second row seats and move them forward. The second row is also higher compared to the third row to provide more legrooms for the passengers at the back.

The cooling system is divided into three zones to ensure that the third row will have its own vents as well as controls. The airbags, which are shielded by the curtain, were extended in order to provide protection to the passengers seated on the third row. There is no need to buy vehicle accessories such as tonneau covers because the model retained its sleek feature along with new additions.

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How Deceiving Can A Free Mini Bar In Sukhumvit Be?

People are somehow curious as to how most of them take goodies from a hotel mini bar. For those that do, they may be desperately hungry for food or drinks after reaching their hotel room late at night with an empty stomach. Or probably they want to take a quick snack or beverage that they regularly indulge in. People will apparently take food items from the free mini bar in Sukhumvit as the hotels could not have placed them there if they were not moneymaking.

Once I attended a conference in Bangkok with a brand new consultant who was not familiar with the institution of a hotel minibar. Many of the food items were beautifully laid out on a cabinet with a price tag clearly to the side. He thought all these goodies were free. He snacked away both nights of the conference, thinking that the hotel was really great for supplying him with all of these neat food items. He was really stunned when he checked out and had over $60 on his bill for these munchies. Fortunately, he did not partake in any of the adult beverages or his bill could have tripled the amount!

Most travellers booked in a Bangkok hotel will probably think that the free mini bar in Sukhumvit is free, when in reality it is not. Some travellers can have the items removed at once upon check-in so that they won’t be billed for items they don’t have intentions of using. There are also those who refuse to accept the key to the refrigerator upon checking in. So before you check out from a Bangkok hotel, ensure that any items found in the minibar have not been eaten or drank.

So in my travel to Bangkok every now and then, I have not taken any food item from the free mini bar in Sukhumvit for years. If I did, I could be charged for a bottle of water, soda or candy bar, that comes with a high price. I could buy 3 bottles of wine for what the hotel lounge can charge for a ½ bottle. Room service may seem cheaper as compared to the menu shown; but I’m not definitely buying food taken from the hotel’s minibar.

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Motorcycle Designer Does Not Support Self-Driving Motorcycles

Piaggio is known as the official distributor of Aprilia motorcycles in the market and its designer, Miguel Angel Galluzzi, believes that self-driving motorcycles will not be possible in the future. Galluzzi was a graduate of Art Center College of Design and he is the head of Advanced Design Center of the Piaggio Group based in Pasadena. He, on the other hand, believes that two-wheel vehicles should be powered by solar energy in the future thus the owners will not depend on using fossil fuels alone.

Galluzzi is a native of Argentinia and graduated from Art Center with the Transportation Design course in 1986. He is currently focused on larger issues such as regaining the public’s imagination when it comes to motorcycle. These two-wheeled vehicles have always been a symbol of fun as well as contemporary virtues including sustainability, future-facing as well as cost-effectiveness.

It was in 1993 when he designed the Ducati Monster which was known to be the original version of the naked bike. This is now the foundation of many minimalist designs in the automotive industry. It also set the standard for the performance of bikes with good aesthetic value.

Up until this day, custom motorcycle builders prefer to use the Monster as their platform because of the simple elements included in it. Ever since the release, the Ducati Monsters have been made into 300,000 different variations based on the original concept that was created by Galluzzi.

In his most recent interview, Galluzzi said that he does not agree with the concept of creating self-driving motorcycles. He believes that motorcycles represent romance as well as passion. This is the main reason why youth of today’s generation are buying vintage bikes because they wanted to be in touch with something they have lost. This is the same principles that govern those who still buy vinyl at this age.

Galluzzi said that he envisions a future where two-wheeled vehicles such as Aprilia motorcycles will be using alternative energy. He wanted a future where his motorcycles will be able to use the power harnessed from the sun and ride the same vehicle to work where he can recharge it and use it again when he goes home.

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Money-Saving Tips In Booking At Modern Hotel In Bangkok

There are those who want to get into a vacation but are discouraged with the amount or money required for the vacation. However, there are ways to save money even if you are going to stay in a modern hotel in Bangkok or along its busy commercial districts. The only thing you have to do is find ways on how you can get more value for your money. Choosing discount accommodations in hotels is one. Aside from that, here are other interesting ideas to lower your overall expenses.

Forget about the view

It would be nice to wake up to a beautiful sunrise with fluffy clouds around especially if you booked in a sky rise hotel. However, you will not be staying in your room the entire day because you will go out to discover Bangkok along with the huge shopping malls, ancient temples or go to a nearby beach. Corner rooms or those with better view are generally more expensive. If you will spend most of the day outside your hotel room, it would be impractical to pay more for the view. Book for a standard hotel accommodation as long it is clean and comfortable with basic amenities that you will need during your stay.

Opt-out from additional services            

The rates of modern hotel in Bangkok are basically affordable. However, with extra services such as valet or parking fee, fitness centre and other amenities could entail additional charges. Find out if the service is free. Otherwise, only opt in for the service if you would really need it. The complimentary services are generally indicated at the hotel website so you would know right away which service is offered for free. Avoid room deliveries as there are extra charges for it. You might also want to book in a hotel with complimentary breakfast and free internet use.

Choose packages and bundles

You can also reduce your accommodation costs in a modern hotel in Bangkok by going for packages such as bundled room accommodation with your plane ticket. Check from your airline on how you can save on their offered packages and deals.

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The Real Deal Among Restaurants

In a recent conference held in Columbus, Ohio, Tom Krouse who is the president as well as the CEO of Donatos Pizza gave a speech to the partners in franchising and general managers who are present. During the speech, he gave a gentle reminder for people in the restaurant industry that their business does not end in food transactions and selling beverages. They may be using a variety of restaurant software but the truth is that the industry is unique as they are able to give more rather than receive.

They are officially organizing special moments in their customers’ lives. Krouse explained this by saying that they earn around $13.89 for a single order of pizza but when they think about what they give, it comprises of a lot more including connections with customers, quality, value, strong community ties, training, first jobs, smiles, hospitality among many others.

Thinking deeper into what he said, one can determine that he is right. In exchange for the hard-earned money the customers are paying for the food and beverage, the restaurant gives back to them and the communities by providing employment not only to the members and staffs of the restaurant but to the local supplier, contractors, software sellers, brokers, health inspectors, manufacturers, realtors andadvertisers. The restaurant pay taxes which contribute in improving the community through repair in infrastructures, parks, hospitals, police and fire departments and green spaces.

The salary that restaurant employees receive helps them in purchasing their own house, get better education, support local charities, start their own families and be able to raise them. The most important aspect is that through the foodservice industry, the future workforce of the country is trained with valuable skills on both life and job aspect and they learn leadership at a young age.

Many of these workers will not remain in the foodservice industry for the rest of their life but the skills, such as quality, teamwork, patience, service and selling, that they learn will be useful to then in whatever work they tackle later in life. As the foodservice industry moves forward with technology and restaurant software, it remains to be an essential part of every community.

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Hua Hin District Solving The Macaques Problem

The number of macaques found at Khao Takiab which is located in the district of Hua Hin continues to increase rapidly into several hundreds. There have been several complaints made by the local residents as well as the tourists staying at a 5 star resort in Hua Hin regarding the nuisance made by the species in the well-known tourist spot. As a response, the district decided to sterilize some of the macaques.

According to officials working for the district, approximately 500 macaques out of the 3,000 population have already undergone the sterilization process. They were trapped at first in order for it to be possible.

The operations were all conducted at the municipality of Hua Hin where the Hua Hin Dog Shelter is located. They started the operation last month and it commenced on a Friday until Thursday of the following week. The veterinarians in charge of the sterilization are working for the (DNP) or Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation while some are studying at the Mahidol University.

The officials who are working at the DNP started the process by putting in a large cage fronting the statue of Guan Yin located at KhaoTakiab. This is done in order to catch the elusive monkeys. Fruits were used as baits in order for the macaques to enter the cage.

They placed the cage on a Thursday and the following day there are a number of monkeys that have already been trapped inside the cage. Visitors on the tourist spot are advised not to feed the monkeys but they can provide food which the officials will be one to give to the macaques inside the cage.

According to the chief of the PhanthaiNorasing Wildlife Reserve located in SamutSakhon, PojThapprathum, the sterilization was a process they have to do in order to control the increasing population of the macaques found in KhaoTakiab.

Villagers have been complaining before about the troubles brought by the monkeys to the local residents as well as visitors staying at a 5 star resort in Hua Hin and various accommodations in the district. Everyone were in agreement that the process was necessary and the locals are satisfied by the actions of the municipality.

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Why Chinese Tourists Prefer To Go To Thailand

Pattaya is one of the tourist destinations in Thailand that leisure travellers prefer because of relaxed and family-friendly beaches. Pattaya is offers more than just a place that has gained a reputation for nightlife and entertainment; there are quiet attractions in the city and lots of water adventures you can experience during the stay. There is a hotel in south Pattaya that caters to business travellers who want to unwind after a day full of meetings and conferences.

The Chinese prefer to travel to tourist destinations in Asia like Hong Kong, Macau and Thailand. Thailand is a cheaper option for outbound Chinese tourists because the prices of products and services are more affordable without compromising quality. There are also direct flights from China to Thailand with relatively low airfares.

However, the 2017 list of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) includes efforts to promote luxury, boutique and other high-end services and activities for the Chinese visitors in response to their increasing interest on spas, shopping centres, golf courses and luxury hotelresorts.

The TAT list also shows the most effective means of engaging with Chinese visitors and how to promote the more luxurious options. While Thailand is certainly one of the favourite destinations of Chinese tourists, other countries in Southeast Asia are making the effort to attract Chinese visitors and enjoy a different adventure.

One example is Indonesia where the government has recently announced its plans to attract the attention of 10 million Chinese tourists by 2019. The number of tourists travelling to Indonesia has certainly increased in number but the country is struggling to reach its goal. Aside from Indonesia, similar efforts are also being made by tourism agencies in the Philippines and Vietnam to encourage the growth of Chinese tourism in their countries. Different marketing campaigns are made including engaging with the Chinese travellers through Chinese social media.

If your reasons for visiting Thailand are dining, nightlife and entertainment, your best option is to stay at a hotel in south Pattaya for easy access to your interests. There is a wide range of rooms to choose from that are suitable for both business and leisure travellers who want a unique adventure.

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