AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015, Bangkok, Thailand

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

Being a blogger has taken me to many places, it has given me the opportunity to meet different kinds of people and make friends along the way.

The recently concluded AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015 held in Bangkok, Thailand is a great example. There, I was able to finally put faces to some of the (blog)names of sites that I’ve been following for quite some time now. Attendees of this festive event flew in from different Southeast Asian countries like China, Japan and India to name a few.

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

The AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015 is a gathering of all AirAsia Bloggers. The event was launched two years ago in Kuala Lumpur and hosted by AirAsia Malaysia. This year’s gathering, the second of its kind, was hosted by AirAsia Thailand.

AirAsia Philippines brought the Philippine entourage to Bangkok, Thailand via Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia since AirAsia doesn’t have a direct flight yet to Bangkok from Manila.

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

Going to the AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015, we were able to experience their service called, AirAsia Fly Thru Service.

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

The AirAsia Fly Thru Service allows you to book AirAsia flights from Manila to Thailand, other parts of Malaysia, Bali, Australia etc. and pay only for one ticket or promo fare. The trip takes you from Manila to Kuala Lumpur and then transfer to the next flight via KLIA2‘s transit hall without needing to pass through immigration.

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

As an added convenience, one needs only to collect his/her baggage at the final destination. In our case, I saw my luggage at Don Mueang Airport already. Cool, right? The whole process was an absolute breeze! So, if you plan to take advantage of this service, make sure you won’t be needing anything from your luggage mid-transit.

We had a 5-hour lay-over at Kuala Lumpur so we had time to kill at KLIA2. Good thing the spacious airport has free Wi-Fi, clean restrooms and ample seating areas that offer comfortable lounging.

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

If you want to grab something to eat, KLIA2 boasts of a nice food court with several restaurants to choose from. They have retail outlets, too, if shopping is your thing. I can only wish the time would come that our own airports here in the Philippines will all be like this very soon. AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

Anyway… On to Bangkok, we go, for the AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015!

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

Here we are with our first group photo at the Don Mueang International Airport before boarding our van that will take us to Eastin Grand Hotel.

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

Hello, Bangkok! We meet again!

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

During the duration of our stay, we were billeted at Eastin Grand Hotel in Sathorn.

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

We checked in and freshened up a bit before heading to the BLUE ELEPHANT Restaurant located just beside our hotel. This was where I had the “Blue Elephant Phad Thai” which is by far, in my opinion, the prettiest and most delicious pad thai I’ve ever tried! This resto deserves a separate feature on my blog!

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

After a really delicious dinner, we headed back to our hotel and called it a night!

So much fun at the AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

The next day, the actual day of the AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015, we all gathered at the Saladaeng Room of our hotel to register. This was where the briefing took place and where we were to meet our respective teammates.

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

For this year’s AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015, the fun activity that was organized was a citywide Photo Hunt Rally. It’s kind of like “The Amazing Race”. Each team is given a map, cash and BTS train cards. Apart from that, every team must bring 1 selfie stick as well.

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

Teams will have to go around the city, take selfies at certain stops and post it on Instagram with the required respective hashtags. The first three teams to complete the tasks and arrive back at the Saladaeng Room, wins!

And off we go!

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

Since our team had a representative from Thailand, we asked him to lead our group. We all agreed to go against the flow and take a route that we figured other teams wouldn’t think of. Instead of just riding the BTS or Tuktuk, we rented a long tailed boat and traversed the Chao Phraya River!

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

Check out the pictures of my group that were posted by my teammate on Instagram.

#Thainess

We cruised the Chao Phraya River and saw little canals and temples that’s very Thai.

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

#ThaiFood

A taste of Somtum Papaya Salad, Gal Yang Grilled Chicken with Sticky Rice and Chao Kuai Glass Jelly at Old Bangkok.

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

#ThaiShrine

Check out the Wat Arun Shrine or The Temple Of Dawn behind us! It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Thailand.

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

#ThailandShoppingParadise

This part of Old Bangkok has a nice shopping area. From old magazines, books, tailoring, food and jewelry.

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

#NowEveryoneCanFly

Finally found an AirAsia ad at the BTS Station after waiting for several minutes! And this was the final task which ultimately completed our hard work!

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

Even if we were the last team to arrive and didn’t win, we had so much fun! We may have come from different countries, we may talk in different languages, but we all have one thing in common – we know how to have a wonderful time.

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015
Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand and Philippines

The AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015 ended the fun day with awardings, lots of food, booze, great entertainment and more fun at the 33rd floor of the Eastin Grand Hotel.

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

To add more color and fun, each participant donned their national costumes. Hoping to win the “Best In National Costume Award”!

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015
My teammates!

The Philippine contingent didn’t win but we definitely prepared for it!

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015
AirAsia’s Genefer Tan and Mark del Rosario, Kim Buenafe, Nicole Villaluz, Marianna Henud, Mari Jasmine, Chuckie Dreyfus and me.

My AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015 experience was a 3-day filled with fun acquaintance, great bonding and tons of laughter. Truly one for the books!

AirAsia Bloggers Conference 2015

Thank you AirAsia and AirAsia Philippines for bringing us all together! Thank you for allowing us to create wonderful memories. And to my teammates, see you all again next year. Hopefully.

Mentioned in this post
  1. Bangkok
    City in Thailand

    Bangkok Thailand
  2. KLIA2
    Attraction in Malaysia

    Malaysia
  3. Don Mueang International Airport
    Attraction in Thailand

    222 ถนนวิภาวดีรังสิต
    Thailand
    02 535 1111
    http://donmueangairportthai.com/th
  4. BLUE ELEPHANT
    Restaurant in Bangkok Thailand

    889 S Sathorn Rd
    Bangkok Thailand
  5. Chao Phraya
    Attraction in Thailand

    Thailand
  6. Wat Arun Temple of the Dawn
    Attraction in Bangkok Thailand

    Yaowarat 17
    Bangkok Thailand
    02 891 1149

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