Archive For The “Travel & Tourism” Category

Thailand Tops The Poll Of Risky Tourist Destinations

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Thailand Tops The Poll Of Risky Tourist Destinations

Thailand has been found to be the world’s riskiest holiday destination for British tourists, according to a new report. The report, carried out by UK firm Endsleigh Insurance Services, looked at data from 2017, ranking countries on where the most insurance claims were made and Thailand came out on top. The report found that Thailand…

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Five Traveller Scams To Watch Out For In Thailand

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Five Traveller Scams To Watch Out For In Thailand

Home to some the world’s best beaches, tastiest food, and most epic parties, it’s no surprise Thailand is a hugely popular destination for travellers. Sadly, like most tourist towns in the world, it also shares the more sinister reputation as being a hotspot for holiday scams, with unsavoury folks targeting unsuspecting visitors’ wallets. But there’s…

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Overheating Smartphone On KLM Flight Has Forced Authorities To Re-Examine “Batteries On Planes” Issue

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Overheating Smartphone On KLM Flight Has Forced Authorities To Re-Examine “Batteries On Planes” Issue

A KLM Boeing 777 has now landed safely in KL following an 18 hour lay-over in Phuket after a ‘precautionary landing’ forced on the pilot after a smartphone over-heated, emitting smoke in the passenger cabin. It’s not the first incident involving over-heating lithium batteries (if that was the cause) and is sure to bring another…

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Foreign Tourists Exceed 10 Million In First Quarter

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Foreign Tourists Exceed 10 Million In First Quarter

The Thai tourism sector has been doing well so far this year, with more foreign visitors than last year and 12 percent growth in domestic travel during the Songkran Festival. Permanent Secretary for Tourism and Sports Pongpanu Svetarundra reported that, in March this year, approximately 3.5 million foreigners paid visits to Thailand, creating income of…

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Thailand’s Secondary Tourism Destinations Are The Focus Of 2018

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Thailand’s Secondary Tourism Destinations Are The Focus Of 2018

Thailand’s secondary tourism destinations are the main focus of this year’s promotional efforts, according to the National Policy Committee for Tourism.  Minister of Tourism and Sports, Weerasak Kowsurat said on Monday that the latest meeting of the National Policy Committee for Tourism, which was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, had discussed the tourism…

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A Day Trip To Koh Larn That All Can Afford

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A Day Trip To Koh Larn That All Can Afford

Next time you are in Pattaya and need a break from the usual entertainments, you might want to colnsider a trip to Koh Larn. Koh Larn is a beautiful little island just off the coast of Pattaya and you can have a day trip over there to swim in crystal clear waters and relax on…

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Tourists Met With Cool Weather As Well As Popular Attractions

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Tourists Met With Cool Weather As Well As Popular Attractions

Many provinces have prepared for an influx of tourists during the long holiday season and many tourists have already experienced some cool weather in their travels. PHANG NGA  Officials at Ao Phang Nga National Park, a top destination in the southern part of Thailand have prepared several facilities for tourists. They have installed pontoons in…

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Woman Blames Bad Click For 150,000 Bangkok Hotel Bill. Then Her Story Got Weirder.

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Woman Blames Bad Click For 150,000 Bangkok Hotel Bill. Then Her Story Got Weirder.

  A woman says an accidental swipe on her smartphone cost her 150,000 baht when she inadvertently booked a residence that turned out not to exist. Sulawan Luckchonlatee on Thursday filed a criminal complaint against online booking agency Agoda after she was billed 150,000 baht and was unable to cancel the booking or contact the…

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Qatar Airways To Launch Doha To Pattaya Flights

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Qatar Airways To Launch Doha To Pattaya Flights

Qatar Airways has responded to increased customer demand for services to Thailand by launching direct flights to Pattaya, the airline’s fifth route to the country. The new four-times-a-week service, which starts on 28 January 2018, is in addition to the airline’s existing flights to Bangkok, Krabi, Phuket and soon to be launched, Chiang Mai. The…

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Sports Ministry Want To Promote Muay Thai For Foreigners In Thailand

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Sports Ministry Want To Promote Muay Thai For Foreigners In Thailand

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports is ready to to promote boxing as a field of tourism that can generate annual income to the country, supporting interested foreigners and tourists who are interested in learning Muay Thai. Permanent Secretary of the Tourism and Sports Ministry Phongphanu Sawetrun disclosed that he visited…

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