Archive For The “Travel & Tourism” Category

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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Bangkok Top Destination In The World For Value For Money For Tourists

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Bangkok Top Destination In The World For Value For Money For Tourists

The PM is delighted that Bangkok has come out as the top destination for long-haul breaks. He said, “It is government policy to encourage tourists to stay longer in Thailand and spend more here.” He added that measures had been taken to boost tourism in the capital, including exempting visa fees and extending the time…

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Foreigners Still Have To Fill In Form TM6

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Foreigners Still Have To Fill In Form TM6

An immigration form for foreigners travelling to and from Thailand is still necessary for security reasons, Immigration Bureau commander Pol Maj-General Nattorn Prohsunthorn insists. Nattorn said foreign travellers are still required to fill in the “TM6” immigration form for authorities to collect information on their travel. Under Thailand’s policy to promote tourism, authorities allow citizens…

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Spanish Tourist Warns Thais That They Need To Keep Their Country Litter-Free

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Spanish Tourist Warns Thais That They Need To Keep Their Country Litter-Free

In an eloquent plea to the people of Thailand he said that their country was paradise but in ten years it would all be gone – along with all the money from tourism. The video was posted on the Facebook page of “Alexander Maxnort”. It featured a Spanish tourist called “Albero” who said this was his first visit to…

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