Archive For The “Travel & Tourism” Category

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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Now Suvarabhumi Airport Has Huge Queues At Immigration

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Now Suvarabhumi Airport Has Huge Queues At Immigration

Following last weekend’s five hour immigration queue debacle Bangkok’s main airport is giving Don Muang a run for its money. Facebook users posted about the bad situation at Suvarabhumi and a Thai visa reporter on the scene can confirm that matters were some of  the worst in living  memory. PChang went on Facebook to say that both…

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Traders Call It A Day On Jomtien Beach

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Traders Call It A Day On Jomtien Beach

The deck chair and umbrella operators on Jomtien beach have all gone home as there were virtually no tourists and the place was filthy. Tnews made a video and took still pictures of the horrible beach covered in bloated dead fish, plastic bags and other rubbish. They reported that the sea was murky and uninviting. A few tourist stalwarts…

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Thailand’s Tsunami Warning System Needs Urgent Maintenance

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Thailand’s Tsunami Warning System Needs Urgent Maintenance

Around 80 percent of Thailand’s tsunami warning system needs maintenance work, the deputy director-general of its disaster prevention department said on Monday, more than ten years after the region was struck by a tsunami which caused the deaths of 226,000 people. A 9.15 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia on Dec….

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PM Wants Decision On Immigration TM6 Forms At Airports

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PM Wants Decision On Immigration TM6 Forms At Airports

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Immigration Bureau to decide whether to cancel the requirement for visitors to fill the ‘TM6’ arrival and departure form as part of measures to improve immigration procedure at airports, reduce waiting time and long queues. A Cabinet resolution had allowed use of the old TM6 form with…

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