Archive For The “Travel & Tourism” Category

Killing The Khaosan Goose

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Killing The Khaosan Goose

Tourists will desert the area, or even Bangkok, if daytime stalls are not restored, say visitors and street vendors. Khaosan Road – the backpackers’ mecca – has it all, from cheap T-shirts to elephant-print baggy pants, from tattoos to henna painting, from budget guesthouses to massage parlours and even tour packages to southern islands. The world-famous…

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British Tourists Warned Against Hiring Motorcycles And Quad Bikes In Thailand

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British Tourists Warned Against Hiring Motorcycles And Quad Bikes In Thailand

British tourists have been warned against hiring motorcycles and quad bikes in Thailand and other destinations popular with holidaymakers. The warning comes following a spate of accidents involving Brits on motorcycles or quad bikes which resulted in death or serious industry. The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) reported 36 quad bike accidents and 7 moped…

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Less Europeans Coming To Thailand Than Expected Report AOT

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Less Europeans Coming To Thailand Than Expected Report AOT

The Airports Authority of Thailand announced figures that showed less tourists using Thai airports than expected in July. While there was still an increase of 4% on the previous year it was a blip in the trend that has seen an average 9% extra usage per month since the start of the year. Nitinai Sirisamatkarn,…

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One In Five Brits Are Too Nervous To Drive Abroad -Top 20 Most Feared Countries

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One In Five Brits Are Too Nervous To Drive Abroad -Top 20 Most Feared Countries

  One in five Brits are too nervous to drive abroad – and almost half worry about accidentally breaking  road rules on holiday. Unfamiliar roads and traffic laws can make for tense car trips while overseas. Around one in five drivers are too nervous to get behind the wheel abroad, a study has found. Despite…

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Thai Airways Rated As Best Economy Airline In The World

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Thai Airways Rated As Best Economy Airline In The World

Thai Airways International has been rated among the best airlines in the world by airline review firm Skytrax. Earlier this week Skytrax held its ‘World Airline Awards’ at the Paris Air Show, with Thai Airways claiming the title of World’s Best Economy Class, along with awards for Best Airline Lounge Spa Facility and Best Economy…

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Thailand Has Problems To Fix Before It Can Be Deemed A Safe Tourist Destination

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Thailand Has Problems To Fix Before It Can Be Deemed A Safe Tourist Destination

Tourism and Sport Minister Weerasak Kowsurat yesterday urged agencies to sort out a series of problems before they can send a convincing message to the world that Thailand is still a safe destination for tourists. Weerasak was responding to the Phoenix boat accident that killed 47 Chinese tourists earlier this month off the southern resort…

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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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