Archive For The “Travel & Tourism” Category

Thailand Faces Competition For Tourists From Neighbours

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Thailand Faces Competition For Tourists From Neighbours

Expanding air traffic to the region could lead to lost travel opportunities for Thailand in the future as tourists fly directly to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV), say foreign tourism buyers at the Thailand Travel Mart Plus in Chiang Mai yesterday. Travel to the Mekong region is growing thanks to greater air access and…

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Travel Insurance To Be Compulsory To Enter Thailand On Tourist Visa

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Travel Insurance To Be Compulsory To Enter Thailand On Tourist Visa

Foreign tourists wishing to visit Thailand will be required to purchase travel insurance prior to their arrival. An unnamed but reliable source said the proposal has been put forward by the Tourism and Sports Ministry for consideration. Under the proposals, there may even be insurance vending machines installed at airports and border checkpoints throughout Thailand…

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Movie Director Charged With Rape After “Casting” Session.

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Movie Director Charged With Rape After “Casting” Session.

A movie director is now in custody on charges of rape and molestation after he held a casting session for teen girls at a Nonthaburi house. Suradech “Ek” Luangsaeng, 38, has been jailed after parents of two girls aged 15 and 16 went to Pak Kret police to say what happened to their daughters. The suspect has denied…

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Thai Man Fighting For His Life After Looking For Lottery Numbers In Bees Nest

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Thai Man Fighting For His Life After Looking For Lottery Numbers In Bees Nest

A Korat man is fighting for his life after being attacked by a swarm of bees in his home. Jai, 54, was stung 80 times by “Royal Bees” after climbing up to the rafters of his house with a friend to see if they could see lottery numbers in a massive nest. Though a bit better in…

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Disney In Talks To Open Theme Park In Thailand

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Disney In Talks To Open Theme Park In Thailand

A Thai tourism department secretary has stated that Disney is in talks with the government to build a theme park in Thailand. Pongpanu Svetarundra, Thailand’s permanent secretary of Ministry of Tourism and Sports, revealed to reporters that Disney is looking to build a “DisneySea,” a nautical theme park in Thailand. Pongpanu said a study needs to…

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KKday Tourism Website Arrives In Thailand

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KKday Tourism Website Arrives In Thailand

Taiwan-based tourism website KKday has arrived in Thailand and it allows customers to design their own trips and activities. To ensure a flexible service, the website provides more than 6,000 itineraries that can be divided into 25 different categories and take travellers to explore 174 cities in 54 countries. Thailand is the newest kid in…

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PayPal And Thai Airways International Make Booking For Foreigners Easier

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PayPal And Thai Airways International Make Booking For Foreigners Easier

Foreigners wishing to visit Thailand can now purchase tickets online at www.thaiairways.com with the added convenience and security of PayPal. As part of the deal, travellers booking their Thai Airways tickets via PayPal will be credited with 1,500 miles directly into their Royal Orchid Plus account. To be eligible, participants must be among the first…

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Actual Complaints From British Holidaymakers To Thomas Cook

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Actual Complaints From British Holidaymakers To Thomas Cook

THESE ARE ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY “THOMAS COOK VACATIONS” FROM DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS: 1. “On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don’t like spicy food.” 2. “They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just…

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Foreign Visitors To Pay 400 bht To Enter National Parks

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Foreign Visitors To Pay 400 bht To Enter National Parks

The Tourism Ministry has confirmed that foreign visitors will pay 400 bht to enter national parks. Tourism Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, recently held a meeting with executives from various state offices and representatives of the private sector in Krabi Province to discuss a resolution from the advisory committee on national parks and tourist safety. Mrs. Kobkarn…

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Immigration Queues A Concern At Bangkok Airport

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Immigration Queues A Concern At Bangkok Airport

The director of Suvarnabhumi Airport has addressed concerns that passengers are missing flights due to not enough immigration staff being on duty. This has been denied by the immigration chief who blamed some Cambodian tourists for missing their flight to Phnom Phen on Sunday. However video, still pictures and comments by travelers seemed to tell a…

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