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Chinese Tourist Market Now Recovered: MOTS

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Chinese Tourist Market Now Recovered: MOTS

  Chinese tourist market now recovered: MOTS The Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS) has reported that the number of Chinese tourists visiting Thailand has recovered and is now showing growth. The Minister of Tourism and Sports Weerasak Kowsurat, also commented on the welcoming ceremony for the 10 millionth Chinese visitor to Thailand, saying that…

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Come One Come All! Thailand’s Tourism Top Brass In A Show Of Confidence

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Come One Come All! Thailand’s Tourism Top Brass In A Show Of Confidence

Come one come all! Thailand’s tourism top brass in a show of confidence. Thailand’s tourism “A-listers” turned out in force in Bangkok yesterday to kick off a campaign aimed at creating confidence among tourists for the Christmas and New Year period. Up on stage in front of a huge banner was immigration chief Lt Gen…

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“Expensive” Phuket Dead As A Dodo This High Season

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“Expensive” Phuket Dead As A Dodo This High Season

  Claims have been made that Phuket has priced itself out of the market. Both Thais and foreigners are voting with their feet saying that a trip to the Thai holiday island is as expensive as going abroad – and possibly more so. A devastating analysis – mostly via pictures – appeared on Facebook and…

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Thailand Bay Made Famous By “The Beach” Movie Closed Indefinitely

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Thailand Bay Made Famous By “The Beach” Movie Closed Indefinitely

One of the world’s most popular beaches, made famous by the 2000 film The Beach, starring Leonardo Di Caprio, is to be closed indefinitely to allow it to recover from the damage caused by millions of tourists. The golden sands and crystal blue water of Maya Bay, ringed by cliffs on Ko Phi Phi Leh…

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Buriram Arrival Flight Details From Bangkok Before MotoGP

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Buriram Arrival Flight Details From Bangkok Before MotoGP

Black letters is a boarding flight that can be booked. – Red letters is a special flight for moto GP.

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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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