Thailand Tourism

  • Thailand MotoGP to be held as per schedule, expected to revive tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 28, 2020

    Next month’s motorcycle grand prix in Buriram is being promoted as the saviour of the flagging tourism sector, hyped to woo people back to Thailand despite the coronavirus epidemic.   Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Thursday the OR …

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  • TAT launches campaign in Bangkok for assisting tourism operators

    Published on : Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched a campaign in Bangkok on Monday for assisting tourism operators in showcasing their products and services after a substantial drop in tourists coming from China.   The “Iconsiam, Thais Help Thais” campaign includes …

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  • Thailand tourism takes a hit due to coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    Last year, out of almost 40 million tourists in Thailand some 11 million were Chinese.   However, this year, many tourist places are quite empty after China decided to suspend tours abroad on Jan 27 in the light of the …

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  • Thailand still welcomes Chinese tourists despite virus outbreak

    Published on : Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    Despite the confirmation of a new case of the 2019 coronavirus, Thailand has neither restricted Chinese tourists from entering the kingdom nor dropped its visa-on-arrival fee waiver, implemented to attract Chinese.   Thailand imposed any bans on tourists or travellers …

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  • Thailand plans measures to boost consumption, tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, January 29, 2020

    Thai government plans to introduce additional measures next month to boost consumption and tourism, the finance minister, Mr Uttama Savanayana, said Tuesday, as it tries to shore up a faltering economy facing a sharp blow from the coronavirus in China. …

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  • Banyan Tree Samui turns into a plastic free hotel

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    The tipping point for Banyan Tree Samui might have been the 213,314 plastic bottles the resort passed out to guests in 2017. Or the 42,150 plastic bags they used to haul away trash that year. Or the 176,880 meters of …

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  • Thailand Tourism and Avanti Destinations collaborate for a new 36-page educational e-brochure

    Published on : Friday, January 10, 2020

    Thailand Tourism and wholesale custom tour operator Avanti Destinations have collaborated to come up with a new 36-page educational e-brochure on FIT travel for travel agents – The Thailand: Land of Smiles, which is available on Avanti’s agent portal. The lavishly …

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  • Thailand celebrates arrival of 2 million inbound tourists from Laos

    Published on : Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    The Thai state tourism body on Monday announced its achievement of targeting 2 million inbound tourists from Laos. In a party hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for its Lao and Thai partners, the TAT expressed its gratitude, …

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  • Thailand Tourism thinking of setting minimum prices for outbound tour packages

    Published on : Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    The Tourism Department of Thailand is planning to set minimum prices for outbound tour packages so that they can deal with the growing price war that could eventually lower service quality.   Taweesak Wanichcharoen, the director-general of the department, said …

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  • Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok hotel opens in the cosmopolitan heart of Thailand’s capital

    Published on : Thursday, July 25, 2019

    Travellers can now discover the uniquely local and diverse charms of Thailand’s capital city with the opening of Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok bringing the brand’s signature experiences to the cosmopolitan neighbourhoods of On Nut and Phra Khanong in the ‘City of …

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  • Thailand Tourism to Shine with International Balloon Festival 2019

    Published on : Friday, May 10, 2019

    The International Balloon Festival at Hat Yai 2019 will see the skies above Songkhla’s provincial capital on May 10, May 11 and May 12.   The event is sponsored by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Taking place at Jiranakorn …

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  • Thailand tourism revenue registers sharp rise during 2019 Songkran holiday

    Published on : Thursday, April 25, 2019

    Tourism revenue earned from international visitor arrivals to Thailand and domestic trips during the 2019 Songkran holiday all showed year-on-year increases over the same period in 2018, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has revealed.   “During the holiday period …

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  • Thailand tourism experiencing concerns over declining arrivals from China

    Published on : Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Thailand’s booming tourism industry is experiencing apprehension like never before amid safety concerns and growing discontent following declining arrivals from China. For years, Chinese travellers have held Thailand in high regard as their favorite overseas destination. But things turned sour …

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  • Thailand Tourism working together with tourists on Ko Samui island

    Published on : Saturday, November 3, 2018

    In a bid to eliminate the use of single-use plastics and encourage all to reduce waste, reuse and recycle to help protect the island’s ecosystem, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is working together with local stakeholders and tourists on …

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  • Maya Bay to remain closed indefinitely

    Published on : Friday, October 12, 2018

    Thailand tourism officials have announced that they will close the famous Maya Bay for an indefinite period of time, after closing the beach to tourists this past June. Maya Bay was the setting of the 2001 Leonardo DiCaprio film ‘The …

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  • Thai Prime Minister wants speedy recovery of tourism

    Published on : Monday, October 1, 2018

    Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered concerned agencies to speed up restoring the confidence of Chinese tourists after a mainland visitor was assaulted by a security guard at Don Mueang International Airport.     Lt-General Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd …

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  • Thailand tourism & its apparent problems

    Published on : Friday, May 4, 2018

    Of late, Thailand has been turning out more dependent on the tourism sector. Tourism contributes almost 12% of the GDP of the country. Its last year’s international tourist arrival is corresponding to half of its population size. The nation greeted …

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  • Tourism tax deduction on in Thailand will bring more tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, December 26, 2017

    Tax deduction for tourism spending in the secondary provinces in Thailand from January 1,2018 to December 31st, 2018 will boom the record number of tourists arrival.     This new move will trigger the tourism and helps to distribute the …

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  • Thailand tourism revenue to reach B3.1trn

    Published on : Friday, July 21, 2017

    Mr Yuthasak, the Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand said that in the last two quarters, the industry has become quite slow but the plans are being layed to place the foundation for a constant growth in 2017 and 2018 …

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  • Thailand government advises foreign tourists to stay away from Bangkok during the deceased King’s

    Published on : Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    The Thailand government is advising foreign tourists to travel outside Bangkok during the royal cremation ceremony of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej in late October in order to avoid traffic jamming. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports in Thailand will release …

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