Thailand

  • Japan and China conflict for rail projects in Southeast Asia

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Malaysia and Thailand are ready to commence talks about the creation of a 1,500 km high-speed railway.   The project would actually connect the capitals of these two nations thereby improving regional connectivity. If the project kicks off, it would …

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  • Prayut confirms that Thailand has strong fiscal position

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Large international reserves are a testimony that Thailand has a strong financial condition as confirmed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday while talking to the critics.   Prayut said that the country’s international reserves could be somewhere around US$177 billion …

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  • Thailand’s hotel investment sector to reach a record high this year

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    A property consultant has declared that the field of hotel investments in Thailand is quite likely to witness a record high in 2017 though there has been a sharp decline last year.   In terms of baht, the hotel investments …

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  • Hokkaido lures in Thai tourists with hot spring attractions

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    The northern Japanese island of Hokkaido has started luring innumerable tourists to this region soon after the introduction of a Shinkansen bullet-train service.   The train would link the train service to Tokyo. Last week, Kaoru Ohno, the secretary-general of …

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  • Thailand fast becoming a preferred wedding destination

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand launched its Thailand Wedding Destiny campaign yesterday, promoting the kingdom as a great place for foreign couples to get married. This is for attracting a growing global market and boosting the wedding planning sector, ensuring …

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  • Thailand extends visa incentives to impress tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    On Tuesday, the Thailand cabinet extended the free visas at Thai embassies and consulates by six more months that is till August. Furthermore, it has also started offering discount on visas on arrival for tourists from 21 countries.   The …

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  • Thailand to boost ecotourism for attracting visitors

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    Last year, around 800,000 foreign tourists last year came to Thailand for visiting villages, natural sites, communities and hill tribes across the Kingdom. More than 2 million Thai tourists also pursued these interests. They interacted with like-minded tourists, enjoying the …

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  • Thailand bus crash injures 21 tourists

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    On Saturday, twenty-one tourists from the Chinese mainland had been injured on account of a bus accident that had occurred in the city of Kaohsiung that is located in the southern part of Taiwan.   Eighteen people, including seven children …

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  • High quality tourist strategy of Thailand pays off effectively

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    The tourism industry gurus of Thailand are quite optimistic that the country will experience health tourism trend just like the last year as the strategy of quality tourism paid off effectively. Thailand is expected to earn more than 733 billion …

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  • Thailand tourism-related revenue to register 8% increase in Q1 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    Thanks to continual inflows of international visitors, especially those from China and Russia, Thailand is expected to maintain its tourism positive trend in the first quarter of this year, Bernama News reported citing Thai News Agency (TNA).   A press …

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  • Thailand to have its official e-visa service by 2018

    Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

    In 2018 Thailand is all set to introduce its first e-visa services in a full-fledged manner as confirmed by Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul on Tuesday in a press conference. As the process involves the participation of various ministries …

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  • Indian travel industry seeks tax breaks to make it more competitive

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Travel industry today is a highly taxed sector in the Indian economy, a fact that makes it less competitive and relatively less attractive to foreign travellers. To make things worse, the government recently announced an increase in service tax on …

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  • Classic Vacations to include 28 resorts in six Asian countries

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Classic Vacations has recently announced that it will be offering vacation experiences on the Asian continent, featuring properties in Cambodia, The Kingdom of Bhutan, Laos, Indonesia including Java and Bali, Thailand and Vietnam.     “We are excited to introduce …

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  • Over 1 million Russian tourists visits Thailand in 2016

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    The number of Russian travellers who had made a beeline for Thailand had gone beyond one million in the year 2016, as reported by the Thai Department of Tourism on 18th January, 2017.   As much as 1.09 million Russian …

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  • Indonesia sets ways to attract foreign visitors vacationing in Thailand

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Keen to gain benefit from Thailand’s tourism sector, Indonesia sets ways to attract foreign visitors vacationing in Thailand. The latter welcomed over 30 million ones throughout last year.   To address the aim, Indonesia would extensively promote its tour destinations …

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  • Thailand to celebrate Chinese New Year by hosting tourism festival

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    Thailand is all set to host a tourism festival with fascinating attractions in central Bangkok for Chinese New Year 2017, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said.   Visitors can enjoy cuisines and local culture demonstrated in every zone, which …

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  • Thailand to focus on promotional campaigns, sports tourism to attract more tourists

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    With a focus on promotional campaigns and sports tourism, Thailand is striving strong enough to turn the Kingdom into a regional tourism hub.   Thailand will, thus, focus on, among others, promoting sports tourism activities to attract more international visitors …

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  • Flash floods in Thailand’s tourist areas leave six dead

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    Flash floods have struck the southern part of Thailand, accompanied with torrential rainfall, claiming the lives of six people. In addition, the incident has delayed flights and also disrupted holidays during the peak tourist season.   Nine provinces that are …

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