Thailand

  • Thailand all set for long term growth in tourism

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    In 2016, Thailand’s travel and tourism sector grew by nearly 11% and is all set to be the world’s 10th fastest-growing country over the next decade at 6.5% per annum, as per a new report by the WTTC. In 2016, …

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  • Thailand establishes new ties with Japan’s MICE sector

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has come up with a strategic marketing scheme to lure in Japanese business event travellers at the ‘Thailand CONNECT: Japan Business Events Road Show 2017’ that was conducted recently in Tokyo.   The …

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  • Thailand progresses towards MICE sustainability with new standards

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) had witnessed an outstanding progress in the year 2016.   It had ensured a strong focus on ushering on the nation’s MICE industry up to global standards through the Thailand Mice Venue Standard …

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  • Thailand marketing 2017 Unique Thai Local Experiences tourism campaign in India

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    In a bid to increase awareness of the 2017 Unique Thai Local Experiences tourism campaign, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Mumbai Office has stepped up marketing efforts in the Indian market by staging a press event.   “In 2017, TAT …

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  • Thailand dissolves plan of introducing special SIM cards for foreign tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Following strong opposition from the government, plans for issuing special SIM cards for tourists have finally been called off by Thailand’s national telecom regulator. The plan faced heavy criticism in its first public hearing and participants said that it would …

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  • Thailand promotes its sports tourism campaign

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    During the upcoming ITB Berlin from 8-12 March, Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports will seek to promote Thailand as a sports hub. It was stated by the Tourism and sports minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, that sports was a priority sector …

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  • Thailand unveils ‘MICE Magnificent Themes’ campaign to target Oceania Market at AIME 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) today launched a new campaign titled, “MICE Magnificent Themes” to promote Thailand as a unique destination for incentive travel for the fast-growing Oceania market. The launch, made at Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo …

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  • 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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