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Nok Air laments dearth of passengers

7 hours 15 min ago
Air passenger traffic after Thailand's reopening on Nov 1 has not lived up to operators' expectations as demand from foreign tourists has been lukewarm, says Nok Air.

Travel agents hope for outbound recovery

8 hours 4 min ago
While international trips have rebounded across the globe, the pace of recovery in Asia Pacific is still lagging as regional travel regulations differ and most countries adopt a cautious approach towards reopening.

National Museum staff get a refresher course

8 hours 48 min ago
The National Museum Bangkok recently organised short training sessions for staff and volunteers so that they are ready to welcome back visitors following the country's reopening last month.

The Standard, Hua Hin

8 hours 48 min ago
Confronting upside-down characters on a curved granite wall, I pondered whether I had fallen down the rabbit hole. Never had I come across a hotel that unconventionally upends its name. Surrounded by leafy trees and chirping birds, The Standard, Hua Hin, invites vacationers to discover a treasure trove of paraphernalia.

Hong Kong turns to Bruce Lee to boost local tourism

Mon, 2021-11-29 04:30
A white shirt has been added to a normally bare-chested statue of the late martial arts star Bruce Lee as part of an effort to boost local tourism in Hong Kong, local media reported last week.

Winter blooms

Fri, 2021-11-26 04:00
A cool breeze in the morning (you may not feel that yet in Bangkok), betokening the beginnings of winter. And as the temperature drops, floral parks across the country spring up and are in full bloom. It's high time for us to reconnect with nature after spending a good chunk of this year being cooped up. Be ready to satiate your Instagram feed with nature pictures while supporting the locals at...

Thailand sees gradual tourism recovery

Thu, 2021-11-25 12:11
Thailand was among the first countries in Asia to reopen for foreign arrivals, and it is seeing a slow recovery, including new hotels touting longer stays for individual travellers.

Bangkok-Phnom Penh flights to resume

Thu, 2021-11-25 04:00
Following Cambodia's announcement of quarantine-free entry for vaccinated foreign travellers, AirAsia recently announced the resumption of its international flight service from Bangkok (Don Mueang) to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, starting Dec 22 with three flights weekly on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Rediscovered splendour

Thu, 2021-11-25 04:00
On a sunny day, I spent about 50 minutes riding the Airport Rail Link and taking advantage of the extension of the MRT Purple Line to travel from Bangkok's eastern suburb to the old town of Nonthaburi in the northwest.

TAT urged to target rich crypto tourists

Wed, 2021-11-24 04:00
A new tourism ecosystem targeting global cryptocurrency holders could provide a huge boost to national GDP if the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) shifted away from traditional marketing to attract new nano entrepreneurs.

River Khwai Bridge Week set in Covid-free style

Tue, 2021-11-23 15:57
KANCHANABURI: Local authorities announced on Tuesday the River Khwai Bridge Week festival would go ahead next month for fully vaccinated people and those testing negative for Covid-19.

Nippon express

Fri, 2021-11-19 04:00
Thailand has reopened its borders to foreigners and the prospect of travelling abroad seems to be more of a reality now than it did a few months ago. It's not entirely back to normal though. There are hurdles to go through and it costs a lot of money if you want to go abroad and return to Thailand. That being said, unless you're unlike many of us and showed great self-control when it came to...

TAT cautiously optimistic on Loy Krathong

Thu, 2021-11-18 05:47
Travel sentiment during Loy Krathong this year is expected to improve from last year, but will be quieter than the last festival to take place before the pandemic, with overall tourism spending projected at 1.4 billion baht nationwide, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

Museflower offers Chiang Rai spa packages

Thu, 2021-11-18 04:00
Museflower Retreat & Spa in Chiang Rai is back in business and offering special retreat packages for visitors to relieve stress.

Lighting up the sky

Thu, 2021-11-18 04:00
After the much-loved Yi Peng Festival returned to the northern town of Lamphun last week to celebrate the beauty of Lanna heritage, Bangkok rings in the festive season with the first edition of the International Lantern and Food Festival, which will light up the Ancient City Museum until Dec 6.

Singapore to ease entry curbs to arrivals from 5 more countries

Mon, 2021-11-15 18:33
SINGAPORE: Singapore will allow vaccinated arrivals from five more countries, including Indonesia and India, to access the country without quarantine via its travel lanes from Nov 29, its transport minister said on Monday.

Vietnam begins limited reopening to foreign tourists - media

Mon, 2021-11-15 16:10
Vietnam is welcoming foreign tourists this month for the first time since the spring of 2020 as the Southeast Asian country gradually reopens its tourism sector amid the pandemic.

Maya Bay reopening set for Jan 1

Mon, 2021-11-15 15:39
The famed Maya Bay in Krabi province will probably be reopened to tourists on Jan 1, with regulations in place to preserve the rehabilitated beach and bay from the ecological ruin it previously suffered.

AirAsia sees recovery in 3 months

Thu, 2021-11-11 04:08
AirAsia Group predicts the aviation business will return to normal within three months on condition that more borders in the region reopen with no quarantine and RT-PCR test required.

Staying closer to home

Thu, 2021-11-11 04:00
Thai leisure travellers will continue to discover domestic destinations through 2022 as shorter, safer trips become the preferred mode of post-Covid travel, according to a new survey by the global payments leader Visa.