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Sanctuary for the senses

Fri, 2021-09-17 04:00
The Banyan Tree hotel group is celebrating its 27th anniversary and what better way to celebrate travel again than at their newest resort in Thailand! Banyan Tree Krabi opened in October 26, 2020 on Tab Kaek Beach and is SHA-Plus credited, making it a retreat for foreign tourists, as well. The three ultra-exclusive beachfront pool villas, 10 beachfront pool villas and 59 pool suites, each with a...

Malaysians enjoy taste of travel after tourism restarts in Langkawi

Thu, 2021-09-16 14:58
LANGKAWI, Malaysia: The first plane carrying tourists in more than four months touched down on the Malaysian island of Langkawi on Thursday and was greeted by a twin water cannon "salute", in the launch of a programme to revive a travel sector frozen by the pandemic.

Phanom Rung light phenomenon returns in Oct

Thu, 2021-09-16 07:33
Oct 5-7 will be the last time this year when visitors can observe the sunlight through the 15 doors of Prasat Hin Phanom Rung in Buri Ram.

More national parks reopen for day trips

Thu, 2021-09-16 04:00
Two more national parks have resumed services for tourists to spend a day, but not overnight stays.

More than meets the eye

Thu, 2021-09-16 04:00
It was not my intention to end my travel series in the Central Region with another site of a gigantic Buddha sculpture. For my previous story, I visited Ang Thong's Wiset Chaichan district and went to Wat Muang to pay respect to the 95m-tall Luang Pho Yai, the largest seated Buddha sculpture in the country.

Langkawi readies for reopening with tourism bubble

Wed, 2021-09-15 12:33
LANGKAWI, Malaysia: Businesses at Malaysia's prime holiday destination are gearing up to welcome the return of tourists this week, as the country takes an early step towards recovery from a devastating coronavirus crisis.

Vietnam to open Phu Quoc for vaccinated foreign tourists in Nov

Mon, 2021-09-13 11:20
Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island will be the country’s first tourist destination reopened to fully-vaccinated foreign visitors beginning in November, according to the government website, which cited the tourism administration.

Vietnam to reopen resort island to foreign tourists to boost economy

Fri, 2021-09-10 13:12
HANOI: Vietnam plans to reopen the beach-fringed island of Phu Quoc to foreign tourists from next month, authorities said, as the country looks at ways to revive an economy suffering from extended lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Virus scare sees Phi Phi self-isolate

Fri, 2021-09-10 07:33
Authorities have announced temporary restrictions to limit movement to and from Phi Phi Island in Krabi to curb the spread of Covid-19 there.

Stellar stay

Fri, 2021-09-10 04:00
Despite its central location on busy Charoen Krung Road, Capella Bangkok feels like a real retreat within the city. Its tranquil yet opulent vibe, attention to detail and superb service make for a stellar stay, living up to the inspiration behind its namesake, which is drawn from the brightest star in the constellation Auriga.

Samui sandbox gets makeover

Thu, 2021-09-09 05:39
Surat Thani -- led by Koh Samui -- is looking forward to brighter prospects in the upcoming high season as it prepares to emulate Phuket by scrapping quarantine, and plans to receive domestic travellers from next month.

Windows into the past

Thu, 2021-09-09 04:00
Despite the government's relaxation of lockdown measures, recreational venues remain restricted and many office workers are still working from home. To satisfy bookworms and those interested in Thailand's rich history and wisdom, the National Library of Thailand (NLT) is arranging an online exhibition named "10 Books From The Valuable Ancient Documents Of The National Library".

Forecast looks bleak

Thu, 2021-09-09 04:00
Kasikorn Research Centre has revised its forecast on the total number of international visitors to 150,000 this year from the previous projection of at least 250,000 arrivals.

A time for lilies and lotuses

Thu, 2021-09-09 04:00
Pink lotuses and water lilies in Thung Sam Roi Yot in Prachuap Khiri Khan are now in full bloom. The Sam Roi Yot National Park has opened the site and resumed services to welcome tourists.

Hotel operators consider closing amid weak demand

Wed, 2021-09-08 06:40
Amid tepid tourist demand, 52% of hotel operators are considering closing temporarily, while 9% want to shut down permanently if the Covid-19 pandemic lasts longer than expected.

Resuming Russian market a TAT priority

Wed, 2021-09-08 04:46
Russia and Thailand must grant permission to commercial flights to boost the Russian market from the final quarter, according to the Moscow office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

Bangkok set for November reopening

Mon, 2021-09-06 20:01
Thailand is set to reopen more of its popular tourist destinations starting next month, betting that a higher local inoculation rate can help draw more foreign visitors and revive an economy battered by the pandemic.

Thai Vietjet to launch two direct flights

Thu, 2021-09-02 08:14
Thai Vietjet will launch direct flights from Bangkok to Singapore and Phuket to Singapore, starting on Oct 21.

Phiphat backs reopening, with a caveat

Thu, 2021-09-02 06:50
The tourism minister has defended the country's reopening plan as promised by the prime minister, stating that five more provinces including Bangkok should be ready for visitors from October, followed by another 21 provinces nationwide.

Go chase waterfalls

Thu, 2021-09-02 04:00
During the rainy season, you may want to visit a forest to breathe in the fresh air. If you are in Chiang Mai or plan to visit the province, make some time to visit Doi Suthep-Pui National Park.