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Budget getaway

Fri, 2020-09-25 04:00
Luxurious resorts with magnificent suites, top-class amenities and great restaurants definitely result in a great vacation/getaway. The thing is, it comes with a price, and the price can be a little bit steep. It can be challenging to find a place you can stay to relax and unwind and not hurt your wallet too much, but if a budget getaway is what you're after that caters to the enjoyment of kids...

Thailand: All visitors will need insurance

Thu, 2020-09-24 15:23
A consortium of 16 insurance companies in Thailand are now offering foreigners, who are eligible to travel to Thailand, the mandatory insurance cover valued at $100,000.

Explore hidden gems outside Bangkok

Thu, 2020-09-24 04:09
The other day when I learned that the Tourism Society, an academic network of communities that run tourism operations, was planning an outing to Ban Sala Daeng Nuea and nearby sites of interest, my heart leapt with joy. This Mon community by the Chao Phraya River is one where the residents still cherish their cultural heritage. Located in Pathum Thani's Sam Khok district, which is only 37km or so...

New bypass opens in Chumpon

Thu, 2020-09-24 04:00
The Department of Rural Roads has opened a new bypass in Chumphon. The aim is to reduce traffic on Highway 327 from the Pathom Phon intersection to the city of Chumphon.

Lazy Day The Resort

Thu, 2020-09-24 04:00
Located on a 20 rai plot of land on the sandy Ao Khao Beach, this resort is a pleasant place to stay because you can see the beach when you wake and listen to the sound of the waves, as well as watch fireflies at night.

Japan opens museum memorialising Fukushima nuclear disaster

Mon, 2020-09-21 18:43
FUKUSHIMA, Japan: A museum that archives and exhibits items related to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster opened on Sunday in the northeastern Japan town that hosts the stricken power plant, helping to preserve memories and pass on lessons to future generations.

Khao Yai closed as storm brings down rocks and trees

Sat, 2020-09-19 15:28
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Khao Yai National Park in Pak Chong district was temporarily closed to visitors after runoff from tropical storm Noul brought down several rocks and trees on sections of a road leading to the popular tourist site.

Town of peace and tranquility

Fri, 2020-09-18 04:00
Living up to its name, Santiburi is a slice of peace and quiet on the secluded 300m stretch of Mae Nam Beach in Koh Samui.

Destination: Wellness

Fri, 2020-09-18 04:00
Built around a cave temple that once served as a meditative retreat for Buddhist monks, Kamalaya Koh Samui manages to top many other wellness retreats that I have been to. This is largely because its focus isn't only to provide you with a peaceful sanctuary that is an escape from the rest of the world but also to help you find a deeper understanding of yourself. The thoughtfully prepared food,...

Covid-19: Call to sing off the same hymn sheet

Thu, 2020-09-17 12:37
The European Tourism Manifesto Alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, calls on member states to urgently agree on harmonised travel restrictions and ensure swift implementation to help the sector survive this unprecedented crisis.

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

Thu, 2020-09-17 04:00
There are not many places where ultimate luxury becomes one with the wilderness. This resort nestled on a forest-covered hillside on the bank of the winding Ruak River that separates Thailand from Myanmar, not far from the point where the waterway reaches the larger Mekong, is one of the rare few. Despite its location on the northern border, the property is ­convenient to reach from Bangkok. And...

A tranquil paradise

Thu, 2020-09-17 04:00
Calm waves slowly reach Ao Khao beach on Koh Mak, a tiny island in Trat. The water was warm and crystal clear. A school of little fish swam near the shore while a sea bird stood on the shoreline waiting for its opportunity. Just then in the blink of an eye, it dipped its head into the water and successfully caught its prey and flew away.

New speedboat service

Thu, 2020-09-17 04:00
A speedboat service between Koh Samui in Surat Thani and Si Chon district in Nakhon Si Thammarat has been launched.

Great outdoors calling? Then get out to Bitec

Thu, 2020-09-17 04:00
If you're a golfer, a scuba diver or an addict of outdoor activities hunting for new gear, it's wise to wait until next month when the Thailand Golf & Dive Expo and the Traveller Expo take place.

Singaporeans to get vouchers to boost domestic tourism

Wed, 2020-09-16 15:21
SINGAPORE: From December, all Singaporeans aged 18 years and above will receive S$100 worth of vouchers for local hotel stays, attractions tickets and tours, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said on Wednesday.

Mu Koh Ang Thong national park wins environment award

Wed, 2020-09-16 14:08
SURAT THANI: Mu Koh Ang Thong has been declared the national park with the best environmental management for the second time in four years.

Disneyland and California theme parks push for reopening

Wed, 2020-09-16 07:45
LOS ANGELES: Disneyland, Universal Studios and other theme parks have called on California officials to set out the health criteria required for them to reopen, warning that tens of thousands of jobs are at stake.

Tourists return to Mexico's ancient 'City of Gods'

Fri, 2020-09-11 08:45
TEOTIHUACAN, Mexico: After months in hibernation because of the coronavirus pandemic, Mexico's ancient "City of Gods" is slowly coming back to life as tourists return to the majestic pyramids of Teotihuacan.

A sense of peace

Fri, 2020-09-11 04:00
Since my last vacay was at Amandari in Bali, it seemed fitting that the first holiday I took post-lockdown should be at Amanpuri in Phuket. Though this wasn't my first time at the resort, it certainly felt like it!

Wintree City Resort

Thu, 2020-09-10 04:00
The property looks small from the outside but it has several buildings that house a total of 168 rooms including rooms with direct access to swimming pools. The room space starts from 32m² (Superior Room) to 65m² (Duplex Suite). The hotel also has a large lobby, meeting and function rooms including a 470m² convention hall that can accommodate up to 450 guests.