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Buri Ram third on Airbnb 2020 list as MotoGP race appeals

Mon, 2019-10-14 04:31
Buri Ram ranked third on Airbnb's list of top 20 destinations to visit in 2020, thanks partly to an increase in bookings for its popular MotoGP event.

Nan eager to attract weekday visitors

Mon, 2019-10-14 04:31
Nan province aims to draw more weekday tourism to balance the number of tourists and avoid negative effects on cultural and natural resources from mass tourism.

Booking.com: 2020 travels bode well for environment

Mon, 2019-10-14 04:31
In 2020, Thai travellers will be seeking experiences with lower environmental impact and more trips to second-tier cities, predicts Booking.com.

Experiencing Australia's rich and complex history

Sun, 2019-10-13 04:01
Christopher Jakobi, an Aboriginal guide, squatted with his kangaroo-skin bag to burn native plants in a coolamon. They gradually caught fire and produced a cloud of white smoke. I stood in awe of the descendant of the Aboriginal people, who had lived in Australia for thousands of years before British explorer Capt James Cook arrived in the late 18th century.

Dinosaur dig opens up path to the future

Sat, 2019-10-12 07:22
The discovery of a fossil of a meat-eating dinosaur in Khon Kaen earlier this year is giving Thailand's northeastern region more visibility on the world's prehistoric circuit.

Mu Koh Ang Thong Park readies for rise in visitors

Sat, 2019-10-12 07:01
Surat Thani province is expecting a surge of visitors to Mu Koh Ang Thong National Marine Park — now recognised as an Asean Heritage Park — and is preparing measures to limit the environmental impact from this tourism influx.

A journey of the six senses

Fri, 2019-10-11 04:01
Known for its Gross National Happiness, Bhutan pushes you to pause and take a break from the hectic lives we lead. And, much like a breath of fresh air Six Senses Bhutan will move you to do the same. The philosophy of GNH has been carefully woven into the design and operations of the luxury chain, which has five "lodges" in this mountainous country: Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro.

SE Asia replaces Japan as South Koreans’ favourite travel destination

Thu, 2019-10-10 17:09
Southeast Asian countries posed as substitutes for Japanese locations since South Koreans refrained from making pleasure trips to their closest neighbour due to soured relationship.

Weekend train excursions to Pa Sak Jolasid dam from Nov 16

Thu, 2019-10-10 13:06
The State Railway of Thailand will operate special holiday trains from Bangkok to Pa Sak Jolasid Dam in Lop Buri from next month. Bookings open on Friday.

Tourists rush to Uluru before Australia bans climbing it

Thu, 2019-10-10 12:45
SYDNEY: Large numbers of tourists are rushing to scale Uluru - formrly known as Ayers Rock - ahead of an approaching ban on climbing the giant red monolith, which is sacred to indigenous Australians.

Cheap travel campaign

Thu, 2019-10-10 04:01
The government has set aside 63.5 million baht to launch the "Roi Dieo Thieo Thua Thai" or "Visit Thailand With 100 Baht" campaign.

Verdant pleasures

Thu, 2019-10-10 04:01
Not so long ago, Kanchanaburi's Muang district, which is just a two-and-a-half hours' drive from Bangkok, was seen by many as a mundane destination. And the adjacent district of Tha Muang was nothing more than just another place to drive by. But thanks to the popping up of new photogenic attractions in an area that straddles these two neighbours, Kanchanaburi has regained its prominence on the...

Imperial Mae Hong Son Resort

Thu, 2019-10-10 04:01
Known as a pioneer hotel in the province, Imperial Mae Hong Son Resort has been open for almost three decades. Located on a 14 rai site, the three-storey hotel features 104 rooms including Deluxe and Superior rooms (32m² each), Junior Suite (68m²), Honeymoon Suites (48m²) and Tara suite (64m²).

Thailand among top Alipay ‘Golden Week’ markets

Wed, 2019-10-09 17:23
Thailand ranked second globally in terms of transactions using Alipay during “Golden Week” this year, reflecting the popularity of the mobile payment provider among Chinese tourists here.

New ports lure Asia’s biggest cruise ship to the Philippines

Tue, 2019-10-08 11:39
MANILA: The Philippines, a country of more than 7,600 islands where you’re rarely more than a few miles from the sea, wants a bigger slice of Asia’s growing cruise-tourism industry.

Phuket launches initiative to become smarter and safer

Sun, 2019-10-06 05:00
The boat accident in July last year that killed 47 Chinese tourists has left a scar on the sunny image of Phuket, and raised questions as to whether the famous tourist city is safe for tourists and residents alike.

THAI Smile expanding India routes

Fri, 2019-10-04 06:11
THAI Smile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Thai International Airways, is set to add more direct flights to India to cash in on growing visitor numbers.

Around the clock

Fri, 2019-10-04 04:00
Imagine this scenario: it's late at night -- really late at night. It's so late that even the street food vendors have gone to bed. You're not sleepy. In fact, you actually don't want to sleep.

The other three Rs

Fri, 2019-10-04 04:00
Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa is a piece of tropical paradise truly realised. With its spacious villas, beach-side location, private and untouched beach, several F&B outlets, a spa, lush surroundings and various on-site activities, it has all the ingredients to make you want for nothing during your stay here.

More Chinese tourists?

Thu, 2019-10-03 04:00
Chinese tourist numbers in Thailand are still expected to increase this year despite the slow growth since last August.