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Train service to Cambodian border to start July 1

Tue, 2019-06-25 12:51
The new daily train service between Bangkok and Ban Klong Luk border station in Sa Kaeo province will start running on July 1, the State Railway of Thailand announced.

Thai tourism still wounded

Tue, 2019-06-25 07:20
Next week will mark the one-year anniversary of the fatal tour boat accident in Phuket, and Thai tourism is still paying the price from the incident.

Luring guests off the beaten track

Mon, 2019-06-24 04:30
Tourism in second-tier provinces is in the spotlight as a key driver to generate income and jobs for rural communities, with promotional campaigns and tax perks on offer.

How miraculous Wild Boars rescue put Tham Luang on the tourist map

Sun, 2019-06-23 08:00
Exactly one year ago, 12 young footballers and the coach of Wild Boar Football Club in Chiang Rai province walked into the Tham Luang Cave to relax after a long practice session.

Travelling on a higher plane

Sun, 2019-06-23 04:00
Faith-based travel, aka spiritual tourism, is one of the fastest-growing vacation trends worldwide. Each year, several million visitors flock to religious attractions around the globe, not only for explicitly theological purposes but for recreational contentment.

Thailand's plan could woo 65 million tourists yearly

Fri, 2019-06-21 08:40
Thailand is already struggling to cope with the environmental impact of a tourism boom that’s expected to lure 40 million visitors this year. The influx is on course to hit 65 million a decade from now, signalling an even bigger challenge ahead.

Bloc forum calls for responsible tourism

Fri, 2019-06-21 06:40
Experts are calling for more responsible and safe tourism in Asean, as travel in the region has been outpacing growth in global tourism.

Taiwan: ROC on to holiday adventure

Thu, 2019-06-20 15:43
This fiercely independent island nation is brimming with everything that makes a memorable and soul-refreshing holiday adventure.

A special flower show in Chaiyaphum

Thu, 2019-06-20 05:00
The pink bulbs of Siam tulips are now in full bloom, drawing tourists to Pa Hin Ngam and Sai Thong national parks in Chaiyaphum province, as they do every rainy season.

Undisturbed by time

Thu, 2019-06-20 05:00
I had been to Kyoto a couple of times before. However, I had always thought of it as a city, as the former imperial capital of Japan. I didn't realise that Kyoto as a prefecture has much more to offer than the famous bamboo grove and those popular shrines and temples. Along the northern coast of the prefecture, referred to by some as "Kyoto By The Sea" nestled interesting places not much known...

Celebrate Phi Ta Khon

Thu, 2019-06-20 05:00
The town of Dan Sai in Loei province invites all to its most famous cultural event, the Phi Ta Khon Festival where locals from several communities take part in fun-filled processions through the town while donning colourful ghost masks. This year, the festivity is scheduled for July 5-7. As usual, the venues are Wat Phon Chai and the nearby Dan Sai district office.

Visitors to Japan asked to buy 'peace of mind' with travel insurance

Wed, 2019-06-19 15:56
TOKYO: Governments of all types across Japan have begun campaigns to encourage foreign tourists to purchase travel insurance, with a recent surge in people leaving unpaid medical bills putting pressure on Japanese hospital budgets.

Traveloka adds to travel apps

Wed, 2019-06-19 06:40
Traveloka, the Indonesia-based travel booking site, has launched the Traveloka Xperience in Thailand, the first country in Southeast Asia to receive the new service.

Tourism ministry, NSTDA mull way to cap visitor numbers

Mon, 2019-06-17 18:27
The Tourism and Sports Ministry is working with the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) to cap the number of visitors at natural destinations in a bid to promote more sustainable tourism.

Thailand ready to tap busy Muslim travel market

Mon, 2019-06-17 05:40
Halal tourism is one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors, with faith-based needs and behaviour from Islamic travellers gaining, according to the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2019, an annual survey by Mastercard and CrescentRating.

World's largest dinosaur show in Bangkok

Mon, 2019-06-17 04:30
A troupe of 18 dinosaurs will be seen roaming Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, for the next three months.

The hills are alive

Sun, 2019-06-16 04:00
Lisbon's hills are no joke. The city is built on seven of them, and a vigorous uphill stroll often sees you rounding a corner only to be faced with another, steeper climb. Your walk from one neighbourhood to the next can be a 20-minute hike. Your boutique room could be on the top floor of a charming, lift-free guest house. If you're not fit, forget it.

The hills are alive

Sun, 2019-06-16 04:00
Lisbon's hills are no joke. The city is built on seven of them, and a vigorous uphill stroll often sees you rounding a corner only to be faced with another, steeper climb. Your walk from one neighbourhood to the next can be a 20-minute hike. Your boutique room could be on the top floor of a charming, lift-free guest house. If you're not fit, forget it.

THAI to resume flights to Sendai

Fri, 2019-06-14 13:33
THAI president Sumeth Damrongchaitham says the airline will operate the route to Sendai for Suvarnabhumi airport with three weekly flights per week.

THAI to resume flights to Sendai

Fri, 2019-06-14 13:33
THAI president Sumeth Damrongchaitham says the airline will operate the route to Sendai for Suvarnabhumi airport with three weekly flights per week.