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Four points debuts in Phuket

13 hours 16 min ago
The last quarter has seen many hotel openings in major tourist destinations. Located literally a skip, jump and hop from Patong Beach, Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort has soft-launched since October, featuring 600 rooms and suites across six accommodation choices.

Run for the mountains

13 hours 16 min ago
Back when tourism was still a thing and people travelled from abroad, the most popular destinations were the many beaches of Thailand.

Ban Rabiang Khong

Thu, 2020-12-03 04:00
When tourism in Chiang Khan started to bloom about a decade ago, the first-ever Ban Rabiang Khong was opened. Today, the hotel has three properties operating under the same name but located in different places on Chai Khong Road. I spent a night in the newest building which opened two years ago.

Royal textile museum goes on tour

Thu, 2020-12-03 04:00
The Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles has organised a mobile exhibition to celebrate the 88th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother.

The temple of our concrete jungle

Thu, 2020-12-03 04:00
Each day countless numbers of Bangkokians commute past Wat Pathum Wanaram, the royal temple sandwiched between Siam Paragon and CentralWorld. Every day, they see it from the windows of their cars, buses or Skytrains. Few, however, actually step into the temple to learn more about it.

Into the outdoors

Fri, 2020-11-27 04:00
Getting back to nature is always a great idea, yet sometimes it seems to be a trade off for modern conveniences. Thanks to the rise of camping sites across the nation that come well-equipped with amenities, we can have the best of both worlds. Bring out the adventurer in you while delighting in modern comforts. This may be the perfect time to explore Thailand's abundant nature. Here's where to...

First trickle of tourists in October as curbs ease

Thu, 2020-11-26 14:22
A total of 1,201 foreign tourists were reported in October after a ban in April aimed at averting coronavirus outbreaks, as the country gradually opens up to a select number of visitors to help its struggling, tourism-reliant economy.

Guidelines for global vaccine distribution

Thu, 2020-11-26 13:01
Guidelines to ensure that the air cargo industry is ready to support the large-scale handling, transport and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine are in place according to the International Air Transport Association.

Hipsters unite

Thu, 2020-11-26 08:10
The pictures of people kayaking and paddle boarding along Klong Ong Ang were still vivid in my memory. The activity was organised in the middle of this month to promote the canal makeover as well as Klong Ong Ang Walking Street. The photos triggered me to visit the site to see if the canal's water was clean enough for people to kayak or if I could find anyone doing so during my visit last...

The Bayview Hotel, Pattaya

Thu, 2020-11-26 05:00
This property in Central Pattaya is one of five Sukosol hotels, three of which are in the resort city and the other two in Bangkok. It has 260 rooms and suites.

Koh Lanta bridge on the cards

Thu, 2020-11-26 05:00
The Department of Rural Roads plans to build a 1.95km suspended bridge connecting Ban Hua Hin to Koh Lanta in Krabi.

Honouring a legend

Thu, 2020-11-26 04:00
It's that time of year again, and Kanchanaburi's River Khwai Bridge Week is back, starting this Friday and continuing until Dec 6.

Qantas to require Covid vaccine on international flights

Tue, 2020-11-24 12:45
SYDNEY: International travellers will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to fly with Australia's Qantas, the company has said, the first major airline to suggest that such rules could become common across the industry.

Travel fair woos foreign residents

Fri, 2020-11-20 18:19
The Tourism Authority of Thailand launched its ‘Expat Festive Deal 2020’ event last week that will take place at the EmQuartier shopping mall Bangkok from 1000 to 2100, 20 to 22 November.

THAI confirms winter schedule

Fri, 2020-11-20 18:00
Thai Airways International has released details of its winter flight schedule, valid from 1 January to 27 March 2021.

Child spirit casts magic spell on southern tourism

Fri, 2020-11-20 17:58
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: Visitors to this southern province could spend as much as 800 million baht during the long weekend as they flock to pay their respects to the most popular child spirit in the country.

A royal connection

Fri, 2020-11-20 04:00
Staycations are the in thing, especially with the no travel ban. Though most of us choose not to stay in Bangkok, sometimes it's best to stay in the familiarity of a city we know so well. Spoilt for choice, I decided on The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel.

Winter wonderlands

Fri, 2020-11-20 04:00
If you haven't noticed, there's only a little over a month left for 2020 to end. This also means cooler weather all over the country and along with that comes a slew of festivals making good use of the cool breeze that makes walking outside more delightful and less of a workout. A number of these events take place outside the city, which means even cooler temperatures and breezes accompanied by...

Stampede to Surin for elephants

Thu, 2020-11-19 04:00
The Amazing Surin Elephant Round-up, the grandest annual cultural event of the northeastern province, is being held at a number of venues in downtown Surin until Sunday.

Place of peace and tranquility

Thu, 2020-11-19 04:00
Ask any Thai to mention the names of the five islands that immediately come to mind, chances are Koh Sichang would be included in the shortlist, maybe even the first. This small island 12km off the coast of Si Racha, Chon Buri, is the closest to the capital.