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The water fest continues

Thu, 2019-04-18 04:00
In most parts of the Kingdom, Songkran takes place on April 13-15. In certain areas, however, that's too soon for the fun to be over.

'Look! Do you see the giraffes?'

Thu, 2019-04-18 04:00
The downtown the Kenyan capital of Nairobi is fully dotted with high-rise buildings like other metropolises. Cars move slowly during rush hour traffic. Like Bangkok where hawkers roam the streets when the traffic light turns red, some vendors in Nairobi held bags of snacks or even fresh bananas to sell to commuters.

Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya

Thu, 2019-04-18 04:00
Opened in 2016, the 37-storey marine-themed property is the Swiss brand's fourth hotel in Thailand. It has 260 guest rooms ranging from 50m² deluxe rooms and 120m² two-bedroom family suites to 154m² Presidential Suite. It also boasts three restaurants, a bar, a spa and almost 1,000m² of function and meeting room space.

Chiang Rai light fest

Thu, 2019-04-18 04:00
Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple, in Chiang Rai will host the light and sound festival from Nov 22-Dec 22. Called Wat Rong Khun Light Fest, the multimedia event will cost 100 million baht and will be co-hosted by the national artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, who built the temple, and Index Creative Village.

Singapore's Changi airport opens mega mall

Wed, 2019-04-17 19:26
SINGAPORE: Changi airport on Wednesday opened a S$1.7 billion (40 billion baht) retail and nature-themed complex that aims to give it a competitive edge as an air hub in the region.

Foreigners departing Singapore will not have passports stamped

Wed, 2019-04-17 17:02
SINGAPORE: From April 22, foreign travellers will no longer need to get their passports stamped when they depart Singapore.

Hong Kong’s Peak Tram expects surge in visitors after revamp

Mon, 2019-04-15 15:04
The revamp of Hong Kong’s century-old Peak Tram is set to boost passenger numbers by double-digit growth in the first year and meet modern needs without changing the classic style of its iconic carriages.

Japan begins trials for disaster info service for tourists

Mon, 2019-04-15 12:58
OSAKA: A government bureau in western Japan began trials on Monday for their multilingual smartphone-based service to provide overseas tourists with disaster information after a number of natural disasters hit the area last summer.

Israel: Oasis of holiday adventure

Thu, 2019-04-11 16:57
The bustling city of Tel Aviv is a haven of cosmopolitan living in a region not known for progressive views. Located on the Mediterranean, the city is Israel's financial, commercial and cultural hub with fabulous beaches, vibrant nightlife scene and all-around welcoming vibe. Tel Aviv is also extremely popular with gay tourists, with plenty of rainbow-friendly bars and clubs.

Flower towers at Songkran

Thu, 2019-04-11 04:00
This Sunday, Ban Saeng Pha community in Loei's Na Haeo district will celebrate Songkran with a unique merit-making procession called Hae Ton Dokmai.

Avani+ Samui

Thu, 2019-04-11 04:00
Nestled on the southwest shore of Koh Samui, Avani+ Samui is a seaside getaway that is great for both couples and families. Guests can choose from a selection of spacious and stylish guestrooms, private pool villas and beachfront pool villas. Do spend your holiday relaxing by the beach, or go on a little adventure to nearby smaller islands for snorkelling and island-hopping.

Timeless treasures

Thu, 2019-04-11 04:00
Like every time I went to Si Sa Ket, I dropped by Khao Phra Wihan National Park again on my latest visit to the northeastern province. As always, the sunrise at Pha Mo E Daeng, the cliff that is one of the park's top attractions, was a refreshing sight. During the rest of the trip, however, I came to realise that Si Sa Ket has much more to offer than Khao Phra Wihan.

Songkran fun in Buri Ram

Thu, 2019-04-11 04:00
Over recent years, Buri Ram has been known as the host of the biggest Songkran celebration in the lower Isan region. This year, the northeastern province promises to live up to its name with the "Chang Songkran Buriram Phuen Gu 2019", which will take place at Chang Arena on April 13-14, from 4pm to midnight.

Free sightseeing bus

Thu, 2019-04-11 04:00
The Tourism Authority of Thailand has joined hands with Hua Hin/Cha-am Tourism Association and local partners in Hua Hin to introduce a free sightseeing bus.

Four-day Songkran programme promises lots of entertainment

Tue, 2019-04-09 04:00
Bangkok is going to see a new Songkran destination that will attract both residents and international visitors, at Show DC Arena, Rama IX, from Friday until Monday.

AirAsia plans to turn website into online mall for travellers

Mon, 2019-04-08 18:04
AirAsia, whose website is used by 65 million customers every month, is considering a plan to sell tickets of non-competing carriers on airasia.com, using its size to give online travel agents a run for their money.

Travel with care

Mon, 2019-04-08 04:30
For many developing countries, tourism is a major contributor to economic growth, alleviating poverty and creating employment for women and young people, mostly in remote areas.

Visitors throng Delhi to trace Gandhi's footsteps

Mon, 2019-04-08 04:30
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the guiding light of India's freedom struggle against the British Empire, lived in Delhi for only 720 days. But during that brief stay he left his mark on numerous locations that today draw throngs of tourists seeking to follow in his footsteps through the capital.

Once in a lifetime

Sun, 2019-04-07 04:00
The sky in Mae Hong Son was grey with haze, blanketing the province day and night. The smell from forest fires and the open-air burning of farm waste hurt the nose. The polluted air hurt the eyes. But the ongoing air crisis couldn't ruin the celebratory spirit of Ban Pha Bong community as it hosted Poi Sang Long, the annual mass novice ordination ceremony of the Tai Yai ethnic group.

Bangkok's biggest indoor playground opens

Fri, 2019-04-05 10:19
A 350-million-baht indoor playground has opened near Bangkok, at the Megabangna shopping complex on Bang Na-Trat Road in Bangphli district of Samut Prakan.