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Satun prepares for high season's influx

Mon, 2019-11-04 07:00
Satun province is bracing for an influx of tourists this high season, as major beach destinations at Tarutao National Marine Park have reopened for tourists after a five-month shutdown.

Tourists flock to Tham Luang cave on opening day

Fri, 2019-11-01 19:39
Tourists thronged Tham Luang to enter the cave complex in Chiang Rai as it opened for visitors to go inside on the first time on Friday.

Bangkok, Sukhothai join Creative Cities’ list

Fri, 2019-11-01 17:43
Bangkok and Sukhothai have been added to the list of Unesco Creative Cities, a distinction for cities with creativity as core components of urban development, along with 64 other cities globally.

Krabi's Piece of Paradise

Fri, 2019-11-01 04:00
Pimalai Resort & Spa lives up to its name, which is derived from Sankrit, meaning a piece of paradise. Your journey to get there is an experience in itself. Guests are whisked away comfortably (and for free) in a minivan from Krabi Airport to an exclusive jetty to board a Pimalai boat. While onboard, you can nurse a cold drink while taking snapshots against the deep blue sea and various islands...

K Maison Lanna Boutique Hotel

Thu, 2019-10-31 04:00
Located on a 560m² site, the property maximises its limited space by having an underground floor as a reception area, restaurant and garden. It offers 19 rooms in a four-storey, L-shape building.

Japanese visitors increase

Thu, 2019-10-31 04:00
The total number of Japanese tourists to Thailand will grow about 12% this year, reaching 1.8 million visitors from 1.6 million a year before, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

Bangkok BMX bonanza

Thu, 2019-10-31 04:00
In the 70s and the 80s, a lot of kids around the globe had BMXs as their best friends. If you were one, here's a chance to take a trip down memory lane.

A walk through history

Thu, 2019-10-31 04:00
Across the Chao Phraya River from Chinatown are old neighbourhoods steeped in history. Over a hundred years ago, one of them was the home and playground of a goldsmith's daughter who decades later become the mother of two beloved monarchs. But the late Princess Srinagarindra was not the only historical figure who once called this area home.

Tahiti: Jewel of French Polynesia

Wed, 2019-10-30 17:38
Tahiti is the largest island in the South Pacific archipelago of French Polynesia, comprising Tahiti Nui (the larger, western section) and Tahiti Iti (the eastern peninsula). The islands’ geography reads like a storybook paradise, and its natural attractions are the reason why Tahiti is such a popular vacation destination; black-sand beaches, shimmering lagoons, majestic waterfalls and even a...

Helsinki, Finland: Scandinavia’s ravishing Daughter of the Baltic

Wed, 2019-10-30 17:33
A good place to start your Helsinki holiday is Mannerheimintie Street, a main throughway which is home to a number of popular sites like the Central Railway Station, an architectural gem dating back to 1919 that features a 48-meter-high clock tower, and the nearby equestrian statue of Marshal Mannerheim.

Tasmania, Australia: Enchanted isle beyond down under

Wed, 2019-10-30 17:26
Tasmania, or Tassie as it is known by locals, is an isolated island lying about 300 km south of the Australian mainland across the turbulent Bass Strait. Despite it being Oz’s smallest state, more than 40% of the island’s 68,401 sq.km is dedicated to world heritage areas and protected parklands brimming with nature sites like sparkling alpine lakes, unspoiled rivers and mist-shrouded peaks.

Direct Bangkok-Sendai flights resume after 5-year hiatus

Wed, 2019-10-30 16:48
SENDAI, Japan: Regular direct flights linking Bangkok and Sendai in northeastern Japan have resumed after a hiatus of five and a half years, in what is hoped will be a boon to tourism in the region.

Falklands banking on king penguins to drive nature tourism

Wed, 2019-10-30 09:45
STANLEY (FALKLAND ISLANDS) - Waddling up the beach in single file, their heads held high with an almost self-important demeanor, king penguins are a major draw in the Falkland Islands' tourism industry.

Dairy Farming Promotion Organization prioritises farm tourism

Tue, 2019-10-29 06:33
The state-run Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand (DPO), the producer and marketer of Thai-Danish dairy products, wants to highlight farm tourism together with dairy products to create greater brand awareness.

Carnival Magic added to Phuket's offerings

Mon, 2019-10-28 09:11
Phuket FantaSea, a subsidiary of Safari World, the country's biggest theme park operator, is set to open its 5-billion-baht Carnival Magic next year as a new magnet to draw tourists to Phuket.

Beijing's new mega-airport begins international flights

Sun, 2019-10-27 12:40
BEIJING: Beijing's new $63 billion Daxing airport began its first scheduled international flights on Sunday as it ramped up operations to help relieve pressure on the city's existing Capital airport.

A Tale of Two Chinese Cities

Sun, 2019-10-27 04:00
It was a gloomy morning when we arrived in Hangzhou, China. The overcast sky turned the entire city to quiet, grey grandeur under light drizzle as our bus pulled away from the airport to the city.

Loei welcomes long cool season travel bonanza

Fri, 2019-10-25 08:31
The expectation of an early and long cool season has driven tourism in Loei province, most notably in Chiang Khan where accommodation on weekends over the fourth quarter this year is fully booked.

Sea-green commitment

Fri, 2019-10-25 04:01
Twenty-five minutes from Phuket International and Domestic Airport lies Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort on the serene beach of Bang Tao. Located between the azure Andaman Sea and a tropical lagoon, Outrigger is Laguna Beach's only resort which has three swimming pools, including Phuket's longest water slide, a wedding studio, water sports and beach activities, plus four tennis courts, a...

lebua Lucknow

Thu, 2019-10-24 04:01
Converted from an elegant mansion that dates back to 1936, this heritage hotel in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is operated by Bangkok-based lebua Hotels and Resorts.