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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 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.