June 27, 2017

TCT bullish on Thai tourism

June 26, 2017

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Tourism Council of Thailand estimates international tourist arrivals to Thailand could reach 8.75 million during the third quarter, July to September, generating THB452,469 million in revenue. Released last Thursday, the latest Thailand Tourism Confidence Index indicates a level of 102 in Q3 compared to the confidence benchmark of 100. The index is based on data from […]

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Thai arrivals edge higher

June 12, 2017

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Thailand continued to experienced rising visitor arrivals in the first five months of 2017, albeit at a slower pace than in recent years. According to data from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), reported by the Bangkok Post, the country welcomed 14.3 million international visitors in January-May 2017, which marks an increase of just 2.7% […]

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Sports and food will draw tourists

June 9, 2017

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Minister of Tourism and Sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul was commenting on the recent guidelines to develop the Thai tourism sector. She was speaking at a seminar attended by five regional Thai chambers of commerce and expressed confidence that tourism revenue this year would reach THB27 trillion. More travellers, couples and families, are booking direct and they are familiar […]

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Surf Thailand: Phuket’s surf season is cranking up with some impressive swells

June 5, 2017

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Unfortunately it happens every year in Phuket. The rains subside, the winds swing around and blow from the east-northeast and, sadly for some, the swells fizzle out. By Mark Suarkeo & Jeremie Schatz The Andaman Sea reverts back to its non-monsoon-season personality – docile, clear and safe. During this period from November-April, the only waves […]

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Don Mueang prepares for next phase of expansion

May 31, 2017

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Bangkok’s low-cost carrier hub, Don Mueang International Airport, is set to undergo another phase of expansion, boosting its annual capacity to 40 million passengers per year. The Bangkok Post reports that plans for the third phase development are expected to be sent to the board of state-run Airports of Thailand (AoT) in November 2017. The […]

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Thailand tourism generates 840 billion Baht in first four months

May 25, 2017

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Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports has released figures showing that during the first four months of this year, 12 million visitors came to Thailand spending around 620 billion Baht, an increase of 4.71 per cent when compared with the same period in 2016. Domestic tourism is thriving too, with over 220 billion Baht being […]

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