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Thailand becomes first Asian country to join Upcycling the Oceans clean-up effort

March 31, 2017


Upcycling the Oceans is a global effort initiated by the Ecoalf Foundation to help clean the oceans of debris and transform the plastic debris into thread to make fabric. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is joining hands with PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) and the Ecoalf Foundation in launching the “Upcycling the Oceans, Thailand”initiative. This […]

Growth continues as Thailand hits visitor and revenue targets for first quarter 2017

March 30, 2017


Thailand is expected to finish the first quarter of 2017 right on target with tourism revenue of 734 billion Baht (US$20.9 billion), up 9 per cent over the same period of 2016. The growth momentum is anticipated to continue through to the second quarter with an 11 per cent year-on-year increase on revenue to 630 […]

Thailand launches Good Host programme to raise standards of hospitality in Thai tourism

March 24, 2017


The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a “Good Host” programme to raise awareness among tourism stakeholders about the importance of being hospitable hosts to all visitors to Thailand and making the kingdom a preferred tourist destination. The programme kicked off with a three-day training session, taking place at the Thammasat Rangsit Convention Centre, […]

Lufthansa boosts Thai tourism with largest jet

March 22, 2017


Lufthansa will provide a further boost to Thailand’s inbound tourism market this winter, with the deployment of its largest airline, the Airbus A380, on the Frankfurt-Bangkok route. Effective 29 October 2017, Lufthansa will operate daily A380 flights to the Thai capital, replacing the Boeing 747-400 that currently serves the route. This will lead to a […]

Bangkok street food capital

March 20, 2017


Bangkok has been named the best world city for street food by CNN. Government spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd confirmed Bangkok continues to top the list for the second year. Yaowarat, or Bangkok’s Chinatown, was also named one of the best neighbourhoods in the Thai capital to explore street food. “The Prime Minister is happy […]

Shower before you fly in Thailand

March 15, 2017


Thai airline passengers expect to be treated with courteousness and politeness by fellow passengers and flight attendants, according to Expedia’s 2017 Thailand Aircraft Etiquette Study released last Thursday. The survey conducted online, 9 to 12 February, explored the expectations of Thai’ airline travellers, based on a sampling 1,125 adult Thai residents. It showed that 86% […]

Tourism Ministry promotes foodie tourism

March 9, 2017


Ministry of Tourism and Sports says it will gear up its foodie tourism promotions to encourage more travellers to visit Thailand while encouraging them to test their taste buds on hot Thai dishes. Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul calls the campaign ‘gastronomy tourism’ claiming the objective is to “introduce Thai culture through Thai food […]