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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 […]

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 […]

TripAdvisor announces world’s top landmarks with Travellers’ Choice awards

May 24, 2017

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TripAdvisor, world’s largest travel site, announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice awardsfor Landmarks. This year, three Thai landmarks were ranked amongst Asia’s top 15, with The Temple of the Reclining Buddha, The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) coming in #4, #9 and #14 respectively. Overall, Cambodia’s Angkor Wat […]

Hotelbeds Group confirms Thailand as top Asian destination

May 22, 2017

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Thailand most popular Asian destination for Hotelbeds with 21% increase in bookings year-to-date – and Bangkok most popular Asian city. First ever MarketHub Asia event includes extensive programme of well-known guest speakers such as Google, McKinsey and Accenture. Hotelbeds Group, the leading bedbank worldwide and business-to-business provider of services to the travel industry, announced that […]

Tourist sites around Phuket to close for five months from tomorrow

May 16, 2017

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Officials from the Department of National Park Wild Life Conservation and Plant Conservation (DNP) have today announced the annual five-month closure of popular tourists islands around Phuket as of tomorrow (May 16) in order to recover marine life during the green season. Director the Marine National Park Management division of the DNP, Nattapol Rattanaphan, said, […]

Phuket Gazette ends print edition

May 15, 2017

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Phuket Gazette will stop publishing its hard copy newspaper at the end of May and will instead concentrate on its online news service in cooperation with the Nation. The Nation recently expanded its online presence by closing a deal to take over ThaiVisa.com which was part of a wider plan to consolidate its strengths in […]