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Phuket hosts tropical fruit festival

June 29, 2017

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Central Festival Phuket yesterday hosted the launch of ‘Thailand Amazing Durian & Fruit Festival’ which is to be held in Phuket till July 4. Phuket Vice Governor Siwaporn Chuasawad presided over the opening ceremony. “Following successful feedback in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, we launched the festival in Phuket to support Thailand as a choice destination […]

Tourism Authority of Thailand upgrades mobile apps for tourists

June 27, 2017

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently upgraded its Amazing Thailand and Tourism Thailand mobile apps to ensure accurate and timely travel information at the fingertips of local and international tourists. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor said, “New innovations have been incorporated into the Amazing Thailand and Tourism Thailand, two of our four existing mobile […]

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 […]

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% […]

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 […]

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 […]