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Thailand introduces 10-year visa

August 18, 2017


Foreigners from 14 designated countries are now eligible for a 10-year retirement visa according to Thailand’s Immigration Bureau. The Thai government announced the new visa last November, but it only became available last week. The extended 10-year retirement visa is a an option in addition to the standard one-year visa for retirees who must have funds in […]

300th Flight Destination of Turkish Airlines is Phuket

July 19, 2017


The global carrier has inaugurated its direct flights to Phuket, one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the world, as beginning from today. Flying to more countries and also international destinations than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines has started to operate four weekly flights to Phuket as from 17th July . […]

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

May 24, 2017


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 […]

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 […]

Tropical Thailand expects up to 6 percent rise in tourists in 2017

December 21, 2016


Thailand’s tourist arrivals are forecast to rise between 3.75 percent to 5.8 percent next year, the Tourism Council said on Wednesday, driven largely by Chinese visitors. Thailand’s tourism industry, which accounts for about 10 percent of gross domestic product, has remained strong despite more than a decade of political turbulence including military coups in 2006 […]

How to appeal to Chinese travellers

June 1, 2016


Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports believes community-based attractions and local products will attract more Chinese tourists. Tourism and Sports Minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, said the ministry has monitored Chinese tourist arrivals and spend, and has identified popular souvenir shops, canal-side or floating markets as well as local markets as the key attractions. “That trend helps […]

Thailand Property Awards 2016 ushers in a new era of real estate excellence

April 21, 2016


The Thailand Property Awards presented by Hansgrohe returns for a successful 11th edition to reward the finest developers and current developments in the country’s resilient real estate sector. The annual event was launched to the media on March 29, 2016 at the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel. Building on the monumental success of last year’s 10th […]