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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 […]

Hear the call of luxury?

April 19, 2016


When it comes to luxury accommodations, very few places do it as well as the “Land of Smiles.” And in the past 12 months we’ve seen a number of exciting new luxury hotels and resorts open up across Thailand. We’re not just talking about your run of the mill, five-star places either. These properties are opulently […]

Phuket Instagram enthusiasts to join Worldwide InstaMeet

April 18, 2016


Phuket Instagrammers can celebrate Earth Day with other photography enthusiasts at the Phuket meet-up of the Worldwide InstaMeet 13 on Saturday, April 23. Going by the official hashtag #LifeOnEarthWWIM13, this year’s meeting aims to inspire Instagrammers to discover the beauty and wonder of our planet, in celebration of Earth Day . An ‘InstaMeet’, or meeting […]