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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Qatar Airways and TAT sign agreement to boost long-haul.

April 25, 2017

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Qatar Airways signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Monday, 24 April at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 in Dubai. With this latest partnership, TAT seeks to leverage the strength of Qatar Airways’ extensive global network, particularly its presence in secondary cities in Europe, Africa and the […]

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Songkran 2017 spurred over 45 billion Baht in spending in Thailand

April 20, 2017

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Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sportssays the total economic impact of spending during the Songkran 2017 holiday was 45.428 billion Baht (US$1.3 billion), representing a 14.40 per cent increase over the same period last year. In addition, several destinations nationwide were reportedly recording noticeable tourism growth during the Thai New Year period. During the Songkran […]

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Phuket offices shut down for Songkran

April 13, 2017

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Government offices across Phuket will close this tomorrow (April 13) as the nation celebrates the annual Songkran water festival marking the start of the Thai New Year. To celebrate the holiday, all government offices will close across the weekend and on Monday (April 17), including the District Offices, Phuket Immigration Office, the Employment Office and […]

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