IHG opens in Rayong

September 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

SINGAPORE, 12 September 2017: InterContinental Hotels Group has opened the group’s first hotel in Rayong province, Thailand, that will serve business visitors to the eastern seaboard’s factories, industrial park and seaport.

To mark the opening, the hotel is offering guests a special room rate of THB2,555 for stays until 31 October, 2017.

The rate is protected so the best Agoda.com offer matches the IHG deal on “just a few rooms”. Read more

Mother’s Day holiday

August 11, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 11 August 2017: Thais will celebrate HM the Queen’s birthday, 12 August, as government officials attend Buddhist ceremonies and citizens across the county offer their best wishes.

It also Mother’s Day celebrated nation-wide with family reunions.

This year, Mother’s Day falls on a Saturday and this means the holiday extends  to 14 August,  which is a substitution day for the working population. Read more

A Thai National Holiday 28 July

July 27, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 27 July 2017: Thais will honour His Majesty the King’s 65th birthday, Friday 28 July; a new annual holiday for the nation.

All government offices, banks and businesses will close. However, shops will remain open and there is no ban on the sale of alcohol.

Rama X, King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has reigned in Thailand since 13 October 2016, following the death of his father, the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Read more

Clock winds back to river life

July 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Festivals, News

BANGKOK, 26 July 2017: The upcoming Bangkok River Fair: From Strangers to Neighbours, hosted 5 August, at Pipit Banglamphu, Phra Sumen Road, Bangkok, gains the promotional spotlight in the latest Tourism Authority of Thailand events update.

The fair takes visitors and residents back in time to the era when Bangkok’s city life was lived out on the Chao Phraya River and nearby canals rather than on the congested highways and streets we see today.

Just a few pockets of canal life and communities have survived and the TAT promotion encourages visitors to catch the nostalgic mood for the day-long fair. Read more

Asarnha Bucha Day holiday

July 7, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 7 July 2017: Thais and foreign residents will enjoy a three-day holiday break starting this Saturday thanks to two Buddhist celebrations that fall on Saturday and Sunday.

The Saturday, 8 July, marks the full-moon Asarnha Bucha Day, (15th day of the eighth month), while Khao Phansa (Buddhist lent) is celebrated, 9 July, when Buddhist monks are confined to their temples during the traditional rice planting and harvest months.

Monday 10 July is a substitute for Asarnha Bucha Day. Read more

TAT offers pre and post TTM tours

May 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

CHIANG MAI, 24 May 2017: More than 200 spots covering the best of Thailand and the Mekong Region are included in a range of pre- and post-event tours to be offered to buyers and media attending the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2017 in Chiang Mai between 14 to 16 June, 2017.

From the Royal Projects set up by the Thai Royal Family to wean northern hill tribes off opium to the 1st Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge to an amazing range of restaurants, temples, attractions, palaces and museums, delegates will enjoy the best of Thailand as well as parts of neighbouring Myanmar and Lao PDR.

While most of the tours will cover Northern Thailand, the selection has also been broadened to include the coastal resorts of Pattaya, Chumphon and Ranong. A choice of six complimentary pre-tours will be organised on 13 June, before the TTM+ begins, and seven post-tours ranging in duration from three to six nights starting after the event on 17 June, 2017. Read more

TTM+2017 seminar

May 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, MICE, News, Thailand

CHIANG MAI, 23 May 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand is arranging a one-day tourism seminar, to be held concurrently with the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2017 which will take place from 14 to 16 June in Chiang Mai.

The forum, scheduled for 16 June, is being organised to strengthen the competitiveness of the Thai tourism industry.

TAT governor, Yuthasak Supasorn, said: “This seminar forms part of the TAT Academy’s mission to help enhance Thai tourism personnel and market competitiveness as well as to attract a new workforce for this growing industry. Sessions are carefully planned to ensure useful learning and knowledge sharing opportunities from senior tourism officials and experienced hospitality professionals. At the end of this one-day event, we hope participants will learn new perspectives in the field of tourism and travel in the digital era within the Royal Thai Government’s Thailand 4.0 smart-economy framework.” Read more

TAT promotes festivals

May 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Festivals, News

BANGKOK, 12 May 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand gives the heads up on popular festivals that will attract local and international tourists.

The government agency’s advance list of festivals will encourage visitors to extend their stay and enjoy the country’s way of life during June to July this year. Read more

Visakha Bucha Day 10 May

May 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Festivals, News

BANGKOK, 9 May 2017: Visakha Bucha Day, 10 May, is an important religious festival in the Buddhist calendar, falling usually in May on the full moon day of the sixth lunar month.

When a year has an extra eighth lunar month –Adhikamasa (13 full moons in the year) – Visakha Bucha Day falls on the full moon day of the seventh lunar month (June).

This year, the religious holiday will be celebrated Wednesday, 10 May. Buddhists in many ASEAN countries (Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Singapore) observe the holiday even if it is not officially a national holiday. Read more

Labour Day holiday

April 28, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 28 April 2017: Thai workers will enjoy a holiday on Labour Day on Monday 1 May.

Labour Day was adopted to give workers an opportunity to take a break, although Thailand’s workers arrive at this holiday already refreshed by a five to seven-day break during the annual Songkran Festival in mid-April.

Labour Day is observed in more than 80 countries, worldwide. Read more

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