Festive season celebrations

BANGKOK, 12 December 2017: Rembrandt Hotel presents its festive season calendar that feature special dining experiences in four award-winning restaurants.

On offer are party venues and fixed-price festive promotions from 24 December to 1 January 2018.

The four restaurant venues: Read more

Thai Nation Farewells its Greatest King

October 24, 2017 by  
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BANKOK, 24 October 2017 Royals, presidents  and other dignitaries from at least 30 countries will attend the Royal Cremation of HM the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 26 October, Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai reported late last week.

The final count has not ben confirmed as more countries are expected to attend.

Royal dignitaries who will attend the Royal Cremation include Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema; Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands as well as Prince Akishino, the younger son of Japan’s Emperor Akihito, and his wife, Princess Kiko. Singapore President Halimah Yacob will also attend. Read more

Thailand: The Royal Cremation Week

October 24, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 24 October 2017: The Royal Cremation of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and related ceremonies will take place, 25 to 29 October, in the Thai capital. The entire nation mourns the loss of a beloved king, who was often referred to as the nation’s father.  The world longest reigning monarch, he was revered and recognised as a calming influence in days of national crisis.

He will be mourned at ceremonies across the nation and during the actual Royal Cremation, 26 October, televised nationwide.  The government has declared it a national holiday.  Read more

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  
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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  
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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  
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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

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