Sports and food will draw tourists

June 7, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 7 June 2017 (NNT): Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports believes concentrating on sports and food tourism promotions will ensure Thailand attracts more quality visitors.

She identified sports, health, marine and food tourism as priority markets that have the potential to draw more independent visitors who have strong spending power.

Group tourism from China remains the biggest single source of visitors to Thailand but earnings are low, when compared to the independent travel market. Read more

Review Bangkok travel plans late October

May 30, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 30 May 2017: Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports recommends international tourists to consider switching their travel plans away from Bangkok to other destinations in Thailand in late October when the royal cremation ceremony of the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will take place.

Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said in order to avoid heavy traffic congestion, foreign visitors should travel to other destinations in Thailand during the royal cremation period, 25 to 29 October.

Travellers are being advised to visit popular beach and island resorts in South Thailand or North Thailand. All of the temple and heritage sites in the areas near the royal cremation site at Sanam Luang, Bangkok, will be closed for the entire week. Read more

Thai tourism improves 2.9%

May 23, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 23 May 2017: Ministry of Tourism and Sports reports international visits to Thailand exceeded 12.02 million, a slight increase of 2.91% during January to April this year.

Released last week, the ministry’s data showed the country attracted 12,021,617 international visits for the first four months compared to 11,682,144 visits during the same period last year.

The data is based on foreign passports, or ID  holders, passing through international checkpoints (land, sea and air). Minimum requirement is an overnight stay. Read more

Cambodia enjoys tourism boom

April 27, 2017 by  
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PHNOM PENH, 27 April 2017: Cambodia’s tourist arrivals improved 12.1% during January to February this year, according to the Statistics and Tourist Information Department.

Released by the Ministry of Tourism, Wednesday, the latest data showed the country welcomed 1,025,522 international travellers compared to 914,554 during the same period last year.

Outbound trips by Cambodians reached 245,016 up 9.2% for the first two months of the year, compared with 224,411 trips during the same period in 2016. Read more

Thai tourism improves by a sliver

April 21, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 21 April 2017: Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports reports international visits exceeded 9.19 million, January to March  this year, representing a slight increase of 1.72%.

Released Tuesday, the ministry’s data showed the country attracted 9,194,057 international visits, last year, compared to 9,038,893 visits during the same period last year.

The data is based on foreign passports, or ID holders, passing through international checkpoints (land, sea and air).  Read more

Laos identifies tourism objectives

April 20, 2017 by  
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VIENTIANE, 20 April 2017: Lao PDR’s Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism plans to develop tourist attractions across the country through to 2020 to offer more travel choices and attract more visitors to the country.

Vientiane Times quoted the ministry’s tourism development department general deputy director, Phonemaly Inthaphom, saying the ministry has signed off on a development plan of tourism sites with local authorities.

“Each province will have to develop 20 tourism sites through the fiscal years 2013 to 2020, meanwhile the ministry will develop 23 tourism sites.” Read more

Thai tourism outlook bright

April 20, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 20 April 2017: Kasikorn Research Centre estimates 11.81 million international travellers will visit Thailand generating THB612 billion during January to April this year.

The bank’s think-tank unit said inbound tourism has been challenged since the beginning of this year due to a slowdown of tourist arrivals particularly from China and mainly so-called zero-dollar tours.

This resulted in a marginal growth of 0.7% in inbound tourism, January to March. Major markets that lifted arrivals in Q1 were Russia, Lao PDR, South Korea and India. Read more

Thailand’s Q1 tourism looks bright

March 31, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 31 March 2017: Thailand estimates revenue from its booming tourism industry increased by 4% during the past six months.

Quoting figures based on data covering October 2016 through to 27 March, this year, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports claimed tourism generated THB1.33 trillion in revenue.

Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul told a briefing, earlier this week, that foreign tourists generated revenue of THB860 billion with the balance earned from domestic tourism. Read more

Slight increase in Thailand’s arrivals

March 20, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 20 March 2017: Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports reports international visits to Thailand, January to February, exceeded 6.18 million, a slight increase of 1.58% year-on-year.

Released last Thursday, the ministry’s data showed the country attracted 6,186,224 international over the two months, compared to 6,090,203 visits during the same period last year.

The data is based on foreign passport, or ID holders, passing through international checkpoints (land, sea and air).  Read more

Polishing jewelry confidence

March 10, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 10 March 2017: Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports has secured a pledge from major jewelry shops to offer a ‘return-and-refund scheme’ for tourists who are not happy with the products they bought.

According to the ministry, Thailand could be a world leading jewelry hub, along with the many over hubs that ministry has in mind for the various segments of the country’s tourism.

But to achieve hub status, the jewelry industry will need to improve the way it deals with customers who are not happy with what they bought. They are the customers who complain on social media sites and the most vocal critics of Thailand’s gem and jewelry industry. Read more

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