Thai airlines increase flights

October 11, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 11 October 2017: Thai Airways International and Thai Smile Airways are taking the lead increasing  flights ahead of the royal cremation ceremony of His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej to assist domestic travellers.

Thai Airways International acting president, Usanee Sangsingkeo, said that due to the government’s decision to make 26 October a public holiday, the two airlines would increase flights to facilitate Thai mourners across the country to participate in His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s royal cremation ceremony.

The following additional domestic flights will be scheduled from 23 to 31 October in order to facilitate the increase in passenger travel: Read more

TAT issues Royal Cremation advisory

October 10, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 10 October 2017: The Royal Cremation Ceremony for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is scheduled for 25 to 29 October.

Thursday, 26 October, is the Royal Cremation Day, and it has been declared a public holiday in Thailand by the Royal Thai Government to allow people to take part in paying a final tribute to the late King.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has issued the following recommendations to visitors to Thailand during this historic period. 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

Japan’s Royals pay respects

October 17, 2016 by  
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TOKYO, 17 October 2016 (NNT): Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are mourning the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, the Imperial Household Agency announced Sunday.

The Imperial Household Agency said the Emperor and the Empress have been mourning the demise of the Late HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej since Thursday night, 13 October. The agency said the Royal mourning ceremonies extended for three days.

The Thai Royal Family and the Japanese Imperial Family have enjoyed a close relationship for more than half a century. Read more