China opens Bangkok tourism office

June 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Mekong, News, North Asia, Thailand

BANGKOK, 26 June 2017: China National Tourism Administration opened a bureau in Bangkok, last week, the authority’s 22nd overseas office according China Radio Online.

Officials attending the opening ceremony said the two countries enjoy strong two-way travel.

The opening of the China National Tourism Office in Bangkok will also encourage more tourism exchange and provide support for projects linked to China’s “one belt, one road” policy. Read more

TTM: Self-drive trips from China in park gear

June 16, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

CHIANG MAI, 16 June 2017: Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, promised overland travel regulations that currently impede the flow of self-drive holidays from China will be resolved soon.

She was fielding a question during a panel discussion on Moving Towards a Shared Prosperity attended by representatives from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand, on the sidelines of TTM 2017, Thursday.

The five-country tourism bloc called CLMVT is expected to welcome close to 13 million tourists from China this year, but the flow of self-drive tours through Laos to Thailand has dried up mainly due to strict rules enforced by Thailand’s Land Transport Department. Read more