Michelin Bangkok launches this December

April 25, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 25 April 2017: Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports says the first Michelin Guide Bangkok, due to be published in December, will help to boost the country’s food tourism, while adding value to Thai restaurants that are awarded Michelin stars.

Tourism Authority of Thailand entered  into a partnership with Michelin Travel Partner, last week, to publish a Bangkok edition of the prestigious Michelin Guide.

Tourism and Sports Minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, said the launch would allow local people and tourists to experience the delicious taste of Thai food in many settings.  Read more

More buyers sign up for TTM

April 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 20 April 2017: The Thailand Travel Mart 2017 Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+ 2017) is on track to achieve a record turnout of buyers by the time it opens 14 June in Chiang Mai.

The trade show will be hosted, 14 to 16 June, in the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC), a brand new facility designed to drive events business to the northern Thailand city.

Due to be hosted for the second time in a row in the northern capital of Thailand, the show has already attracted 480 international buyers registered from 64 countries and 354 sellers from Thailand and the GMS countries. Read more

Thailand’s Songkran festivities

April 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Festivals, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 5 April 2017: The Tourism Authority of Thailand announced, Tuesday, details of the 2017’s Songkran celebrations and special activities for the festive holiday.

Songkran 2017 will get off to a colourful start in Bangkok with a Songkran Splendours: Amazing Songkran 2017 which will take place from 8 to 13 April at Benjasiri Park, from 1600 to 2000 (on 13 April only will start at 1200 to 2000). This will show off different elements of Thailand’s New Year celebrations taking place nationwide and will act as a taster for people who want to travel up-country to celebrate.

Songkran Splendours: Amazing Songkran 2017 will kick off with an Amazing Songkran Joyful Procession on 8 April. This procession, from 1730 to 2030 will head down Sukhumvit Road, starting from the Phrom Phong Junction and will finish at Pathum Wan Intersection. Read more

Thailand’s Q1 tourism looks bright

March 31, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

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

TAT hosts Amazing Fight competition

February 24, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 24 February 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand will host the “Amazing Fight” event, for visitors interested in Muay Thai.

Participants will get an opportunity to train with Buakaw Banchamek, one of Thailand’s most famous Muay Thai fighters and participate in a competition to win holiday prizes.

The “Amazing Fight” Event focuses on travel to four regions to learn more about traditional Muay Thai and even a chance to step in the ring for a sparring session with a celebrity fighter. Read more

Thai AirAsia flies tourism colours

February 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

KHON KAEN, 7 February 2017: Thai AirAsia unveiled its latest promotion with one of its aircraft painted with a Thailand’s tourism theme ‘Thai Culture… Let’s Make A Journey’.

The aircraft livery design was a winner in the recent Paint the Sky competition.

The plane has already flown both domestic and international routes, sporting the attractive livery and has garnered praise for its creativity and spot on depiction of Thailand’s tourism attributes. Read more

Events cancelled or rescheduled

October 17, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 17 October 2016: Tourism Authority of Thailand updated schedules for events and festivals, identifying those that have been cancelled or postponed.

Grand Palace and The Temple of the Emerald Buddha has closed until 20 October.

Wat Pho, Wat Arun and National Museum Bangkok open as usual. Read more

TAT appoints deputy governors

October 7, 2016 by  
Filed under News, People, Thailand, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 7 October 2016: Three new deputy governors at the Tourism Authority of Thailand assumed their posts, 1 October, replacing three veteran deputy governors who retired effective 30 September.

The state organisation has a mandatory retirement age of 60.

Tanes Petsuwan, who was executive director for Europe, Africa and Middle East Region, was named deputy governor for international marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas). He replaced deputy governor Juthamas Rerngronasa. Read more

Southern resorts promote homestay

September 21, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

PHUKET, 21 September 2016: Tourism Authority of Thailand says homestay tourism will offer tourists an opportunity to experience the local way of life and enjoy genuine Thai hospitality.

TAT Phuket director, Anoma Wongyai, said homestay is one of the top products that can promote a travel experience that touches on local life, traditions and culture.

Homestay tourism is part of the new trend sometimes called slow tourism where the emphasis lies on appreciating natural beauty as well as learning from communities visited. It is about taking time out to learn village skills, or understand a different culture.  Read more

Thailand pushes health care tourism

September 12, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 12 September 2016: Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has introduced  health packages to support the country’s medical tourism marketing and sales campaigns.

Called “Visit Thailand Enhance Your Healthy Life”, the project is expected to gain the support of 70 hospitals and clinics certified by JCI international standards.

Wealthy foreign travellers who are in good health, but are hoo Read more

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