BANGKOK, 15 March 2018: The organiser of the 16th Kings Cup Elephant Polo Tournament has now confirmed that six mahouts were dismissed for beating elephants that participated in the tournament, last weekend. The event is organised annually by Anantara Hotels...

Hanoi revives dragon boat race

HANOI, 26 February 2018: Thousands gathered around a Hanoi lake on Saturday to watch rowers in colourful costumes as they competed in the city's first traditional dragon boat race in decades. The water sport is popular in rural parts of...

Buddhist holiday 1 March

BANGKOK, 27 February 2018:  Visitors to Thailand will face a dry spell this Thursday due to a day-long ban on the sale of booze comes into effect as the country celebrates the Buddhist holiday Makha Bucha day. All government offices...
CHIANG MAI, 25 January 2018: Myanmar recorded 1.3 million tourist arrivals at its main aviation gateway Yangon International Airport, the country’s Myanmar Tourism Marketing reported at the ASEAN Tourism Forum. The annual ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), opened at an elaborate...
CHIANG MAI, 26 January 2018: China’s high-speed rail that will link Kunming in Yunnan province with the Lao PDR capital, Vientiane, will open in 2022. Commenting on construction progress, Lao PDR's Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism deputy director general,...
SINGAPORE, 19 January 2018: During ATF Travex, hosted in Chiang Mai next week,  HPL Hotels & Resorts (Website: www.hplhotels.com) will introduce the group's new hospitality products and properties to travel buyers attending the event. HPL is intensifying its promotional activities this year...
PHUKET, 8 February 2018: A strong line-up of 33 boats and almost 300 sailors from around the world competed in 21st edition of The Bay Regatta last week. The travelling regatta sailed through three of Thailand's most beautiful provinces – Phuket,...
BANGKOK , 2 April 2018: The daily passenger tally on tour buses from Bangkok to the provinces during the annual Songkran holiday, 10 to 15 April, will average 200,000 while 180,000 passengers will use airlines. Transport officials made the assessment,...
BERLIN, 8 March 2018: The tourism industry is booming as travellers find ever more intrepid ways of exploring the globe and receding security fears revive old favourites. But as industry professionals descended on Berlin for the ITB fair, the world's...
BANGKOK, 8 June 2015: Sellers generally were supportive of the Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2015, saying it was a useful channel to build business and network, but the criticism of buyers and the timing of the event remain critical...