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BTN Reports: Thailand for weddings and culinary delights

BTN Reports: Thailand for weddings and culinary delights

26 May 2014 Videos

In this edition of World Travel Radio presenter Phil Blizzard explores the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai and discovers the mouthwatering delights of Thailand by talking to Sanda Steppe from the world famous Blue Elephant Restaurant, whilst the programe starts with a focus on Thailand as a wedding destination.

Tourism stable as Thai army stages coup d’etat

Tourism stable as Thai army stages coup d’etat

The Royal Thai Army has announced a coup d’etat and taken over government. In a televised statement to the people earlier, the army chief said the military would restore order and enact political reforms after months of disagreement. Members of the interim cabinet, the leader of the street protestors over the last six months and the leader of the grass roots red shirts have been arrested and detained.

Thai government declares martial law

Thai government declares martial law

Tourists in the popular destination of Thailand were placed on high alert this morning after a decision by the Army Chief to declare martial law across the whole of the country. Soldiers have taken over TV and radio stations, and blocked off roads in the capital, Bangkok, and in neighbouring provinces.

Thailand emerges as a leading regional aerospace hub

Thailand emerges as a leading regional aerospace hub

6 September 2013 Press Release Airline News Tourism News

Just 10 years after Thailand’s government announced a new investment and incentives policy with the goal to position the nation as a premier aviation hub, the country has quickly become a full-service, high-quality leader in the aerospace industry. Today the aerospace industry contributes approximately $25.5 billion—9 percent of the Thai GDP—to the economy.

Thai tourism arrivals cross 22 million mark in 2012

Thai tourism arrivals cross 22 million mark in 2012

30 January 2013 Press Release Tourism News

Thailand has achieved record-breaking visitor arrivals, crossing the 22 million mark for the first time in 2012. Figures tabulated by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports for January – December 2012 show total arrivals by nationality of 22,303,065, up 15.98 percent over 2011.

British tourist shot in Thailand

British tourist shot in Thailand

2 January 2013 Tourism News

A British tourist has been killed in Thailand, according to the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Named as Stephen Ashton, the holidaymaker was reportedly caught by a stray bullet during a fight between two groups at a bar on Koh Phangan during New Year’s Eve celebrations.