Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of Conrad Koh Samui in Thailand. Located on the secluded Aow Thai Beach, the luxury villa resort joins its sister hotel, Conrad Bangkok, which recently celebrated its 8th anniversary in Thailand.
On the back of reporting an impressive growth in hotel occupancy levels in August, Bangkok, Thailand is preparing to play host to the prestigious World Travel Awards, Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony.
Price falls in leading destinations mean that British holidaymakers travelling long haul this winter can finally expect their holiday pound to stretch further, according to the Post Office Travel Money’s 2011 Long Haul Holiday Report. Thailand, which will play host to the World Travel Awards in just two days, was named as the second best destination for value for money.
A hunt was under way near the popular Thai beach resort of Pattaya after at least 20 crocodiles escaped from a flooded farm, according to reports.
In just over one month, Thailand will play host to one of the most extraordinary and prestigious events in the world travel and tourism calendar, taking centre stage as a world class leisure and business destination, as it spearheads the global travel & tourism recovery.
In one of the more bizarre stories of the day, an aircraft often flown by crown prince Vajiralongkorn of Thailand has seen impounded by authorities in Germany in a dispute over the construction of a motorway. The Boeing 737 - often flown personally by Maha Vajiralongkorn, who is an experienced military pilot – was seized at Munich Airport late on Tuesday.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a new strategic plan to drive up visitors numbers in an era of unprecedented change in the global operating environment. According to TAT governor Suraphon Svetasreni: “Responding to constant and incessant change has become our biggest challenge.”
International visitor arrivals to Thailand surged 24.4 percent to 8.2 million in the first five months of the year, according to new figures from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Fuelling the growth is the kingdom’s programme to become the Asian hub of sport tourism.
Thailand has officially submitted the candidacy of Ayutthaya city to host the World Expo 2020. This year sees the kingdom a host of top events including World Travel Awards and WSDE Sport Tourism Expo.
The world snooker elite will be heading to Bangkok next month as the capital of Thailand plays host to Snooker World Cup next month as part of its programme to become the sporting hub of Asia.
Big cleaning day on Samui. The first mission to restore Samui from flooding has been accomplished with the full cooperation of The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Samui Municipality, the Samui Tourism Promotion Association, the Thai Hotel Association (South-East Chapter), Bangkok Airways and related agencies.
Thailand is calling for a ban on tourists getting tattoos depicting Buddha whilst they are visiting the kingdom as the practice is considered “culturally insensitive”. The call comes after a number of complaints from local residents that tattoo studios are drawing sacred images of Buddha and other religious images onto the skin of non-Buddhist visitors.