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Thailand gears up for World Travel Awards

Thailand gears up for World Travel Awards

27 September 2011 Tourism News

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.

Long haul destinations are back on the map for UK travellers

26 September 2011 Tourism News

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.

Awards set to give major boost to Thailand tourism

23 August 2011 Focus

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.

Spot of bother for Thai price as Germany impounds royal jet

Spot of bother for Thai price as Germany impounds royal jet

14 July 2011 Airline News

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.

Thailand tourism arrivals surge 25 percent

Thailand tourism arrivals surge 25 percent

24 June 2011 Focus

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.

Samui Thailand ready to welcome tourists back

Samui Thailand ready to welcome tourists back

6 June 2011 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

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 calls for ban on tourist Buddha tattoos

Thailand calls for ban on tourist Buddha tattoos

4 June 2011 Hotel News

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.