Breaking Travel News

Thailand Tourism News

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.

Accor opens All Seasons in Bangkok

Accor opens All Seasons in Bangkok

4 June 2011 Hotel News

Accor has opened the 5th all seasons hotel in Bangkok, and as the capital of Thailand enjoys an unprecedented hospitality boom. The city will also be playing to World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Ceremony on 28 September 2011.

Thailand expands luxury MICE offering

Thailand expands luxury MICE offering

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau has launched a new ‘Luxury MICE’ initiative, which is designed for a niche market. Such success has not gone unnoticed, with several major events – including WSDE Sports Destination Expo and World Travel Awards - scheduled to arrive in Thailand later this year.

Five-star organic retreat opens at Khao Sok, Thialand

Five-star organic retreat opens at Khao Sok, Thialand

10 May 2011 Hotel News

Nestled among a plethora of palm trees under the soaring karst limestone mountains of Khao Sok National Park, Thanyamundra launches this spring as a one-of-a-kind luxury retreat on a working organic farm. Also taking place in Thialand is this year is WSDE Sport Tourism Expo which will be hosted by Bangkok from September 27th-29th.