Thailand is set for double-digt growth in international arrives this year as the land of smiles positions itself as Asia’s hub of Sport Tourism. BTN talks to Alex Willats, the new Resident Manager of the capital’s iconic Dusit Thani Bangkok.
Thailand welcomes Bung Kan as its 77th province, which is being carved out of Nong Khai province along the mighty Mekong River in the northeast region commonly called Isan.
The hospitality stakes in the Thai tourism jewel of Phuket have been raised even higher following the opening of Westin Siray Bay Resort and Spa. Choomporn Silapa-Archa, the Minister of Tourism and Sports for Thailand, presided over the official opening of the new luxury resort, and pledged his support for the development of facilities on the paradise island.
Green tourism is set to dominate the next half century according to officials from the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Addressing the World Green Tourism Conference in Abu Dhabi earlier TAT governor Suraphon Svetasreni spelled out how this world leading destination would seek to reconfigure its offering in order to meet changing demands.
Leading Asia specialist, Travel Indochina, is launching its new Small Group Tours Asia brochure for 2011, featuring more itineraries and departures to Indochina and Thailand than any other tour operator in the UK, for groups of up to 16 travellers.
With double-digit growth in foreign visitors expected in 2010, Thailand has not only proved but its incredible resilience but a forward-thinking attitude towards developing new markets, and Sport Tourism in particular. BTN reports.
Phuket is preparing to host one of Asia’s largest sailing events, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.
World Sport Destination Expo has confirmed its second annual global exhibition and business forum will take place in Bangkok. Scheduled for September 29th – October 2nd 2011, the event is the only global exhibition and business forum dedicated to showcasing the full spectrum of Sport Tourism related products and services.
Thailand is looking to position itself as a global leader in medical tourism with the launch of a new portal offering visitors all they need to know on everything from traditional Thai medical practitioners to cosmetic surgery.
Thailand’s tourism jewel of Phuket is leading the country’s dramatic tourism revival. In November the paradise island will be marking its arrival on the global sport tourism arena with opening of the groundbreaking Phuket International Academy Sports and Leisure Club. BTN finds out more.
Tensions have resurfaced in Bangkok following a grenade explosion that left one man dead and several injured. The killing comes after another fatal blast in the Thai capital five days ago, breaking a period of relative calm since the violent anti-government protests in April and May.