Land of Smiles

  • Tourism News

    Thailand is ‘smiles’ better than most in Cheapest Countries to Visit poll

    Thailand once again proved it is “smiles” better than most when it comes to polls, ranking fourth in a 10 Cheapest Countries to Visit survey. The survey was produced by US-based Kiplinger magazine, which is an American publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice. According to the survey, the average daily expenses during a visit to Thailand is around…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand is the happiest of 7 regional APAC countries, survey says

    The people of Thailand are the happiest out of seven regional Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries, according to a survey of 85,000 adult respondents via the polling app Votee. Stats were collected from respondents in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the Philippines between October 2021 and December 2022. Respondents were routinely asked to score their happiness level out of…

  • Lifestyle

    A trip to Thailand: what to take and leave behind

    Thailand or bust? If you are planning to move or travel to Thailand, we have a packing guide that can help you skip the headache of knowing what to bring to the country and what to leave behind. As Thailand is a tropical country which features hot, very hot, and rainy seasons, there is really no need to bring anything…

  • Thailand News

    Government angry Thailand came last in ‘Land of Smiles’ poll

    Thai and foreign netizens have been left stunned after seeing Thailand ranked at the bottom of a Land of Smiles poll conducted by Gallup Global Emotions 2022. The controversial poll even upset the Thai government who hit back, saying the topic wasn’t even included in the official survey report. Singaporean media platform, Southeast Asia Stats, posted a “Southeast Asian Country…

  • Thailand News

    THAILAND voted LAST as ‘the land of smiles’ | GMT

    THAILAND voted LAST as ‘the land of smiles’ in a poll done in Asia. Another poll shows nearly 2/3rds of Thais are tired of wearing masks. PM rips Pheu Thai over Thaksin, Point-cut system aims to curb dangerous driving, Two-faced kitten born in northern Thailand and more on todays Good Morning Thailand

  • Covid-19 News

    Thailand threw a tourism party. No one arrived.

    OPINION The Thai Government, flushed with the success of their containment of Covid-19, decided to market the Land of Smiles to the world as the safe place to travel. With the annual wet season starting to weaken the tourists would flock back to the S E Asian country that had such remarkable success containing, then almost eradicating, itself of the…

  • Opinion

    Special Tourist Visa 2.0 – This is what should happen on September 26

    OPINION So here’s an idea. If Thailand truly wants to attract tourists why not offer FREE QUARANTINE for the first 10,000 people who contact their Royal Thai Embassy and register to come as tourists under the new Special Tourist Visa. The Thai government or TAT could pay the hotels directly (I bet it will be a lot less than the…

  • Things To Do

    Top 10 Things NOT to do in Thailand – the basics (2020)

    Thailand is a wonderful place, full of new adventures, exotic cultures and a surprise around every corner. You better believe it. Thailand is unique in the region with very little obvious western influence throughout its history and a proud culture that puts the needs of its people first, ahead of appeasing westerners. Most of this is a mystery to be…

  • Expats

    Retiring in Thailand, most of the things you need to know

    Please note: The information in this document is provided as a guide only. You should always check the latest information with a Thai Immigration official or professional visa agent. Thailand remains a popular world location for retirees – the beaches, climate, access to good medical care and great food. There may be a few more potholes in the roads and…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Tourism chases the pink dollar as one of its “new shades”

    by Phatarawadee Phataranawik and The ThaigerWhile Thailand is waiting for a Life Partnership Bill to become law, and maybe a move towards full same-sex marriage down the track, advocates say they are encouraged by the country’s efforts in attracting LGBT tourists. The recent approval of the Life Partnership Bill by the Thai cabinet was a significant step – the first such move…