Thailand tourism

  • Thailand News

    Tourism campaign in the works to promote second-tier provinces

    In a bid to amplify tourism revenue from lesser-known provinces and cities, The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) unveiled a five-point campaign aimed at promoting 55 second-tier regions. The initiative marks a collaborative effort involving nine ministries, the Royal Thai Police, and two additional agencies. Deputy Governor of the TAT, Somruedee Jitjong, emphasised the necessity of diversifying tourism revenue streams…

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    Alipay+ partners with TAT to redefine travel experience

    Thai tourism is undergoing a digital revolution as Alipay+ teams up with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to redefine the travel experience. With an aim to attract more tourists and enhance their journey, the duo unveils an array of innovations that promise seamless exploration and unforgettable memories. In a joint statement, Alipay+ and TAT announced groundbreaking developments set to…

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    Umphang-Sangkhla Buri route to boost tourism and border security

    Tak Province recently inaugurated a new route connecting Umphang and Sangkhla Buri, serving as a scenic corridor for tourism and bolstering security along the Thai-Myanmar border. The opening of this pathway is a strategic move to enhance travel and stimulate economic growth between Tak and Kanchanaburi provinces through the beauty of nature. District Chief Manoch Pohtinium of Umphang, in collaboration…

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    Rayong tourism suffers after industrial area explosion

    Tourism in Rayong has suffered a setback after a pyrolysis gasoline tank in the Map Ta Phut industrial area exploded on Thursday, resulting in one death and four injuries. The incident led to a flurry of tour cancellations at several fruit farms in the area, despite being located 40 to 50 kilometres away from the site of the explosion. The…

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    Thai-Saudi collaboration set to boost health and wellness tourism

    Health and wellness tourism in Saudi Arabia is set to receive a boost as the Thai Public Health Ministry sets its sights on fostering collaborations in the sector. Simultaneously, the Labour Ministry is eyeing the opportunity to dispatch a greater number of skilled Thai workers to the Middle East nation. Saudi Commerce Minister Majid bin Abdullah al-Kassabi was welcomed to…

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    Krabi’s cool facade cracks: Paradise threatened by water crisis

    Krabi, a paradise of pristine beaches and azure waters, faces a chilling reality: a water crisis that could dry up its tourism fortunes. As demands for long-term solutions surge, local operators urge action to avert disaster. Sasithorn Kittidhrakul, acting president of the Krabi Tourism Association stated that the government pledged to make Thailand a tourism hub, and Krabi generates significant…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand heatwave severely impacts outdoor tourism

    The sweltering heat in Thailand is deterring tourists from participating in outdoor activities, prompting the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to explore the promotion of early morning and evening tourism in an attempt to stabilise the market. The CEO of Siam Park City Group, which operates Siam Amazing Park, Wuthichai Luangamornlert, stated that the intense heat resulted in a 5-10%…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s tourism seeks boost after Cabinet reshuffle cooperation

    Following the recent Cabinet reshuffle, Thailand’s tourism operators are urging for enhanced cooperation among ministries and related authorities to sustain the country’s transformation into a tourism and aviation hub. Khao San Road Business Association President Sanga Ruangwattanakul asserted that the Cabinet reshuffle would not destabilise the government, provided its key policies, particularly the 2030 Ignite Thailand vision, are sustained. This…

  • Thailand News

    Thai-riffic partnership: Wego and TAT soar for fourth year running

    Wego, the largest online travel marketplace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), unveils its continued collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for the fourth consecutive year. Together, Wego and TAT are set to spotlight Thailand’s unmatched allure as a top-tier travel destination. Building upon the triumphs of their past ventures, Wego and the Tourism Authority of…

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    PM Srettha reveals ‘Phuket Model’ to boost tourism and safety

    Srettha Thavisin unveiled the Phuket Model which aims to revolutionise tourism management and social security in the tourist hotspot. Addressing a gathering of consular mission heads and law enforcement officials from 12 countries, PM Srettha highlighted the urgent need to prevent Phuket from descending into a haven for safety tourism. “Phuket was the first province I visited after taking office…

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    Thailand’s State Railway unveils tour adventures on Kiha 183 train

    To attract tourists, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has rolled out an array of thrilling train tours aboard the Kiha 183 locomotive. Culture vultures are being invited to embark on a journey through the heart of Thailand’s cultural and natural wonders with 14 exhilarating trips spanning nine distinct routes. From Phetchaburi’s tranquil shores to Lopburi’s lush forests, each escapade…

  • Visa Information

    Thailand’s visa on arrival guide: Smooth entry for a perfect holiday

    Preparing for a journey to the illustrious Kingdom of Thailand? Renowned for its captivating landscapes, exquisite cuisine, and dynamic cultural tapestry, Thailand invites travellers with its array of attractions. However, before indulging in this bizarre destination, one pivotal step remains: obtaining your visa on arrival (VoA). For those envisioning serene beachside retreats or engaging in the hustle and bustle of…

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    Thailand’s tumble: Is the British love affair fading?

    In 2011, Thailand witnessed the zenith of British affection, with nearly 900,000 entries logged by British passport holders, as per Thai immigration data. Yet, this figure might have swelled by accounting re-entries, diluting the actual count. Sadly, the Thai immigration bureau has ceased its detailed country-specific data release, leaving a void. Meanwhile, the UK government’s once sensational annual report, British…

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    TAT to launch Nihao Festival in October to woo Chinese tourists

    To captivate the hearts of Chinese tourists, the Thailand Tourism Authority (TAT) has unveiled a month-long extravaganza, the Nihao Festival, set to take place for the entire month of October. Governor Thapanee Kiatphaibool announced the grand scheme yesterday, aiming to entice holidaymakers during China’s National Day Golden Week, renowned for its bustling travel fervour. The festivity will unfurl across Bangkok’s…

  • Thailand News

    Klook and TAT join forces to revolutionise Thailand tourism

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Klook, Asia’s premier platform for travel experiences, have inked a deal to supercharge the kingdom’s allure. TAT Governor Thapanee Kiatphaibool expressed the perfect timing for this collaboration, highlighting their shared goals of promoting Thailand as a top tourist destination. “We have set our goals to collaborate and create comprehensive joint marketing with Klook…

  • Phuket Travel

    Phuket tourism market edging towards recovery in 2024

    Phuket’s tourism industry is undergoing an ongoing rebound, with last year’s airport passenger arrivals edging towards pre-pandemic figures according to a new report from consulting group C9 Hotelworks. While hitting 7 million, it was still short of the 9 million mark set in 2019. This year the trend is continuing with 1.62 million arrivals to date in February, compared to…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand suspends TM 6 immigration forms to boost tourism

    The Government of Thailand has put a halt to the obligatory TM 6 immigration forms for foreigners arriving in the country via land or sea, effective from April 15 to October 15. This resolution, approved by the Cabinet on April 9, is a response to a suggestion by Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, according to ministry spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul. This pause…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand’s tourism sector set to generate 614 billion baht in Q2

    Despite the second quarter often being perceived as the off-peak season, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) anticipates that the country’s tourism sector will generate a revenue of 614 billion baht (US$ 16.7 billion). This optimistic prediction is attributed to a surge in domestic trips during the Songkran festivities scheduled for this month, which are set to surpass the number…

  • Thailand News

    Dusit International urges government to boost quality tourism in Thailand

    Dusit International Vice Chairman Chanin Donavanik urged the government to focus on enhancing the quality of tourism and encouraging exploration of lesser-known destinations to boost the industry. Chanin believes the government’s existing tourism promotion policies, including visa-free schemes and luxury tax reductions, are effective. Chanin, who also serves as the executive committee’s chairman, highlighted several areas for the authorities to…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand sees remarkable tourism boom in Q1 2024

    Thailand experienced a remarkable tourism boom in the first quarter of 2024, with the arrival of 9.37 million international tourists, a hefty 44% surge compared to the same period in 2023. The Tourism and Sports Ministry‘s announcement in April, revealed this significant increase, attributing it to the influx of visitors from various parts of the globe. Tourism Minister Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol…

  • Thailand News

    Srettha inaugurates Thailand Tourism Festival 2024

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin inaugurated the 42nd Thailand Tourism Festival 2024 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre in Bangkok. Joined by officials from the government and private sectors, including Tourism and Sports Minister Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol and TAT Governor Thapanee Kiatphaibool, the event kicked off with grandeur. “Tourism is at the forefront of our nation’s socio-economic development. We’re leveraging our…

  • Thailand News

    Koh Samui sees tourism surge as summer heats up

    Foreign tourists have been descending in droves on Koh Samui, Surat Thani, with local media reporting that the island’s tranquil environment and idyllic beaches are proving irresistible to visitors. Wednesday saw Bangkok Airways completely booked for 43 flights throughout the month, suggesting a daily influx of over 4,500 individuals to the popular island. Koh Samui, known for its relaxing atmosphere,…

  • Thailand News

    Songkran festival in Chiang Mai to draw in millions of tourists

    Anticipation builds as the Songkran festival in Chiang Mai, set to span 10 days, is projected to pull in millions of tourists, raking in an estimated 20 billion baht in revenue. This year’s observance of the festival, scheduled from April 7 to 17, is particularly special as it not only seeks to uphold the local Lanna culture but also marks…

  • Thailand News

    Chao Phraya Princess enhances cruise services to boost tourism

    Thailand’s tourism industry is witnessing a revival, with operators enhancing their services to attract the global inflow of tourists. A sought-after experience for many first-time visitors in Bangkok is a scenic cruise along the Chao Phraya River, the country’s main thoroughfare. Chao Phraya Princess, among the largest river cruise operators, has weathered several crises, including the Covid-19 pandemic. To survive…

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    Why Swedish tourists flock to Thailand

    According to recent statistics from reputable sources, Thailand remains one of the top five travel destinations for Swedish tourists and the number-one destination for Swedish tourists outside of European destinations, but why? Let’s dive straight in to discover some of the main reasons why so many tourists from Sweden tend to flock to this exotic location in the heart of…

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    Concerns over readiness of Thailand’s secondary cities for tourism

    The private sector has expressed concerns over the readiness of Thailand’s secondary cities for a major tourism boost, despite Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s declaration that 2024 will be “the greatest year for Thai tourism in history.” These concerns were voiced during a recent tourism workshop at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, where the 62 year old Thai PM outlined…

  • Retire in Thailand

    Swimming boosts health, wellbeing, and social life among elders

    Swimming isn’t just a fun way to cool off during the summer. Whether you’re splashing around with your grandkids or enjoying a peaceful day by the pool with friends, the benefits of taking a dip are vast and varied. From boosting heart health to providing a low-impact way to work out, let’s dive into why swimming could be your best…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s tourism ministry plans to become global hub by 2030

    The Ministry of Tourism and Sports in Thailand is gearing up to host a workshop aimed at transforming the country into a global tourism hub by 2030. Both public and private sectors are invited to participate in the workshop, scheduled for mid-March, with Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin expected to present comprehensive strategic plans. Thailand’s vision to ignite its global standing…

  • Business News

    Southern Thailand sees room revenue surge due to European visitors

    Southern provinces of Thailand are experiencing a boost in room revenue in the first quarter, thanks to extended stays by European visitors. This increase has occurred despite the lesser number of tourists from China. Room rates have reached a new high, setting a record. Pongsakorn Ketprapakorn, the ex-president of the Tourism Council of Phangnga predicted the surge. “The first quarter…

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    Thailand tourism council study reveals surprising spending trends

    In an investigation undertaken by the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT), it has emerged that a significant portion of the Thai populace has adopted a more frugal approach to their expenditure in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The TCT’s exhaustive survey, spanning from last year up to now, canvassed the travel inclinations of 418 Thai individuals earning over 10,000…