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  • Thailand Travel

    Find authenticity and adventure in the big Isaan cities

    Have you ever looked beyond Thailand’s popular tourist haunts for something far more authentic? Hidden from the typical hustle and bustle of the more central cities, Thailand’s northeastern region is a treasure trove of culture, history, and delectable cuisine. Here lies the raw, unfiltered charm of the country rarely experienced by the average tourist as the Isaan city offers great…

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    Amazing Thailand: Fun facts and trivia every traveller should know

    Thailand is unique, like that one tree in the forest that’s grown tall and strong without ever being chopped down. It’s a place proud of its cultural DNA, a vibrant patchwork of traditions that’s been kept safe from the outside forces that have reshaped so many other places. Genuine grins and heartfelt welcomes In Thailand, smiles are the national currency.…

  • Business News

    Budget travel: Thai travelers choose affordability amid economic instability

    In the wake of an unpredictable global economy, travellers are becoming increasingly cost-conscious. A recent survey by online travel agency revealed that the majority of Thai citizens are apprehensive about the escalating cost of living and are thus curtailing their expenditure on travel, opting for budget travel instead. Michelle Gao, the regional manager for the Mekong region at,…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s business travel bounce-back: TCEB predicts 2024 revival, 2019 return by 2025-26

    The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) forecasts a business travel sector revival by 2024, with 23.2 million travellers expected. However, it predicts a business travel return to the pre-pandemic levels of 2019 only by 2025 or 2026 due to global economic unpredictability. TCEB’s president, Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, revealed that their business travel revival strategy will focus on stimulating…

  • Things To Do

    10 Thailand provinces near Bangkok you need to visit

    Bangkok is a trip in itself, as it features many things to see and do. But, if you are wanting a day trip outside of Thailand’s capital, many provinces nearby offer unique experiences that can accompany your vacation. Such things as visiting a nearby beach to remind yourself that you are on a tropical island are definitely possible by just…

  • Things To Do

    5 Cities to visit in Thailand this year

  • Business News

    Outbound travel market resilient despite weakening baht and fluctuating forex

    Despite the weakening baht and fluctuating foreign currency exchange rates, the outbound travel market is predicted to remain stable. This is largely due to the fact that potential tourists, possessing the necessary purchasing power, are prepared for travel in the cooler season, coupled with the fact that airlines are increasing flights. Chotechuang Soorangura, the vice president of the Thai Travel…

  • Pattaya Travel

    Take your family vacation up a notch at the pet-friendly Somerset Pattaya

    Somerset Pattaya is not just a leisure property; it’s a game-changer. Never before has a residence managed to cater to the distinct needs of tourists, locals on a weekend getaway, and business people with such panache. This stunning 324-unit property, marked as Ascott’s first footprint in Pattaya, is uniquely positioned to serve those visiting the region for pure relaxation and…

  • Business News

    Travel industry girds for weak low season amid cost and weather challenges

    The travel industry is bracing itself for an exceptionally weak low season, with predictions of stagnant demand, escalating operational costs at popular destinations, and the impacts of tropical storms. The president of the Thai Travel Agents Association, Charoen Wangananont highlighted that the season’s sale rate for outbound packages significantly lags behind the comparison period recorded before the pandemic. He cited hesitancy…

  • Thailand News

    Culture ministry plans to boost Thai tourism through Korean TV series popularity

    The Thai Culture Ministry voiced its intentions of capitalising on the increased popularity of Thai locations, brought on by their appearance in the latest Korean television series, King the Land. Recognising this upswing in interest, the ministry plans to attract more Korean tourists and fans of the drama to these specific sites, boosting Thai tourism. Culture Minister Itthiphol Kunplome attributed…

  • Things To Do

    6 best things to do in Hua Hin

    Packing the bags and jetting off to the delightful seaside resort of Hua Hin is becoming quite the hot ticket for locals and expats alike. With its prime position along the Gulf of Thailand, this lovely destination serves as a delightful getaway for those toiling away in bustling Bangkok. Moreover, stunning landscapes and a plethora of captivating activities make it…

  • Health

    Preventing mosquito-borne diseases in Thailand: Tips and guidelines

    Picture this: you’ve finally arrived in Thailand and you’re eager to explore the vibrant street markets, indulge in scrumptious Thai cuisine, and unwind on stunning beaches. But amidst the excitement, one pesky problem lurks: mosquitoes. These tiny creatures may be small, but they can pack a punch in the form of mosquito-borne diseases, which is common in Thailand. Thailand has…

  • Travel

    Thailand travel 2023: Unveiling Instagram worthy wonders

    Thailand Travel 2023 is even more exciting with these most Instagram worthy spots in the country that will leave your feed looking nothing short of spectacular. Thailand, the mesmerizing jewel of Southeast Asia, has long been a favourite destination for globetrotters and photographers alike. With its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and mouthwatering cuisine, Thailand provides endless opportunities for awe-inspiring…

  • Things To Do

    The ultimate guide to choosing the perfect 5-star hotels in Thailand

    If you’re planning a trip to the Land of Smiles, then you’re in for a treat. With so many beautiful beaches, bustling cities, and breathtaking scenery, Thailand truly has something for everyone. But before you pack your bags and book your flight, you need to know where to stay. And not just any place, you deserve to stay at the…

  • Travel Guides

    Tips for planning the perfect Thailand vacation 2023

    Planning the perfect Thailand vacation can be overwhelming, with so many incredible things to see and do. But with a little bit of planning and research, you can make your trip to Thailand unforgettable. Here are some tips for planning the perfect Thailand vacation in 2023. 1. Pick the right destination: With so many beautiful places to explore in Thailand,…

  • Travel

    Could Thailand’s Southeast Coastal Gem Khanom Be the Next Koh Samui?

    The search for the next big resort destination in Thailand is an absolutely big ask. An expansive country with 77 provinces and an amazing array of diverse geographical locations, Instagram-worthy aspects, and distinctly different nuances. Out of this brazen travel chaos, the endearing term ‘same same, but different’ was born and remains highly relevant. Yet, one of the simple truths…

  • Thailand Travel

    Boho Wanderlust in Thailand’s Great Outdoors

    One of the most notable transformations for both domestic and international travellers in Thailand post-pandemic has been the realization that the old-school beach holiday stereotype is out the window. Rivers, mountains, farms, or even a jungle trek are now the hot ticket. For those who went to the just-wound-up Wonderfruit, you’ve already caught the vibe, and it won’t go away.…

  • Video

    Heavy rain and flash flood in Thailand | GMT ON TOUR

    Pattaya International Fireworks Festival to be the backdrop of the new film. Nike defends sweatshops accusation in Thailand. Airlines pushing for single pilot flights. More heavy rain and flash floods are expected in Thailand. Rowdy monkeys moved to Phuket island. – all are coming up today.

  • Things To Do

    10 must visit destinations in Thailand before you die

    Who hasn’t yearned for a vacation to get away from the struggles of everyday life? And for many of us, the Land of Smiles is where our wanderlust first leads us. What’s not to appreciate about its scenic landscapes, sites imbued with years of history and delicious cuisine. So when you’re ready to pack your bags and fly to Thailand,…

  • Travel

    Where to go in Chiang Mai for a memorable holiday

    When you think about a province in Thailand that is rich in culture and tradition, Chiang Mai will surely be the first thing to come to mind. And rightly so! Chiang Mai used to be part of the “Lanna” Kingdom (during 1292-1775). Some Thai people called Chiang Mai “the town of art”. It has its own style, worthy history, and…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Thailand will officially enter winter tomorrow

    Thailand to officially enter winter on October 29 Thailand will officially enter winter on Saturday, October 29, reports the Meteorological Department. The department says winter will last until the end of February 2023 and is expected to be colder than usual this year. Up in the mountains, temperatures will reach lows of 8 degrees Celsius, said the department. Earlier this…

  • Thailand News

    Moving to Thailand checklist – What you need to know before your move

    There are several reasons why Thailand is one of the most desirable locations for ex-pats. Here, you can get affordable access to modern conveniences and year-round sunny weather. With its laid-back way of life, delectable cuisine, and vibrant culture, it’s certainly a remarkable place to call home. Plus, being close to nature is easy here, with everything from beautiful waterfalls…

  • Video

    Full post-pandemic Thailand reopening | GMT

    Key provinces to serve Covid early-warning role. Anti-Prayut protesters launch campaign demanding PM’s ouster. Anti-Prayut protesters rally at Bangkok’s Victory Monument. Xi’s Bangkok APEC trip to open tourist floodgates.- all coming up today.

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Best lesser known travel destinations in Thailand

      Airbnb says more tourists in Thailand are opting for ‘off-the-beaten-track’ destinations, benefiting the environment and local economies. Thailand’s usual top tourist destinations are places with international airports – Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, and Phuket. But, according to Airbnb, more tourists are venturing out of these hubs and into “lesser-known” destinations such as Koh Lanta, Trat, Pai, and Cha-Am.…

  • Thailand Travel

    Major jump in Thailand Airbnb searches

    There’s been a major jump in searches for Airbnb accommodation in Thailand, according to the latest Airbnb data. The data shows that between January and March this year, the number of searches for Airbnb accommodation in the kingdom shot up by 180% compared to the same time frame last year. Both Thai and international travellers especially searched for Airbnb accommodations…

  • 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

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s TAT brings tourism road show to Europe | GMT

    Fearing prison time over PDPA laws in Thailand. Thai police rewarding snitches. Digital lottery ticket sales. Parliament passes 3.185 trillion baht draft budget bill. No more free rides on the BTS. All this and more on todays Good Morning Thailand.

  • World News

    10 Thailand-Laos bus routes starting June 15

    Starting next month, bus travel enthusiasts in Thailand will have 10 bus route options options in Laos. One of the Thailand-Laos bus routes began earlier this month, from Mukdahan to Savannakhet. Now, the president of Transport Co Ltd, Sanyalux Panwattanalikit, has listed 9 new Thailand-Laos routes starting June 15. The new routes will be: Nong Khai to Vientiane, Udon Thani…

  • Thailand News

    Is now the best time to invest in Thailand due to the weak Baht | GMT

      Is now the best time to invest in Thailand? what are the pros and cons of a weaker Baht? Asia’s largest water park, Bangkok governor election winner and Do Thai teachers and institutions abuse their power? All this and more on today’s Good Morning Thailand.

  • Thailand News

    5 Underrated Apps to Download when in Thailand | This is Thailand

    If you are planning on living in Thailand for a long time, or are currently living in the land of smiles right now and are looking for some fantastic discounts, then this clip is for you. In this clip, I’ll be revealing the top 5 underrated apps that you might want to consider downloading if you plan on living in…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Thailand to target “wealthy foreign tourists”

      Thailand’s deputy health minister is hoping to see an end to Covid-19 by the end of this year, despite the risk of new variants. Satit Pitutecha made his prediction yesterday, saying Thailand is proceeding with its plan to declare the virus endemic. The World Health Organisation has yet to make any recommendation on according the virus endemic status. Satit…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Nok Air’s latest investment failure is costing the airline millions

      Thailand’s Covid situation is continually improving and is expected to be declared an endemic disease more than half a month earlier than expected. According to the Ministry of Public Health, his office originally planned to declare Covid an an endemic disease on July 1 this year. Yesterday, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Kiatiphum Wongrajit announced that Thailand now plans to…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Crashed China eastern flight possible “intentional nosedive”

    Black box data on crashed China Eastern 737 suggests possible “intentional nosedive” Investigators are now examining further if the crash of China Eastern Airlines 737-800 on March 21 was indeed due to “intentional action on the flight deck”. The early reports say that there is, so far, no evidence of a technical malfunction. The Wall Street Journal reported this week…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand to welcome one millionth tourist & Russell Crowe Returns | GMT

    Thailand expects its one millionth foreign tourist this year to arrive by the end of May. Russell Crowe and six other celebrities will ask questions to seven Bangkok governor candidates live on TV. Schools back for summer as students ride elephants to school. All this and more on todays Good Morning Thailand

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Tourism surge on Phuket and Koh Samui

      The country is still under an emergency decree which will last at least until the end of this month, and could be extended again for another 2 months, as it has since April 2020. The emergency decree bypasses all Covid-related matters and budget from the Thai parliament, with the CCSA, chaired by the prime minister, meeting every 2 weeks…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Thai parents fear vaccine side effects on children

    A German woman who had been missing for 7 days, has now been found. 75 year old tourist Barbara Elisabeth Monika Glag Lange was found safe in the สิรินาถ National Park along the northern west coast of Phuket. Last week it was reported that the lady had headed off for a morning walk from her hotel in Mai Khao. From…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today I Still no idea what “endemic” in Thailand means

    As the west holds concerts in packed stadiums without masks, here in Thailand we still have no idea what endemic means for us. According to Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, the National Communicable Diseases Committee has STARTED talking about post-pandemic measures when the coronavirus is declared endemic in Thailand, and whether travellers should still wear face masks. Speaking to Thai…