tour guides

  • Thailand

    Chiang Mai wants more Chinese-speaking tour guides in readiness for the Spring Festival

    Chiang Mai is concerned about the lack of Chinese-speaking tour guides to serve tourists after China announced it is relaxing its Covid-19 restrictions and reopening its borders. China announced on Monday, December 26, that the country will relax its Covid restrictions on January 8 for inbound visitors. The mainland is to drop its quarantine measures and only requires a negative…

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    Dessert cafes in Bangkok you need to try (2022)

    If you have a sweet tooth, you are lucky because Bangkok is no stranger to delicious desserts. Cakes, pastries, cookies and ice cream – the city has it all, and you can find charming dessert cafes across the city. Each dessert cafe brims with delicate, lavish, but delicious treats that anyone will enjoy. Here are some of the best ones.…

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    Top 5 Wine Bars in Bangkok with Delivery

    Amongst the hustle of Bangkok, you’ll find wine bars with house-own cellars steeped in history and tradition. Whether you prefer organic, biodynamic, sustainable or something more old world, Bangkok has a diverse selection. These can be enjoyed for any occasion, as fine wines go hand in hand with delicious meals and good conversation. This is why we’ve ranked some of the best…

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    The Best Bakeries in Bangkok with Delivery

    There are endless bakeries in Bangkok, with more popping up every day. Thus, deliberating which bakery to visit can be a tiresome affair, especially with the abundance of choice. This is why we’ve created a list of the 5 best spots in Bangkok to help you in your search. From freshly baked bread, artistic pastries, to sweet and savoury bites;…

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    Bangkok’s Top 5 Mexican Restaurants with Delivery

    Mexican food is a favourite for many in Bangkok. With its great sense of spice, colour and seasoning, it’s the ultimate festival of flavours; from spicy, salty to sweet and sour. Fortunately, Bangkok boasts a range of tasty burritos and tacos, as well as quesadillas, enchiladas, and more. These 5 spots feature a variety of Mexican eateries, and while some are more traditional than…

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    Top 5 Korean Restaurants in Bangkok

    Korean food is a growing commodity in Bangkok. Whether it’s Bibimbap, kimchee or the popular Korean BBQ, people can’t get enough of Korean cuisine. This is why we’ve picked 5 of the best Korean restaurants in the city for you to enjoy. These joints serve the finest Korean delicacies made using authentic flavours and recipes. The 5 Best Korean Restaurants…

  • Tourism

    Viral video of Pattaya bus driver arguing with suspected illegal tour guides sparks investigation

    Pattaya Tourist Police have begun an investigation into suspected illegal tour guides after a video of a frustrated bus driver arguing with the guides went viral on social media. The Pattaya News reports that the bus was carrying Chinese tourists and the video shows the driver asking the tour guides where they wanted to go. The guides appear to be…

  • Tourism

    Hundreds of Pattaya tour guides rounded up in crackdown

    PHOTOS: Sophon Cable TV A crackdown by the tourist police in Pattaya had resulted in 475 tour guides being fined for disregarding regulations related to tour company business, since the start of 2019. Sophon Cable TV report that local tourist police chief Lt-Col Piyapong Ensarn says eighteen illegal tour guides face a year in prison or fines up to 100,000…

  • Tourism

    New rules to fine bad practices with tour guides and tour companies

    PHOTO: Tiger Tours Thailand The Tourism Department is hoping to fast-track the penalising of unregistered and illegal tour guides and the tour companies using them. The Department will propose amendments to the tourism business and tour guide act so that penalties will be able to be imposed on violators more expediently. Thaweesak Wanitcharoen, director general of the Tourism Department, says…

  • Phuket

    Chinese-speaking local guides take to the streets

    More than 100 Chinese-speaking Thai tour guides have today protested and filed an official complaint to tour companies to stop supporting illegal tour guides. The complaints have become a regular fixture in the PR game between tour guides and the provincial officials. This morning about 100 Chinese-speaking Phuket tour guides protested by walking along the road in Wichit and handing…

  • Phuket

    Local tour guides protest over illegal tour guides

    Phuket tour guides today protested at the Phuket Provincial City Hall over illegal tour guides they say are taking their jobs. About 100 Phuket tour guides protested in front of the Phuket Provincial City Hall and handed a letter to Phuket’s Vice Governor Tanyawat Chanpinit pleading for fairness in the situation. President of Andaman Tour Guide Association, Krit Thepbamrung, who…