AirAsia to fly from Pattaya to China from 25th September

September 2, 2015
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AirAsia to fly from Pattaya to China from 25th September

Thai AirAsia is ready to open its newest flight base “U-Tapao”, its fifth after Don Mueang, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Krabi, with flights to two Chinese cities; Nanning in the southwest (4 flights weekly; Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) and Nanchang in the southeast (3 flights weekly; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) The airline is confident that Pattaya’s popularity and appeal to Chinese travelers will stimulate the economy at the end of this year. Mr. Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai...

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Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn is the new TAT Governor

August 31, 2015
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Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn is the new TAT Governor

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) on Friday (28 August, 2015) welcomed Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn as the new governor. His official start date is 1 September, 2015.  Mr. Yuthasak, 49, was appointed by the TAT Board of Directors as the TAT Governor after Mr....

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New Bus to Suvarnabhumi Airport from BTS Udom Suk

August 28, 2015
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New Bus to Suvarnabhumi Airport from BTS Udom Suk

Some good news for people who need to go to Suvaranbhumi Airport from Southern Bangkok. Starting from 1st September, Bus A3 will operate between BTS Udon Suk and the airport. Stops along the way include Bang Na intersection, Central Bang Na, Lotus KM8 and...

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Meet the Koala Cub at Khao Kheow Open Zoo

August 28, 2015
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Meet the Koala Cub at Khao Kheow Open Zoo

Khao Kheow open zoo in Chonburi Province has introduced its newest member – a 7-month-old koala cub. According to zoo officials, the cub was born from Chiangmuan and Ken,...

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Thailand’s Tourism Industry Expected to Bounce Back Quickly

August 27, 2015
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Thailand’s Tourism Industry Expected to Bounce Back Quickly

Thai authorities and global tourism bodies have stepped forward to reassure the world that Thailand remains a welcoming tourist destination, saying the recent explosion incidents in Bangkok will inevitably...

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Thailand’s 20 Millionth Tourist this year is from Japan

August 26, 2015
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Thailand’s 20 Millionth Tourist this year is from Japan

Thailand’s visitor arrivals count surged by one million in only ten days with the arrival of the country’s 20th million visitor today. The luckiest tourist was Shoji Omori from Japan, who was...

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Heightened security at tourist spots across Bangkok

August 23, 2015
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Heightened security at tourist spots across Bangkok

The National Police Chief has dispatched more than 1,000 security officials to tourist areas across Bangkok as part of the Royal Thai Police’s anti-crime campaign. The team consisting of...

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One Million visitors to Thailand in only nine days

August 17, 2015
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One Million visitors to Thailand in only nine days

Thailand’s visitor arrivals count surged by one million in only nine days with the arrival of the country’s 19 millionth visitor today. It is the second shortest period for...

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Major travel promotions planned for later this year

August 13, 2015
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Major travel promotions planned for later this year

The Thai Federation of Provincial Tourist Association (TFOPTA) has made it known that major travel promotions are being planned for later this year to help boost flagging tourism. The...

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Amazing Longan Fair in Lamphun until Sunday

August 13, 2015
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Amazing Longan Fair in Lamphun until Sunday

In a bid to promote tourism, the northern province of Lamphun is holding a longan fair showcasing cultural uniqueness. The fair, which runs between 12th and 16th August, features...

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Top 10 Nationalities to Visit Thailand January to June 2015

August 12, 2015
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Top 10 Nationalities to Visit Thailand January to June 2015

A massive 138% surge in Chinese visitor spending paved the way for the Thai tourism industry to chalk up 697.5 billion Baht in total visitor expenditure in the first...

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16th World Gourmet Festival 2015 at Anantara Siam Bangkok in September

August 8, 2015
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16th World Gourmet Festival 2015 at Anantara Siam Bangkok in September

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is supporting the staging of 16th World Gourmet Festival, which is scheduled to take place from 7th-13th September 2015, at the Anantara Siam...

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Thailand is a world-class golfing destination

August 8, 2015
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Thailand is a world-class golfing destination

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently organised the Thailand Golf Travel Mart 2015 in Hua Hin. The event was designed to attract more golfers to Thailand and underscore the...

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Top 20 Thai National Parks in 2015

August 6, 2015
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Top 20 Thai National Parks in 2015

Erawan National Park in Kanchanaburi has beaten defending champion Khao Yai to be the most profitable of all national parks in Thailand. Khao Yai has dominated the Top 20...

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Colorful jelly fish in Rayong attract many curious tourists

August 1, 2015
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Colorful jelly fish in Rayong attract many curious tourists

A large number of colorful jellyfish have been seen near Mae Ramphueng beach in Rayong province. These jelly fish have become a new attraction on the beach. Tourists and...

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Bangkok Air to fly from Phuket to Hat Yai in October 2015

July 27, 2015
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Bangkok Air to fly from Phuket to Hat Yai in October 2015

Bangkok Air will soon be launching their new route from Phuket to Hat Yai using an ATR 72-500/600 70-seat aircraft. There will be four flights per week and one...

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Merit Making on the Su Tong Pae Bamboo Bridge on 31 July 2015

July 27, 2015
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Merit Making on the Su Tong Pae Bamboo Bridge on 31 July 2015

In the village of Kung Mai Sak in Mae Hong Song, there is a picturesque bamboo bridge that crosses a river and a rice field. The 500 metre long...

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Free 9 Temple Tour in Bangkok from 30-31 July 2015

July 25, 2015
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Free 9 Temple Tour in Bangkok from 30-31 July 2015

To enable Buddhists and tourists to observe Asanha Puja and Buddhist Lent Day, the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority will be offering free bus trips to nine well known temples...

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Grab Taxi Arrives in Phuket with Cheaper Fares

July 25, 2015
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Grab Taxi Arrives in Phuket with Cheaper Fares

 GrabTaxi, an on-demand transport app in Southeast Asia, has officially launched a trial run in the holiday island of Phuket. This marks the fourth city in Thailand that will...

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Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park is popular in the rainy reason

July 24, 2015
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Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park is popular in the rainy reason

The lower northern province of Phitsanulok is inviting Thai and foreign tourists to visit Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park this rainy season in its Nakhon Thai District. National...

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Wax Carving Temple Tours in Ubon Ratchathani 26-29 July 2015

July 22, 2015
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Wax Carving Temple Tours in Ubon Ratchathani  26-29 July 2015

The end of July sees the start of the three month Buddhist Lent. It has long been a tradition for the Thai Buddhists to offer carved beeswax candles to...

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Kathu Street Culture Festival in Phuket from 30 July – 1 August

July 20, 2015
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Kathu Street Culture Festival in Phuket from 30 July – 1 August

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting travellers and visitors from around the world to join the local Kathu people in promoting and preserving their unique traditions and...

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Long Delays at Check-in at Don Mueang Airport

July 20, 2015
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Long Delays at Check-in at Don Mueang Airport

Don Mueang Airport has upgraded their security measures which are causing long lines. If you are flying from this airport, you are now being advised to arrive two and...

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Khao Phansa Festivals in Thailand 30-31 July 2015

July 20, 2015
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Khao Phansa Festivals in Thailand 30-31 July 2015

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting travellers and visitors from around the world to join the Thai people in marking the start of this year’s three-month Buddhist...

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Aquatic Phansa Festival in Ayutthaya cancelled due to lack of water

July 17, 2015
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Aquatic Phansa Festival in Ayutthaya cancelled due to lack of water

One of my favourite festivals celebrating the start of the three month Buddhist Rain Retreat is the Aquatic Phansa Festival in Ayutthaya (see my pictures here). People in Lad Chado carry...

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Panda ‘Lin Hui’ at Chiang Mai Zoo “might” be Pregnant

July 17, 2015
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Panda ‘Lin Hui’ at Chiang Mai Zoo “might” be Pregnant

Chiang Mai Zoo has successfully carried out an artificial insemination on female Giant Panda ‘Lin Hui’. Ultrasound scans will be carried out intermittently over the following weeks to see...

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Thailand welcomed 16 millionth tourist during 2015

July 16, 2015
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Thailand welcomed 16 millionth tourist during 2015

The Thai tourism industry welcomed Mr. Lefebvre Quentin from France as the country’s 16 millionth visitor for this year. Mr. Quentin, who was given an elaborate welcome by the...

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