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Q & A from the TAT about reports that some tourists were refused entry to Thailand

July 20, 2017

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Q & A from the TAT about reports that some tourists were refused entry to Thailand

There was a story in The Nation newspaper the other day about some tourists being refused entry to Thailand as they didn't have sufficient money to fund their stay. To be clear, this doesn't really affect genuine tourists who come just for a few weeks holidays. In my opinion, Immigration are cracking down on people who are pretending to be tourists while really working or doing some other illegal activity. These people come and go very often and their...

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TAT announces marketing plan for 2018

July 18, 2017

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TAT announces marketing plan for 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently held the annual TAT Action Plan for 2018 meeting, which covers both international and domestic tourism. TAT’s marketing plan 2018 has been designed to serve the purpose of generating revenue and increase visitor arrivals, promote new ideas and follow the development agenda of Thailand 4.0 using the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy, as well as Inclusive Tourism that maintains a balance between the economy, society and the environment.  All the strategies are in line...

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Three water parks in Thailand named among top 10 in Asia

July 12, 2017

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Three water parks in Thailand named among top 10 in Asia

Three of Thailand’s fun-filled water parks have been listed as among the Top 10 in Asia by renowned travel website TripAdvisor in their 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards. The Ramayana Water Park in Pattaya took the third spot in the Top 10 Water Parks in Asia with the Black Mountain Water Park in Hua Hin taking sixth spot. Also in Pattaya, the Cartoon Network Amazone is making a splash and was named the seventh most popular water park in Asia....

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Krungthep Thara at CentralWorld highlights food from five communities in Bangkok

June 29, 2017

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Krungthep Thara at CentralWorld highlights food from five communities in Bangkok

On the occasion of the 235th anniversary of the Rattanakosin Kingdom, CentralWorld, the Ministry of Culture and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration are holding ‘Krungthep Thara’ as part of the celebrations of the establishment of the present capital of Thailand. A replica of a Rattanakosin Kingdom riverside market in front of CentralWorld in Bangkok have special and delicious dishes from popular restaurants across the capital. Experience the enduring traditional way of life along the Chao Phraya River that helped nourish...

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Fun activities to welcome the rainy season throughout July 2017

June 29, 2017

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Fun activities to welcome the rainy season throughout July 2017

The activities in July start with something to please the coffee lovers with the Kaeng Song Coffee Sipping and Khek River Rafting Festival to be held on 1st July – 31st October, 2017, at the Khek River next to the Highway No. 12 Phitsanulok – Lomsak (45-53Km Marker) from Ban Sapphraiwan to Kaeng Song Waterfall, Wangthong District, Phitsanulok Province. This is followed by candle parades around Thailand. Tradition of Khorat candle parade will be held on 7th – 10th...

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Thailand announces 14 Thai tourism favourites as voted by Chinese visitors

June 13, 2017

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Thailand announces 14 Thai tourism favourites as voted by Chinese visitors

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today announced the 14 most popular tourist attractions and activities as well as medical and wellness services in Thailand among Chinese tourists, as a result of the much anticipated “2017 People’s Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese Tourists” campaign. The winners of the 2017 People’s Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese Tourists are: Luxury Hotel: Rayavadee Krabi Boutique Hotel: Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort City Hotel: Centara Grand at CentralWorld Beach Hotel: Banyan...

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Thai Festivals and Events during June and July 2017

June 7, 2017

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Thai Festivals and Events during June and July 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have put together more than 20 tourist activities throughout June and July in order to create a flow of Thailand festival experiences by grouping traditions and activities into 4 forms to please the tourists: 1. Food & Music Festival 2. Cultural & Art Festival 3. Creative Event & Festival 4. Recreation & Spot Event. The events start from 1st June. Flower lovers would enjoy visiting the Festival of Beautiful Siam Tulip to be held on 1st June – 31st August, 2017, at Pa Hin...

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Most Muay Thai students come from the UK, France and Australia

June 6, 2017

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Most Muay Thai students come from the UK, France and Australia

Muay Thai, sometimes known as kickboxing, is growing in popularity among international martial arts fighters. During last year’s Muay Thai day celebrations in Ayutthaya, over 800 Muay Thai fighters from 60 countries around the world attended the event. Many of these fighters are also coming to Thailand to study Muay Thai. According to statistics just released by TATIC, most foreign students in 2016 came from the UK (11,219 students). This was followed by Australia (6,800 students) and France (5,852...

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Free guide for a shrine and cultural walk in Ratchaprasong in Bangkok

June 5, 2017

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Free guide for a shrine and cultural walk in Ratchaprasong in Bangkok

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA) are officially inviting tourists and locals to enjoy a series of new urban walking tours in Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong shopping district. The first in the series is the Ratchaprasong Shrine and Culture Walk 2017, which encourages people to discover eight revered Hindu shrines. Click here to download free e-book on the shrine walk Miss Thapanee Kiatphaibool, TAT Executive Director of the Events Department said, “The Ratchaprasong Shrine...

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New Airport Bus from Suvarnabhumi to Khao San Road

June 3, 2017

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New Airport Bus from Suvarnabhumi to Khao San Road

A new Airport Bus service has been launched for Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The S1 bus goes from the airport to Sanam Luang via Khao San Road. The route takes the buses along the Bangkok-Chonburi motorway onto Si Rat Expressway, exits at Yommarat Toll Gate, runs along Lan Luang Road until Khok Wua Junction, turns into Tanao Road, goes through Bang Lamphu Junction and under Somdet Phra Pin Klao Bridge to arrive at Sanam Luang. The bus fare is 60...

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