Thai Airways seeks to reassure passengers as state of emergency begins
Jan25

Thai Airways seeks to reassure passengers as state of emergency begins

The Thai Government has confirmed it will impose a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and neighboring provinces as of today in response to protests and to cope with unrest. However, Thai Airways has reassured passengers the country remains a safe tourism destination. In a statement earlier Wit Kitchathorn, Thai Airways International general manager, UK & Ireland explained: “Thai Airways wishes to reassure all passengers...

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Thailand remained a popular tourist destination with 26.7m visitors
Jan25

Thailand remained a popular tourist destination with 26.7m visitors

Thailand has welcomed a total of 26,735,583 visitor arrivals in 2013, exceeding the year’s original target of 26.1 million and representing a 19.6 per cent increase over 22,353,903 international tourists in 2012. Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik, Governor of TAT said, “This achievement brings much joy to Thailand and the country’s travel and tourism industry as a whole. These statistics are invaluable as evidence that despite the challenging...

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THAI Smile gears up for five additional routes
Mar26

THAI Smile gears up for five additional routes

  THAI Airways International’s sub-brand, THAI  Smile, will commence three new routes to India, and one each to Malaysia and Myanmar from March 31. The carrier will begin five-weekly flights between Bangkok and Mandalay on March 31. Leaving Bangkok at 07.25, the plane will arrive at Mandalay at 08.50, taking off at 09.30 the same day and touching down in Bangkok at 11.55. Also on March 31, THAI Smile will launch...

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High-speed railways coming soon, Govt says
Mar26

High-speed railways coming soon, Govt says

  If all goes according to plan, land and water travel should be considerably quicker throughout much of the country by the year 2020, with the first Bangkok-Pattaya high-speed rail line completed by 2018.                                   Tourists chat in front of a billboard display of high-speed trains at Hua Lamphong railway station in...

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High-speed railway in Thailand gets green light
Mar26

High-speed railway in Thailand gets green light

THAILAND’S cabinet yesterday okay-ed the construction of a high-speed train network to connect the entire country, which will also see links to Malaysia and Laos. The seven-year scheme will see the kingdom invest US$68 billion into developing the network, which will consist of four lines and 200 high-speed trains capable of running up to 250km/hour, reported AFP. The lines will connect Bangkok to regions in the north, south and...

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Bangkok Airways Launches Prepaid Baggage Service
Mar14

Bangkok Airways Launches Prepaid Baggage Service

    Bangkok Airways launched a new “Prepaid Baggage Service” yesterday, 13 March 2013. The service allows passengers to purchase over-weight baggage in advance. Prepaid packages start from THB 300 per 5 kilograms for domestic routes, and THB 1,000 per 5 kilograms for international routes – depending on destinations. To purchase the service, travellers in Thailand should contact the airline’s call center on 1771, or any...

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AirAsia Launches Bangkok/Phuket – Singapore Promotion
Mar14

AirAsia Launches Bangkok/Phuket – Singapore Promotion

AirAsia has launched a promotion on flights from Bangkok and Phuket to Singapore with fares from 1,890THB per way, including fees and airport tax, but excluding the processing fee. Bookings are available until 18 March 2013 for travel between 25 March and 31 May 2013. Plus, travellers that book tickets to Singapore on Thai AirAsia (FD) can also receive up to 25% off entry fees to some of Singapore’s most popular tourist sites, by...

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Bangkok is Asia-Pacific’s top destination city
Jun27

Bangkok is Asia-Pacific’s top destination city

Bangkok ranks third in the Global Top 20 Destinations in terms of both numbers of international visitors and spending, according to the latest MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index. Despite sluggish global economic growth, the number of people travelling abroad continues to increase, according to Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, MasterCard Worldwide’s global economic advisor. Total visitor numbers is projected to increase 5.7% from 174.9...

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Koh Samui
Jan12

Koh Samui

“An island of superb natural beauty and variety.” Samui is off the Eastern coast of Thailand, Koh Samui is Thailand’s third largest Island after a 1 hour 20 minute flight from Bangkok, you step into paradise with soft powdery sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and swaying palms. Samui Island is a rare gem, preserving the idyllic simplicity of a tropical hideaway. In recent year it developed to a tropical beach resort but still...

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Phuket
Jan12

Phuket

Phuket is one of the most visited spots in Thailand. Phuket holidays are very popular, due to their appeal and great value. Imagine white sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, amazing food and a buzzing nightlife – it’s not difficult to see...

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