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Rebranding brings Anantara to capital

The Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa will be renamed the Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa as of Nov 1 following completion of a 300-million-baht renovation of the south wing. The refurbished south wing will feature 175 rooms, down from 183 before as some rooms are being combined to form 10 new suites.General manager Francis […]

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Rates to rise for first time in four years

Thai hoteliers plan to raise their room rates by 8-10% next year, the first time in four years, to offset rising costs as more perceived local political stability is making tourists more confident, says the Thai Hotels Association (THA). Normally hotel room rates go up around 5-10% on average per year, but political turmoil from […]

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Domestic tourism expected to see year-end spike

Maiyarat Pheerayakoset, president of the Association of Domestic Travel, said yesterday that three factors would drive growth in domestic tourism: political stability, cheaper fuel and scheduled events such as the Royal Flora Expo in Chiang Mai from November to February. The Christmas-New Year period and other year-end events will also stimulate local travel, she said. […]

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Bt8 bn sought for TAT’s ‘Miracle Thailand’ campaign

The Cabinet will be asked to approve the budget by next month before the new financial year kicks off in October. This new campaign will replace TAT’s long-running “Amazing Thailand” theme. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who presented her government’s tourism policies to the Cabinet, hopes to boost total visitors to 30 million per year in […]

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Air Asia-backed Tune Hotel group expanding into Thailand

While it has become a big name in the air, low cost carrier Air Asia is now looking to the ground, as budget hotel group Tune, closely linked with the airline, will be opening four locations in Thailand. The first property is expected to open in Hat Yai this December, and will be followed by […]

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