Thai hotels could raise their room rates by up to 20% next year as current prices are lower than their competitors in neighboring countries, says the US-based Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Many in the country have plan a 5-10% increase, as rates have been frozen since late 2008 due first to domestic political instability and […]
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The Tourism Authority of Thailand is preparing measures to rejuvenate the tourism industry once the flooding subsides while reaffirming its visitor-arrival forecast of more than 15 million this year. TAT plans to invite more than 130 front-line operators from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, India and Australia next month to visit Bangkok and other centres including […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Suvarnabhumi Airport has moved into the world’s 10 busiest airports in terms of international passengers, underscoring its importance as a global hub.
Association of Thai Travel Agents estimates tourists handled by member companies at Suvarnabhumi Airport could reach 3.5 million trips this year on the back of growing confidence in Thailand’s stability.
The Thai tourism industry can thank the Hollywood film Hangover 2 for creating a new tourism route for fanatics wishing to follow the movie’s shooting locations in Thailand.
In a move aimed at increasing traffic Thailand’s Department of Civil Aviation has created a one year waiver of landing fees for a number of tertiary airports in the country.
Bangkok is on the list of global top 20 destination cities in terms of visitor arrivals and spending, according to MasterCard Worldwide survey.