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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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 […]
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 […]
FLIGHTS AND HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW MANDATORY- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangkok has instructed the Thai Embassies and Consulates abroad to be stricter with requirements when applicants are applying for 60-days Tourist visas for 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 […]
The Tourism and Sports Ministry plans to waive visa fees for visitors of more countries to boost tourism.
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.
Central Plaza Hotel Plc (Centel) says it will enter the European market as part of its 4.5-billion-baht expansion plan from 2012-15.