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TAT preparing to lure back tourists after floods

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 […]

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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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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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