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AoT sees sunnier days for gloomy Thai tourism industry | Bangkok Post: news

AoT sees sunnier days for gloomy Thai tourism industry | Bangkok Post: news Airports of Thailand Plc is predicting sunnier days for Thailand's tourism industry, forecasting an 11% increase in inbound air passengers this high season. A flight of Thai Airways International is visiting Don Mueang airport. (Photo by Pattarapong … Full News here – Read […]

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Thailand’s Troubled Tourism Industry Struggles to Recover

The World Travel and Tourism Council data shows the tourism sector is worth $ 75 billion a year and in 2013 accounted for more than 20 percent of Thailand’s national output. – – BANGKOK – Visitor arrivals in Thailand’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry have fallen by 19 percent this year.  That’s a significant drop for […]

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Risk looms for local tourism workers

Many locals working in the tourism industry are likely to lose their jobs to foreigners when the Asean Economic Community sweeps into the country next year. The Nation “The less skilled or those poor in foreign languages will come under much more pressure from work and may leave their jobs,” PornthipHirunkate, vice president for marketing […]

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Tourism may get Ebola-fear leg up

Travel operators have suggested targeting foreign tourists who are concerned about travelling to the West because of the Ebola outbreak. The Nation Ittirit Kinglake, president of the Tourism Council of Thailand, suggested that Thai hotels and travel operators consider promoting the Kingdom as an Ebola-free destination. He said a lot of tourists would avoid travelling […]

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Loy Krathong lights way for tourism

The Loy Krathong festival organised at seven major venues nationwide is expected to draw more than 660,000 visitors and generate tourism revenue of at least 650 million baht. Bangkok Post Loy Krathong is an annual celebration on the full-moon night of the 12th Thai lunar month. This year the holiday falls on Nov 6. Vilaiwan […]

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Tourism Authority of Thailand to Promote “Martial Law Tourism”

Tourists in Bangkok pose with Thai Soldiers – Photo Khoasod BANGKOK – Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor Thawatchai Arunyik announced the grammatically suspect “24 Hours Enjoy Thailand” campaign will soon entice hesitant visitors to the kingdom, where the suspension of civil liberties and democratic rule will assure their personal safety. “We want the tourists to […]

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Chiang Rai Tours Opperators Say Martial Law Not Effecting Tourism

Mr Boontham Thipprasong (Left), president of Chiang Rai Chamber of Commerce, said martial law had impacts on tourism during the initial period but the impacts have eased. – – CHIANG RAI – Tourism operators in Northern Thailand believe that the martial law will not affect tourism industry in the upcoming high tourism season. The president […]

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Thailand’s Tourism Authority Say’s Thai Values Disappearing Over Greed

Jet Ski Scammers investigated by Police –   BANGKOK – The Bangkok Post is carrying a hard-hitting article on the state of Thailand’s tourism industry, claiming that it needs “a top-to-bottom restructuring from the ministry level down to related departments and the private sector and local communities”. “Obviously Thailand’s charm is still irresistible,” say the […]

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Poor policing harms tourism

Poor policing harms tourism After more than three weeks of messy police work in the Koh Tao murder case, it is understandable why Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul is getting anxious: the high season is approaching. But confidence among foreign tourists remains … Full News here – Read more on Bangkok Post

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Laos tourism targets affluent Thai visitors

Laotian and Thai tourism officials have discussed strategies to encourage big-spending Thai tourists to extend their stays in Laos, says the Lao Tourism Association. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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Tourism confidence index to hit 106 points

The tourism confidence index is expected to increase to 106 points in the fourth quarter from 93 in the third quarter thanks to political stability and the high season. Bangkok Post The index is based on responses from 600 tourism operators nationwide. The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) expects the number of foreign arrivals in […]

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No sign of any rebound : Tourism arrivals down more than 10% in August

Exports and tourism have long been key reasons for Thailand’s good economic performance over the last 2 decades. Exports are down .42% in the first 7 months of the year, but bad tourism numbers are also a worry TTR Weekly: International tourist arrivals to Thailand posted a decline of 10.66%, January to August, this year, […]

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Tourism body ‘concerned’ by killings

The news that two British tourists were killed on Koh Tao is yet another blow to Thai tourism sentiment, one that could affect arrivals in the coming high season. Bangkok Post The negative news is now spreading rapidly on mainstream and online media in Britain, presumably creating a psychological effect among potential British tourists to […]

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This is good news for tourists who want to stay in Thailand legitimately for a longer period of time

Thai Military Junta Changes Visa Regulations to Boost Tourism Yet Tightening Loopholes

This is good news for tourists who want to stay in Thailand legitimately for a longer period of time     CHIANG RAI – Thai authorities have implemented new visa regulations aimed at boosting tourism and tightening loopholes often abused by those who want to extend their stay. Previously, tourists from 48 countries, including the […]

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Move to train staff for hotels, tourism

THE TOURISM Council of Thailand has teamed with vocational colleges nationwide to offer intensive training courses in an attempt to improve manpower in the sector after worrying personnel shortages. The Nation The cooperation aims to ease the shortage of skilled labour in the industry and related business, which are reportedly being challenged by liberalisation. TCT […]

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