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Ministry unveils plan for sustainable tourism growth

The Tourism and Sports Ministry has unveiled its strategic plan to drive the tourism sector through sustainable growth, even as hospitality experts warn that the travel industry face challenges in the coming years. The Nation Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said her ministry had drafted a one-year plan that aimed to establish fundamentals for […]

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Thailand sees first signs of tourism recovery

Thailand experienced its first monthly tourist arrivals growth of the year in October, leading to hopes of an upturn in the country’s tourism fortunes. Travel Daily Media According to the latest data from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), a total of 2.18 million overseas tourists visited the country last month, 6.1% more than in […]

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A tourist walks past a street vendor in Bangkok, Thailand. Pic: AP.

28 weeks later: Thailand tourism down, but not out

A tourist walks past a street vendor in Bangkok, Thailand. Pic: AP. By Guest Contributor Earlier this month Thailand’s Tourism Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said that about 25 million foreign visitors are expected to visit the country this year, down from 26.7 million in 2013. This seems optimistic, considering that Thailand has suffered a tumultuous year […]

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Mixed success for domestic tourism

The country will achieve this year’s domestic tourism revenue target of 700 billion baht but miss the number of trips, says the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Bangkok Post Negative factors such as mounting household debt and the earlier political unrest have affected Thais’ purchasing power, which will see domestic tourism missing the target of […]

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Asian Beach Games ‘to inject Bt100m into Phuket tourism’

The 10-day Asian Beach Games event that kicked off yesterday is expected to generate Bt100 million for hotel and tourism businesses in Phuket, according to Ittirit Kinglake, president of the Tourism Council of Thailand. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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Nations reveal plans to rake in more tourism revenue in 2015

At the World Travel Market in the British capital last week, countries including Thailand unveiled plans to deal with challenges in the years ahead as revenue from inbound tourists is expected to see healthy growth, with Asian middle-class and affluent travellers the biggest spenders overseas. The Nation Malaysia, which was hit by the mysterious disappearance […]

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Nations reveal plans to rake in more tourism revenue in 2015

At the World Travel Market in the British capital last week, countries including Thailand unveiled plans to deal with challenges in the years ahead as revenue from inbound tourists is expected to see healthy growth, with Asian middle-class and affluent travellers the biggest spenders overseas. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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Thai Tourism Minister Assures Tourist Safety at World Travel Mart in London

More tourist police will also facilitate and ensure safety for tourists, while zoning laws will be improved to enhance sustainability at tourist destinations.   LONDON – This week at the “World Travel Mart” in London, Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said International Tourists can be assured of their safety and security while staying in […]

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Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneur Envoy Visits Chiang Rai

Col Saw Nai Oo, the strategic commissioner of Tachileik, and Col Songyos Thongkon, the Deputy Commander of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment Task Force of the Royal Thai Army  – – CHIANG RAI – The Department of Tourism (DO), the Thai-Myanmar Cultural and Economic Cooperation Association, and the Tourism entrepreneurs from Myanmar held a caravan tour […]

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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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