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Neilson Hays literature festival celebrates library’s 150 years

Tue, 2019-10-08 12:09
The Neilson Hays Library, in collaboration with the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture (OCAC), is organising Bangkok’s first international literature festival to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

Grand Veg Fest parade

Sat, 2019-10-05 14:30
Many Thai-Chinese residents as well as tourists from neighbouring countries such as Malaysia and Singapore joined a parade carrying a Buddha statue along central business district roads in Hatyai City Municipality, Songkhla, at the 2019 Hatyai Vegetarian Festival, or Jae Festival, which runs until October 7.

[Weekender] The pink invasion

Sat, 2019-10-05 09:47
Exotic imported pink grass is the star of autumn gardens

Nationals of six more countries granted visa-on-arrival into Myanmar

Fri, 2019-10-04 18:17
The Myanmar government has introduced new regulations to facilitate easier access for foreign tourists as another step towards opening up the country to the world .

Santiburi on Koh Samui recognised as carbon neutral resort

Fri, 2019-10-04 14:04
Santiburi Koh Samui, a luxurious retreat on Koh Samui’s stunning north shore, has been officially certified as a carbon-neutral resort, which it says reflects its deep and lasting commitment to the environment.

Marriott highlights European heritage at new Le Méridien hotel in Phang Nga

Wed, 2019-10-02 17:10
Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, under Marriott International, has opened Le Méridien Khao Lak Resort & Spa - a modern resort on the stunning white sands of Bang Sak Beach in Phang Nga province.

TAT keen for more regional, Indian visitors

Wed, 2019-10-02 15:09
The Tourism Authority of Thailand is working with Bangkok Airways (BA) to lure more visitors from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam – the so-called CLMV countries – as well as Malaysia, Singapore and India with a “Fly Me to Thailand” campaign.

The Grand Dame of Siem Reap returns after restoration

Tue, 2019-10-01 14:39
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, a landmark hotel along the legendary Grand Tour of Indochina, has officially reopened following an extensive six-month restoration.

Beautiful Place, Maya After Restoring

Sun, 2019-09-29 15:14
Coral reef and ecosystems at the world-famous Maya Bay has started to recover but the date for its reopening for tourists not yet set.

For dreamy mist, spooky fireballs, head to Nong Khai

Wed, 2019-09-25 18:31
Making a pitch for tourism in the corner of Nong Khai where he’s a sub-district official, Sirirak Baokaew says it’s 20 degrees Celsius and you just have to come and see the morning and evening mist.

Airbnb launches destination drive for Buriram

Wed, 2019-09-25 17:55
Ahead of World Tourism Day, Airbnb has reaffirmed its commitment to continue promoting Thailand’s emerging destinations on the global stage with its latest community-led destination marketing campaign in Buriram.

Thais third most travelled, Agoda survey finds

Wed, 2019-09-25 16:38
Britons lead the way for globetrotting, taking the top spot for the highest number of international countries visited according to the “Well Travelled Survey” commissioned by Agoda, a fast-growing digital platform. The survey showed that the average British traveller has visited 12 countries, followed by Australians who average 10 international destinations.

SE Asia hospitality industry discusses community tourism, ocean health, environment at PHIST 2019

Tue, 2019-09-24 15:49
PHIST 2019, Asia’s travel and tourism sustainability event, brought Southeast Asia’s hospitality industry together in Phuket on Monday in a spirit of collaboration to tackle critical environmental issues facing resort destinations across the region.

Live like a Crawley in Highclere Castle

Mon, 2019-09-23 13:19
Highclere Castle, the home of the famous British TV series “Downton Abbey”, is now available for a once-in-a-lifetime stay available only on Airbnb. For one night only, Highclere Castle will open its doors to two guests, giving super fans an opportunity to immerse themselves in the iconic location of “Downton Abbey”, and learn what life might have been like for the Crawleys.

Chilling out in the lap of luxury

Mon, 2019-09-23 10:07
Long popular with both local and international tourists, Koh Samui in Surat Thani province is known for its breathtaking scenery.

Top performers in World’s Best Luxury Hotel Brands list

Mon, 2019-09-23 08:04
Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI) has revealed its list of World’s Best Luxury Hotel Brands for 2019.

Chinese pick Japan, Thailand for Golden Week holidays

Fri, 2019-09-20 15:15
Thailand is once again set to be the second-hottest destination for Chinese travellers, behind Japan, during National Day Golden Week from October 1-7, one of the country’s busiest travel periods, according to booking data from Agoda.

Bridge floating market, bamboo tower open in Suphan Buri

Thu, 2019-09-19 16:14
Suphan Buri adds to its plethora of tourist attractions with the opening of the Saphan Khong Floating Market, a new landmark in Ban Ton Tan Subdistrict of Song Phi Nong District. Visitors can walk along the wooden bridge that connects Ban Tontan Handicraft Centre to Thong Pradit Temple.