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Nature bounces back

Mon, 2020-05-25 04:30
While humans are struggling to survive the Covid-19 outbreak, nature is gradually rehabilitating after being ruined by tourism for years. For two months running, 133 national parks have been closed and Thai citizens have been observing strict travel restrictions, making it the perfect time for animals to enjoy their lives without any distraction.

Well-being key to surviving crisis

Thu, 2020-05-21 16:32
Planet Happiness and the World Centre for Excellence for Destinations (CED) are partnering to strengthen excellence in destination management and the necessity of the sector to deliver destination well-being.

Countries continue to ban travel well into June

Thu, 2020-05-21 16:01
Countries continue to extend flight restrictions into June – a clear indication there is still no light at the end of the tunnel for the tourism industry.

Interprovincial bus services running

Thu, 2020-05-21 04:00
The state-run Transport Company will launch interprovincial bus services to the South on June 1 after resuming its interprovincial routes this Monday to an initial 16 destinations in the North, Northeast and East.

Where monsoon is awesome

Thu, 2020-05-21 04:00
Bucket-list ideas for the first half of September from Pongpet Mekloy's archive.

A lovely furry friend

Thu, 2020-05-21 04:00
Strolling in Osaka Castle Park, I came across this cute Shiba Inu. First, I saw her walking happily with her owner, who was in his 60s. From time to time, some visitors asked the owner for permission to take a picture with his dog. I kept looking at them and waiting for my time.

How do air travel safety measures differ by country?

Tue, 2020-05-19 10:58
Governments, airlines and airports around the world are putting in place new measures to help protect travellers and allow for a return to the air during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Acropolis in Athens reopens after virus shutdown

Mon, 2020-05-18 17:45
ATHENS: Greece reopened the Acropolis in Athens and all open-air archaeological sites in the country to the public on Monday after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mount Fuji to be closed to climbers this summer due to virus

Mon, 2020-05-18 11:42
SHIZUOKA, Japan: Mount Fuji will be closed to climbers this summer to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

National parks to close every year

Thu, 2020-05-14 04:00
The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has announced a plan to temporarily close national parks nationwide every year even after Covid-19.

Wildlife comes to your couch

Thu, 2020-05-14 04:00
Our world has become more connected than ever during the Covid-19 outbreak. Although the government has eased some measures of the lockdown policy and allowed some places to reopen, not all of them have. Some attractions remain closed, including national parks, zoos and aquariums.

Machu Picchu to reopen with free admission to Peruvians

Wed, 2020-05-13 07:45
LIMA: Peru will allow some locals free admission to Machu Picchu and other archeological sites in a bid to kickstart its tourist industry, the government said Tuesday.

Disney reopens biggest Asia resort at one-third of capacity

Mon, 2020-05-11 15:45
The Walt Disney Company has reopened its biggest Asia resort after a four-month shutdown, as Shanghai's health authorities eased restrictions on public gatherings after getting the coronavirus outbreak in the megacity of 24 million people under control.

Chatuchak back to life after 48 days

Sat, 2020-05-09 18:19
Vendors and shoppers are bustling about again at Bangkok’s most famous weekend market after a 48-day closure, with strict rules in place for everyone to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Ban Lum Sum showcases community tourism

Fri, 2020-05-08 08:00
Community tourism is a growing market as new generations of travellers seek more meaningful experiences from their leisure time.

TAT books

Thu, 2020-05-07 04:00
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has celebrated its 60th anniversary by launching three special publications for free download.

When you're free to move about the country

Thu, 2020-05-07 04:00
It's going to be a while before we find out whether or not the easing of coronavirus lockdown measures, the mass scrambles for alcoholic beverages, and the exodus over the recent long weekend will reverse the trend of the pandemic control in Thailand that seems to be going well. Let's hope they won't. At the same time, let's not forget that in many parts of this small world, the Covid-19 situation...

Virtual tours

Thu, 2020-04-30 04:00
Aiming to promote tourism during the Covid-19 outbreak, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched 3D virtual tours for 13 attractions in nine provinces.

Khao Yai sees new life

Thu, 2020-04-30 04:00
Established as the country's first national park, Khao Yai National Park is known as one of the top tourist destinations in Thailand. It is also the first field classroom for many people, especially children.

Keeping an eye on worshippers

Thu, 2020-04-30 04:00
Wat Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram on Fueang Nakhon Road in Bangkok's Phra Nakhon district is known for many things. Established 150 years ago under the order of King Rama V to be the symbolic temple of his reign, this important Buddhist place of worship houses the cremated remains of eight monarchs of the Chakri Dynasty and is the residence of the current Supreme Patriarch. Architecturally, the...