Bangkok attracts more than 780,000 visitors over New Year period

The world’s most popular visitor destination, Bangkok, attracted more than 780,000 visitors over the festive 2017 New Year period, an increase of 30% from 2016 with over 50% international tourists. Among the top attractions during this period, the spectacular ‘Beautiful Bangkok by Magnolias @ Ratchaprasong’, a world-class 3D projection mapping performance incorporating a special New […]

Thailand showcases Thai local experiences at ATF 2018

The countdown to the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai from 22 to 26 January is underway with Thailand rolling out the red carpet to welcome participants under the theme of ‘Sustainable Connectivity, Boundless Prosperity’. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said the TAT will have a dedicated […]

Wary hoteliers crunch the numbers

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International tourists keep coming in their droves, but an oversupply of rooms could squeeze profits. The hotel business in Thailand is constantly evolving, and hoteliers have mapped out strategies to cash in on the growing tourism industry. Thai tourism is on track for another record-breaking year, with more than 35 million international arrivals expected in […]

Dept of Tourism campaigns for clean restrooms

The Department of Tourism has called for responsible agencies to keep restrooms in tourist places clean at all times. Kicking off a clean toilet campaign, Department of Tourism Director General, Anan Wongbenjarat disclosed that Thailand was visited by 30 million people from around the world in 2017, and he expects the number to be the […]

Myanmar works for sustainable tourism development

Myanmar’s Second Vice President U Henry Van Thio recently called for exploring sustainable tourism development plan, stressing the need to create new tourism routes and attractions and to combine innovation with its abundant natural resources to create more choice for tourists. U Henry Van Thio, who is also Chairman of the Central Committee for the […]

Chinese tourists help boost visitor numbers by 10%

As Cambodia enters peak tourist season, industry insiders say they expect foreign visitor numbers to continue to rise after a record-setting 2017, but exhort a need to keep up with infrastructure improvements and adapt to the needs of a now significantly Asia-centric visitor base. Cambodia welcomed a landmark 1 million Chinese tourists over the course […]

Vietnam aims to boost tourism

Vietnam wants to make tourism a key economic sector by 2020 that creates a driving force for the development of other sectors. The country expects to attract 17-20 million foreign visitors and 82 million domestic ones by then. Visitors are expected to spend US$35 billion in the country in 2020, on-the-spot exports through tourism are […]

Tourism in North still busy after New Year

The tourism industry in the north of Thailand remains bouyant after New Year festivities according to the latest report. In Ban Muang sub-district of Nong Khai, a large number of tourists have been camping out near the Mekong River and enjoying the cool, calm, and misty atmosphere. Crowded places include Phu Huay Isan, Phu Nong, […]

Dong Van Karst Plateau tourism development plan approved

The Prime Minister has recently given the green light to a tourism development master plan for Dong Van Karst Plateau national tourism site in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang until 2025 with a vision towards 2030. Accordingly, the site is expected to welcome 800,000 visitors, including 130,000 foreigners, by 2020; 950,000 visitors with […]