Tourism Authority of Thailand ‘unboxes’ various tourist experiences with new campaign

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has appointed antics@play and The Media Shop (TMS) to support its new campaign, #UnboxThailand. Antics@play will provide digital branding, ad creative and PR support while TMS will provide technological media solutions to maximise TAT’s reach. The three-month campaign aims to drive awareness of Thailand as a preferred holiday destination by […]

Thailand Travel Shield: TAT offers travel insurance for foreign tourists

A new travel insurance scheme aimed at FIT tourists (Free Independent Travelers) has been announced by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. TNAMCOT said the “Thailand Travel Shield” scheme would be a boon to adventurous travellers. “Tourism Authority of Thailand has cooperated with top non-life insurers; Muang Thai Insurance, Krungthai Panich Insurance and Southeast Insurance gladly to […]

Vietnam becomes China’s second largest tourism market

Vietnam overtook South Korea to claim the second spot among the top 10 source markets for tourism in China last year. According to statistics released late last month by China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, more than 6.3 million Vietnamese tourists visited the country last year, double the figure in 2016, making Vietnam the second […]

Moves to extend free visa-on-arrival

Travel industry leaders are pressing the Thai government to extend a waiver of the THB2,000 visa-on-arrival fee up to October this year. The waiver has already been extended once from January to the end of April to encourage nationals from 21 countries who are eligible for a visa-on-arrival at Thailand’s international border checkpoints. Travellers from […]

Vietnam tourism sees robust growth from Asian markets

Tourist numbers from Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines and South Korea saw strong growth January-March while China saw a decline. The first three months of this year saw the highest rise in Thai visitors with 124,600 arrivals, a massive 49.3 percent increase year-on-year, followed by Taiwan (26 percent) and the Philippines (25 percent). Meanwhile, a record […]

TAT promotes Songkran 2019 festivities in emerging destinations

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is promoting Songkran 2019 festivities in three emerging destinations – Tak, Mukdahan and Ranong – and is supporting activities in eight other provinces (Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Ayutthaya, Phuket and Songkhla) to showcase local traditions of the annual Thai water festival. TAT Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn […]

Hanoi targets sustainable tourism development

Price of Travel has named Hanoi as the cheapest Asian city for backpackers, which, the tourism price index website, said gets high marks from most visitors. In the Asia Backpacker Index for 2019, the website said: “the food is also top-notch, especially when you are sitting amongst locals at one of the thousands of plastic-chair […]

TAT backs ASEAN Pop Culture

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand through its ASEAN, South Asia and South Pacific Market Division has launched the ‘ASEAN Pop Culture’ project, which aims to promote connectivity between Thailand and its neighbouring countries. A series of ‘pop culture’ activities will be held in Sukhothai, Chiang Rai and Trat, and the ASEAN cities of Mandalay in […]

What does the future merging of medical and wellness tourism mean for Thailand?

Thailand is also a leading wellness tourism destination. The country is ranked 14th in the world, earning $12 billion per year from wellness. Both medical and wellness tourism has been important segments of Thailand’s tourism industry for many years. The future will see them increasingly merge. The “Land of Smiles” welcomed over 38 million international […]

Supermarket in Thailand uses banana leaves as packaging instead of plastic

Supermarket in Thailand uses banana leaves as packaging instead of plastic Picture: Perfect Homes Chiangmai Take note, UK supermarkets: a store in Thailand has found a smart way to reduce plastic packaging. The Rimping supermarket in Chiangmai is now using banana leaves as packaging instead of plastic. The leaves are used to hold together bunches […]