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Pattaya Police Chief Say’s There is No Such thing as Prostitution in Pattaya

– PATTAYA – On Tuesday, Pattaya City officials, local police units and administrative units of Chon Buri held a press conference on the new policy, Pattaya Happy Zone, which has been immediately implemented with the main purpose of keeping popular areas of Pattaya under control and crime-free. The Happy Zone is being enforced in the […]

February 26th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Thailand’s National Telecom Regulator Scraps Special Tracking Sim Card for Tourists

  – BANGKOK – Thailand’s National Telecom Regulator the (NBTC) has scrapped it’s plan for special SIM cards for tourists that would allow authorities to track their locations and call history. The special tourist SIM card plan also drew heavy criticism at the first public hearing from participants who said it could lead to a […]

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Thai Tourism Wants to Open Military Facilities to Lure Chinese Tourists

– BANGKOK – The Tourism Authority of Thailand has come up with an idea to open military facilities to draw tourists from China as part of a campaign to show Thailand’s new look, TAT deputy governor Srisuda Wanapinyosak said. Mrs Srisuda, TAT deputy governor for Asia and the Pacific marketing, said the TAT had asked […]

February 20th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Mae Salong: Yunnan Chinese in Northern Thailand Celebrate Unique History

. . CHIANG RAI –  The village of Mae Salong in Thailand’s picturesque, mountainous northern frontier is home to thousands of ethnic Chinese who were originally from Yunnan. They are descendants of soldiers who were part of the “Lost Army” – the 93rd Division of the Kuomintang – who retreated south after the end of […]

February 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Phuket Police and Officials Accused of Extorting Foreign Work Permit Holders

. . PHUKET – Ms.Thanyarat Atchariyachai, a former chairwoman of the Senate committee on tourism, has accuded local police and state officials in Phuket of exploiting legal loopholes to extort money from foreign employees and migrant workers. Ms. Atchariyachai said she has received numerous complaints from people affected by misconduct of state officials. She said […]

January 28th, 2017 | Posted in Southern Thailand,Tourism News | Read More »

Travel Across the Border from Chiang Rai to the Hidden Gem of Kengtung, Myanmar

. KENTUNG – Travel across the border to the hidden gem of Kengtung – the capital of the Golden Triangle and home to many different hill tribe groups as well as a quaint old town – has just got easier, as Keith Lyons discovers. If you want to get  ‘off-the-grid’ and slip back in time […]

January 25th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Cruise Ship Costa Victoria Launching Cruises from Laem Chabang Port in Chon Buri, Thailand

. . CHON BURI – The Cruise ship Costa Victoria, operated by Italy-based Costa Crociere Co, plans to use Laem Chabang in Chon Buri Province as its maritime tourism hub to serve cruise ship travellers in Asean. It is the company’s first cruise ship coming to Thailand needing a berth at Laem Chabang’s deep-sea port. […]

January 12th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

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