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Thailand’s National Parks Head Says Jail for Those Found with Alcohol in National Parks

  – BANGKOK – Thailand’s National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department has warned that it will take tough legal action against those who violate a ban on alcohol drinking at its national parks. The prohibitory order comes ahead of an anticipated surge in the number of visitors to parks across the country for New […]

December 4th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Tourist Bus Carrying 36 Tourists Catches Fire in Phuket Thailand

– PHUKET – A group of 36 Chinese tourists narrowly escaped unhurt when a bus in which they were traveling from Phangnga province caught fire in Phuket Saturday afternoon November 25, 2017. As the bus was running on the Thepkrasattri road in Phuket, the driver noticed smoke emanating from the engine room and pulled it […]

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

Thailand’s Finance Ministry Ponders Tax Incentive for Thai to Travel Domestically

– CHIANG RAI – A well-informed source said Tuesday that the Finance Ministry was considering tax deduction of up to 30,000 baht per head for Thais who travel in secondary cities in the country and up to 50,000 baht per head for travelling during three-month period of off-season tourism. The tax incentives will be deducted […]

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

Qatar Airways Heads to Chiang Mai and Pattaya

– RAYONG – Qatar Airways is making U-tapao airport its next port of call, making it a Gulf airline that offers the most coverage of Thailand. The fast-growing Middle East carrier will offer non-stop service, four flights a week, from the Qatari capital Doha to the Thai eastern coast starting on Jan 28 next year. […]

November 18th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Discovering Hill-tribe Organics in Chiang Rai Province

– CHIANG RAI – In a quiet corner of Chiang Rai’s Chiang Saen district, ethnic groups from different backgrounds, beliefs and traditions live together in the same village. They share the land, while maintaining their identities and lifestyles. Gong and drum beats fill the air. Fresh water from a bowl beautified with colourful flowers is […]

November 17th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Foreign Visitors Can Now Get Compensation from Tour Scams in Thailand

– BANGKOK – In a move to protect foreign tourist from being scammed Thailand’s Tourism Department has announced tourists can file for compensation from the Tourism Department if they get swindled by registered tour companies that fail to operate as planned or advertised. At a press conference Friday Director-general Anant Wongbenjarat said “Tourists who get […]

November 4th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

How do Airlines Decide Who Gets a Free Upgrade to the Sweet Seats on Flights?

– NEW YORK – Ever wonder how airlines decide who gets an upgrade to the sweet seats on flights? Airlines say it’s strictly by the book: Loyal customers are rewarded based on their status in frequent flyer programs. But some flyers insist that once in a while, they get upgraded even when they’ve bought the […]

November 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

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Learning Thai with Jen
Learning Thai with Jen