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Road Accidents Involving Tourists Using Rented Motorbikes on the Rise

– MAE HONG SON – Hospital staff and local residents in Pai district of Mae Hong Son of Northeastern Thailand have called on concerned authorities to regulate motorcycle rental service providers following an increase of road accidents involving tourists using rented motorbikes. The problem was raised at a recent forum on sustainable tourism in Pai, […]

March 17th, 2018 | Posted in Tourism | Read More »

Thai Airways Limits Passenger Waist Size for Business Class on It’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

– BANGKOK – Thai Airways International has banned passengers with over 56-inch waistline and passengers with kids on their laps from Business Class seating on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The new regulation on oversized passengers was announced by THAI’s Corporate Image and Social Responsibility Division this week. Flight Lieutenant Pratana Patanasiri, THAI Vice President, Aviation […]

March 16th, 2018 | Posted in Tourism | Read More »

Building for Green Growth in Thailand

– BANGKOK – Thailand seems likely to emerge as a model of green building in Asia, a region that is urbanizing more rapidly than any other in the world. Last month, the country took a significant step by submitting two Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change: greening Thailand’s […]

March 12th, 2018 | Posted in Tourism | Read More »

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports to Setup More Tourist Assistance Centers Nationwide

– BANGKOK – The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has launched the seventh tourism safety program, opening additional assistance centers across the country. Permanent Secretary for Tourism and Sports Pongpanu Svetarundra kicked off the safety program for 2018. The program, now in its seventh year, has been well received by Thai and foreign tourists since […]

March 10th, 2018 | Posted in Tourism | Read More »

The Digital Rise of Sustainable Tourism in Thailand

– CHIANG RAI – Thailand is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. With 25 million visitors per annum, the country relies heavily on tourism industry. In 2013, the tourism industry contributed 9 percent of the country’s annual GDP. This is not surprising as Thailand is one of the top 10 most visited […]

March 6th, 2018 | Posted in Tourism | Read More »

Thailand Campaigns Against Sex Tourism

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s tourism body has said in a statement that it “strongly opposes any form of sex tourism” as it hopes to welcome a record number of holiday-makers this year. Known for its beaches, Buddhist temples and world-famous cuisine, Thailand is consistently voted one of the world’s top destinations. It expects to welcome […]

March 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Tourism | Read More »

Jet Ski Operators Have Fatal Shootout in Front of Hundreds Tourists on Koh Samui

– KOH SAMUI – Foreign tourists lounging on a Thai paradise beach on the Island of Koh Samui in Surat Thano Province fled in panic after a fatal shootout between two rival jet ski operators. Th two jet ski opperators had been ferrying holidaymakers out to sea on the packed Koh Samui island when an […]

March 1st, 2018 | Posted in Southern Thailand,Tourism | Read More »

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