Thailand’s Tourist Police Round Up More than a Hundred Grand Palace Tourist Scammers

Travellers are warned via dozens of websites and YouTube videos but many still fall for the con game at the Grand Palace.

Thailand’s Tourist Police Round Up More than a Hundred Grand Palace Tourist Scammers

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Tourist Police have rounded up more than 100 people in a joint operation to restore law and order around the Grand Palace following complaints about foreign visitors being pressured to purchase services they do not require. The crackdown led by the Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police, […]

Tourist Police Arrest Tuk Tuk and Taxi Drivers Taking Advantage of Tourists

Pol.Maj.Gen.Surachet said these Tuk Tuk and taxi drivers damaged the country’s reputation and confirmed that police will strictly prevent similar cases. - File Photo

Tourist Police Arrest Tuk Tuk and Taxi Drivers Taking Advantage of Tourists

BANGKOK – Police officers have arrested Tuk Tuk and taxi drivers who have been taking advantage of tourists. Legal charges will be pressed against illegal tour guides and shops that sell substandard products to tourists. Deputy Commander of Tourist Police Bureau Pol.Maj.Gen.Surachet Hakphan on Sunday led officers from the bureau, 191 police division and Chana […]

16 Things to Do on Your First Visit to Chiang Rai

Planning a trip to Chiang Rai? From popular favourites like the White Temple, to new attractions like Singha Park and Huai Pla Klung Temple, here’s a list of the best places to visit! - Stephanie Lauw

16 Things to Do on Your First Visit to Chiang Rai

The northern Thai province of Chiang Rai is a city that’s fast-growing in popularity amongst tourists from all over the world. With enchanting attractions like the Rong Suea Ten Blue Temple, Singha Park, and Akha Village homestay, a vacation to Chiang Rai will certainly be one steeped in the vast and diverse traditional culture of […]

Thailand Closes Maya Bay Beach Made Famous by Leonardo DiCaprio Due to Over-Tourism

News of a second airport in the Thai hot spot might be welcomed by tourists but environmentalists are less than enthusiastic.

Thailand Closes Maya Bay Beach Made Famous by Leonardo DiCaprio Due to Over-Tourism

  PHUKET – Thailand’s Maya Bay beach on Ko Phi Phi Leth made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio, officially closed to tourists for four months on June 1, becoming the latest addition to a growing list of destinations that have become victims of their own appeal. Others include Boracay, in the Philippines, which is almost six […]

Are You One Of Thailand’s Ugly Tourists?

We tend to drink while on holiday but there’s no need to get drunk every single day.

Are You One Of Thailand’s Ugly Tourists?

  PATTAYA – A motorcycle tour without a helmet. Hard-drinking and drug-taking at moonlit parties. Out in the heat despite heart problems. Smoking weed on the beach. These are some of the dangerous “don’t do” things that can get tourists in a lot of trouble throughout Thailand. And yet “some tourists seem to hand in […]

A Better Way Forward for Elephant Tourism in Northern Thailand

Sanctuaries are proving that elephants, instead of transporting tourists or other workloads, can live in their habitat freely while also bringing joy to tourists.

A Better Way Forward for Elephant Tourism in Northern Thailand

CHIANG RAI – Since Southeast Asia has risen in popularity as a tourist destination in the last decades, the tourism industry has been growing rapidly as well. Along the growth of the tourism, there are also environmental concerns and worries that the local culture might be swept away by the mass tourism. While this is […]

New Expedia Report Shows Thais are the Most Frequent Travellers in Asia

New Expedia Report Shows Thais are the Most Frequent Travellers in Asia

BANGKOK – According to a new survey from global travel company Expedia, Thais are the most frequent travellers in Asia with an average of 10.1 flights per year, followed by Japanese and Indian travellers. On average, travellers are taking five one-way flights per year, with personal flights (3.2 per year) accounting for two-thirds of these […]

Thailand’s Tourist Police Charge Eight People for Selling Fake Tour Packages

Thailand’s Tourist Police Charge Eight People for Selling Fake Tour Packages

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Tourist police have arrested eight people who ran a firm that sold guided tour packages to southern islands worth about 10 million baht and allegedly failed to deliver them. Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal, deputy commissioner of tourist police, said on Friday that eight, Thaworn Kraikaeo, Prateep Kaeonont and six others, were […]

Thai Customs Requirement to Declare Valuable Items on Departure at Airport Terminated

Thai Customs Requirement to Declare Valuable Items on Departure at Airport Terminated

CHIANG RAI – Thai citizens and expats living in Thailand are no longer required to declare valuable items to customs officers before leaving the country following the Customs Department’s recent termination of its mandate. The Customs Department has decided to remove the 4th requirement in its 60th directive issued on February 26 demanding those leaving […]

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