Bangkok voted among best cities in the world for shopping and retail
Sep28

Bangkok voted among best cities in the world for shopping and retail

Bangkok was recently named one of the 11 best destinations in the world for shopping by the renowned travel website, Frommers.com, with the city’s range of markets and malls being singled out for praise. Eleven cities, including Cairo, London, Istanbul, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Paris, have been designated as the world’s best for shoppers. The 11 were chosen not merely for having the widest range of goods and great bargains, but for...

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New restaurant discount app launched in Bangkok
Aug16

New restaurant discount app launched in Bangkok

  Bangkok has been chosen as the launch pad for a new app designed to boost off-peak demand at restaurants and offer discounts to diners. Michael Cluzel, co-founder and group CEO of Eatigo, launched the new app in the Thai capital this week. Available for iOS and Android devices, it aims to help restaurateurs increase their profitability by offering daily discounts targeting off-peak periods. “Our aim is to help restaurant owners...

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VietJet doubles frequency between BKK and HCMC
Aug16

VietJet doubles frequency between BKK and HCMC

  VietJet has announced plans to increase the frequency of its international route linking Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. VietJet Air operates a fleet of three Airbus A320s As of 12 September, the budget carrier will add an extra daily round trip to meet growing demand for low-cost air travel between the two South East Asian hubs. The new schedule will now see VietJet flights depart Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi...

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Suvarnabhumi Taxis – New kiosks means less queuing
Aug02

Suvarnabhumi Taxis – New kiosks means less queuing

Bangkok, 31 July 2014– The shake up of the taxi services at Suvarnabhumi Airport, recently started by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), is nearly complete with eight state-of-the-art queue management queue-card kiosks to be installed over the next couple of weeks. The new kiosks will replace the current system where staff are required to manually write down passenger destinations on paper slips before a taxi is...

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More low cost competition on Sakon Nakhon from Bangkok
Jul28

More low cost competition on Sakon Nakhon from Bangkok

  BANGKOK – Isaan is getting increasingly popular for airlines with Thailand two main low cost carriers competiting increasingly on secondary destinations. After Nakhon Phanom and Khon Kaen opened a year ago, AirAsia is now going into Sakon Nakhon in competition to Nok Air. Asia largest low cost airline is preparing to launch two daily “Bangkok (Don Mueang)-Sakon Nakhon” flights, operating in the day and evening, starting on...

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Thailand waives visa fees for Chinese, Taiwanese tourists
Jul19

Thailand waives visa fees for Chinese, Taiwanese tourists

  BANGKOK – IN AN attempt to lessen the blow to tourism that Thailand’s political unrest has had over the last few months, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) will temporarily waive visa fees for Chinese and Taiwanese tourists. The exemption will be effective from August 1 to October 31. At present, the visa entry fee is 1,000 baht (US$31) for both Chinese and Taiwanese tourists. Sisdivachr Cheewarattanaporn,...

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TAT to make “Thainess” and “Happiness” core themes of Tourism Marketing Plan for 2015
Jul16

TAT to make “Thainess” and “Happiness” core themes of Tourism Marketing Plan for 2015

  Bangkok – Taking full advantage of the return to peace and order in the kingdom, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has laid out a marketing plan targeting an estimated 1.4 trillion Baht in revenue from foreign tourists and 800 billion Baht from domestic tourists. The core concepts will be to restore visitors’ confidence in Thailand by promoting Thainess, happiness, sustainability, as well as balanced and equitable growth....

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The Philippines opens its skies to more Thai traffic
Jan04

The Philippines opens its skies to more Thai traffic

  THE Philippines and Thailand have entered into an agreement to increase the number of flights between Manila and Bangkok, following talks in the Thai capital last week (TTG Asia e-Daily, October 31, 2012). According to the Philippines’ Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), 1,480 seats will be added to the current 5,400 weekly seats connecting Manila and Bangkok, while both countries have given the green light to unlimited traffic...

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Cambodia-Thailand joint visa gets off the ground
Jan04

Cambodia-Thailand joint visa gets off the ground

  Phnom Penh – ALMOST a full year after it was first announced (TTG Asia e-Daily, January 16, 2012), a joint visa allowing non-ASEAN nationals to travel freely between Cambodia and Thailand was finally implemented on December 27, 2012. A press release issued by Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the visa can be obtained at diplomatic and consular missions of either country and is valid for 90 days from...

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Thailand to host its First Formula One race in 2014, reports Freedom Asia
Nov29

Thailand to host its First Formula One race in 2014, reports Freedom Asia

  Thailand will become the third South East Asian nation to hold a Formula One race following Singapore and Malaysia. LONDON – Thailand‘s economy and tourism industry are set to get a boost from 2014, as the country becomes the third South East Asian nation to host a Formula One race. A suitable venue is yet to be decided however, with the existing track at the seaside resort of Pattaya being ruled out. But according...

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