Travel & Tourism

Bangkok/Ho Chi Minh City, 18 April, 2014 – Vietnamese tourists’ confidence in Thailand as a travel destination has grown steadily since the end of Bangkok’s anti-government protests (as of 3…
Krabi, 11 April, 2014 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is working in cooperation with the Krabi Provincial Administration, Railay Rock Climbing Club, Krabi Tourism Association and various local…
Bangkok, 11 April, 2014 – Thailand is looking to attract a larger number of Chinese tourists to join this year’s Songkran celebrations. Many of these Chinese visitors are coming into…
Bangkok, 11 April, 2014 – Thailand’s Southern beach resort regions remain some of the most popular holiday destinations for international tourists with hotels in the area reporting occupancy rates of…
Hat Yai, 10 April, 2014 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Hat Yai Office is organising various tourism activities throughout the month of April 2014 to attract both local…
Bangkok, 9 April 2014- The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today announced the official opening ceremony of its “Grand Songkran Splendours 2014” which will see fun and family-friendly activities arranged…
Friday April 11 - April 17, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 15)

Why do governments marginalise the benefits of tourism?

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Andrew J Wood
Global tourism represents over 9% of GDP (direct, indirect and induced impact). One in eleven jobs globally is in tourism. Tourism represents 6% of world exports and generates over US$1.3…

Discovering Asia - the Mekong

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Story and photos by Andrew J Wood
Living in Asia for any length of time you will hear reference to the Mekong River. It truly is one of the great rivers of the world, stretching 2703 miles…
Bangkok/Trang, 8 April, 2014 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Trang Office, in cooperation with the Trang Tourism Council, is organising a seminar on professional tourism management with the…
Bangkok, 8 April, 2014 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Newsroom is inviting professional and amateur writers, photographers and videographers to capture the spirit of various aspects of Thailand…
New Delhi, 4 April, 2014 – Travel + Leisure India & South Asia announced the results of its third edition of the India’s Best Awards at the Hotel Taj Palace…
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising the Thai New Year (Songkran) Festival 2014 in seven major destinations across Sukhothai province, traditionally the homeland of Songkran Festival, which was…
There is no better place to celebrate “Songkran” than Thailand, where the many unique rituals and festivities, which for centuries have celebrated the significance of water in Thai culture and…
Thailand’s Nong Khai Province in collaboration with Lao PDR’s Vientiane Province and Australia are jointly organising a grand celebration to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge…
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Visa International (VISA) have teamed up again for the third year to organise a seven-week extravaganza of Thai cuisine and culture known as…
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