The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) this week launched a new campaign, tentatively titled “Smile@Siam,” in an attempt to rejuvenate the stagnant Thai tourism industry following recent setbacks and damaging events.
Thousands of people were in Pattaya on Saturday night to observe the impressive International Fireworks Festival organised along the entire length of Pattaya Beach Road. In honour of the Thai Royal Family and Her Majesty the Queens recent 78th birthday celebrations, the event broke several records in the process of exhibiting fireworks displays from several countries over a 3km stretch of the Pattaya Bay.
Thailand’s budget airline Nok Air has been nominated as being one of five chosen, that has the ugliest and worst paint jobs on their planes from around the world.
The Sriracha Tiger Zoo announced the opening of several new tourist attractions and activities recently. The announcements were made in preparation for Her Majesty the Queens birthday on the 12th of August.
The much-anticipated Pattaya Food & Beverage Expo ’10 has begun at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort on Thursday. The opening ceremony was chaired by the Provincial Administration President with a number of dignitaries and officials present to witness the hospitality trades premier event.
Debate on tourism in Thailand, hotel rates and airline prices and the European travel operators was held in order to raise issues in the price wars.
Tourists and locals alike flocked to Pattaya’s beaches over the long weekend as temperate weather and an extra day off work ensured a perfectly exciting day of frolicking on the sand and in the sea.
The Asarnha Bucha (Asalha Puja) ceremonies held at the Chaimongkol Temple in South Pattaya brought hundreds of joyous worshippers together to celebrate the great Buddha’s first sermon. Asarnha Bucha and the proceeding Wan Kao Pansa holds many points of significance to the Buddhist faith and as such is one of the most observed religious holidays throughout Thailand.
NEW YORK, July 22 (TNA) - Representing Thailand’s capital and receiving an award naming the Thai capital by Travel + Leisure magazine as the World’s Best City 2010 in a survey conducted among its readers, Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra is the highest profile ambassador for normality to have hit the Big Apple since the Big Mango’s days of blazes and bombs in May.
The fourth instalment of the Pattaya Food & Hoteliers Expo has officially been announced for the 5th-7th of August at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort in Pattaya. The much anticipated event has been a feature for the Pattaya tourism, hotel and catering industries over the past 3 years with the 2010 version set to be the biggest and best yet.
Thailand’s tourism sector is beginning to recover and should reach over 15 million visitors in 2011 according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
AsiaWebDirect.com, a leading online travel specialist in Asia, on Friday (2 July 2010) donated a sum of THB99,000 to the Together We Can fund from a one-week fundraising campaign run through their accommodation booking website.
A plague of “man-face” bugs have descended on Pattaya’s Nongnuch Botanical Gardens over the last few weeks. The bug is prevalent throughout northern Thailand, coming to Nongnuch to feed on the fruits of the Marong tree.
The official opening of the “Eastern Seaboard Colours Festival” was held on Friday evening. The event, designed to showcase the heritage, culture and tradition of the four eastern seaboard provinces, will run until the 4th of July 2010.
Adimistrators from Pattaya City Hall in conjunction with the Pattaya arm of Tourism Authority of Thailand, opened the Thai Cultural and Heritage Festival at the Floating Market today.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is confident tourism will begin to return to normal over the third and forth quarters of 2010, commonly referred to as tourist ‘high season.’ Thai airways also report a relative return to normalcy over the last month as flight ratios (number of seats filled) returns to a midyear average.
The Thai Meteorological Department yesterday issued a storm surge warning for the Pattaya Bay and surrounding islands. The warning was issue due to the impending tropical storm which is due to hit the Eastern Seaboard overnight and over the preceding few days.
The ‘Shop on the Beach Spectacular’ was a great success where hundreds of tourists from Pattaya, Bangkok and other areas shopped till they dropped.
The last episode of the increasingly popular Dash Series will take place on June 20 in Nong Nam Kieaw, Ban Bung, Chonburi. Racing for a greener Thailand.
The Thai arm of the Malaysian owned AirAsia Group is planning an ambitious move to list the company on the Thai bourse during the first quarter of 2011. Despite the current market downturn in travel to and around Thailand, the budget carrier still aims to go ahead with their listing plan.