2006 with its political turmoil, the19th September coup and New Year’s Eve bombings, on top of the previous year’s tsunami, has undoubtedly had an effect on Thailand’s tourist industry
It seems Russians in Thailand are experiencing ongoing problems: first, on land and, now, in the air. After the tribulations suffered by Russian tourists in Pattaya, the 3.30 pm (PST) Russian flight (SVR-3624) to Mizhnevartovsk , originating at U Tapao Airport carrying 155 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing in Lahore after the U Tapao Air Traffic Controllers radioed the pilot to report that two of its tires had burst on take-off.
The last three months has seen 3 major developments which have changed Bangkok’s and Thailand’s image as a great party venue: 1. the coup which overthrew Thaksin Shinawatra; 2. the imposition of martial law; 3. the New Year’s Eve bombings.
BANGKOK, Dec 31 - Continuing drubbing by a series of 2-3 metre-high waves along the upper southern Gulf of Thailand provinces has led the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to urge New Year‘s revellers to monitor weather forecasts before heading for the water, TAT said Sunday.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s UK and Ireland office has announced its visitor figures for January to April 2006, with visitors from the UK reaching an impressive 258,666 in the first four months of the year, an increase of 10.39 per cent on the previous year’s statistics.
The duty free allowance will be applied to accompanied personal effects up to Baht 10,000 worth if the items are intended for your own personal or professional use.The quantity is reasonable and the items are not subject to prohibition or restriction.
All too often, all you read in the press – international as well as national – is negative comments about Pattaya being a hotbed of sin and iniquity – Sodomya, I’ve even heard it called. Some folk say it’s the second most dangerous place in the world, with manic motorcycle gangs roaming the streets terrorizing the locals and tourists, especially Russians, gunning down rivals at random. There are those who never put Pattaya on their addresses, but then the correct address is Banglamung, after all, but others do it through pure malice.
This year Pattaya City will spend more than 3 million to cerebrate the special event “PATTAYA COUNTDOWN 2007”
Mr. Jirakorn Kosaisaywee, Deputy Director General of Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, the organizer of the expo, revealed that “From November 1, 2006, the number of visitors, both domestic and overseas, has been continually increasing. And it is very likely that the number will continuously increase.
On July 21st ,1976, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, in her capacity as assistor of the poor of Thailand, sponsored the establishment of the Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques, under royal patronage, to encourage, develop and market the products of local handicraft manufacturers. Several centres under the name of Bangsai Arts and Crafts Centre were set up in Bang Na and Bangsai District, Ayutthaya Province.
BANGKOK, Dec 13 - The Tourism Authority of Thailand revealed on Wednesday that Thailand has been ranked the top country worldwide in terms of value for money, according to a leading market survey organisation in the United States.
Pattaya – sometimes known as the Sex Centre Of The Universe - has an ambiguous reputation among foreigners, despite its lavish beaches, bars and broads. Often, they don’t fully grasp the complexities of the Thai lifestyle, so, as a Thai, I’m going to you some guidelines to ensure your stay in our fair country is trouble-free and enjoyable.
BANGKOK, Dec 10 – Five significant problems prevailing at Bangkok‘s new world leader Suvarnabhumi airport will be resolved urgently, Deputy Transport Minister Sansern Wongcha-um said Sunday.
This year the Tourism Authority of Thailand expects to have more than 13 million tourists, generating income of about 450 billion baht.
24th November, Alcazar Theatre in North Pattaya held the finalized of Miss Alcazar Purple Star Awards (APSA) 2006 Contest.
Miss Alcazar Purple Star Awards at the Alcazar Theatre in North Pattaya Will be held on this coming Friday, 24th November.
Pattaya City, 5th November 2006, especially in Jomtien, a quiet beach, was no longer quiet. Mass of people from different parts of Thailand came join us here.
The Loi Krathong Festival 2006 , the Tourism Authority of Thailand has joint with Educational Institution and Thai Boat Association to present the Electric Float Procession from Taksin Bridge to Rama VIII Bridge and the 12 lighten up buildings and historical sites along Chao Praya River
This year Vegetarian Festival was most spectacular with over 1,000 merit makers joining in the grand procession around the city and closing off with the world largest pan of fried rice.
On October 18th., at Sawangboriboon Foundation in Naklua , Deputy Mayor Wattana Jantarawaranon led the committees of the vegetarian Festival 2006 to chant and invite “ Poay Siean Joe Sae” to communicate with “Jee Chiw”, the representative of human kind, to bless and bring luck.