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Date: 12-14 February 2016
Venue: The Ban Chiang Archaeological Site and National Museum, Udon Thani
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting local and international tourists to discover Thainess at the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market, under the theme “Thrilled with GI Products, Enchanted with Community Identities” from 1 to 27 September, 2015, from 10.00 – 19.00 hrs.
A huge 138% surge in Chinese visitor spending paved the way for the Thai tourism industry to chalk up 697.5 billion Baht in total visitor expenditure in the first half of 2015, according to figures just released by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.
The total expenditure by visitors of all nationalities was up 29.69% over January – June 2014, and matched the 29.54% growth in visitor arrivals in January – June 2015.
Overall, Chinese visitors are now by far the biggest source of both visitors and expenditure, totalling 4 million arrivals in first six months of this year, up 111% over 1.89 million in the same period of 2014, with an expenditure of 190.9 billion Baht, up 138.9% over 79.9 billion Baht in January-June 2014.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched its first App designed specifically for the growing number of Muslim visitors to find their way around the country.
The App for iOS and Android is both an online and offline guidebook that will help Muslim visitors find mosques, halal restaurants and hotels, shopping centres with prayer rooms, and other facilities of cultural importance to Muslim travellers. Read more
For the second year in a row, Bangkok is predicted to be the world’s second top destination, and the number one in Asia-Pacific, with 18.24 million visitors expected to spend time in the Thai capital in 2015, according to the newly-released MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index. London ranked top city for the world with 18.82 million visitors.
Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok
French travellers have voted Thailand in the fourth place among their top five dream destinations in 2015, according to a recent survey by Paris-based global market research company, Ipsos.
Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat Chaliang Temple
The Pattaya International Music Festival 2015, now in its 14th year, will be showcasing a range of international acts from 20 to 22 March.
With the justified claim to be the longest-running beach music festival in Asia, the free, three-day concert will feature performances by Thai and international artists at four different stages along the Beach Road of Pattaya.
As always, there will be something for everyone with many different genres of music represented, including pop, hip hop, rock and jazz. Over the three days, the first bands will go on stage at around 18:00 hrs. and the music will continue until about midnight.
As well as the concerts themselves, music lovers will be able to enjoy fine dining from some of Pattaya’s leading restaurants who will be helping to cater for the festival. There will also be a range of music-related accessories and souvenirs within the concert venue to buy, which will be great mementoes of this popular event. Read more
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting local and international tourists to visit the country’s newest attraction, the “Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem: The Bangkok Floating Market”, which opened 12 February,2015 under the initiative of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha that calls for the preservation and promotion of Thai traditions and culture including the traditional riverside way of life.