Five of Asia’s most loved destinations of 2017 are in Thailand, according to a poll of the top 25 taken by the popular international travel website TripAdvisor, which has recently released its Travellers’ Choice listings for the year. Read more →
Six winning couples of the “Romantic Thailand” Contest, held for the first time in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), have been in Thailand to experience a fabulous Thai wedding ceremony and honeymoon between 28 July – 9 August, 2015.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting travellers and visitors from around the world to join the Thai people in marking the start of this year’s three-month Buddhist Lent period or Khao Phansa. Khao Phansa falls on the first day after the full moon of the eight lunar month, or on 31 July this year.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is to launch its first App designed specifically to make it easier for the growing number of Muslim visitors to find Muslim-friendly products, services and facilities nationwide.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is helping to promote the upcoming 14th Samui Regatta that will take place from 23 to 31 May in the seas off the popular tourist island. This internationally acclaimed boating event attracts teams from all over the world and has become a much-anticipated feature on the competitive sailing calendar. Read more →
Four of the Top Ten beaches in Asia are in Thailand, including two in Phuket and two in Krabi, according to a viewership-rated Travellers Choice listing compiled by the popular global travel website TripAdvisor.
Phuket’s Nai Harn beach is at the third spot with Railay Beach (Krabi), Kata Noi Beach (Phuket), and Phra Nang Beach (Krabi) coming in respectively at the 7th, 8th and 9th place.
The Travellers’ Choice beaches were determined based on the quantity and quality of traveller reviews and ratings on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period. Read more →
Thailand’s nationwide beach clean-ups continue into the New Year with Pattaya and Jomtien receiving a new zoning regulation to reduce space for beach chairs and umbrellas and offer larger space for more fun under the sun for holidaymakers.
Thailand recently won the “Best Asia-Pacific Destination” award and also received the runner-up title for “Best Worldwide Sun Destination” at the 23rd Irish Travel Trade Awards 2014, which were held on 28 November at the Double Tree by Hilton in Dublin, and attended by about 300 industry professionals.
Thailand won the hearts of the Irish travel industry professionals in the Best Asia-Pacific Destination category, among five other nominees – Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam. In the Best Worldwide Sun Destination category, Mexico was named the winner and Thailand the runner-up, with other nominees in this award being Dubai, Spain and Turkey.
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik said, “It is a great honour to receive such awards voted by members of the trade and leading travel media in Ireland. These honours join numerous awards and accolades that Thailand and various Thai destinations as well as TAT have won this year, and reinforce a positive image of the country as a top tourist destination.”
The annual Irish Travel Trade Awards recognised the best and the brightest organisations in seven categories – airlines, land transport, tour operators, all companies, destinations, sea transport and travel agency services. The 23rd edition of the Awards was conducted online by Grant Thornton between October and November 2014.
The Irish Travel Trade News is the only comprehensive and dedicated trade-only travel industry media published in Ireland, North and South, and has been serving this industry for over 48 years. The publication has a controlled circulation of 2,200 and estimated readership of over 8,000, including all travel professionals throughout the island of Ireland as well as specialist tour operators in the UK, Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific.
Ao Nang, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the southern Thai province of Krabi, was named among the 10 Destinations on the Rise in the World by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards, released earlier this month.
Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik, TAT Governor said, “Ao Nang is popular for its scenic beach and relaxing ambience, and a selection of nice accommodation, restaurants and bars. The beach is also a transportation hub to enjoy the beautiful nature of nearby islands, including Rai Le Beach, Phra Nang Cave, Ko Poda and Ko Kai. Having been named among the 10 Destinations on the Rise in the World for 2015 by globetrotters will help enhance the attractiveness of this lovely beach destination, and attract more visitors.” Read more →