Archive For The “Travel and Tourism” Category

Guess Where The World’s Riskiest Place To Visit For Brits Is !

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Guess Where The World’s Riskiest Place To Visit For Brits Is !

If you’re British, where in the world is the riskiest place for you to visit?  New research by Endsleigh Insurance Services has unveiled the world’s riskiest holiday destinations. Thailand has been found to be the world’s riskiest holiday destination for British tourists, according to a new report which looked at data from 2017, ranking countries on…

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Hua Hin Airport Due For Upgrade

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Hua Hin Airport Due For Upgrade

The Airports Department will spend Bt3.5 billion to upgrade Hua Hin International Airport over the next five years, the department’s director-general said on Monday.   Darun Saengchai said the upgrade was part of the “Riviera Thailand” and Southern Economic Corridor projects. He said work at the airport would take four or five years and include…

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Less Europeans Coming To Thailand Than Expected Report AOT

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Less Europeans Coming To Thailand Than Expected Report AOT

The Airports Authority of Thailand announced figures that showed less tourists using Thai airports than expected in July. While there was still an increase of 4% on the previous year it was a blip in the trend that has seen an average 9% extra usage per month since the start of the year. Nitinai Sirisamatkarn,…

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Skeletal Remains Found In Pai Jungle – Believed To Be Aussie Missing Since May

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Skeletal Remains Found In Pai Jungle – Believed To Be Aussie Missing Since May

Skeletal remains found deep in the jungle of Pai, Mae Hong Sorn, are believed to be those of a 63 year old Australian man missing since May.   Pai police are as yet unsure whether the Aussie died from an accident or killed himself. Foul play was not mentioned in the Sanook report from the…

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Thailand Has Problems To Fix Before It Can Be Deemed A Safe Tourist Destination

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Thailand Has Problems To Fix Before It Can Be Deemed A Safe Tourist Destination

Tourism and Sport Minister Weerasak Kowsurat yesterday urged agencies to sort out a series of problems before they can send a convincing message to the world that Thailand is still a safe destination for tourists. Weerasak was responding to the Phoenix boat accident that killed 47 Chinese tourists earlier this month off the southern resort…

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Let’s Get More Electric Cars On The Road

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Greater government incentives are needed to lower EV prices and spur more purchases There are millions of vehicles in Thailand, and due to their internal combustion engines, they contribute to air and noise pollution. Electric cars are a cleaner option for Thai roads, but there are still hurdles that need to be cleared before we…

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New International Bus Services To Make Better Connections Between Thailand and Laos

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New International Bus Services  To Make Better Connections Between Thailand and Laos

Three new international bus services are set to make journeys between Thailand and Laos more convenient. The first that is expected to start this year is between Udon Thani airport, Nong Khai and Vang Vieng in Laos. The 288 km trip will be once daily taking seven hours and costing 320 baht. A double-decker air-con…

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All Foreign Tourists Will Soon Need Insurance in To Enter Thailand

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All Foreign Tourists Will Soon Need Insurance in To Enter Thailand

  Foreign tourists wishing to visit Thailand will be required to purchase travel insurance prior to their arrival.   The Bangkok Post citing an unnamed but “informed source” claims the proposal has been put forward by the Tourism and Sports Ministry for consideration. Under the proposals, there may even be insurance vending machines installed at…

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Overheating Smartphone On KLM Flight Has Forced Authorities To Re-Examine “Batteries On Planes” Issue

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Overheating Smartphone On KLM Flight Has Forced Authorities To Re-Examine “Batteries On Planes” Issue

A KLM Boeing 777 has now landed safely in KL following an 18 hour lay-over in Phuket after a ‘precautionary landing’ forced on the pilot after a smartphone over-heated, emitting smoke in the passenger cabin. It’s not the first incident involving over-heating lithium batteries (if that was the cause) and is sure to bring another…

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Thai AirAsia Carrier Boosts Flights On Two Routes

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Thai AirAsia Carrier Boosts Flights On Two Routes

Thai AirAsia is increasing the frequency of its domestic flights on two routes in response to growing demand, increasing the  Bangkok – Udon Thani service to six flights a day and Bangkok – Phitsanulok to three flights per day.   The additional flights, starting on May 25, are now open for booking . The company’s director…

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