4Q certification for quality tourism operators

The Tourism Department has introduced a standard called 4Q, aiming to encourage tourism-related entrepreneurs to upgrade services, become legitimate operators, charge fair prices and observe hygiene and safety. The agency expects more than 10,000 tourism-related entrepreneurs to register for evaluation under the standard during the first three months of the program. Companies that pass the […]

Two new sailing, yachting routes opened to boost tourism

BANGKOK, 23 December 2016 (NNT) – The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Association (DASTA) has introduced two new tourism routes specifically for sailing and yachting, seeking to attract more quality tourists to the country. Deputy Director-General of DASTA Suthep Keasang made known that the total worth of the sailing and yachting industry of Thailand each […]

Hotel association calls for hotel legalization to stop price war, better safety standards

Thai Hotels Association has called on the government to legalize all hotels in the country as now more than half operating without licenses, thus creating price war and affecting tourism. Association president Supawan Tanomkiatpum gave a figure of some 400,000 cheap hotel rooms throughout the country, over half or some 270,000 rooms were illegal. She […]

Thailand continues to see record breaking visitor numbers as 32 millionth for 2016 arrives

Thailand’s visitor numbers continue to break records with the 32 millionth visitor of 2016 arriving today at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. Mrs. Shelby Pastor from the USA was named “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor – The Amazing Smashing Success” and was greeted by executives and officials from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Thai Airways International, True Corporation, […]

Tropical Thailand expects up to 6 percent rise in tourists in 2017

Thailand’s tourist arrivals are forecast to rise between 3.75 percent to 5.8 percent next year, the Tourism Council said on Wednesday, driven largely by Chinese visitors. Thailand’s tourism industry accounts for about 10 percent of gross domestic product. Budget-friendly Thailand expects up to 34.4 million tourists in 2017, council president Ittirit Kinglek said. A crackdown […]