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 […]

Another ‘Indy’ Night Market Opens Sunday in Thon Buri

BANGKOK — The year couldn’t end without another hipster night market joining the trend. On Sunday Indy Market will open within Dao Khanong to welcome the cool breezy season. Indy Market promises around 500 stalls of food, drink, crafts, clothes and more on the Thon Buri side of the river in the Dao Khanong area. […]

Wonderfruit Festival from 16-19 February 2017 in Pattaya

Originally scheduled for December 2016, Thailand’s boutique camping festival Wonderfruit recently made the decision to postpone until 16-19 February 2017 to respect the mourning period for King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Returning once again to The Fields at Siam Country Club in Pattaya, the event will include musicians from around the globe, stunning art installations, a stage […]

Neon Nights: Talad Neon, a hip new night market in downtown Bangkok, opens Dec. 1

A hip new night market is scheduled to open in the middle of downtown Bangkok on Dec. 1. “Talad Neon – Downtown Night Market,” owned by the same people that own Platinum Mall, will open their new outdoor, nighttime venture in Pratunam. To be more precise, the market will be on Petchaburi Road between Soi […]

No New Year’s party on Khaosan Road, say business operators

Despite being Bangkok’s most famous place to party, there won’t be a New Year’s celebration on Khaosan Road this year. Sanga Ruengwattakul, Adviser to the Khaosan Road Business Association, said that the business operators have voted not to hold the Loy Krathong and New Year’s Eve parties this year in order to show respect for […]