Thailand still expects 32.4 million tourist arrivals this year

Thailand still expects to reach its forecast of 32.4 million visitors this year, the tourism and sports minister said on Friday, a target that was revised lower in early October. The military government declared a year-long period of mourning to mark the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej who died on Oct. 13 at the age […]

New wave of high-spending Russian tourists roll to Phuket

A resurgence in the number of Russian tourists coming to Phuket has piqued hopes for a Russian revival pumping much-needed life-blood back into the country’s critical tourism industry. Fueling interest in the revitalized tourist market are more than six consecutive months of over 20 percent growth in the number of arrivals from Russia, and the […]