TAT urges sector to be ready for influx

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has called for operators in tourism-related businesses to be well prepared for expected increases in local and foreign tourists next year. The agency said improved facilities should be offered by both public and private sectors to promote the industry in the longer term, according to TAT’s deputy governor for […]

Tourists flooding into Thailand – some islands “twice as much as last year”

BANGKOK: — Tourists have been flooding into Thailand as the high season for visitors picks up pace. Operators and local officials at the beaches in particular report a huge number of visitors. In the far south in Satun province the head of the Tarutao National Park said that this year there had been 20,000 visitors […]

A record breaking 30 million tourists in Thailand this year so far

Thailand has welcomed its 30 millionth visitor for 2016, breaking tourist records. The “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor” was Ms. Huang Junyi who flew in to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport from Guangzhou, China on the auspicious date of 5 December, 2016. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said, “This has been an amazing […]

Thai AirAsia to expand fleet, fly new routes

Asia Aviation Plc, a major shareholder in budget carrier Thai AirAsia, said on Thursday the airline would take delivery of two new Airbus A320 NEOs in the fourth quarter, raising its fleet to 51 planes at the end of this year. Thai AirAsia, the country’s largest budget airline, also plans to operate new routes in […]

National parks face influx

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has held talks with business operators to find ways to deal with overcrowding at tourist attractions as the high season approaches. Director-general Thanya Netithammakun said accommodation at popular national parks has been nearly fully booked during long holidays in December and January. These sites include Similan […]