Thailand is among top gap year destinations for Brits
23 Aug 2017
Thailand has pulled ahead of Australia to become the top destination for British students taking a gap year, according to a ranking by Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA). Volunteering, work experience, adventure and cultural tours are starting to edge out partying as the foremost gap year priorities.
Thai Smile says it will resume flights between Bangkok and Luang Prabang starting 1 October. The airline launched flights to Luang Prabang in 2014 and halted them in 2016. According to the airline’s website, the upcoming route will operate with four weekly flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Hong Kong Airlines has rescheduled its inaugural flight for its new A350 that will now fly to Bangkok, 10 September, a week earlier than originally planned. The airline will use an Airbus A350 on the route to Bangkok through to the end of October.
TAT turns its attention to cuisine with what it is calling a “tourism food festival from the source” on the theme “Thailand Live Gastronomy”. The festival aims to build on a creative culture of local foodfrom August 25-27 between 11am and 9pm at Siam Square Soi 7.
Buri Ram - The province is set to expand its commercial airport to accommodate growing visitor traffic after it was granted a budget of THB140M for the project. The extension will add space for parking a maximum of six 180-seater Boeing 737-400 aircraft and an additional taxiway.
The Thai Retailers Association will organise the RetailEx ASEAN 2017 - ASEAN’s fastest growing retail trends and solutions trade exhibition in Bangkok from September 14-16. It will showcase outstanding designs of retail stores, technology for the retail business and e-commerce.
‘The Kingdom of Bleisure’ – Thailand achieves MICE offering
19 Aug 2017
Supawan Teerarat, TCEB’s - Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau - vice president for strategic and business development has unveiled the latest CONNECT Thailand offering. The new tag 'Kingdom of Bleisure' should drive the MICE sector in Thailand and foster the industry in new destinations, such as Hua Hin.
TICA’s president interview on its plans for MICE sector
18 Aug 2017
TTR Weekly interviewed TICA’s president, Sumate Sudasna, about TICA’s top marketing objectives, the contribution strategy of pursuing quality tourists instead of counting tourist arrivals to building revenue. The president also revealed what Thailand’s competitive set in MICE are and how it should respond to competition from other destinations.
Tourism and economic zone developments fuel Pattaya's MICE business
17 Aug 2017
The development of attractions and hotels has enabled Pattaya to welcome a growing number of business events. TCEB stated that since Pattaya was qualified as a MICE City, and thereafter underwent curated development of infrastructure to enhance its appeal for business events, the profile of tourists has evolved.
Thai Lion Air will commence a brand new daily service from Bangkok (DMK) to Denpasar Bali in Indonesia effective 15 September. The carrier will operate a daily flight on the route using a Boeing 737-600 from its home-base at Don Mueang Airport, Bangkok.