‘Golf Quarantine’ Now Available at 6 Thailand Resorts

The Ministry of Public Health’s Emergency Operation Centre for Covid-19 recently announced a list of government-approved golf resorts to allow foreign golfers with advance...
Koh Samui got a much-needed tourism boost over the New Year's holiday. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Virus-Free Koh Samui Gets Much-Needed Tourism Boost at Hotspot Provinces’ Expense

Pattaya is shut down. Rayong is a mess and there’s no beach in Bangkok. About the only ones benefitting from that is Koh Samui,...
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WATCH: Emerald Caves, Crystal Seas Await Winter Travelers to Trang

Let’s head south, specifically to Trang Province, where many people from around the country go to enjoy beautiful scenery and natural attractions. The first place...
Bangkok bus stations were jammed over Nov. 18-22 holiday period with nearly 11 million passengers.

11 Million Use Public Transport Over 4-Day Weekend, Up 2.1%

455 people driving themselves killed on roads Nov. 18-22
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‘Winter’ Is Here: Here’s Where to Go During Thailand’s Cool Season

Thailand’s cool season has officially begun, bringing a drop in temperatures to much of the country and lower humidity levels, making the months from...
Phuket villagers are ready to drive tourists around in their modified motorcycles as part of a community-based tourism package, including a stop at Mai Khao Beach where visitors can observe aircraft landings. The roofed sidecar motorcycles known as “saleng” are owned by villagers in the Ban Mai Khao Community in Phuket. They say it’s a fun form of travel and easy way to visit the famous Mai Khao Beach. The beach is located just off Phuket International Airport’s runway and provides a perfect spot for plane-spotters to snap photos of aircraft on their approach to the airport. Ban Mai Khao‘s Vice President of Tourism Manit Saithong said Thursday that community anticipates visitors will soon be back as the Covid-19 situation has greatly de-escalated. These saleng taxis will transport visitors to and from Mai Khao Beach, as well as other community-based tourism attractions, such as the last rice farm on Phuket, a buffalo farm, or a Cicadidae-catching activity. Visitors can book these activities at the Saleng Taxi stand in Phuket.

Phuket’s ‘Saleng’ Taxis Ready to Take Plane-Spotters to Airport Beach

Phuket villagers are ready to drive tourists around in their modified motorcycles as part of a community-based tourism package, including a stop at Mai...
Expat Festive Deal 2020 offers travel, holiday promotions for foreigners Nov. 20-22

Expat Festive Deal 2020 Offers Travel, Holiday Promos for Foreigners Nov....

The Tourism Authority of Thailand will be spreading plenty of cheer this holiday season with Expat Festive Deal 2020 at the EmQuartier shopping mall...
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Digital Nomads to Pitch Tents in Phuket Oct. 20-22 for Travel...

The Travel Blog Exchange – better known as TBEX Asia – is now open for registration. This world’s premier gathering of travel bloggers and...
'Smile of Hat Yai' Street-Art Project Songkhla's New Selfie Destination

‘Smile of Hat Yai’ Street-Art Project Songkhla’s New Selfie Destination

There’s a new landmark for photo taking in Hat Yai. It is street art that is currently receiving attention from people looking for a...
Flower gardens of Ban Pa Koi Tai in San Phee Suea Subdistrict of Chiang Mai

Tourist Numbers Rise as Temperatures Fall in Thailand’s North

Tourist numbers are rising as temperatures fall in the North and Northeast. Nong Khai, Chiang Mai and Phitsanulok all have been experiencing sharp drops in...
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Similan Islands Reopen Thursday After Extended Break

Thailand’s premier scuba-diving destination reopens Thursday following its coronavirus-lengthened shutdown. The Oct. 15 reopening of Mu Koh Similan National Park is nothing new: It is...
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Expat Travel, Wellness Discounts Available at Oct. 10-11 Central World Fair

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is launching another travel campaign aimed at expats this weekend at Bangkok’s Central World. Called “Expat Travel Bonus: The Healthy...
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WATCH: Koh Lanta Nat’l Park & Lighthouse From the Air As...

At 134 square kilometers, Mu Koh Lanta National Park would be hard for anyone to conquer on a short holiday. But thanks to a...
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Bankrupt THAI to Open Simulators, Run Sky Tours for Spare Change

Bankrupt Thai Airways International will try to earn some money by opening its flight simulators to the public and “flight to nowhere” sky tours. THAI...
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Expats Urged to Visit Khung Bang Kachao, ‘Bangkok’s Green Lung’

Tourism officials are urging expats to “explore unseen Thailand via bicycle in an effort to spur domestic travel. The first highlighted destination in the campaign...
Ratchaprapa Dam and Cheow Larn Lake
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WATCH: Cheow Larn Lake, Thailand’s Man-Made Natural Wonder

Deep in southern Thailand’s Khao Sok National Park sits Cheow Larn Lake. Ringed by jungle-covered limestone mountains, the lake is even more amazing when...
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Foreigners Finally to Get Travel Stipends, Discounts at Sept. 11-13 ‘Expat...

More than a month after promising to let expats in on domestic-travel deals offered to Thais for months, the Tourism Authority of Thailand will...
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Hotel Discounts Offered to Interprovincial Bus Passengers

State-run Transport Co. and the Thai Hotels Association are offering hotel discounts of up to 75 percent from today until next summer. Manote Saichuto, acting...
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Thailand Finally Ready to Offer Expats Discounted Domestic-Travel Packages

After offering Thai nationals more than 24 billion baht in free hotels rooms and discounted airfares, the government finally is ready to throw expats...
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Thais Most Eager in SE Asia to Resume Traveling – TAT Survey

As the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns relax across the ASEAN region, Thais are showing the highest propensity to get back on the road, starting with...
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32km Away, Koh Samet Deserted as Rayong Tourist Panic Continues

Koh Samet’s pier was virtually deserted Saturday with very few tourists ignoring the ridiculous panic over a single coronavirus case found a week ago...
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Bookings Begin Wed. for Doi Inthanon Aug. 1 Reopening

Doi Inthanon National Park will start taking bookings Wednesday as the Chiang Mai mountain attraction prepares to reopen Aug. 1 Park chief Kritsayam Kongsatri said...

Photo View: Bangkok’s Holiday Weekend Exodus

It was slow, crowded & frustrating getting out of town Friday
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