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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...
Similan Islands Phangnga Thailand Scuba Diving National Park

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...

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...
Nong Nooch Pattaya Dinosaur Thailand

Pattaya’s Nong Nooch Goes Free for North, Bangkok ‘Burbs Residents

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden outside Pattaya is offering free admission to people from nine Upper Northeast provinces and 10 districts of Bangkok throughout October...
Canceled Flights at Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok Thailand

Consumer Board to Help Flyers Get Faster Refunds for Canceled Flights

The Consumer Protection Board will help flyers get refunds faster for flights canceled during the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister’s Office Minister Anucha Nakasai, who oversees...
Thai AirAsia Returns to Bangkok Airport Suvarnabhumi

Thai AirAsia Returns to Suvarnabhumi With 4 Destinations

Thai AirAsia on Friday inaugurated flights to four domestic destinations from Suvarnabhumi Airport for the first time in eight years. The airline announced its intention...
Heathrow international airport london england uk britain

England Finally Adds Thailand to ‘No Quarantine’ List

Thailand has been added to England’s travel corridor exempt list. People arriving from Thailand in England will not need to self-isolate for two weeks...
Thai Tourists

Civil Servants Get 2 More Holidays, But Only If They Travel

Government employees will get two additional vacation days, but only if they travel somewhere on those holidays. The Cabinet this week approved the two additional...

New ‘Treasure Trip’ App Maps Tourist Attractions Near BTS, MRT

The Culture Ministry on Monday launched a new mobile application to Bangkok tourists and residents learn about historical and culture sites in Thailand, especially...
Khung Bang Kachao Bangkok Samut Prakan Thailand

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

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...
Expat Travel Deal 2020 Thailand Logo

Foreigners Finally to Get Travel Stipends, Discounts at Sept. 11-13 ‘Expat Travel Deal 2020’

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...

Thailand Rolls Out ‘Healthy Homestays’ to Squeeze More Out of Thai Tourists

Thai officials continue their attempts to squeeze blood out the domestic-tourism turnip, launching yet another Thai-traveler program, this one based on around “healthy homestays”. Tourism...
Koh Samui Thailand Ocean Swimmer Tourist

After Domestic-Tourism Plan Flops, Gov’t Widens Eligibility, But Not to Foreigners

Admitting its plan to revive the tourism industry by offering Thai travelers deeply discounted hotel rooms and airline flights has flopped, the government opened...
Bangkok Tuk Tuk Thailand Tourism

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...

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...
Tourists wait to board the Koh Chang ferry on Saturday

Spurred by Discounts, Thais Flock to Resort Islands for Holiday Weekend

Spurred by big discounts, Thai tourists flocked to beaches and islands on the first holiday weekend under the government’s tourism-subsidy program, with hotels throughout...
Phuket People praying inside Thai Buddhist temple with gold accent.

Phuket Hotels Fill Up as Thai Tourists Arrive for Holiday

Tourism showed signs of life on Phuket this weekend with Thails flocking to the resort island over the long King’s Birthday weekend, according to...
A "small minority" of hotels in Hua HIn have raised rates to defraud the government out of subsidy funds, gouging customers in the process.

Thai Hotels Gouging Guests to Collect Higher Room-Rate Subsidies

'We Travel Together' Tourism-Stimulus Program Creates Windfall for Cheating Hoteliers
We Travel Together Campaign Website

Registration Now Open for Free Hotel Rooms, Flight Discounts

Online registration is now open for Thai nationals to apply for discounts on domestic trips under the government’s “We Travel Together” campaign. The scheme, which...

Photo View: Bangkok’s Holiday Weekend Exodus

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

Bangkok Motorways Go Free July 3-8

The Cabinet on Tuesday is expected to approve a proposal to waive all tolls on Bangkok’s major motorways from July 3-8 following the end...
Bangkok Thailand Expressways Highways Tollways Roads

Bangkok Tollways Go Free for July Holidays

Motorists escaping Bangkok for the upcoming weekend won’t have to pay tolls. The Chalerm Mahanakorn Expressway (First Stage Expressway), Si Rat Expressway and Udon Ratthaya...
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok Thailand Immigration

Thailand Quietly Cracks Open Border Early for Select, Rich Travelers

Executives who booked pricey resort quarantines welcomed, but no one arrives. 3 more groups selected for entry starting July 1
Thai Lion Air Jet Airline Thailand In Flight

Domestic Airlines Increasing Flights, Adding Routes

As Thailand comes to the end of its coronavirus lockdown, domestic airlines are ramping up service. Both Thai Lion Air and Thai Vietjet have gradually...
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