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K-pop star sought for countdown

6 hours 46 min ago
The Tourism and Sports Ministry plans to send an official invitation to bring K-pop sensation Lalisa "Lisa" Manoban of Blackpink to the New Year celebration in Phuket and kick off the country's new tourism year.

Grand Palace to open up Monday

7 hours 3 min ago
The Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha inside the same palace grounds will reopen to the public on Nov 1, the Royal Household Bureau announced on Tuesday.

National Museum expands exhibitions

Thu, 2021-10-21 05:00
The Department of Fine Arts now invites visitors to more exhibition rooms at the National Museum Bangkok where they can learn more about history and archaeology dating back to the 18th Buddhist century.

Remembering the Dvaravatis

Thu, 2021-10-21 05:00
Once a thriving trading hub on the banks of Tha Chin River, the ancient town of Nakhon Pathom is home to a slew of historical ruins and temples reminiscent of pre-historic human settlements and the Dvaravati civilisation.

Walking on 'Air': New York's newest skyscraper attraction

Wed, 2021-10-20 07:45
NEW YORK: What does it feel like to hover over 1,000 feet (300 meters) in the air? A new tourist attraction opening in New York this week tries to answer that question.

Bangkok prepares testing protocols as reopening looms

Wed, 2021-10-20 04:00
With the Nov 1 reopening looming, Bangkok is preparing protocols for testing tourists outside the airport, at hotels or 'swab hubs' to avoid congestion on arrival.

Singapore expands quarantine-free travel for vaccinated passengers

Tue, 2021-10-19 14:38
Singapore on Tuesday began quarantine-free entry for fully vaccinated passengers from eight countries -- not including Thailand -- as part of a plan to ease restrictions while the business hub gears up to live with the coronavirus.

Project: Thailand International Lantern & Food Festival

Fri, 2021-10-15 06:00
Discover the First International Lantern & Food Festival ever to be hosted by Muang Boran Museum, AKA Ancient City, in Samut Prakan province!

A city getaway

Fri, 2021-10-15 04:00
Travelling to a nearby province for a beach or a tranquil mountain stay is great, but just staying in the city offers as much as all the trappings of a getaway. Maybe you just want to stay within the confines of the hotel to relax and enjoy what they have to offer rather than go out exploring while huffing in a mask. If a wonderful city staycation is what you're after then Centara Grand at...

Thailand Pass set to replace CoE

Thu, 2021-10-14 19:42
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Digital Government Development Agency are developing a new system to replace the certificate of entry (CoE) for Thais and foreigners who wish to enter the country through an airport.

Koh Tao, Phangan ease visitor entry rules

Thu, 2021-10-14 19:23
SURAT THANI: Authorities have eased restrictions for people entering Koh Tao and Koh Phangan and they will take effect starting on Friday, said governor Witchawut Jinto.

Lisa, Bocelli asked to join Thai countdowns

Thu, 2021-10-14 16:30
Thailand has planned to spend 200 million baht to ask Thai-born Lalisa “Lisa” Manoban of the Korea-based Blackpink girl group and Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli to join New Year countdowns in Phuket and Bangkok to help promote tourism.

Thai Airways to resume international services

Thu, 2021-10-14 12:37
Thai Airways International will resume full service on 36 foreign routes to destinations in Europe, Asia and Australia, most on Oct 31, in response to the government's decision to reopen the kingdom to tourists on Nov 1.

Digital firm to aid TAT

Thu, 2021-10-14 04:50
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) aims to establish a private digital company in the next six months to support its digital transformation and help in generating 2.4 trillion baht from high-spending travellers by 2023.

Modern house of learning

Thu, 2021-10-14 04:00
After pouring 680 million baht into an extensive makeover, Silpakorn University is turning itself into a creative space for students, artists and the general public to express their creativity, exchange knowledge and learn about Rattanakosin Island's history.

Mahanakhon SkyWalk is back for the brave

Thu, 2021-10-14 04:00
King Power Mahanakhon recently reopened its service, welcoming visitors back to the Mahanakhon SkyWalk, Thailand's highest observation deck on the 78th floor of the iconic pixelated building, and the Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar.

Asia's airlines ramp up flights, offers

Wed, 2021-10-13 14:57
SYDNEY/SINGAPORE: Asia-Pacific airlines have lost billions of dollars this year, with jets grounded in Covid-19 transportation freezes. Now, as some of the world's strictest pandemic-related travel rules begin to ease, they're ramping up flights and ticket offers.

Tourism surge to prop up confidence

Wed, 2021-10-13 07:00
Reopening the tourism industry to vaccinated foreigners from November will help drive GDP growth and sustain business confidence, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

TAT keen to draw top names to celebration

Wed, 2021-10-13 05:00
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) wants to mark the country's grand reopening by inviting Lalisa and Andrea Bocelli to perform in a countdown celebration event this year.

Nok Air readies aircraft in preparation for welcoming plan

Wed, 2021-10-13 04:00
Tourism-related operators are preparing to reinvest for the first time in almost two years as they expect a dramatic surge from the international market after the removal of quarantine and area restrictions for some countries.