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Summer hideaway

Fri, 2022-08-12 05:00
Every once in a while we need to treat ourselves and never more than after the two years of uncertainly. Luxury escapes are always a good idea and nothing says absolute lux in the time of Covid than jet-setting off to an island on a private jet. Enter Soneva Kiri on Koh Kood where all this comes true.

Special train ride for Queen Mother's birthday

Thu, 2022-08-11 06:45
The State Railway of Thailand joins the nation in celebrating Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother's 90th birthday on Friday with a special steam ride to Chachoengsao province.

Chiva-Som Hua Hin

Thu, 2022-08-11 06:45
After hours, I switched off the computer and left my cubicle. When I looked out the office's window, I saw high-rise buildings and winding motorways. Cars were stuck in a traffic jam day in, day out. It dawned on me that something was missing in life. I did not know what it was, but I would like to sort out my mind. A few days later, I took a break and left the city for a tranquil retreat.

Flight bookings to Hong Kong surge 249% after quarantine cut

Tue, 2022-08-09 17:45
Hong Kong’s decision to reduce the number of days arrivals must spend in hotel quarantine triggered an immediate surge in flight bookings to the city, said China’s largest travel online agency.

Hong Kong reduces Covid quarantine for arrivals

Mon, 2022-08-08 11:46
HONG KONG: Hong Kong will cut mandatory hotel quarantine for international arrivals from one week to three days from Friday, Chief Executive John Lee announced in an easing of Covid restrictions that have severely curbed travel.

Special events for Queen Sirikit's birthday

Thu, 2022-08-04 04:00
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has organised a series of special events titled 'Miracle Of The Arts Of The Kingdom' in celebration of the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother this month.

Abode of the gods

Thu, 2022-08-04 04:00
Cicadas sang a chorus as the forest opened out. I peered into the darkness and traced the distant contour of a monumental religious complex, a remarkable feat of human civilisation. Keyed up with my first visit, I crossed a floating bridge, a soon-to-be-dismantled construction, over a large moat in the midst of lush vegetation. Before dawn, I arrived at Angkor Wat.

Into the sea

Thu, 2022-07-28 04:00
As the plane continued its flight to the southern town of Trang, my travel companions and I learned that there was a 70% probability of rain during our trip, so we didn't anticipate spending time on the beach tanning. But as we landed and all we could see was a brilliant blue sky gleaming over the Andaman Sea, it seemed like we had struck lucky.

TAT names 12 dark sky locations

Thu, 2022-07-28 04:00
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in collaboration with the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand recently announced 12 locations across Thailand registered as a Dark Sky Park. This is to promote Dark Sky Tourism under the Amazing Dark Sky in Thailand concept.

Le Méridien Bangkok

Thu, 2022-07-28 04:00
My primary doubt as I was checking into Le Méridien Bangkok two weeks ago was whether the stay would be worth writing about.

Thai Airways to launch first flights to Saudi Arabia for 32 years in August

Wed, 2022-07-27 19:00
After more than three decades of suspension, Thai Airways International will restart commercial flights to Saudi Arabia next month on the back of improving relations between Thailand and the Middle East country.

Thailand, Caribbean 'top best tropic islands' for digital nomads

Wed, 2022-07-27 12:38
Thailand’s Koh Phangan is one of the ideal locations for remote working if cost is an issue, according to Zenefits, a human resources software company, which ranked 50 tropical islands against seven factors: population, average temperature, WiFi speed, cost of accommodation, average daily budget, ease of travel to the island from the United States, and things to do and see.

Travellers must complete online declaration before flight to Hong Kong

Mon, 2022-07-25 19:47
HONG KONG: All incoming travellers from overseas must complete their Covid-19 health declaration online from Thursday before flying into Hong Kong under a new requirement by the government to speed up processing at the airport.

Your well-being, your way

Fri, 2022-07-22 04:00
Over the last two years, self-care and well-being have become buzzwords in our collective zeitgeist like they never have before. And if you're looking for a practical kick-start -- yours truly included -- you may want to consider Banyan Tree Veya Phuket, the new well-being resort by the world's leading hospitality group Banyan Tree Group. It is an intimate pocket of 23-villa resort dedicated to...

Hua Hin mayor plans tower atop mountain

Thu, 2022-07-21 17:57
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: The mayor of Hua Hin has a dream to build a tower on a mountain as a new tourist attraction.

A forest in the heart of the city

Thu, 2022-07-21 04:14
Bangkok is currently shrouded in monsoon clouds, but during the day, green parks and open-air venues have become popular gathering places for locals and families.

Thailand hotels ranked Asia's best

Thu, 2022-07-21 04:00
Cape & Kantary Hotels was recently ranked No.1 and No.7 of the Best Beach Resorts in Thailand by Travel & Leisure: Asia's Best Awards 2022, as voted by its readers in which Cape Fahn Hotel on Koh Samui is honoured at No.1 while Cape Kudu Hotel, Koh Yao Noi, is placed at No.7.

Sukhothai Historical Park invites all to celebrate King's birthday

Tue, 2022-07-19 04:00
To mark the 70th birthday of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua, Sukhothai Historical Park is illuminated with "Light Up The Night" throughout the weekend so that tourists can learn about Thailand's history and cultural splendour.

Skywalk set for debut

Sun, 2022-07-17 05:00
Despite numerous construction delays, a new skywalk in Kanchanaburi will open early next year, according to governor Jirakiat Bhumisawasdi.