Travel & Tourism

Emirates covers Thai visa costs

Emirates covers Thai visa costs

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PHUKET: Emirates is offering visa payment privileges to Thai nationals travelling via the airline to Dubai from Phuket and Bangkok. Thai travellers who book return tickets from Bangkok or Phuket to the Emirates home base in Dubai from now until Aug 14 – on trips until the end of November – are eligible for […]

Tourism revenue projected to hit B3.1trn

Tourism revenue projected to hit B3.1trn

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BANGKOK: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) forecasts revenue of B3.1 trillion in tourism revenue in 2018 by attracting tourists from second-tier Chinese and European cities and focusing on tourist quality, says TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn. The industry has remained sluggish during the past two quarters, but the plans are […]

Turkish Airlines land in Phuket

Turkish Airlines land in Phuket

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PHUKET: Turkish Airlines first direct flight from Turkey to Phuket landed at Phuket International Airport yesterday morning (July 18) with 250 passengers and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the airline on board. CEO Bilal Eksi and the passengers were greeted by Phuket International Airport General Manager Phet Chan-charoen after […]

Phuket under pressure as tourism growth exposes flaws in hotel sector

Phuket under pressure as tourism growth exposes flaws in hotel sector

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PHUKET: According to a new report released today by hospitality consulting group C9 Hotelworks, millions of travellers who visit Phuket each year could be staying in unlicensed – and effectively illegal – hotels. The report also states that less than a quarter of the hotels in Phuket (429 out of […]

Phuket to launch water-safety campaign targeting tourists

Phuket to launch water-safety campaign targeting tourists

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PHUKET: Phuket disaster officials have been tasked with launching a campaign of multimedia public notices to warn people of the dangers in the sea at Phuket beaches and major tourist locales, including other islands in the area. Phuket Vice Governor Snith Sriwihok announced the campaign at a meeting at the […]

SilkAir celebrates new 737 Max 8 fleet

SilkAir celebrates new 737 Max 8 fleet

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SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, is offering customers exceptional return airfares as well as a chance to win Business Class tickets to its extensive network of 53 destinations, in celebration of the upcoming arrival of its new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, which is slated for October this […]

Patients from five Asian countries now eligible for 90-day stay

Patients from five Asian countries now eligible for 90-day stay

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BANGKOK: The government has extended the stay for patients from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV), as well as those from China, who come to Thailand for medical treatment from 30 to 90 days, in accordance with its ambitious plan to turn the country into a medical hub. The extended […]

China’s Hainan Airlines launches direct Phuket flights

China’s Hainan Airlines launches direct Phuket flights

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PHUKET: China’s Hainan Airlines has launched a new routes from Haikou, the capital city of Hainan Province, to Phuket. The new flights started on Thursday (July 6). “Hainan Island and Phuket are not only similar in the geographical environment, but also have deep civil relations since ancient times. Nowadays, Hainan […]

More than 4,000 cyclists join Phuket biking event

More than 4,000 cyclists join Phuket biking event

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PHUKET: A 20-kilometer bike ride organized as part of the ‘Nation Bike Thailand 2017’ event was held in Phuket yesterday and attracted more than 4,000 cyclists to the island. “The event was held under the theme of ‘Pan Yon Muang, Chim Ahan, Laokhan Reung Muang Too at Phuket’, or ‘Cycling […]

Phuket Gov chairs opening ceremony of tourism fair

Phuket Gov chairs opening ceremony of tourism fair

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PHUKET: The opening ceremony of the ‘Andaman Hotelier and Tourism Fair 2017’, the biggest hotel fair in the south, was held at Homeworks yesterday afternoon. “The tourism industry is vital for Phuket’s economy. This event aims to enhance our standard of service and make us more competitive with other countries,” […]