Travel and Life

No, the Tour de France is still NOT coming to Thailand!

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014 5:46PM UTC Photo: AP

The Tour de France, the world’s long-running, most prestigious (and somewhat plagued) cycling race, will start its 2016 edition from Manche in Normandy, France, with the rest of the route to be revealed on December 9. I might be going on a limb here, but I’m pretty sure that the last stage will be again on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Longer visas for Chinese could spur US tourism

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:49AM UTC Chinese tourists visit a shopping center in Costa Mesa, California. Pic: AP.

NEW YORK (AP) — A rule change that allows Chinese visitors to come in and out of the United States multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to America’s tourism industry. Estimates put the potential economic impact at up to $85 billion by 2021.

Embassy issues do’s and don’ts for Thai tourists in Japan

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 4:02PM UTC Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s embassy in Japan has some tips for Thai visitors: Don’t put your chopsticks in the serving bowl. And if driving, stop for pedestrians at cross walks.

Behind the scenes: The G20 in pictures

By Sun, Nov 16, 2014 11:13AM UTC d

The G20 hit Brisbane this weekend in a flash of motorcades, world leaders, enormous numbers of police, barricades, snipers on rooftops and various protesters. However despite fears of violence, traffic jams and general chaos the hardest thing for those that stayed in the city (most left when awarded a public holiday on Friday November 14), has been dealing with searing unseasonal temperatures.

US, China agree to extend length of visas

By Mon, Nov 10, 2014 5:45PM UTC A group of tourists from China take in the sights of  the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall National Memorial. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China are agreeing to make it easier for tourists, students and businesspeople to visit each other’s countries.

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