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Koh Tao is popular for its stunning beaches and diving opportunities. Pic: FBM.

British Foreign Office warns travelers about Thailand’s islands

By Mon, Oct 13, 2014 12:43PM UTC Comments Off Koh Tao is popular for its stunning beaches and diving opportunities. Pic: FBM.

Following the brutal murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on Koh Tao last month, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has updated its travel advice to include a warning about the dangers of travelling to Thailand's island destinations....

Thailand considers ID wristbands for tourists

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 1:58PM UTC Comments Off Tourists at the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan Thailand. Pic: AP.

Thailand’s tourism minister has said that it is considering identifications wristbands for tourists “so that if they’re out partying late and, for example, get drunk or lost, they can be easily assisted,” Reuters reports. ...

Thailand holidays: What makes them so special

By Tue, Apr 29, 2014 3:41PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

The Kingdom of Thailand has long been one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia. Holidays to Thailand are absolutely delightful for holidaymakers who want to enjoy an exceptional cultural experience, good food, and pristine beaches, among other things. The weather in Thailand is warm all year round, which makes this a great place for sun worshippers to visit....

Safety group seeks double-decker bus ban ahead of Thai New Year

By Thu, Apr 10, 2014 4:28PM UTC Comments Off The charred wreckage of a double-decker passenger bus, top left, sits in the middle of a highway after a collision with a truck, foreground, in Saraburi province, northeast of Bangkok, Thailand last year. Pic: AP.

The Songkran festival is a time for fun, worship, and merry-making, a celebration people look forward to all year. It's also one of the busiest travel times, which is why the Network of Road Safety implored the transport ministry to ban the use of double-decker buses during the holiday, citing safety concerns. ...

Businessman challenges embassies over Thailand travel warnings

By Sat, Feb 22, 2014 4:34PM UTC 2 Comments Western tourists soak up the sun on Kata Beach, Phuket. Pic: AP.

One of the most prominent American business executives in Thailand has complained to foreign governments that “unnecessarily severe travel advisories are... having a major impact on the livelihoods of Thai people across the country.”...

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