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Thailand tourism authorities remain optimistic despite uncertainties

By Fri, Jan 16, 2015 3:54PM UTC Comments Off Western tourists soak up the sun on Kata Beach, Phuket. Pic: AP.

The worst may not yet be over for Thailand's Tourism industry, even as the government predicts a record year for tourism numbers. The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) announced that it anticipates 7.55 million visitors to the Kingdom in the first quarter of 2015. However, circumstances beyond the council's control could upset the expected tourism wave....

Thailand police: Foreigners not required to carry passports at all times

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014 1:25PM UTC Comments Off A tourist walks past a street vendor in Bangkok, Thailand. Pic: AP.

A police spokesman has said that foreigners in Thailand are not required to carry their passports with them at all times, according to reports....

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.

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....

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