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.”...
A holiday to Thailand is set to get a little bit pricier from the start of next year. From January, Thailand plans to charge visitors staying longer than three days 1,200 baht (US$38.61) in arrival and departure taxes and fees. Plans for a 500 baht entry fee, which is awaiting Cabinet approval, were announced this...
Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles and deservedly so, but the country’s rich tradition of crafting, woodworking and artistry are also not to be overlooked. These aspects of Thai culture were celebrated this weekend at the 30th Bor Sang Umbrella & San Kamphaeng Handicraft Festival. The event was held from Friday, Jan. 18-Sunday,...
Authorities are trying to restore power on two popular islands in southern Thailand after a power blackout extending at least 48 hours caused travelers to leave. Idyllic Ko Samui has been without power for two days. The islands of Samui and Pa Ngan in Surat Thani province lost electricity Tuesday morning when an underground high-voltage...
BANGKOK (AP) — The mother of a British backpacker who was killed 12 years ago in Thailand has made an appeal for fresh leads that could help capture her daughter’s killer. Sue Jones traveled to Thailand this week to mark the anniversary of the death of her 23-year-old daughter, Kirsty Jones, who was raped and...
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