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ATF 2014: Hotel awards are the first order of business

Southeast Asian Tourism ATF 2014: Hotel awards are the first order of business

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Kuching, Malaysia (eTN) - This year's edition of the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) has yet to be declared open, but it is already generating buzz-worthy events.

Indian tourist drowns in Phuket

Third drowning on Phuket beaches in three days Indian tourist drowns in Phuket

PHUKET, Thailand - A tourist from India drowned yesterday in heavy surf at Phuket's Kata beach. It was the third drowning on the island's holiday beaches in the space of three days.

The new Centra Central Station Bangkok a hub for culture, sights and entertainment

Bangkok Hotels The new Centra Central Station Bangkok a hub for culture, sights and entertainment

BANGKOK, Thailand - The new Centra Central Station Bangkok, due to open in the third quarter of this year, is adjacent to the Hua Lamphong mainline railway terminus and MRT Metro station and is, ...

Best Italian culinary courses in Thailand

Dusit Thani College teams up with Gambero Rosso culinary institute Best Italian culinary courses in Thailand

By Mario Masciullo, eTN Correspondent, Italy

ITALY (eTN) – For the first time in Thailand, a truly quintessential Italian cookery experience is being offered by Dusit Thani College in cooperation with Italian’s most prestigious culinary ...

Thailand Skal visits South Korea

Skal executives meet Thailand Skal visits South Korea

Skal International (SI) National President for Thailand, Mr. Andrew J. Wood, recently visited Seoul and took the opportunity to meet executives of SI Korea.

Romance in Phuket with Centara’s weekend getaway

Just what the love doctor ordered: romantic travel Romance in Phuket with Centara’s weekend getaway

A romantic weekend getaway for two people in Phuket is fast and easy to arrange with the package offered by Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket, where a Luxury Suite 1 bedroom is ...

Degradation of Phuket blamed on rapid development of mass tourism industry

Official: Growth of tourism in Phuket source of many problems Degradation of Phuket blamed on rapid development of mass tourism industry

PHUKET, Thailand - The Senate Standing Committee on Tourism yesterday highlighted a series of issues plaguing Phuket due to the rapid development of the province into a major center for mass ...

Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld: at the city center for MICE business

In the heart of Bangkok Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld: at the city center for MICE business

Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is the only fully-integrated, five-star hotel, convention center, and lifestyle complex within the heart of Bangkok.

Full moon parties take off in Thailand

nature provides tourism opportunity Full moon parties take off in Thailand

PHUKET, Thailand - Thailand is where the idea of full moon parties really began, on the island of Pha Ngan, and the idea has now spread to Phuket.

Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2013

global travel markets Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2013

By Andrew J. Wood

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2013 kicked off highlighting four niche markets: golf; ecotourism; wedding and honeymoon; health and wellness and attracting an estimated 1,000 ...

Thailand's bid to host F1

Formula one racing Thailand style Thailand's bid to host F1

By Andrew J. Wood

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's bid to host the F1 takes a step backward with the objections of Bangkok residents initiating a search for a new venue outside the capital.

Full moon shining brightly over Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket

Karon Beach Party Full moon shining brightly over Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand is where the idea of full moon parties really began, on the island of Pha Ngan, and the idea has now spread to Phuket, where Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is one ...

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok offers special package for Club accommodations

Guests may enjoy club benefits Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok offers special package for Club accommodations

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok has a special package for its Club accommodations, with rates starting at Baht 3,560 per night for a Club Deluxe Room if they stay for 2 nights or ...

Thailand tourism up from January to April

International tourist arrivals Thailand tourism up from January to April

By Andrew J. Wood

International tourist arrivals to Thailand posted a growth of 19.04% during January to April this year, according to Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ data.

National President of Skal meets with Thailand Director of Bhutan's Tourism Council

Skal Thailand and Bhutan National President of Skal meets with Thailand Director of Bhutan's Tourism Council

BANGKOK, Thailand - Seen recently in Bangkok were Karma Lotey, President of the Association of Bhutan Tour Operators (ABTO) and CEO of Yangphel Travel, visiting friend Andrew Wood, National ...

Centara works with EarthCheck as part of its green and sustainable tourism policy

Centara Hotels & Resorts operates to strict environmental standards Centara works with EarthCheck as part of its green and sustainable tourism policy

BANGKOK, Thailand - Centara Hotels & Resorts, throughout its 30-year history, has always believed passionately in green and sustainable tourism, a policy that is at the heart of the company ...

Leading Thailand hotelier receives prestigious Skal award

Malai Sakolviphak Award Leading Thailand hotelier receives prestigious Skal award

One of Thailand’s most knowledgeable and experienced hoteliers, Eric Hallin, has been presented with the Malai Sakolviphak Award by the President of Skal International Bangkok.

China in Thailand: Skal President researches the phenomenal growth first hand

China's outbound tourism China in Thailand: Skal President researches the phenomenal growth first hand

By Andrew J. Wood

SHANGHAI, China - It has taken almost no time, but it was anticipated by many - China has become the number one source market for many Southeast Asian countries including Thailand.

Bangkok will enforce new tour bus regulations starting Thursday

Bangkok Tourism Bangkok will enforce new tour bus regulations starting Thursday

BANGKOK, Thailand - Bangkok City Hall will enforce new regulations starting Thursday to try to curb the influx and parking of buses and vans carrying sightseers to tourist destinations around the ...

Local markets: mirrors of destination diversity and delight

Insights into Tourism Branding Local markets: mirrors of destination diversity and delight

By Anita Mendiratta, CNN Task Group/eTN

“Go there. Best food and safe to eat. You have water? Buy water. Souvenirs that way – silk, nice, nice price. But no pay full price. Bargaining good. I meet you here, two hours. Don’t ...

Thai Tourist Court to deliver fast justice to foreign tourists

Thailand considers opening Tourist Court Thai Tourist Court to deliver fast justice to foreign tourists

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand may set up a Tourist Court to make fast delivery of justice to foreign tourists who would otherwise depart from this country before any lawsuits they have filed could ...

Hilton Worldwide hits key milestone in Asia Pacific with opening of 100th property

DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok Hilton Worldwide hits key milestone in Asia Pacific with opening of 100th property

SINGAPORE and McLean, VA – Hilton Worldwide celebrated a key milestone today in Asia Pacific with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, its 100th property in the region.

Thailand urged to explore new tourism routes

Thai Tourism Thailand urged to explore new tourism routes

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand is being urged to explore new tourism routes to connect with neighbouring countries to respond to rising demand when more tourists visit the Asean region.

Thailand is ready for TTM+2013

Thailand Travel Mart Plus The Greater Mekong Subregion: June 5-7 Thailand is ready for TTM+2013

By Andrew J. Wood, eTN Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is ready to organize another travel extravaganza to restate Thailand’s stance as the regional hub for holiday business.

Korean tourists injured in speedboat crash off Pattaya

Visitors hurt in speedboat collision in Thailand Korean tourists injured in speedboat crash off Pattaya

PATTAYA, Thailand - The alleged driver of a speedboat involved in a crash off Pattaya on Sunday that seriously injured many South Korean tourists has contacted police to arrange for his ...

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