Category: Thailand travel news

Thailand travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Thailand. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Thailand. Bangkok Travel information. Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It's known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canalside communities and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). Nearby beach resorts include bustling Pattaya and fashionable Hua Hin.

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii and Thailand: Smiling behind a mask
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Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii and Thailand: Smiling behind a mask

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 23, 2020

How can you smile behind a mask? Outrigger Hotels and Resorts may be a shining example to document how the ... Read More

Stress-free staycation at Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok
Hotel & Resort News

Stress-free staycation at Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 22, 2020

Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok, situated in the heart of the city, has unveiled a unique range of upscale Alternative ... Read More

Centara Grand Hua Hin Wins Asia’s Best Family Hotel Award
Travel Award News

Centara Grand Hua Hin Wins Asia’s Best Family Hotel Award

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 20, 2020

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin was recognized among the top luxury hotels and resorts in Asia as ... Read More

DESCAP 1 Private Equity Trust to acquire up to 8 hotels in Thailand
Tourism Investment News

DESCAP 1 Private Equity Trust to acquire up to 8 hotels in Thailand

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- October 16, 2020

Destination Capital PTE., LTD., (DC) and KTB Securities (Thailand) Public Company Limited (KTBST SEC) announced the launch of DESCAP 1 ... Read More

Centara Brings Freedom with its New “Cosi Krabi Ao Nang Beach”
Hotel & Resort News

Centara Brings Freedom with its New “Cosi Krabi Ao Nang Beach”

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 15, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is set to debut its COSI brand in southwest Thailand with the ... Read More

New Executive Board at PATA
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New Executive Board at PATA

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 14, 2020

Soon-Hwa Wong has been formally endorsed as the Chair of the e Pacific Asia Travel Association  (PATA) Executive Board and replaces ... Read More

Thailand Tightens Myanmar Border Control Due to COVID-19
Thailand travel news

Thailand Tightens Myanmar Border Control Due to COVID-19

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 10, 2020

Dr. Tanarak Plipat, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Disease Control for the Ministry of Health in Thailand, said that ... Read More

Phuket: No foreign tourists until October 25
Thailand travel news

Phuket: No foreign tourists until October 25

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 10, 2020

Thailand's Phuket has postponed its reopening to foreign tourists until the end of the Vegetarian Festival. The postponement came after ... Read More

Centara Hotels Unveils 10.10 Golden Ticket
Hotel & Resort News

Centara Hotels Unveils 10.10 Golden Ticket

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 8, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore Thailand in 80 days with ... Read More

Capella Bangkok hotel opens on the banks of Chao Phraya River
Hotel & Resort News

Capella Bangkok hotel opens on the banks of Chao Phraya River

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 7, 2020

Capella Bangkok officially opened its doors, welcoming its first guest from Bangkok, Ms. Lina LIU, as the hotel takes center-stage ... Read More

Tourism Authority of Thailand and Dusit International partner  to promote sustainable tourism
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Tourism Authority of Thailand and Dusit International partner to promote sustainable tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 5, 2020

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, recently partnered with silent live concert specialists Sounds of ... Read More

New Four Points by Sheraton resort opens in Thailand
Hotel & Resort News

New Four Points by Sheraton resort opens in Thailand

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 2, 2020

Four Points by Sheraton makes a breakthrough in Thailand, with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach ... Read More

Thailand to let more foreign visitors in from October onward
Thailand travel news

Thailand to let more foreign visitors in from October onward

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 29, 2020

Thailand's Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Monday said it will allow more categories of foreigners into the country ... Read More

Centara Offers Travelers the Ultimate Staycation Experience
Hotel & Resort News

Centara Offers Travelers the Ultimate Staycation Experience

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 24, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is giving travelers the chance to upgrade their holiday into The Ultimate ... Read More

SKAL online event gets biggest attendance in AGM history
Meeting Industry News

SKAL online event gets biggest attendance in AGM history

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- September 21, 2020

The Skål Asia AGM which due to the Covid-19 pandemic was without a home, instead the 49th SAA AGM was ... Read More

PATA online training is now free
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PATA online training is now free

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 21, 2020

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the PATA eLearning Platform for travel agents, ... Read More

Centara and Amorn Patana Asset sign HMA for second Centra by Centara hotel in Bangkok
Hotel & Resort News

Centara and Amorn Patana Asset sign HMA for second Centra by Centara hotel in Bangkok

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 21, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator and Amorn Patana Asset Co., Ltd. announced the signing of a Hotel ... Read More

Santiburi Koh Samui names new General Manager
Thailand travel news

Santiburi Koh Samui names new General Manager

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 16, 2020

Santiburi Koh Samui, the high-end, experience-driven beachfront retreat on Samui’s north shore, has appointed Mr. Alexandre Frenkel as its new ... Read More

Santiburi Koh Samui appoints a Swiss general manager
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Santiburi Koh Samui appoints a Swiss general manager

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 15, 2020

Santiburi Koh Samui, the high-end, experience-driven beachfront retreat on Samui’s north shore, has appointed Mr. Alexandre Frenkel as its new ... Read More

Phuket hotels fight for their lives
Thailand travel news

Phuket hotels fight for their lives

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 8, 2020

Phuket’s hotel industry is reaching breaking point and drastic economic support from the government is needed for it to survive ... Read More

Thailand to re-open Phuket to foreign visitors on October 1
Thailand travel news

Thailand to re-open Phuket to foreign visitors on October 1

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 29, 2020

Thailand has announced that it will open Phuket to overseas tourists from October 1, but foreigners will have to comply ... Read More

Dubai – Bangkok again on Emirates with COVID-19 medical expenses included
Airline News

Dubai – Bangkok again on Emirates with COVID-19 medical expenses included

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 27, 2020

Emirates announces the resumption of passenger services to Bangkok with daily flights starting from 1 September.  Customers can now travel ... Read More

Centara Further Expands International Portfolio with 3 New Hotels in Myanmar
Hotel & Resort News

Centara Further Expands International Portfolio with 3 New Hotels in Myanmar

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 26, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, signs Hotel Management Agreements (HMAs) with three new hotels in Myanmar. The ... Read More

Tourism Authority Thailand hosts first Krabi Carbon Neutral Meeting
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Tourism Authority Thailand hosts first Krabi Carbon Neutral Meeting

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- August 22, 2020

The green image of Krabi came alive on the Sky Garden of ANANA Ecological Resort Krabi at a TAT carbon ... Read More

Centara Dominates Family Hotels Category in Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards
Travel Award News

Centara Dominates Family Hotels Category in Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 21, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, wins big at the 2020 Travellers’ Choice Awards by Tripadvisor, with five ... Read More

Escape to Your Own Private Villa with Centara Hotels & Resorts
Hotel & Resort News

Escape to Your Own Private Villa with Centara Hotels & Resorts

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 19, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has launched an exclusive offer for guests who want to unwind in ... Read More

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort names new General Manager
People in Travel & Tourism

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort names new General Manager

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 14, 2020

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort has announced the appointment of Daryn Hudson as its General Manager, ahead ... Read More

SKÅL Meetings Live and In Person
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SKÅL Meetings Live and In Person

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- August 11, 2020

On my road trip visit to Krabi and Phuket, I was fortunate to attend SKÅL meetings in both towns. As ... Read More

Thai Vietjet launches its 10th domestic service in Thailand
Airline News

Thai Vietjet launches its 10th domestic service in Thailand

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 7, 2020

Thai Vietjet has inaugurated its maiden flight VZ330 from the capital city of Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) to Nakhon Si Thammarat, ... Read More

PATA takes on plastic pollution
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PATA takes on plastic pollution

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 4, 2020

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has today become a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, led by the United Nations Environment Programme and World Tourism Organization, ... Read More

Rediscover Asia with Centara’s “Stronger Together” Offer
Hotel & Resort News

Rediscover Asia with Centara’s “Stronger Together” Offer

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 24, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is inviting travelers to rediscover Asia with confidence by offering an enticing ... Read More

Centara “Stay Happy and Healthy” Promotion for Healthy Body, Mind, and Sleep
Hotel & Resort News

Centara “Stay Happy and Healthy” Promotion for Healthy Body, Mind, and Sleep

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 16, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, invites travelers to return to a state of balance with a “Stay ... Read More

Skål Bangkok sees record turnout for re-starting tourism
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Skål Bangkok sees record turnout for re-starting tourism

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- July 16, 2020

To a sold out gathering of travel and tourism professionals SKÅL INTERNATIONAL BANGKOK reconvened after a four month hiatus, with ... Read More

World Routes and Routes Asia postponed until 2021
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World Routes and Routes Asia postponed until 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 16, 2020

After careful consideration, and in close consultation with their hosts, Airports of Thailand and SEA Milan Airports respectively, it is ... Read More

Thai tourist companies create health & safety standards ahead of tourism restart
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Thai tourist companies create health & safety standards ahead of tourism restart

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

As the world has seen the almost complete halt of travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DMC community in ... Read More

Thailand announces new entry rules after new COVID-19 cases
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Thailand announces new entry rules after new COVID-19 cases

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

Thai authorities today announced tightening of rules and regulations for foreigners' entry into the country. Thailand has been without confirmed ... Read More