“Amazing Thailand Countdown 2023” concludes 2022 with 1.5 trillion Baht tourism revenue

Bangkok, The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is hosting “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2023” New Year celebrations in Bangkok and Songkhla and providing support for other events throughout the kingdom to conclude 2022 with 1.5 trillion in total tourism revenue as targeted. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said “Thailand’s total visitor arrivals for 2022 is expected […]

UN Urges Countries to Help Rohingya at Sea as Hundreds Land in Indonesia

PIDIE, INDONESIA — The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) urged countries Tuesday to help Rohingya Muslims stranded at sea, as at least 20 reportedly died and hundreds more landed in Indonesia after weeks adrift in the Indian Ocean.   Nearly 500 Rohingya have reached Indonesia in the past six weeks while “many others did not […]

New Era For Electric 2 Wheeler Motorbike And Scooter Adoption As Sersol And Takuni Group Thailand Seal JV Deal Covering Malaysia, Thailand And Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand will be transforming the  two-wheelers electric motorbikes and electric scooters in a big way from 2023 onwards.  Sersol Bhd (Sersol) and Thai energy giant, Takuni Group Public Company Limited (Takuni) signed a joint venture agreement to manufacture, assemble and distribute electric 2Wheelers (2W) motorbikes and scooters across these three […]

Easing of Quarantine Sparks Surge of Interest in China Travel

WASHINGTON — Chinese and international airlines are reviewing schedules and coping with a flood of inquiries about travel to China following this week’s announcement that strict quarantine requirements for arriving travelers will be dropped early next month.   According to the Chinese state-run media the Beijing News and Cailian Press, data from the Chinese travel […]

Thai domestic airlines to offer fare discounts after New Year

The Airlines Association of Thailand (AAT) has responded to the government’s call for air fare reductions by agreeing to launch promotional campaigns, offering domestic air fare discounts of up to 20% from January.   Informed airline sources said that the seven founding members of the AAT recently held a meeting to discuss air fare reductions, […]

For safety, downhill cycling banned in Doi Inthanon National Park

The Doi Inthanon National Park in Chom Thong district of Chiang Mai province has banned all cyclists from riding downhill, citing the slippery condition of the roads, which can easily lead to accidents and unnecessary death or injury.   The park’s chief, Kriangkrai Chaipiset, announced last Friday that, in addition to the ban on downhill […]