Artikel tagged “travel”

  • July stats see a small drop in tourists through Thai airports

    July stats see a small drop in tourists through Thai airports

    July 2018 stats from the AoT (Airports Authority of Thailand) indicates that fewer tourists went through Thai airports than expected. Channel 7 News reports that, while there was still an increase of 4% compared to the same month in 2017, the numbers buck the overall trend which has seen an average 9% rise in usage per month since the start of this year. Nitinai Sirisamatkarn, a senior manager at Airports of Thailand believes the downturn has nothing to do with Chinese people cancelling their holidays.vMany in the tourism sector fear the boat accident in Phuket would affect tourism but Nitinai says the main reason is the fewer arrivals of European visitors into Suvarabhumi

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    DoubleTree by Hilton Penang invites you to Malaysia’s culinary capital

    DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang is inviting food lovers to discover the amazing flavors of Penang with a journey of discovery into the island’s unique culinary scene. Part of Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT), this stunning seafront resort is the perfect base from which to explore the gastronomic culture of Penang, which is often labeled the “Culinary Capital of Malaysia”.

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    Boeing says Asian region biggest growth area for aviation in next two decades

    By Data Leads. PHOTO: Thai Airways Boeing 787 Asian countries are estimated to require 16,930 more airplanes by 2037, making the region the fastest growing aviation area in the world. Boeing’s annual forecast, the Commercial Market Outlook, reveals that the world fleet of jet planes would need 42, 370 new planes valued at US$6.3 trillion.

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    Cathay Pacific brings the first A350-1000 to Suvarnabhumi

    Cathay Pacific is the first airline to land an Airbus A350-1000 in Thailand and was congratulated by Airports of Thailand (AoT) deputy vice president Kanogwan Kasetsin and customer relations director Anussara Mongsup. Cathay Pacific’s A350-1000, the largest variant in the A350 family, carries 334 passengers in first, business and economy classes. Staff of Cathay Pacific, led by Kendrick Ko, country manager for Thailand and Myanmar, and sales and marketing manager Yongyut Lujintanon welcomed the first of its new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft to Suvarnabhumi Airport this week. The aircraft offers unparalleled comfort.

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    Government fast-tracking Riviera Project to promote southern coastal provinces

    PHOTO: Travel notes The provinces of Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon and Ranong will be upgraded under the “Thailand Riviera” scheme to tap their full potential for natural, cultural, historical, gastronomic, sports and community-based tourism. This is the latest grand plan prepared by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will spearhead the marketing push for the area with the focus on generating tourism revenue for the residents, communities and local businesses in the four coastal provinces.

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    New cruise to Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

    Thailand has Phang Nga Bay, Vietnam has the famous Ha Long Bay and the lesser-known Lan Ha Bay.

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    Ministries collaborate on rehabilitation of tourism sites

    Maya Bay and Boracay Island aren’t the only tourist magnets to be suffering from too much tourist love. Thai ministries are now looking at all the tourism hot spots in an effort to find a more sustainable way forward.

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    The world’s longest flight needed new airline seats

    PHOTO: Aviation International News Imagine sitting for 19 hours in one seat, travelling nearly 17,000 kilometres, from Newark to Singapore.

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    Visiting the Elephant Sanctuary Park in Chiang Mai

    By Sebastian Jacobitz At the end of last year, I had the opportunity to travel for more than three months through Southeast Asia. I have already stated my travel plans before, and now the time has come where I want to recap on visiting the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Chiang Mai. It was hands down one of the best experiences in my life and I want to share this awesome day I had with you

  • Airline report card – April 2018. Travel growth slows.

    Airline report card – April 2018. Travel growth slows.

    IATA (International Air Transport Association) has released details of airline performance, worldwide, during its annual general meeting being held in Sydney, Australia.