Artikel tagged “travel”

  • Boracay – Last one out, turn the lights off

    Boracay – Last one out, turn the lights off

    Philippines officials are sending in the troops to keep tourists off the island and deter potential protests as Boracay Island prepares for closure from April 26. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has branded the tourist magnet island and its white-sand beach a “cesspool”. In a move that’s sent tour operators, hotel chains and locals into a panic, the island will be off limits from April 26 as proper sewage systems can be established and many of the illegal structures and encroachments can be torn down or removed

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    The Thailand Travel Mart heads to Pattaya this June

    Pattaya will host the annual Thailand Travel Mart this June. The show was hosted in Pattaya back in 2001, followed by years in Bangkok before it moved to Chiang Mai in 2016 for a two-year stint

  • The spirit of Songkran – Ajarn Pranee

    The spirit of Songkran – Ajarn Pranee

    By Pranee Sakulpipatana, AKA Ajarn Pranee Songkran is one of the happiest festivals celebrated by Thais. When I was young and lived in Phuket, I always found the Songkran celebrations in other provinces such as Chiang Mai to be very unique and beautiful.

  • New GLOW for Ao Nang, Krabi

    New GLOW for Ao Nang, Krabi

    by Bill Barnett of c9hotelworks.com Thailand’s InVision Hospitality has debuted their GLOW brand in Krabi with a 130 room boutique hotel. Located in the popular tourism area of Ao Nang, this is the fifth GLOW hotel in Southeast Asia, and third in Thailand. Krabi has swiftly expanded its tourism market, between 2006 to 2016, airport arrivals surged from just over 240,000 up to 2.3 million

  • The economic impact of closing down Maya Bay for four months

    The economic impact of closing down Maya Bay for four months

    So what impact will closing down Maya Bay for four months have? Will it be cataclysmic for Phi Phi and Krabi tourism? Will tourist operators survive

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    Boracay’s closure sparks global travel fallout

    By Bill Barnett of c9hotelworks.com The biggest worldwide tourism story going is that of the trending closure of the iconic resort island of Boracay in the Philippines. In a bold move President Rodrigo Duterte who termed the island a “cesspool” is banning tourist visits from April 26 through October 25

  • Customs scraps order requiring Thai travellers to declare valuables

    Customs scraps order requiring Thai travellers to declare valuables

    The Thai Customs Department says it will scrap an order that requires Thais leaving the country to declare their personal belongings they take out of the country so that they won’t be taxed when they return. The requirement was heavily criticised when it was announced because the procedure of declaration at the international airports would be complicated and time consuming adding more paperwork and bureaucracy to the already paperwork-intensive process.

  • Get off our island – The Philippines’ Boracay closes down

    Get off our island – The Philippines’ Boracay closes down

    PHOTO: Shutterstock The Philippine’s island of Boracay is closing to tourists for six months following concerns of damage to its once pristine shores. This mirrors a closure of popular Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi Ley, made famous in the movie ‘The Beach’ for four months from this June

  • 10 Destinations on the rise for 2018 – Trip Advisor

    10 Destinations on the rise for 2018 – Trip Advisor

    Trip Advisor has released a list of the destinations in Asia that are ‘on the rise’, either off the map and previously undiscovered by the travel agents, or creeping back into popularity. Thailand is already well-established as a tourist destination.

  • Krabi International Airport fixing its runway

    Krabi International Airport fixing its runway

    Krabi International Airport will fix its runway from midnight tomorrow (March 6) onward.