Articles tagged “bangkok”

Thailand’s Lebua Hotels Plans Public Listing to Fund New Concepts and Overseas Expansion

Thailand’s Lebua Hotels Plans Public Listing to Fund New Concepts and Overseas Expansion

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Deepak Ohri positioned a brand on a global scale with just one hotel. The CEO of Lebua Hotels & Resorts thinks the time has come to grow the network. But each Lebua will be different. No doubt a common trait is that each will be audacious.

2 months ago

Accor Is Reviving the Orient Express — Just Don’t Expect a Train Carriage

Accor Is Reviving the Orient Express — Just Don’t Expect a Train Carriage

Claire Ballentine, Bloomberg

Well over a hundred years since it began, the Orient Express is still synonymous with mystique and luxury. As a branding exercise, it makes perfect sense for Accor to capitalize on that in a stationary hotel setting.

5 months ago

Hong Kong’s Instability Is a Boon for Bangkok

Hong Kong’s Instability Is a Boon for Bangkok

Natnicha Chuwiruch, Bloomberg

The ongoing political instability in Hong Kong was bound to have ripple effects across the region. So far, Bangkok is emerging as one clear beneficiary.

6 months ago

Bangkok’s Prolonged Haze Could Cost Millions in Tourist Dollars

Bangkok’s Prolonged Haze Could Cost Millions in Tourist Dollars

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Bangkok needs more than rainmakers to be treated seriously as the world’s top city destination, and to be a strong contender for medical tourists. Here’s what's choking the city and why it’s unhealthy for tourism.

1 year ago

Can Bangkok Become an Arts Destination?

Can Bangkok Become an Arts Destination?

Randy Thanthong-Knight, Bloomberg

Art typically has to be highly interactive and publicly displayed to become the main driver in why people book a trip. Bangkok is starting to use that playbook as it seeks to build a reputation as an artsy city.

1 year ago

Thailand Advances a $6.9 Billion Rail Project to Connect Its Airports

Thailand Advances a $6.9 Billion Rail Project to Connect Its Airports

Natnicha Chuwiruch, Bloomberg

Thailand's military government plans to connect the country's three major airports by rail. The links would be a boon to travelers in a country that expects a record 40 million visitors this year.

1 year ago

Rising Air Pollution Threatens Thailand’s Soaring Visitation

Rising Air Pollution Threatens Thailand’s Soaring Visitation

Supunnabul Suwannakij and Natnicha Chuwiruch, Bloomberg

Some tourists these days may care less about the health risk posed by intense air pollution than a trip's Instagram photo worthiness that might get ruined by smog.

2 years ago

Thai Investors Are Cautiously Optimistic About New Mall Aimed at Chinese Tourists

Thai Investors Are Cautiously Optimistic About New Mall Aimed at Chinese Tourists

Anuchit Nguyen, Bloomberg

Thailand's tourism officials have had a love-hate relationship with Chinese travelers in recent years and they mainly have their sights set on marketing the country to the wealthiest segment of that market.

2 years ago

Thailand Invests $6 Billion at Top Airports to Boost Capacity

Thailand Invests $6 Billion at Top Airports to Boost Capacity

Sunil Jagtiani, Bloomberg

Thailand's airport expansion plans are designed to ensure that infrastructure keeps pace with capacity. Its controversial military government will help determine how much demand travelers have for Thai destinations and how this new capacity will factor in.

3 years ago

5 Charts Showing How Chinese Travelers Have Boosted Asia-Pacific Tourism

5 Charts Showing How Chinese Travelers Have Boosted Asia-Pacific Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

China's neighbors stand to benefit most from hundreds of millions of Chinese tourists. But as the past few months have shown, Chinese demand can shift rapidly and drastically impact local tourism economies in the process.

3 years ago

Bangkok’s Famed Street Food Will Now Be Scarce When Tourists Visit the City

Bangkok’s Famed Street Food Will Now Be Scarce When Tourists Visit the City

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press

The military junta wants to take the soul out of Bangkok by ridding the city of street-food vendors. Do they know they are shooting themselves in the foot tourism-wise?

3 years ago

5 Charts Showing the Rise in International Arrivals to Asia-Pacific Destinations

5 Charts Showing the Rise in International Arrivals to Asia-Pacific Destinations

Dan Peltier, Skift

The power of the outbound Chinese traveler should not be underestimated.

4 years ago