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Articles tagged “bangkok”

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.

10 months ago

London Will Again Be the Most Popular City for International Visitors in 2015

London Will Again Be the Most Popular City for International Visitors in 2015

Joyce Manalo, Skift

Another year reveals that arrivals and visitor growth in Asia continues to be the real story of international travel.

2 years ago

10 Most Instagrammed Places of 2014

10 Most Instagrammed Places of 2014

Joyce Manalo, Skift

It is no surprise that most of the locations are tourist destinations, with the exception of two sites in Russia.

2 years ago

Upscale Hostels Make New Inroads Into Thailand

Upscale Hostels Make New Inroads Into Thailand

Bangkok Post

While we find the term 'flashpackers' to be silly, we think the trend of cleaner, better hostels to be a compelling one that will quickly catch on.

2 years ago

Bangkok’s Struggling Hotels Want Military Junta to Lift Martial Law

Bangkok’s Struggling Hotels Want Military Junta to Lift Martial Law

The Nation/ANN

It's hard to lure visitors back to a major destination when nobody is quite sure when the ruling military junta is going to have a change of heart.

2 years ago

Thailand’s Military Junta Says It May Re-Impose Curfew in Bangkok and Tourist Towns

Thailand’s Military Junta Says It May Re-Impose Curfew in Bangkok and Tourist Towns

The Nation/ANN

There are other places for business and leisure travelers to go while Thailand figures out if it wants to be a police state or not.

2 years ago

Bangkok’s Soldiers Are Ready for Protests That Aren’t Materializing

Bangkok’s Soldiers Are Ready for Protests That Aren’t Materializing

Associated Press

"Those four people will be brought to the army camp to tune their political attitude later" -- what a frightening turn of phrase. Not one that makes you book a flight.

3 years ago

Thailand Puts Tourism as Top Priority, Gives Over $30 Million for Efforts

Thailand Puts Tourism as Top Priority, Gives Over $30 Million for Efforts

Chadamas Chinmaneevong, Bangkok Post

Good PR and a lifted curfew will make most visitors forget they're visiting a military dictatorship that's constantly on the brink of revolt.

3 years ago

Thailand’s Military Coup Results in Hundreds of Trip Cancellations

Thailand’s Military Coup Results in Hundreds of Trip Cancellations

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press

Like many destinations, tourists anticipating a trip are more concerned about safety than those already there, which in this case could significantly impact tourism to Thailand through at least the end of the year.

3 years ago

Thailand’s Hopes for Improved Tourism Dim as Political Unrest Grows

Thailand’s Hopes for Improved Tourism Dim as Political Unrest Grows

Natalie Paris, The Daily Telegraph

Thailand will have challenges luring people back, but disappointment in this year's numbers are that they aren't growing, not that they're dismal. Egypt, for instance, would love these numbers.

3 years ago

British Travelers Are Treating Bangkok’s Protests Like a Tourist Attraction

British Travelers Are Treating Bangkok’s Protests Like a Tourist Attraction

Nick Foster, The Daily Telegraph

These bizarre, anti-democracy and pro-monarchy protests are the perfect sightseeing escape for British tourists. But then again, the food sounds delicious.

3 years ago

Thai Air Asia Isn’t Talking About Bangkok in its Promo Campaigns

Thai Air Asia Isn’t Talking About Bangkok in its Promo Campaigns

Boonsong Kositchotethana, Bangkok Post

It may seem inappropriate to cut out the capital, but it's an excellent way to keep the rest of the country's tourism business on track.

3 years ago