Articles tagged “bangkok”

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 week 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.

7 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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?

1 year 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.

3 years 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 years ago