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Articles tagged “thailand”

Thailand’s Tourism Industry Depends on China for Growth

Thailand’s Tourism Industry Depends on China for Growth

Orathai Sriring, Reuters

The untold story of tourism in Thailand the last two years is how the demographics of its inbound industry have changed, and what that may mean to future growth.

4 weeks ago

Thailand King’s Death Prompts Tourism Concerns

Thailand King’s Death Prompts Tourism Concerns

Angus Whitley, Kyunghee Park and David Roman, Bloomberg

Given the public adoration for the monarch, tourists visiting Thailand will have to be extra wary about how they conduct themselves.

2 months ago

The Changing Travel Habits of China’s Golden Week Tourists

The Changing Travel Habits of China’s Golden Week Tourists

Neil Hall and Nicole Nee, Reuters

Turns out China's outbound tourists are just as complicated as all other tourists. And there are many of them so very ready to see the world in all its diversity.

2 months ago

Bangkok Overtakes London as Most Visited International Destination in 2016

Bangkok Overtakes London as Most Visited International Destination in 2016

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The Asia-Pacific region is continues to grow as a powerhouse of international travel destinations. But the global cities enjoying the most spending from international travelers remain the usual suspects.

2 months ago

Thailand Opens Its First Halal Hotel in Attempt to Broaden Its Tourist Base

Thailand Opens Its First Halal Hotel in Attempt to Broaden Its Tourist Base

Patpicha Tanakasempipat, Reuters

Thailand is smart to broaden its base, but we'd also like to see it address its bigger issues that are keeping other visitors away.

3 months ago

Thailand Is Cracking Down on Sex Tourism in Bangkok

Thailand Is Cracking Down on Sex Tourism in Bangkok

Patpicha Tanakasempipat, Reuters

Thailand's tourism success is so tenuous right now, but that's no reason to slow efforts to cut down on exploitative practices.

4 months ago

Thailand Bomb Blasts in Popular Tourist Cities Kill At Least Four People

Thailand Bomb Blasts in Popular Tourist Cities Kill At Least Four People

Martha Mendoza and Penny Wang, Associated Press

4 months ago

Thailand Closes Tourist Island to Protect Its Ecosystem

Thailand Closes Tourist Island to Protect Its Ecosystem

Associated Press

Since it's Thailand, we're not sure we trust the government's claims as to why it's closing the island. Hopefully, though, it will have the intended environmental impact.

7 months ago

Chart: As Chinese Tourists Fill Thailand’s Gaps, Hiring Is on the Rise

Chart: As Chinese Tourists Fill Thailand’s Gaps, Hiring Is on the Rise

Lee Miller, Bloomberg

Since Thailand's military junta overthrew the country's government, some tourist arrivals have increased, despite random arrests and a leadership that blames tourists for being murdered. At least employment has improved.

7 months ago

Thailand Promises Better Security After Brutal Attack on Tourists

Thailand Promises Better Security After Brutal Attack on Tourists

Nattasuda Anusondisai, Associated Press

If a military junta can't even provide decent security, what's the use of a brutal dictatorship?

9 months 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.

10 months ago

Thailand Is Trying to Cut Fatalities on Its Buses and Roads

Thailand Is Trying to Cut Fatalities on Its Buses and Roads

Nattasuda Anusonadisai, Associated Press

When your most popular holiday is called "Seven Dangerous Days," you know you have a problem with travel safety.

11 months ago