Thailand’s independently-launched insurance coverage policy for visitors has received 219 applicants from 44 countries in the first month after its formal launch, with a total premium value of 493,100 Baht. The largest number of applicants received in the period 24 July – 21 August, 2014 are from Italy (72), followed by Australia (18) and Canada (16).

→ read more...

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) continued its strategy to attract more Chinese tourists from secondary potential cities in China to the kingdom by organising the annual Amazing Thailand Road Show in early August 2014. The objective of the activity was to reiterate Thailand’s position as a world-class tourist destination and keep the market up-to-date with the kingdom’s latest tourism offering, especially the ever-increasing range of luxury tourism products and services.

→ read more...

 

CXSRITE 2014

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today announced its full support for the 16th Bangkok International Festival of Dance and Music, which will be held from 13 September to 26 October, 2014, at the Thailand Cultural Centre in Bangkok.
To celebrate the now much-anticipated event’s 16th anniversary, the organiser, International Cultural Promotions Limited, has put together a programme of 16 performances from 14 countries – Italy, China, France, the UK, Spain, Sweden, Greece, Switzerland, Denmark, India, Columbia, Israel, Portugal and Germany.

→ read more...

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) Announced the Winner and Lucky Voter for Itinerary Contest Campaign
From May to July 2014, MICE organizers, MICE travelers, and the general public from around the world were invited to join the Itinerary Contest, challenging contestants to create a pre- and/or post-trip itinerary in Thailand to introduce attractions and various interesting activities while attending business events in Thailand. Based on the viability and desirability of the entries, five final itineraries were chosen to compete in the final voting round.

→ read more...

In another positive move to boost the Thai travel and tourism industry, the Immigration Bureau has allowed citizens of 48 countries and Hong Kong SAR to get a 30-day extension of their stay in Thailand after the expiry of their normal period of stay.The move is effective as of 29 August, 2014. It will apply to visitors holding travel documents of Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,

→ read more...

All existing institutional investors participate in the round
Multi-mode travel platform GoEuro is pleased to announce today that it has successfully raised $27 million in Series A funding, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of world’s largest venture capital firms. As a further sign of confidence in GoEuro’s current progress and future prospects, all three existing investors — Battery Ventures, Hasso Plattner Ventures and Lakestar —have increased their funding in the company.

→ read more...