Category: Travel

Philippines, Thailand 6 other countries issue travel advisory amid May 22 Jakarta riots

8 countries issued travel advisory following the post-election protests turned full blown riots in Jakarta on Wednesday, 22 May 2019. ASEAN countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines issued travel advisories. Tourism Ministry spokesman Guntur Sakti said on Thursday that Canada, United States, England and Australia issued similar advisories to their citizens. Australian… Read more »

STATS: Thailand is the most preferred destination by Chinese tourists among ASEAN countries

Thailand remains to be the top destination for Chinese tourists among ASEAN neighbors even well ahead of Asian countries outside ASEAN. According to statistics published by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, 10.5 million Chinese visited Thailand in 2018 way more than the 8.3 million Chinese arrivals in Japan. While Philippines celebrated the rise of… Read more »

Department of Tourism Calls for Research Proposals for 200,000 Peso-Grant

Call for Proposals: DOT-Tourism Research Grant 2019 The Department of Tourism (DOT), in line with its objective of promoting a culture of tourism research in the country is calling for research proposals for its 2019 Tourism Research Grant. The DOT is providing financial assistance to individual research in tourism. The grant aims to foster evidence-based… Read more »

Ayutthaya to hold Festival Week in May

Experience the splendor of ancient Siam in a week long festival to be held in the ancient capital of Thailand dubbed the “Ayutthaya Festival Week 2019” on May 22-26, 2019. Main events will be held at Sanam Rat (Ayutthaya City Pillar Shrine) located inside the Ayutthaya Historical Park a UNESCO Heritage site famous for its… Read more »

Maya Bay closure extended til mid May 2021

Maya Bay on Phi Phi island was temporarily closed last year due to rise of visitors on the average 5,000 per day which according to the officials caused damage to the environment. The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation announced the extended closure until mid May of 2021 to give time for the island’s… Read more »

Cabinet Waives Thai Visa Fees for Visitors from 21 countries

The Interim Cabinet on Tuesday, April 23 approved the extension of the waiver of visa-on-arrival fees for six more months in an effort to boost the tourism industry in Thailand. This move is expected to generate an additional 104 billion THB income into the economy. Visitors from Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, India,… Read more »