Bangkok Ranks First among Asia-Pacific Cities in MasterCard Global Destination Survey

In terms of projected international arrivals and expenditure, Bangkok is poised to be the top destination in the Asia-Pacific region according to MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index 2012. The global credit card company looks ahead every year and estimates cross-border travel statistics in 132 cities worldwide.

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AEC 2015 and Opening of Myanmar Will Benefit Thailand’s Exhibition Sector

The emergence of the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015 and the opening of Myanmar will generate more high-yield visitors for Thailand by boosting its status as a regional hub for conventions and exhibitions, delegates attending a MICE event were told.

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Five Great Phuket Dishes and Where to Try Them

A CNNGo reporter shares a few of his favorite southern seafood specialties, along with a list of Phuket restaurants serving them.

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Phi Ta Khon Listed among Fantastic Festivals in Thailand

Phi Ta Khon, or the Ghost Festival, has been listed among fantastic festivals in Thailand, according to the travel website www.cnngo.com.

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“Watch & Win” Winners Announced

For five weeks during April and May 2012, creative tourists from around the world were invited to participate in the “Watch & Win” online contest, part of a creative tourism campaign called “Discover the Other You,” organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Contestants were offered the chance to win one of three 7-day creative tourism experiences for two in the Land of Smiles; each worth $ 10,000 including $ 2,000 cash.

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Nine Fantastic Thailand Festivals

Thailand loves a good party. Make that a great party. Whether the nation is engaging in the world’s biggest water fight for Songkran or watching entranced vegetarians drive swords into their faces at the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, the wackier the affair the better.

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Bangkok to Host Asia International Guitar & Competition Festival 2012

The Asia International Guitar and Competition Festival 2012 will be held from 14 to 17 June 2012, at the Siam City Hotel in Bangkok and is expected to attract artists from 14 nations.

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International Buddhist Film Festival 2012

A great number of Buddhist Thais have joined activities to celebrate the 2,600th anniversary of the enlightenment of the Buddha, or Buddhajayanti, and the “World Day of Vesak,” or Visakha Puja. One of the highlights of the celebrations is the first International Buddhist Film Festival 2012, to be held from June 7 to 10 at SF World Cinema at CentralWorld in Bangkok.

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Delegates of World Economic Forum 2012 Discuss the Future of Thai Tourism

Thailand is hosting the World Economic Forum on East Asia 2012 in Bangkok from 30 May to 1 June 2012, and more than 80 delegates were invited to a networking dinner hosted by the Minister of Tourism and Sports with collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Under the theme “A Night by the Riverside” at Asiatique the Riverfront, Thailand’s newest mega-shopping complex, the networking dinner featured sumptuous Thai and international cuisine, as well as charming Thai traditional dance performances.

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Introducing Special Adventure Travel Website, “100 Unforgettable Experiences”

Adventure travel enthusiasts seeking to try their hand at 100 Unforgettable Experiences in Thailand can log onto a new website http://adventure.tourismthailand.org and take their pick.



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