TAT Hotline Internet Call Center

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has established an Internet Call Center to help visitors get updated tourism information — or even lodge a complaint.

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Thailand to Develop Bioplastics Industry

Biodegradable plastics, or “bioplastics,” are plastics that can be degraded by microorganisms after disposal. As bioplastics are derived from natural and renewable feedstock, they have the potential to replace conventional plastics produced by petrochemical industries.

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Thousands of Visitors Expected at Ratchaphruek Festival 2009

More than 200,000 visitors are expected to attend a grand festival designed to celebrate and honor His Majesty the King, who will be celebrating his 82nd birthday on 5 December 2009.

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Creative Thailand International Balloon Festival

The Creative Thailand International Balloon Festival is set to be held at Wat Maheyong temple ground in the ancient city of Ayutthaya during 3-6 December 2009.

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International Street Show in Bangkok

Date: 10-13 December 2009 Time: 15.00 hrs-21.00 hrs Venue: Lumpini Park (Free Entrance)

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Concepts in Everyday Thai Life

The following concepts are part of everyday life in Thailand.

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The Largest Wind Turbine Power Plant in Thailand

Nakhon Ratchasima province is Thailand’s center of alternative energy production. The northeastern city’s claim to fame is that it is the largest base of renewable power generated from the sun and from garbage and agricultural produce, particularly cassava and sugar cane.

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Thai Economic Performance in the Third Quarter of 2009 and Outlook for 2010

The Thai economy in the third quarter of 2009 showed sign of recovery from previous quarter with a contraction of 2.8 percent, improved from contraction of 7.1and 4.9 percent in the first and second quarter respectively.

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Basic Rules for an Enjoyable and Safe Diving

Many visitors to Thailand’s coasts enjoy diving, in particular, at the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. Divers are usually attracted by the beauty of coral reefs and various marine creatures. However, they are advised to observe some basic rules to make their diving experience enjoyable and safe.

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Amazing Eating Festival

Villagers in La Un district, 80 km northeast of Ranong province, celebrate the simple pleasures of eating by launching an Amazing Eating Festival, which is scheduled for 28 January 2010.



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