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  • Aid fund to regain trust of tourists

    31 Jan 2015 : The government has set up a 200-million-baht assistance fund to regain the trust of foreign tourists, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says.

  • THAI axes 3 loss-making routes

    29 Jan 2015 : Thai Airways International will chop three routes as it continues efforts to stem its financial bleeding.

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    Floral, textile and silver fair

    29 Jan 2015 : Until Sunday, the "Blooming Chompoo Phukha Flowers, Textiles and Silverware of Nan towards Asean" fair will be held near the city gate of Nan.

  • New floating market

    29 Jan 2015 : Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha announced plans last week to launch a floating market at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem on Feb 12.

  • JAL is Asia's top on-time airline

    28 Jan 2015 : Japan Airlines (JAL) has been named the most punctual carrier in the Asia-Pacific region last year by information service FlightStats.

  • New York travel ban lifted after snowstorm

    27 Jan 2015 : NEW YORK - Blanket driving bans were lifted and limited New York public transport was to reopen Tuesday after a night of snowfall that dumped up to two feet (60 centimeters) in some areas.

  • Malaysia to waive visa for Chinese

    22 Jan 2015 : The Malaysian government plans to introduce visa exemptions for tourists from China and other countries before the Chinese New Year.

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    Free boat rides to temples

    22 Jan 2015 : Every weekend and on public holidays, two free five-hour boat trips to nine temples on and around Koh Kret in Nonthaburi province will be held per day for those wanting to know more about the way of life, art and culture of this province. The nine temples on the list are Wat Yai Sawang Arom, Wat Bang Chak, Wat Saothong Thong, Wat Phai Lom, Wat Poramaiyikawart, Wat Chimphlee, Wat Klang Kret, Wat Choeng Len and Wat Saeng Siritham. Those wishing to join the trip can take free tickets in front of the ordination hall of Wat Yai Sawang Arom before the morning trip which begins at 10.30am and the afternoon trip which starts at noon. To get to Wat Yai Sawang Arom, you can either take buses No.18, 203 or 69 to Soi Tha It and take a taxi or a motorcycle taxi to the temple or drive to the temple inside Soi McDonald on Ratchaphruek Road in Pak Kret district.

  • Phuket light years ahead

    22 Jan 2015 : Phuket might be getting its own light rail transit system to ease traffic congestion on the island.

  • Thai tourists to Japan set record

    20 Jan 2015 : Thai visitors to Japan almost doubled last year as they continued to take advantage of Tokyo's visa relaxation to promote tourism.

  • Visitors wowed by 'Thainess'

    15 Jan 2015 : A "Discover Thainess" parade designed to educate foreign visitors about the kingdom's cultural heritage drew large crowds Wednesday evening, dazzling tourists and expats with elaborate costumes and decorated floats. 

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    Annual festival in Phetchaburi

    15 Jan 2015 : Until Jan 23, the annual Phra Nakhon Khiri-Muang Phet Fair will be held at King Rama IV Memorial Park at the foot of Phra Nakhon Khiri, or Khao Wang, in Muang district, Phetchaburi province. The event is being organised to honour King Rama IV and marks the 156th anniversary of Phra Nakhon Khiri, his summer palace.

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