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A new dawn

A new dawn

New Unesco designation helps raise profile of ancient capital.

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Japanese cancel tours en masse

Thai tourism has been dealt another massive blow after 80% of Japanese tour groups cancelled packages to Thailand, prompting tour operators to urge airlines to reduce flight frequencies as Thais travelling to Japan also dropped by 20%.

19 Feb 2020 8
Japanese cancel tours en masse

Chinatowns feel pinch of coronavirus

Normally bustling century-old Chinatowns from Melbourne to San Francisco have fallen quiet and businesses are struggling to survive as fears over the novel coronavirus outbreak.

19 Feb 2020 3
Chinatowns feel pinch of coronavirus
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A new dawn

New Unesco designation helps raise profile of ancient capital.

04:01
A new dawn
19 Feb 2020

Thai Airways waives change fees on some flights due to virus

Thai Airways International is offering free changes of destination for holders of flight tickets to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore.

19 Feb 2020 1
Thai Airways waives change fees on some flights due to virus
19 Feb 2020

Japanese cancel tours en masse

Thai tourism has been dealt another massive blow after 80% of Japanese tour groups cancelled packages to Thailand, prompting tour operators to urge airlines to reduce flight frequencies as Thais travelling to Japan also dropped by 20%.

19 Feb 2020 8
Japanese cancel tours en masse
19 Feb 2020

Chinatowns feel pinch of coronavirus

Normally bustling century-old Chinatowns from Melbourne to San Francisco have fallen quiet and businesses are struggling to survive as fears over the novel coronavirus outbreak.

19 Feb 2020 3
Chinatowns feel pinch of coronavirus
19 Feb 2020

Travel plans hit by coronavirus

The Public Health Ministry's new travel advisory for Japan and Singapore is sparking concern among Thai tourists.

19 Feb 2020 13
Travel plans hit
19 Feb 2020

Southeast Asia's holiday hotspots woo domestic travellers

MANILA: Southeast Asia's holiday hotspots, hit by billions in lost business from Chinese tourists, are turning to markets closer to home to soften the blow from travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus epidemic.

19 Feb 2020
Southeast Asia's holiday hotspots woo domestic travellers
18 Feb 2020

Morocco fortress village hopes to draw 'Game of Thrones' fans

AIT-BEN-HADDOU, Morocco: Millions worldwide may have seen the desert fortress in the hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones", but fewer know they can visit the Moroccan village of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

18 Feb 2020 4
Morocco fortress village hopes to draw 'Game of Thrones' fans
17 Feb 2020

Phu Kradueng fires 'under control'

One of the most popular national parks was ravaged by a bushfire until it was brought under control 18 hours later.

17 Feb 2020 4
Save Phu Kradueng
16 Feb 2020

Hog wild on Koh Samui

Taking tentative steps onto a long-tail boat on a shallow beach requires a certain sense of balance. After taking our seats, we put on our life jackets. The engine started and we were off in the sunshine and sea breeze to Koh Taen and Koh Matsum, less than 20 minutes from Phang Ka Bay on Koh Samui. By the time we reached the islands, we were drenched from the seawater that splashed us all along the way.

16 Feb 2020 6
Hog wild on Koh Samui
14 Feb 2020

Travel back in time in Lop Buri

Lop Buri is hosting the 33rd Phaendin Somdet Phra Narai Maharat Fair from Friday until Feb 23.

14 Feb 2020
Travel back in time in Lop Buri