7 TRAVELING LESSONS WHILE TRAVELING

1. TRAVELING IS TIRING While making any traveling plan or trip,It has been noticed that some people do get carried away with their elaborate planning of theirtrip.Lot of people are in rush and within a short span of time of their trip, wanted to cover or make a visit to number of places. And that may result that can take toll on their health. Sometimes it can get exhausted and tiring in order to rush for number of places at a one go.At the same time; people fail to enjoy the essence and the charm of that place. In Oder
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TCT bullish on 2015 prospects

BANGKOK, 14 January 2015: Tourism Council of Thailand estimates Thailand tourism industry can regain a healthy growth rate of 14.77% to reach 28.36 million visits by the end of 2015. According to the latest of Thailand Tourism Confidence Index, released Monday, TCT projects the country’s tourism will close 2015 with 28.36 million international tourist arrivals, up 14.77% from an estimated 24.71 million in 2014. The only downside is the presence of a military run government and martial law that virtually ends the possibility of acquiring meaningful insurance cover during a Thailand holiday. Efforts to offer an alternative insurance cover from local
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Road link will benefit tour operators

SI SA KET, 14 January 2015: Ministry of Transport says the construction of a road linking Thailand’s Si Sa Ket province and Cambodia’s Siem Reap will be finished in November and ready to support cross border tourism. Transport deputy minister, Akom Termpittayapaisit, said the 7.5-km road, which is located in Phu Sing district, will connect the northeastern province of Si Sa Ket with Siem Reap, Cambodia. The district’s Chong Sa-ngam border crossing leads to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, via Highway 67 (Chong Sa-ngam-Anlong Veng-Siem Reap), a distance of 135 km. “Its main purpose is to promote tourism between the two nations,” the
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Two more Mekong bridges in pipeline

BANGKOK, 15 January 2015: Thailand’s Ministry of Transport says it will propose discussions with the Lao government on financing the fifth Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge. The fifth bridge will link the northeast province of Bung Kan with Pak Sane town in Bolikhamxai province of Laos. The ministry permanent secretary, Voradej Harnprasert, said Thailand has already completed the design work for the fifth Friendship Bridge, which is estimated to cost THB3,650 million. “The two countries are also in the negotiating process for the construction of the sixth Friendship Bridge linking Ubon Ratchathani and Saravan.” Inside no.4He said: “If Laos agrees to the proposed project, the Department
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QR code to the rescue

BANGKOK, 16 January 2015: Ministry of Culture plans to extend a QR code device service in historical parks, nationwide, to help tourists easily access tourism information. The QR code, abbreviated from “Quick Response Code”, is a machine-readable optical label containing information about an item. Culture Minister Veera Rojanarat said the expansion is based on feedbacks from the trial use of QR code devices for tourist information at three historical parks –Sukhothai Historical Park, Si Satchanalai Historical Park and Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park. “The device has proven a success and will be extended to other historical parks throughout Thailand to enhance visitors’ experience.”
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Thailand’s tourism down 6%

BANGKOK, 19 January 2015: International tourist arrivals to Thailand posted a decline of 6.66% during January to December last year according to Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ data. Released late last week, the ministry data showed the country closed the year with 24,779,768 trips down from 26,546,725 in 2013. Tourism revenue also declined 4.93% from THB1,207,145.82 million to THB1,147,653.49 million. inside no 3Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said the country political instability was the key factor for the decline. There were other contributing factors. Strong source markets that Thailand relied on suffered economic problems and China’s stiff laws on outbound travel content
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TAT claims Loei is trendy

LOEI, 19 January 2015: Tourism Authority of Thailand says new tourist attractions and more flights will boost tourism to this northeast province. Thai AirAsia is due to start flights to Loei in February and by March Nok Air will add capacity by using a Boeing 737-800 instead of the ATR 72. TAT Loei office director, Yupa Panrod, told TTR Weekly that Loei is a trendy destination for Thai tourists almost on par with two other northeast destinations, Khon Kaen and Udon Thani. inside no 1However, Loei is still considered a secondary destination mainly because of the lack of airline services (only Nok Air
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Thainess on show in Loei

LOEI, 20 January 2015: Tourism Authority of Thailand presents Loei as one of the highlighted destinations in its new 2015 Discover Thainess campaign. TAT hosted the international media on a field trip to Loei, 15 to 17 January, to give first-hand knowledge of the province’s attractions that could appeal to international tourists. Loei is one of 12 provinces listed in the TAT Don’t Miss Destinations campaign. Other provinces are: Lampang; Nan; Phetchabun; Buri Ram; Samut Songkram; Ratchaburi; Trat; Chanthaburi; Trang; Chumphon; and Nakhon Si Thammarat. Read More Here
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Thai poll gives Thainess thumbs up

BANGKOK, 21 January 2015: Thais believe the country’s 2015 Discover Thainess campaign is on target and could help to boost the country tourism this year, according to a recent survey by Rajabhat Suan Dusit University. Suan Dusit Poll questioned 1,392 Thais as part of a survey to determine perceptions of the 2015 Discover Thainess campaign, 14 to 17 January, nationwide. The results showed that 79.31% of those interviewed said the Discover Thainess 2015 campaign and its inauguration event at Lumpini Park (14 to 18 January) would boost the country tourism and economy. The survey indicated that 74.17% thought the launch event should be
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BBC still tops for comedy

BANGKOK, 22 January 2015: The BBC says it will air a six-part series that will lift the lid off Bangkok’s gateway airport Suvarnabhumi Airport. Based on the pre-launch trailer, the popular website Bangkok Coconuts called the series a mix of grins and grimaces as staff struggle to handle traveller issues, immigration officers ask for smiles, and a man wearing lipstick professes his love for tourists in an exaggerated but hilarious slices of life at Suvarnabhumi Airport. On Thursday, BBC Three will air “Bangkok Airport,” a six-part series that was set in the airport and features the colourful personalities and melodramas that unfold
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