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Tourism minister backs double-entry visa for Chinese tourists

Tourism minister backs double-entry visa for Chinese tourists

Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat has expressed support for the idea of granting double-entry visas for Chinese tourists to encourage them to return to the Kingdom. Weerasak said on…

First Hong Kong tourists pass through 20-second Suvarnabhumi entry

First Hong Kong tourists pass through 20-second Suvarnabhumi entry

A group of Cathay Pacific passengers became the first group of Hong Kong people allowed to use the speedy new automated immigration process at Suvarnabhumi airport on Saturday morning. The…

Thailand and Big Joke roll out the red carpet for VIP tourists: they mean the Chinese

Thailand and Big Joke roll out the red carpet for VIP tourists: they mean the Chinese

A special lane at Suvarnabhumi airport has been inaugurated – it is for the ease and convenience of Chinese visitors. Thailand’s poster boy top cop Maj Gen “Big Joke” Surachet…

Mandatory travel insurance and GPS trackers for foreign tourists mooted by Thai tourism officials

Mandatory travel insurance and GPS trackers for foreign tourists mooted by Thai tourism officials

Mandatory travel insurance for all foreign tourists in Thailand is one of a number of ideas being considered by tourism officials. At the Thai Chic Travel Fair seminar held in…

Chinese Tourism Increasing Despite Coercive Guides: TAT Chief

Chinese Tourism Increasing Despite Coercive Guides: TAT Chief

Tourism will not be affected by tours that coerce Chinese tourists to buy goods at designated shops, said the industry’s chief said Sunday. Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority…

Cheap Charlie Chinese tourists causing “significant” damage to marine life on Koh Lipe, says expert

Cheap Charlie Chinese tourists causing “significant” damage to marine life on Koh Lipe, says expert

A Thai guardian of the coral reef has blamed irresponsible Chinese tourists for damaging the marine ecosystem on the paradise southern Thai island of Koh Lipe. Nanthaphon Denben of the…

Chinese ‘zero dollar’ tour companies dodge Thai crackdown – and travel agencies defend the practice

Chinese ‘zero dollar’ tour companies dodge Thai crackdown – and travel agencies defend the practice

Welcomed during Thailand’s economic slowdown, such ‘forced shopping’ tours are frowned upon for tainting visitors’ image of country; if ban won’t stop them, the growing trend of individual travel from…

Lift plunges after Chinese tour group push and shove their way in

Lift plunges after Chinese tour group push and shove their way in

Thai media reported that several Chinese people were injured when an overloaded lift plunged after a tour group returned from a day out at a plush Chiang Mai hotel. Thai…

Hot-spring egg breakfasts booming thanks to Chinese tourists

Hot-spring egg breakfasts booming thanks to Chinese tourists

Chinese tourists visiting Thailand in the thousands are making a lesser-known attraction far more popular – boiling eggs in a northern hot spring. Scores more travellers from China were buying…

Thailand voted world’s most Chinese tourist-friendly nation

Thailand voted world’s most Chinese tourist-friendly nation

Thailand has been voted as the most Chinese tourist-friendly country in the world in a survey conducted by www.Hotel.com among Chinese people and hotel operators worldwide. The website released the…

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