Asia

Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit takes brand into Thailand

Hyatt has announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit, marking the brand’s entry into the capital of Thailand. Located on the bustling Sukhumvit Road, the hotel is connected to the Nana station of the Bangkok Mass Transit System via a sky bridge and offers guests convenient access to nearby shopping malls, office buildings and tourist attractions. “We are pleased […]

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Asia

Cosi tops out second property in Thailand

Centara Hotels & Resorts has topped out its second Cosi branded hotel, in North Pattaya. The affordable lifestyle brand provides the freedom-loving smartphone generation with relaxed, connected travel experiences at accessible prices. Friendly and lively, Cosi hotels will redefine hospitality with a perfect bundle of great location, innovation, seamless connectivity and total 24-hour freedom and flexibility. Whether travelling for work […]

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Asia

IHG takes Kimpton into Thailand with Bangkok signing

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Siam Sindhorn to debut the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand in Bangkok. The property will become the first Kimpton hotel in Thailand, and second across the south-east Asia and Korea region. Opening in 2020, the new-built Kimpton Bangkok will feature 349 curated and artfully designed guest rooms, including 124 serviced residences, […]

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Asia

Tourism Authority of Thailand names new Director in Mumbai

Ms Cholada Siddhivarn has been appointed as director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand in Mumbai. She and her team in Mumbai will cover western and southern India as well as Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The announcement was made at a recently held Open to the New Shades networking dinner in Mumbai. Ms. Cholada Siddhivarn was previously the director […]

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Australia & New Zealand

Australian Travel Media to convene in Thailand for the third time

Thailand is to again host the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW) during 16-19 August, 2018. Since its founding in 1975, the ASTW has previously convened its AGM twice in Thailand (1999 and 2009). As of today, a total of 113 ASTW members have registered including writers, photographers, editors, bloggers, influencers, public relations officers, and […]

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Asia

Thailand scores top marks

Thailand scores top marks in ‘Best Business Country Rankings’ report The Kingdom also receives high rankings for Adventure Tourism and Best Countries to Travel Alone Thailand came in first in the recent ‘Best Countries to Start a Business Rankings’ of the ‘2018 Best Countries Rankings Report’, marking the second consecutive year it took home top honours. The Report also recognises […]

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Top Stories

Thai Navy SEALs footage shows trapped boys carried from cave during rescue

Youth soccer team members were apparently sedated and strapped into stretchers as rescuers brought them through perilous, submerged route to safety CHIANG, Rai, Thailand — Footage of the remarkable Thailand rescue on Wednesday showed members of the group trapped in a cave being stretchered to freedom while seemingly heavily sedated and wearing wetsuits and diving gear. The footage, released on […]

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All 12 boys plus soccer coach rescued from Thai cave

Divers complete operation to extract group trapped 18 days ago All 12 boys and their football coach have been rescued from a Thai cave after an 18-day ordeal, the Thai Navy SEALs said in a Facebook post on Tuesday evening, on the third day of a complex mission to bring them out. “All 12 ‘Wild Boars’ and coach have been […]

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Thailand cave rescue boys ‘in good health but hungry’ as divers prepare to free remaining youngsters and coach together

The youngsters are eating well but preliminary blood checks indicated “all kids showed signs of infection” All eight boys rescued so far after two weeks trapped in a Thai cave are in good health overall – and even asking for chocolate for breakfast, officials said today. “At this moment (there are) no worrisome conditions, everyone is safe,” Thailand’s Health Secretary, […]

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Asia

Six boys rescued from flooded Thai cave

Ambulances and helicopters seen in the area; boys and their coach became stranded when they went exploring in the cave after a soccer game June 23 The first six boys among a group of 13 trapped in a flooded Thai cave have been rescued and will walk out soon, an official told local media on Sunday. It wasn’t immediately clear […]