Thai tourism

Family-friendly? The challenges facing Pattaya

Family-friendly? The challenges facing Pattaya

Scams and sleaze continue to beset this infamous eastern seaboard city's tourism industry, despite attempts by officials to clean things up
Gallery: Thailand's blinged out tourist buses

Gallery: Thailand's blinged out tourist buses

Whether coach owners are looking for a giant anime head or a montage of Disney characters, these airbrush artists can pull off pretty much any look
Gallery: Soldiers and accidents as the 15th ASEAN summit begins

Gallery: Soldiers and accidents as the 15th ASEAN summit begins

As Asia's leaders roll into town, Hua Hin looks more like a war zone than a holiday resort
Gallery: Shocking rituals of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Gallery: Shocking rituals of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Get ready for another round of PETA-friendly self-mutilation
Crazy, beautiful and just plain wacky: 9 fantastic Thailand festivals

Crazy, beautiful and just plain wacky: 9 fantastic Thailand festivals

Thailand’s annual masked festival is coming up in Loei. What better reason to look at the country’s unique celebrations?
Free Wi-Fi, food at Bangkok Evacuation Center for foreigners. So where are they?

Free Wi-Fi, food at Bangkok Evacuation Center for foreigners. So where are they?

Off Sukhumvit 103, an auditorium-sized room has been set up for expats, students and tourists, but few have taken them up on the offer
Thai tourism taking 'unfair' beating

Thai tourism taking 'unfair' beating

Despite most of the country being flood free, international arrivals have fallen. Some industry players blame the media
Thailand hotel rates set to rise

Thailand hotel rates set to rise

With Thailand's political situation stable, hoteliers plan to hike rates to offset rising costs
Kanchanaburi’s ‘Death Railway’ gets another turn in the spotlight

Kanchanaburi’s ‘Death Railway’ gets another turn in the spotlight

Tourism set for a boost with news Colin Firth to star in film based on bestselling book, "The Railway Man"
Thailand wants in on the F1 action

Thailand wants in on the F1 action

Citing the success of Malaysia and Singapore’s Grand Prix races, officials in Bangkok are keen to host an F1 event
Best Bangkok river cruises for overnighters

Best Bangkok river cruises for overnighters

Leave the landlubber boutique hotels behind and drift downriver on a restored rice barge
New website shows beachfront hotels that really are on the beach

New website shows beachfront hotels that really are on the beach

He used to make hotels look far closer to the sea than they were. Now a Thailand-based photographer is mapping out the world's true beachfront properties and putting them online
Thailand's dive industry stung by marine park site closures

Thailand's dive industry stung by marine park site closures

Several popular dive spots are now off-limits due to coral bleaching, but divers stress that they make up a small fraction of what's available in Thailand's marine parks
Strong baht sends Thais to the skies

Strong baht sends Thais to the skies

Thailand’s hot currency might make things costlier for incoming tourists, but it’s a great time for Bangkokians to travel abroad
‘The Hangover 2’: Will it be one big Bangkok cliché?

‘The Hangover 2’: Will it be one big Bangkok cliché?

With the sequel to "The Hangover" taking place at least partly in Bangkok, how will the wolfpack roll? Here are a few guesses
Thailand ready to fight for 2020 World Expo

Thailand ready to fight for 2020 World Expo

As Prime Minister Abhisit checks out the Thai pavilion in Shanghai, three cities back home are battling it out to represent the nation
Outside Bangkok, life goes on

Outside Bangkok, life goes on

Beyond the Thai capital there are few signs of strife, but travelers remain wary and tourist towns are feeling the pinch