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Thai tourism has a new face

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Confronted by a sharp slump in tourist arrivals, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is stepping up its communication efforts to regain its position as a leading tourist

Tourism and politics collide in Thailand and Fiji

Over the past week, travel professionals have encountered serious challenges to the viability of the tourism industry in Thailand and Fiji, two countries far apart in distance but facing a common perc

Thailand tourism hopes from the new government’s decision

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - With Thailand’s tourism and air transport industry sink into a deep crisis, all players from the travel sector now wait for the newly elected government of Abhisit Vejjajiv

Are Thailand’s civil aviation authorities doing enough against the crisis?

Thousands of travelers stranded in Bangkok are struggling to go out of the country. But what remains strange is the inefficiency of Thailand’s civil aviation authorities.

Thailand predicts slowdown in tourist arrivals and revenues for 2008-09

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - As the world is bracing with economic slowdown and high fuel prices, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) acknowledges that it will be increasingly to achieve its growth t

Executive Talks: Thailand’ tourism’s waning confidence needs steady nerves

Thailand’s tourism industry faces a testing time. With Thai economic fundamentals taking a beating and a potentially weaker baht, what’s in store for the Thai tourism sector?

eTN exclusive chat with Thai Tourism Minister Weerasak Kowsurat

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - As Thailand prepares to welcome its annual incoming tourism show, Thailand Travel Mart (TTM), Thai Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat gives his perspective on the kingdom’s tourism evolution. eTN: Does tourism remain a priority for the current government?

It’s a smart world for Bangkok Airways

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - With Thai Airways opening on February 15th the Bangkok-Samui route, is Bangkok Airways monopoly finally challenged? Just on the surface. Bangkok Airways strategy remains the same: secure lucrative routes and not allow competition to come or if so… at a high price. Little is poised to change until full deregulation in ASEAN skies by 2013.