Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:00
$100m hit seen in Boracay closure
THE six-month closure of Boracay Island from tourists starting today will cost the Philippine economy more than US$100 million, which the country’s chief economist said would be compensated for by an increase in arrivals in other domestic tourist spots.
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:00
Facelift for tourist spots
AMID THE growing number of tourists, the Department of Tourism (DOT) is launching a nationwide scheme to restore tourist attractions that are starting to deteriorate and to improve tourist safety and convenience in line with the tourism policy.
Sun, 14 May 2017 10:05
Heading to Rayong? There’s an app for that
Leading map app Nostra Map Thailand recently introduced a new pinning of nine hot tourist spots across Rayong province to coincide with the province’s fruit festival.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 01:00
Tourist spots tackle holiday garbage
TOURIST DESTINATIONS across the country are mounting clean-up operations after New Year holiday vacationers left behind piles of garbage.
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:05
Kidnapping threat in Philippine tourist spots: US
MANILA - Terrorist groups are planning kidnappings on central Philippine islands that are popular with tourists, the US embassy has warned, fuelling concerns Islamic militants infamous for hostage taking are roaming wider.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:18
No connection between Pattani and tourist spot attacks
There is no connection between a fatal bomb attack in Pattani province last night and a series of recent violence on popular tourist spots in the upper south, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said Wednesday.
Sat, 13 Aug 2016 01:00
Tourist spots rocked
Bomb spree was ‘local sabotage’ but too early to say if attacks were political, say Police; govt warned of possible attacks
Thu, 12 May 2016 14:22
Japan to put up 'manners' signboards for tourists
With breaches of etiquette by foreign tourists becoming a problem in tourist spots across Japan, local communities are using signboards featuring illustrations, pictograms and manga to inform visitors of how best to behave.
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 01:00
A ‘very Malaysian story’ told in shadows
KUALA LUMPUR - It sounds like a story like any other: let’s have two people jump into a car and explore the country together, make stops at all the must-visit tourist spots, but also uncover lesser-known gems along the way.
Sun, 10 Jan 2016 15:55
Three killed in selfie accidents at Indian tourist spots
New Delhi - A college girl who fell into the swirling sea while clicking a selfie in Mumbai and a man who jumped into the water to save her drowned, police said Sunday.
Tue, 19 May 2015 14:49
Trang national park closed for tourism
All tourist spots in the boundaries of Hat Chao Mai National Park in the southern province of Trang will be closed from June 1 to September 30, for the natural restoration of the ecological system.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:43
Some 2.5million tourists to generate 14.5bn income during Songkran
Tourism and Sports Minister Korbkarn Wattanavrangkul Tuesday reported to the weekly Cabinet meeting that some 2.5 million tourists are expected to visit tourist spots in Thailand from April 11 to 19 and generate income of Bt14.5 billion for the country.
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10:32
Police to step up security on Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan, Koh Tao for Loy Krathong Day
Surat Thani acting police chief Pol Col Apichart Boonsriroj said Wednesday that police will be deployed to guard 33 tourist spots on Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao on the night of Loy Krathong Day Thursday to keep security for tourists.
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 00:00
Journeying down Bangkok roads with the minister
"I used to think that Facebook was only meant for entertainment, like recommending restaurants and tourist spots, or chatting for fun. But now that I have my own Facebook page I realise that it is much more - it's a two-way communication channel for good
Wed, 08 May 2013 00:00
Manila in $700-million tourism plan
The Philippine government is spending 29 billion pesos (Bt20.7 billion) - 12 billion pesos this year and 17 billion pesos in 2014 - on a tourism infrastructure programme that will connect tourist spots to major roads.