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Archive for March, 2024

29 Mar, 2024

Back to the future in historic downtown Bangkok

Bangkok – Roads paved over in the 19th century in the historic cultural centre of the Thai capital are going back to the future, resulting in increased usage by pedestrians and cyclists and reduced usage by polluting cars, tuk-tuks and motorcycles. The redesigning, part of a wider plan to make all of Bangkok more pedestrian-friendly, […]


28 Mar, 2024

World Happiness Report: Why is Finland #1 and Thailand #58?

Bangkok – A Gallup World Poll survey released on March 20 declared Finland the Happiest Country in the World for the 7th year running. What is the reason for this continuing success? According to Mr Ville Tavio, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Countries have to make happiness a policy goal and create an […]


25 Mar, 2024

UN Declares 2025 Year of Peace & Trust: Golden Opportunity for ASEAN tourism to take the lead

Bangkok — The UN General Assembly has proclaimed 2025 as the International Year of Peace and Trust (IYPT), and called for a fullscale mobilisation of efforts to build sustainable peace, solidarity and harmony via political dialogue, mutual understanding and cooperation amongst nations and peoples. 2025 will mark the 80th anniversary since the end of World […]


21 Mar, 2024

PATA Tourism Careers Forum flags the Perils and Promises awaiting Gen Z

Bangkok — On 18 March 2024, more than 1,500 university students of tourism, including about 700 onsite and another 800 online, attended a half-day forum organised by the PATA Thailand chapter and Bangkok University to “Fast Forward” their careers. It ended with a round of self-congratulatory applause and predictions of a bright future. But a […]


7 Mar, 2024

Thai women tourism leaders set a global example for building peaceful, inclusive societies

Bangkok – Take a good look at this image below. See anything special? To mark International Women’s Day tomorrow (08 March) let me shed some light on its deeper symbolism and significance. The two Thai women in the red oval frame are Ms. Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol, Minister of Tourism and Sports (seated) and Mrs Thapanee Kiatphaibool, […]


5 Mar, 2024

Photo exhibition gives Thais a chance to witness Pakistan’s stunning scenic beauty

Bangkok – Nearly 200 photographs capturing the scenic grandeur of Pakistan are on display at The Living Hall, 3rd Floor, Paragon Shopping Complex in Central Bangkok until March 10. Meticulously shot by David Lau, a renowned Bangkok-based adventure photographer, the images are on display as part of events marking the 77th National Day of Pakistan. […]


3 Mar, 2024

Thai PM leads “Peace Through Tourism” visit to South Thailand

Bangkok – “When the people have money in their pockets, they will forget about their conflicts.” That simple rationale summarised the core objective of Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s historic “Peace Through Tourism” visit to the kingdom’s southernmost provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat between 27-29 February. Under the slogan “Travel to the South — […]