Firefly flits daily to Phuket

Firefly will increase flights from Penang to Phuket to daily this March, up from the current four weekly services.
Owned by Malaysia Airlines, the small regional airline uses an ATR 72 with 70 seats on the Penang-Phuket route.
From its Penang hub the airline serves two international routes to Banda Aceh in Indonesia and Phuket in Thailand, while serving domestic routes to Langkawi and Kota Bharu.

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Year of the Dog boost for tourism

Just over 300,000 Chinese tourists will visit Thailand to celebrate Chinese New Year, the Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports announced earlier this week.
Basing its estimates on flights and booking trends, 15 to 21 February, the ministry said 888,472 foreigners would visit the country of which 304,192 would be Chinese tourists, up by around 20% when compared with the Chinese New Year week in 2017.
During the Chinese New Year holiday, 20,677 flights will serve routes between China and Thailand, an …
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Phuket kicks off the third ‘Phuket City of Gastronomy’ event

The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office has announced the 3rd Phuket City of Gastronomy campaign from February – March that will take place on three occasions at different locations across Phuket.
They held a media event at Limelight Avenue mall to announce the third year of the Phuket City of Gastronomy yesterday (February 7).
The first event of Phuket City of Gastronomy will take place from February 21 – 23 joining the 19th …
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TAT ushers in Chinese New Year with nationwide celebrations

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today kicked-off nationwide celebrations to usher in the Chinese New Year of the Dog, in collaboration with long-standing partners, the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Thailand. The lunar New Year celebrations will be held from 13-23 February, 2018, with an exciting lineup of events for both locals and visitors to enjoy.
Mr. Yuthasak …
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Landmark ‘Upcycling the Oceans’ project expands to Phuket

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today officially expanded the ‘SAVE the Ocean & SAVE for your dive’ campaign to the iconic southern island paradise of Phuket, offering divers the chance to earn discounts on dive trips, accommodation, and restaurants, in return for helping to protect Thailand’s marine ecosystem. The initiative follows on the success of the ‘Upcycling the Oceans, Thailand’ project in Ko Samet and the Eastern Seaboard.
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Discover Thai Cuisine through its famous four regions

Thailand’s four distinct regions each has its own delicious cuisine that is the hallmark of the country’s tourism gastronomy and rich culinary history.
Discover Thai Cuisine through its famous four regions  - Phat Thai
The amazing diversity of Thai cuisine makes Thailand one of the most exciting countries in the world to visit. Thai cuisine encompasses dishes from four distinct regions: the …
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Phuket Golf Map and Guide

Phuket in the largest island in Thailand and home to several of Thailand’s top golf courses
There has never been a better time to play golf in Asia than now and Thailand has emerged as one of the top choices for golf lovers.
In Thailand you are spoilt when it comes to choosing the golf courses you would like to play and its best to try and focus on one region of the …
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Thailand Yacht Show in Phuket to target superyacht tourism

Hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and sponsored by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), February’s Thailand Yacht Show (TYS) will attract industry leaders and regional consumers alike by combining the best aspects of yacht charter, the boating industry and the maritime luxury lifestyle.
The key marine event will be held at the Ao Po Grand Marina, on Phuket’s east coast, on Feb 22-25.
At a press conference in Bangkok last …
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Thailand rolls passed 35 million mark

Thailand closed 2017 with 35.38 million arrivals after December registered a record 3.5 million visits that generated an estimated THB1.9 trillion in revenue for the economy.
The tally is based on foreign arrivals logged by the Immigration Bureau at airports, land or river/sea border checkpoints, nationwide. and based on a minimum of an overnight stay.
Ministry of Tourism permanent secretary, Pongpanu Svetarundra, met with the media, Tuesday, to confirm the 2017 annual count, although provisional estimates released in mid-December already indicated visits …
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Phuket sees boost in new attractions

Soaring tourist arrivals are not only driving hotel development in this popular tourist island, but also spurring growth in peripheral sectors such as attractions, according to the latest C9 Hotelworks research released, 5 January.
The report provides examples of expansion in attractions, mainly fuelled by a strong growth in visits from China, a market that demands man-made attractions to supplement visits to the beach.
With its successful water park in Hua Hin, Proud Real Estate plans to start the development of Vana …
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