AoT reports 2014 performance

Airports of Thailand reports overall passenger traffic at its six airports increased 2.53% in 2014.
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AoT released details, Thursday, confirming it handled 90,528,345 passengers compared to 88,290,830 in 2013 at all of its airports.
The country’s main gateway Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport welcomed 46.42 million passengers followed by Don Mueang with 21.54 million and Phuket 11.40 million. Chiang Mai Airport handled 6.63 million passengers.
The aviation authority also reported an improvement in aircraft movements of 9.08% …
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AirAsia abolishes fuel surcharges

Air Asia has abolished fuel surcharges across all of its routes, including long-haul services with AirAsia X.

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The low-cost carrier said that, effective immediately, none of its subsidiaries will apply the tax to any domestic or international flight ticket.
“We are a high-value, low-fare airline and we will continue to strive to make flying as affordable as possible,” said AirAsia’s group CEO, Tony Fernandes.
“This decision has been made in November 2014, which was in …
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Phuket, your uberTOUR is arriving now!

See the top epic viewpoints and landmarks on the island at the click of a button everyday starting Jan 22 for only THB1500! 
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UBERTOUR INCLUDES:

4 – 5 hours scenic drive (including pick up and drop off) depending on traffic conditions
Stops at Karon/Kata Viewpoint, Phromthep Cape, Big Buddha Temple & Chalong Temple
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Extraordinary photo opps!

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Thailand expects tourism boost after street protests

Thailand expects around 27.8 million tourists this year, the government said on Wednesday, up 12.2 percent on 2014 when the capital was gripped by anti-government protests and the murder of two British tourists on a holiday island made headlines worldwide.
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Thailand is under martial law following the May 22 coup, but the government has vowed to attract more tourists to the country, famous for its Buddhist temples, golden beaches and raunchy night life.
“The …
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Thailand’s tourism down 6%

International tourist arrivals to Thailand posted a decline of 6.66% during January to December last year according to Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ data.
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Released late last week, the ministry data showed the country closed the year with 24,779,768 trips down from 26,546,725 in 2013.
Tourism revenue also declined 4.93% from THB1,207,145.82 million to THB1,147,653.49 million.
Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said the country political instability was the key factor for the decline. There …
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Asian source-markets lead as Thailand visitor arrivals end 2014 on a high note

TAT Governor Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik said, “The Thai tourism industry has proven its mettle over the years. If the local and global political and economic situation remains stable, we are confident we will be able to meet our target of 28 million visitors generating an estimated 1.35 trillion Baht (41 billion USD),”.
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Strong recovery in visitor arrivals from China, India and the ASEAN countries played a major role in helping Thailand report an …
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Thailand aims for brighter year with 2015 tourism drive

2015 Discover Thainess campaign launched as country aims to recover from 2014 woes.Thailand’s tourism industry is aiming for a better year in 2015, following the launch of a new global marketing campaign.
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The country’s Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-ocha, this week presided over the grand opening of the ‘2015 Discover Thainess’ tourism drive, which featured a parade in the centre of Bangkok.
The campaign, which is being spearheaded by the Tourism Authority of Thailand …
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Chinese flocking to South-east Asian destinations for Golden Week

WARM and relaxing South-east Asian destinations are preferred by Chinese outbound tourists for the upcoming Spring Festival Golden Week from February 18 to 24.
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Outbound travel agencies across China are reportedly busy with reservations since mid-December, with many indicating that island destinations are the most attractive in South-east Asia.
Mao Sairong, assistant manager, Wuxi-based Jiangsu Kanghui Travel Service, told TTG Asia e-Daily: “Bali (and the Maldives) are already sold out, but we still have …
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2014 a ‘mixed bag’ for hotels in the region

Cushman & Wakefield has published HotelViews 2015 – its annual report covering hotel market performance in 18 cities across Asia, describing performance in Southeast Asia as “a mixed bag”, due in part to political uncertainty in Thailand.
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In the first eight months of 2014, the report states, the Asia Pacific region welcomed 5 per cent more international tourists (overnight visitors) compared with the same period in 2013, with more than 1.1 billion tourists …
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Phuket International Boat Show 2015 biggest showcase yet

‘With 51 boats on display, together with luxury cars, real estate, marine products and services and more, makes this the largest Phuket International Boat Show ever – PIMEX 2015′
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The 12th Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) presented by Thailand Elite was officially opened today at a ceremony presided over by the Governor of Phuket Province, Mr. Nisit Jansomwong. Showcasing Phuket’s marine and leisure credentials to the world, PIMEX is held during Phuket’s peak …
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