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TAT wins PATA Gold Award for its Special Tourist Visa (STV) initiative

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has won a Gold Award for its Special Tourist Visa (STV) initiative, in the 2021 PATA Gold Awards organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). TAT Governor, Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, said “The 2021 PATA Gold Award can be seen as a sign of Thailand’s enduring worldwide tourism appeal […]

Thailand moves further up the ‘Best Countries Heritage’ top 10 rankings

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that Thailand has been ranked in 7th place worldwide in the 2021 ‘Best Countries Heritage’ listing, moving up two spots from 2020’s position and being the only Southeast Asian country, and one of only 3 Asian countries to feature in the top 10. TAT Governor, Mr. […]

Make sure your sunscreen is not on the banned list in Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to advise tourists on the use of sunscreen that contains certain chemicals deemed harmful to coral reefs, which is now banned across all of the country’s national parks. The ban came into effect following an announcement by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation that […]

Bangkok named No.1 among 150 ‘workation’ cities worldwide

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that Bangkok has topped the list of ‘workation’ cities around the world for 2021, in a global survey by Germany-based vacation search engine company Holidu. The Thai capital was ranked first thanks to its affordable cost of living, high degree of English-language proficiency, range of […]

Namaste Thailand Film Festival

Brilliant Thai artists, directors and filmmakers 🎬bring you some of the best Independent Thai films at The Namaste Thailand Film Festival!  Catch them online for free 🎥 Streaming 20 – 22 August, Watch now here

Chiang Mai is named the World’s Best City for a Beautiful Bike Ride, according to Instagram data

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to report that Chiang Mai’s reputation as one of the world’s leading tourist destinations continues to grow after the city was named among the world’s best cities for a beautiful bike ride, according to Instagram data in a new research by MoneyBeach. MoneyBeach, a bicycle insurance search […]

Bangkok moves towards becoming the electric transportation capital of Asia!

With electric ferry boats now plying the Chao Phraya River, an electric monorail in operation, and electric tuk-tuks accessible by app, Bangkok is well on its way to offering commuters a much-welcomed – and environmental-friendly – interconnected urban transportation system. In its 20-year plan to develop the nationwide public transport system, the Thai government is […]

Your guide on how to travel to Thailand if you are vaccinated against COVID-19

To respond more efficiently with the dynamics of COVID-19 situations, Thai government has then eased the COVID-19 travel restrictions by making the travellers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 eligible for a shorten mandatory quarantine period. In this regard, Ministry of Public Health has the privilege to announce the rules and conditions for permitting the […]

WTTC certifies ‘Amazing Thailand SHA’ on par with ‘SafeTravels’ protocols

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is delighted to announce that the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has certified the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) certification programme to be on par with the WTTC SafeTravels global health and hygiene standardised protocols. WTTC’s approval of the Amazing Thailand SHA certification in alignment with […]

Phuket to reopen to vaccinated foreign tourists without quarantine from 1 July 2021

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that Phuket will be the first destination in Thailand to reopen to vaccinated foreign visitors without quarantine requirements from 1 July. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said the Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA), chaired by Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, on Friday (26 March, […]

Thailand’s Songkran Festival: its origins, history and modern day observance

The traditional Thai New Year of Songkran, the biggest and most important of Thailand’s annual festivals, has been celebrated for centuries and is full of tradition and culture. The word Songkran is derived from ancient Sanskrit, a language dating back thousands of years, and means to ‘step into’, ‘enter’ or ‘pass into’. It describes the […]

Thailand ranked fifth best in world for cultural heritage influence in 2021

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that Thailand has been named the fifth best country for the cultural heritage influence in 2021 according to a recent report by New York-based CEOWORLD magazine. According to CEOWORLD, “When we speak of countries rich in heritage, the first name that pops into our mind […]

TripAdvisor names Bangkok and Phuket among Top 15 most popular destinations worldwide

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that Bangkok and Phuket have been named eighth and 14th, respectively among the Top 15 “Popular Destinations — World” in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2021. The result was based on the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings from TripAdvisor travellers for accommodation, restaurants, […]

Bangkok ranked 13th among healthiest cities worldwide

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that Bangkok has been named the 13th healthiest city in the world according to a recent ‘Healthy Lifestyles Cities Report’ study by UK health authorities. By researching 44 major cities around the world, data was measured in 10 different ways: sunlight, happiness, average working time, outdoor […]

TAT Mumbai office hosts agents for a no-agenda meet

The no-agenda evening saw agents discuss the new travel rules and safety protocol in Thailand, the country which is now gearing up to welcome five million tourists in 2021 After 10 months of meeting virtually and interacting with each other, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mumbai office and BRANDit decided to host an in-person meeting, in which […]

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