Thailand authorities dismiss chlorpyrifos as cause of Chiang Mai hotel tourist deaths

Thailand authorities dismiss chlorpyrifos as cause of Chiang Mai hotel tourist deaths

Thailand public health authorities have dismissed claims made by New Zealand 60 Minutes that the widely-used chemical agent chlorpyrifos is behind the deaths of a number of tourists at the Downtown Inn in Chiang Mai earlier this year. The New Zealand current affairs program, supported by United Nations scientist Dr. Ron McDowall, made the claim […]

Chiang Mai tourist death hotel mystery remains – governor slams foreign media report

Chiang Mai tourist death hotel mystery remains – governor slams foreign media report

This story was updated at 10:25am May 15, 2011. Additional/ edited text in green type. Mystery still surrounds the deaths of six foreign tourists and a Thai national tourist guide who stayed at The Downtown Inn in Chiang Mai earlier this year, with Provincial Governor ML Panadda Disakul criticising foreign media for exaggerating news that […]

Pattaya Bed races aid city’s poor

Pattaya Bed races aid city’s poor

The third annual Pattaya International Bed Races were held yesterday, January 30, 2011 with thousands of local and international holiday makers enjoying the spectacle along the beachfront of one of Thailand’s most recognized tourist destinations. Organised by the Pattaya chapter of Rotary International with the support of the Pattaya City Hall and Tourism Authority of […]

Thailand tourism industry prioritised to lead 2009 recovery as economy shrinks 5%

Thailand tourism industry prioritised to lead 2009 recovery as economy shrinks 5%

Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has targeted the Thailand tourism industry as a priority for reviving the Thai economy in 2009¬† in a speech to members of the National Economic and Social Advisory Council (Nesac). In his policies for solving economic and social problems speech, Mr Abhisit said the government needed to boost Thailand‚Äôs economy […]

Thailand tourism chief believes deadly clashes will not significantly affect tourism

The head of Thailand’s tourism promotion authority has predicted the bloody and violent clashes between police and anti-government People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) protesters last Monday (Oct. 7, 2008) will have an insignificant effect on the country‚Äôs tourism.

Thailand tourism in crisis as protesters die in ‘bloody Bangkok’

While the head of the Tourism Authority of Thailand was describing Thailand as a safe, desirable and peaceful country, and explaining that the protests were evidence of a democracy in action, peaceful and localised, people were being killed, having limbs blown, and home-made bombs exploding as hundreds of ant-riot police attempted to clear a way into Parliament House, firing up to 50 rounds of CS (tear) gas into thousands of yellow-shirted PAD protesters who had blockaded and fortified the legislature with barbed wire and tyre blockades.

Online travel bookings soar but online video advertising flops

Online travel bookings soar but online video advertising flops

Research conducted by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) gives an interesting insight into the travel purchasing methods of British travellers, while¬† research conducted in America paints an interesting picture on the effectiveness of online advertising. Delegates at the annual ABTA travel convention were told earlier this week that a survey conducted on behalf […]

Bad website design gives no advantage to UK travel agents

Bad website design gives no advantage to UK travel agents

An analysis of 115 travel websites belonging to members of the UKs largest travel industry consortium, Advantage Travel Centres, has shown that only 12 per cent scored well for search engine optimization (SEO), with bad website design blamed for the poor results. Conducted by technology consulting firm Click With Technology (CWT), the survey found the […]