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Achievements of Thailand's Tourism
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post Nov 6 2009, 01:07 AM
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Bangkok voted No. 1 'most attractive city' in Asia


BANGKOK, Nov 4 (TNA) - Foreign tourists voted Bangkok the most attractive city to visit among 10 of 11 member cities of the Asian Network of Major Cities 21 (ANMC 21).

Following a Bangkok University ‘Bangkok Poll’ ranking 10 cities, minus Myanmar’s Yangon, whose representatives joined the eighth meeting of ANMC 21 recently in Bangkok, the Thai capital was voted the most attractive city to visit by foreign travellers by receiving a score of 7.19 out of 10.

The survey was conducted from 31 October to 1 November 2009 among some 500 foreign tourists visiting Bangkok. Among the five factors that draw tourists to Bangkok, Thai food counted as around 20 per cent as being of interest of foreigners the most, while the city’s historical sites and ancient remains came second at 19 per cent.

Thai hospitality rated 16 per cent, while local culture placed fourth and the capital’s shopping centres placed last at 15 per cent.

The most impressive tourist attractions in Bangkok are the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple, while shopping malls in city centre received 11 per cent.

According to the poll, the average tourists’ satisfaction score out of 10 for their trip to Bangkok was around 7. Food and drinks were the most satisfactory items, given the score of 8.56. Travelling to Bangkok was considered the best value for money, coming second at 8.41, while Bangkok weather scored lowest at 4.62.

Above all, some 77 per cent of the respondents said they would revisit Bangkok, 3 per cent said they would not, while 19 per cent were uncertain.

However, 91 per cent of the tourists said they would advise their families and friends to travel to Bangkok.

Meanwhile, nearly two-thirds --63 per cent -- were confident that Bangkok could cope with the pandemic Influenza A(H1N1), while some 80 per cent said that Thailand’s internal politics had only a slight effect on their decisions to travel to Thailand.

Of the other cities in the ANMC 21 group, Japan’s Tokyo was voted the second most attractive city at the score of 3.12.

The 8th Plenary Meeting of the Asian Network of Major Cities 21 (ANMC 21) concerned sustainable tourism policy dialogue and a report on measures against Influenza A(H1N1). The 11 member cities comprise Bangkok, Delhi, Hanoi, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Yangon. (TNA)




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Thailand second best-value destination

Published: 3/11/2009 at 11:10 AM
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Thailand is the world's second best-value destination according to Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel 2010' guide. Iceland tops the best-value list.

The renowned travel guide firm said Thailand remained "perennially good value". Thailand was one of the least expensive long-haul holidays for European tourists and there were many accommodation choices in the country.

The world's best-value destination for next year went to Iceland.

Lonely Planet said exploring ice caps and volcanoes and bathing in hot springs in Iceland would be significantly less expensive, thanks to the global economic downturn.

London, South Africa, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Bulgaria, Kenya and Las Vegas are other destinations in the most affordable list.



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post Nov 24 2009, 02:39 AM
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Thailand's tourism achievement from www.smarttravelasia.com

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Best Holiday Destinations, Asia


1. Bali, Indonesia
2. Maldives
Phuket, Thailand
3. Kerala, India
4. Hong Kong
5. Bangkok, Thailand
Hoi An, Vietnam
6. Boracay, Philippines
Goa, India
Langkawi, Malaysia
7. Chiang Mai, Thailand
Palawan, Philippines
8. Angkor (Siem Reap), Cambodia
Shanghai, China
Tokyo, Japan 9
9. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Koh Samui, Thailand
10. Penang, Malaysia
Rajasthan, India


Polling holiday destinations is always fun, but tricky. Dreams are peculiar to countries and communities. Just as the westernised Japanese race to the beach to revel in the sun, Indians head for shade and cool hill resorts. Shopping-mad Hongkongers head for the malls, Australians chase the surf and Brits sip Singapore slings in musty colonial retreats.

There were few surprises in the 2009 Top Three. Ranked first as the Best Holiday Destination in Asia with 24 percent of the vote (compared with 14 percent in 2008) is the other worldly “Island of the Gods”, Bali, Indonesia. The island ranked first on our poll in 2006 and 2007 too. Bali has retained its disarmingly honest and simple charm. It remains a peaceful ritual-minded Hindu enclave in a bustling Muslim country. Above all, despite the burgeoning ranks of the t-shirt vendors and temple touts, Bali still retains a great deal of authenticity.

Voted the second best destination for an Asian holiday was the eternally popular Thai island of Phuket, which garnered 12.3% of the vote. This island (linked by a bridge) was voted in second position in 2006, 2007, and 2008 as well. It held its position easily despite troubles in south Thailand and political uncertainties. Clearly, its string of wonderful beaches, fine food, nightlife and that special Thai can-do hospitality, remain a big draw for travellers. In general, Thailand remains a big favourite as our Top Ten List suggests.

Co-ranked second and climbing up two hard-fought positions was the islands-in-the-sun Maldives. This continued rise to prominence underscored discerning travellers’ desire for authentic, “pure”, and secluded escapes with a focus on eco-friendly establishments. Said one voter, “The purity of the Maldives is breathtaking – the water, the sea, the people. My only complaint was the food, which could have been better given the prices.” Said another: “This is a jewel of a destination, no matter you visit for a honeymoon or with the entire family in tow.” As one European voter put it: “Forget the Caribbean. This is the most perfect place on earth.”

Ranked third best Asian holiday destination (as in 2006, 2007, and 2008) is the South Indian idyll of Kerala, long a favourite of the get-away-from-it-all crowd. Known for its verdant rice paddy fields, cool mountains clad in mist-wreathed tea estates, beaches, and welcoming, literate, head-nodding population, Kerala is one of three Indian destinations in the 2009 Top Ten. Said one voter: “After the chaos of Indian airports and the bedlam on the roads, Kerala is as a nourishing oasis of green.”

Following closely in fourth position is the picture-postcard neon-powered city of Hong Kong with six percent of the vote. Hong Kong ranked fifth in 2008. Doubtless, shopping was a major draw as underlined by the results for the “best cities for shopping” category.

Ranked in fifth place (climbing up one notch) is Bangkok, co-ranked in this position with Hoi An, Vietnam. Then in sixth were Boracay, Goa, and Langkawi. In seventh spot are Palawan and Chiang Mai (they shared eighth in 2008). In eighth position is Angkor (Siem Reap, Cambodia) along with Shanghai, and Tokyo. Dubai and Koh Samui jointly held ninth; and tenth spot went to Penang and Rajasthan. Said one voter of Penang: “This is food heaven and the prices are unbeatable.”

Our poll revealed the continued dominance of Thailand as a "holiday brand" with four destinations in this Top Ten, and the emergence of India as a destination on traveller wish-lists. Bali held top spot demonstrating that integrity can attract visitor votes, and dollars.






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Thailand best value long-haul destination
Survey finds South-East Asia offers most for your money
03/11/2009

Thailand offers the best value for money for UK travellers at the moment, according to new figures.

The Post Office’s Long Haul Report says South-East Asia once again offers more for the pound than anywhere else on the planet.

Indonesia and Malaysia came second and third in the survey, which ranks destinations based on the value of the local currency against sterling and the cost of various items locally, including a cup of coffee and a postcard and stamp.

Kenya, Egypt and South Africa were next cheapest. Meanwhile, Japan, despite its reputation as an expensive destination, was found to be cheaper than the likes of the US, Mexico and Australia.

Australia is currently the most expensive distant destination, closely followed by Antigua, New Zealand, Canada and Brazil.
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Top Medical Tourism Destinations
With health-care costs on the rise, more U.S. insurers ponder Asia's hospitals and more patients may visit these popular sites for offshore operations

By Bruce Einhorn

Medical tourism—people going overseas for all sort of operations—has typically been for America's uninsured. Unable to pay the high cost of procedures in the U.S., they have been going to less expensive hospitals in Asia and Latin America for years. Now, with health-care costs continuing to rise at home, more U.S. insurers are starting to look into providing coverage for their members at overseas hospitals.

That means offshoring might be the next big thing in health care. "As the health-care crisis in the U.S. continues, people and corporations are going to start taking a look at other options," says Ruben Toral, CEO of Mednet Asia, a consulting firm that advises hospitals in Thailand, the Philippines, and other countries. "Health care won't be too much different than manufacturing; it's going to start to move to lower-cost areas."

Countries such as India, Singapore, and Thailand are some of the most popular destinations for medical tourists. Just how much cheaper are Asia's hospitals? Here's a look at some of the top hospitals, such as Bangkok Phuket Hospital (pictured), along with a comparison of the costs of checking in. With a growing number of U.S. insurance companies considering adding Asia's hospitals to their coverage, in the next few years more patients from the U.S. might find themselves going to these centers for their next operation.

Data from Thailand Ministry of Public Health, KGI Securities
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Last updated at 12:16 AM on 01st January 2010



Strolling along the golden sands with her boyfriend, Kate Moss was clearly keen to make up for lost time yesterday.
She had been due to fly out to Thailand on Boxing Day for her annual break with rock musician Jamie Hince.
But the word is she was so hung over following her Christmas excesses that Hince refused to let her travel, and they eventually left two days later.



Living the Thai life: Kate Moss and Jamie Hince stroll down the beach in Thailand to take a boat out for the day


Miss Moss, 35, wore a sheer gold and black T-shirt over a black bikini as she and 40-year-old Hince boarded a speedboat which took them out to a larger launch for a sightseeing tour of the coast.
The supermodel spent last New Year with Hince in Thailand, and used to holiday there with her former lover Pete Doherty.



Costly break: On top of the costs of the holiday, Kate had to pay out for another four flights after missing the original Boxing Day flights because of a hangover


She was said to have been devastated when Hince, guitarist with The Kills, ruled that she was not fit to fly on the 26th.
Missing their first-class flights reportedly cost her at least £20,000. But given her multi-million-pound fortune, this will hardly trouble the girl from Croydon.



Messing about in boats: The couple took a fast boat to a larger vessel
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Naomi Cambell is here in Phuket too with Kate Moss.
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Brrr... You think it's cold in Thailand Kate Moss? Wait until you get back to England


By Chris Johnson
Last updated at 10:28 AM on 07th January 2010



It's a sensation which has become all too familiar in recent weeks.
Shivering with the cold, Kate Moss wrapped her arms around her for warmth.
But the supermodel isn't dodging the snow drifts here in England. Instead she's feeling the chill on an idyllic beach in Thailand, where she is staying in a £3,000 a night villa.




Feeling the chill: Kate Moss shivers after a dip in the sea with daughter Lila Grace during their family holiday in Thailand




Warming up: Kate slipped into a loose white shirt while boyfriend Jamie Hince hit the waters in a pair of denim shorts


Wearing a black bikini, Kate shivered as she dipped her toes into the sea with daughter Lila Grace. Temperatures on the holiday island of Phuket were 30C yesterday - in contrast to the icy weather back home.
Kate and her family were joined by her old catwalk friend, Naomi Campbell.

But it appears Naomi is managing to maintain a decidedly perter figure than Kate.
Their varying forms were brought into stark contrast as the pair took to the beach in Thailand in skimpy bikinis, which left little to the imagination.




Toned: Kate was joined by her catwalk pal Naomi Campbell, who wore a sexy animal print bikini




Leggy: The pair enjoyed lounging around and catching-up


At 39, Naomi still boasts an enviably flat stomach and toned peachy derrière - but 35-year-old Kate is starting to show signs of going on the slide.
Earlier in the week, she was spotted on the beach in Phuket in an unflattering bikini which showed off her saggy bottom and dimply thighs.
But it seems Kate, who was pictured yesterday soaking up the sun with Naomi, is determined to do something about it.




Lighting up: Naomi, with Russian boyfriend Vladislav Doronin, enjoyed a crafty cigarette as she relaxed on the sun lounger


While she may not have quit the drink and booze for her New Year's resolution, she has taken up a new hobby which should help her get into shape - synchronised swimming.
Kate has roped her fellow supermodel friend Naomi into the water ballet sport too.
Earlier this week they put on an swim show for friends back at Kate's Phuket hotel with some other model friends.




Let's go for a splash: She cooled off as they went for a dip in the sea




That's enough for me: The pair head back to continue their sunbathing


A hotel source told the Daily Mirror that she had spent five days preparing for the display, working on her 'eggbeater', 'skull thrust' and 'crane'.
The source said: 'Underwater music was piped through her hotel pool, allowing her to practise her moves to refine the art of water ballet.'

She wore a floral swimming cap and nose clip and had a hotel worker download an online handbook so she could learn all the moves.




Firming up: Kate has started synchronised swimming in a bid to tone up, perhaps inspired by her modelling pal Naomi's enviably sculpted figure




The former catwalk stars are both holidaying in Thailand with Kate showing off her saggy derrière (right), which is in stark contrast to Naomi's peachy behind


The source added: 'Kate has perfected all the basic sculling moves and twirls, plus the eggbeater - basically treading water - but has really struggled with the crane which requires a great deal of core strength.'
Last night she invited a group of models, including Naomi, to her £3,000-a-night villa to join in the fun.
'Kate reckons it's been really amazing for her bum and tum, and has really firmed her up,' the insider said.
Both Kate and Naomi have been making full use of the gorgeous beaches and warm weather in beautiful Thailand.




Meeting up: Naomi joined Kate and her boyfriend Jamie Hince, left, on the beach yesterday as they lapped up the gorgeous weather




Unhealthy: But it seems Kate is not ready to give up the drink and cigarettes


Yesterday Kate was spotted looking relaxed as she sauntered across the beach in a white bikini and check shirt.
The mother-of-one, who is holidaying with her boyfriend Jamie Hince, was later joined by Naomi and the pair were pictured having a chat on their sun loungers.

On Monday, Naomi lapped up the sunshine in an animal print bikini as she enjoyed some quality time with Russian businessman boyfriend Vladislav Doronin.

The loved-up pair topped up their tans between bouts of frolicking in the sea and were joined by friends, Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer and his girlfriend, Vietnamese pianist Chosan Nguyen.


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Maybe it's more appropriate to post it in this thread, just to avoid confusion.

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Thailand has once again been voted the ‘World’s Best Tourist Country’ in the 2010 Norwegian Grand Travel Award making this the seventh consecutive year that the Thai kingdom has won the award.




Source : http://www.tatnews.org/tat_inter/detail_inter.asp?id=4686

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400 INDIAN COUPLES TO MARRY AT PHUKET; BT1 BILLION EXPECTED


PHUKET, Thailand June 4 (NNN-TNA) -- More than Bt1 billion is expected to be circulation here when over 400 Indian couples to fly to this resort island dubbed the Andaman Pearl' for their marriage and honeymoon, according to Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)'s Phuket Office.

Wanprapa Suksomboon, TAT Phuket deputy director, said if the wedding event is held as planned, it will help boost the province's tourism and promote its tourist attractions.

Ms Wanprapa disclosed at a seminar in the provincial seat to promote Phuket tourism that India's TAT Mumbai -- formerly known as Bombay -- together with an Indian wedding company are cooperating with TAT Phuket to bring in and host a big event for 400 Indian couples to marry on the island.

She said TAT is now dealing with local hotels as a possible venue for the ceremony and for guestrooms.

As TAT has opened its office in Mumbai, the market of Indian tourists is considered new to Phuket, which in return is eye-catching to Indians. In addition, the province has been one of the famous destinations for foreigners from other countries to marry, especially Koreans, which makes it more attractive to Indians.

She added this group of travellers prefers to travel to Thailand in the 'green' or rainy season in the country, which benefits local tourism, especially when it is a low season in the province.

Phuket is one of 100 places for couples to pledge their love and one of the 20 places for them to propose to their loved ones, according to Ms Wanprapa.

She also believed the province has the possibility to become a main venue for weddings and honeymoons in the future.

Laem Promthep in the provincial seat and Surin Beach in Thalang district are among the places here getting a reputation for celebrating romance and marriage proposals.





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Where them Whores at? LOL


Here is where they work.


If you don't know where it is, ask BD, he knows this place well.
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QUOTE (SuperLanxan @ Jun 22 2010, 03:29 PM) *
Where them Whores at? LOL


Ask your mom, boy. Maybe she still could remember the place where's she at ... before she moved to America.
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QUOTE (SuperLanxan @ Jun 22 2010, 03:29 PM) *
Where them Whores at? LOL


back in laos to have "family time", you should knoww there is always a big pack travelling back and forth, in and out, oh that reminds me of what you do for a living LOL embarassedlaugh.gif embarassedlaugh.gif
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"Ja, I like Bangkok very much. It's the last place in the world where you can still be a white man." - a German Bar Owner

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QUOTE (SuperLanxan @ Jun 24 2010, 03:22 AM) *
"Ja, I like Bangkok very much. It's the last place in the world where you can still be a white man." - a German Bar Owner


Are you trying to say something, Lanxang embarassedlaugh.gif
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QUOTE (sawan @ Jun 24 2010, 03:31 AM) *
Are you trying to say something, Lanxang embarassedlaugh.gif


Yeah, BangCock. LOL
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QUOTE (SuperLanxan @ Jun 24 2010, 02:22 AM) *
"Ja, I like Bangkok very much. It's the last place in the world where you can still be a white man." - a German Bar Owner

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Yo dawg, you lick white @$$ for a living, you speak there language, you went to there school, you eat their food, our Lao sis krazy about them white men.

dawg, your not in a place to say Thai people look up to white believe me. embarassedlaugh.gif
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