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  • Tom 7:05 pm on September 16, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , authenticity, , , , currency exchange rates, , , Discovery Center, diving, , glitzy show, , , , MBK, , , nightlife, Ratchaprasong, , , Siam Square, , , , , , , , , traditional Irish pub, , , , uiet bar, ,   

    Thailand: World’s Leading Destination for Value for Money 

    Thailand World Destination Value for Money

    With fluctuating oil prices, dwindling global economies and volatile currency exchange rates, travelers are now, more than ever, seeking out tourism destinations which offer the upmost value for money.

    This is where Thailand, the Land of Smiles and the tourism epicenter of Southeast Asia steps in and paves the way; a country where those with higher spending power can enjoy a luxury 5-star hotel room (Luxury Hotels Thailand) for just a 100 Euro and an exquisitely romantic buffet dinner cruise for 60 Euro. Then, for those on a budget (Budget Hotels Thailand)  an exotically located beach bungalow (Beach Resorts Reservations) can be had for 15 Euro and a dish of tasty shrimp fried rice for even less than a Euro. (More …)

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  • Tom 11:04 am on September 6, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Associate, ASTW, , Australian, , Bangkok Convention Center, beach resorts, British Airways, , , , , , cruising, , diving, , , , Emirates, , , Jetstar Airways, , Koh Lanta, Koh Samet, Koh Tao, , , , , night, photographers, , Qantas, , , soft-adventure, , , THAI Airways International, Thai cooking, Thai musical, , , , , , ,   

    AUSTRALIAN TRAVEL WRITERS TO CONVENE IN THAILAND FOR AGM AND AWARDS NIGHT 

    Australian Society of Travel Writers

    Australian Society of Travel Writers

    Up to 250 of Australia’s leading travel writers will descend upon Thailand between 21-23 August, 2009, for their annual general meeting and awards night, expected to be the largest off-shore event for the Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW) since its inception in 1975.

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is hosting the ASTW’s AGM, which will include three days in Bangkok, and a series of six post-conference tours to different parts of Thailand.

    TAT will host a Gala Dinner for the ASTW members on 22 August, 2009, at the Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Center @ Central World. The event will include a Thai musical and classical dance show as well as the presentation of awards for outstanding Australian travel writers, photographers, travel media organizations, and industry communicators.

    Thailand last hosted the Society’s AGM in 1999. (More …)

     
  • Tom 8:32 am on September 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Baan Krachang, boat rowing, diving, eco resort, eco-friendly resort, , , forest trekking, Khura Buri, , , , , ,   

    Floating eco-resort at tsunami-hit village 

    eco-resort at tsunami-hit village

    Villagers in the southern province of Phang-nga welcome tourists wanting to learn their way of life, at a floating eco resort. The business helps locals earn income after their village was struck by the December 26 tsunami almost four years ago.

    Baan Kra-chang, an eco-friendly resort, is an idea initiated by local residents to earn a living after they lost their fishing equipment when the Boxing Day tsunami struck the village four years ago.

    The floating resort, located in a mangrove area in Khura Buri district, promotes eco tourism as well as the traditional way of life of locals. Tourists who stay here have the chance to learn about local fishing and floating basket fish farming. (More …)

     
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