Daily Archives: January 14, 2017

Brighter Future For Thai Tourism Regardless Of Political Turmoil

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Based from a November report of the Siam Commercial Bank’s Economic Intelligence Centre, the tourists have spent THB 1.46 trillion last 2015, and the sector held 11% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Thailand.

The Thai tourism industry

According to the report, tourism is now competing with manufacturing in terms of economic importance in the country.

It said that even though the manufactured exports fell, the ‘export’ of tourism services assisted in pushing the 2.8% GDP growth.

Even after there was a declaration of a year’s mourning for King Bhumibol’s death and the adjustments done, Thailand still got its 30 millionth visitor last December 5, 2015. Coincidentally, she is from China, the largest source of tourists for Thailand.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s deputy governor for marketing communications Mr Chattan Kunjara na Ayudhya, mentioned that their tourism industry generates jobs for millions of locals. For him, whatever happened, there is a bad impact but they have to move on.

The Thai tourism industry continually exhibits resilience even with political disturbance during the past decade.

Tourist magnet

For a lot of tourists such as Ms Shao Hua from Dalian in China, Thailand is the best place for that South-east Asian maiden foray. She said that it has the cities and the beaches.

For Mariusz Kwiatkowski from Poland, he decided to bring his family to the Kingdom after he heard from fellow European travellers that it is safe for families.

The tourism sector’s resilience attracted Singaporean investors, too. Last March 2015, Clover, a Singapore hotel chain, opened a branch in the Asoke district. Currently, it is in the process of renovating a Pattaya property to turn it to a hotel.

Summing up

With Thailand attracting a lot of holidaymakers, according to experts, the authorities need to focus its goals on accommodating tourists sustainably while also tempting them to remain longer in the country.

It is a great thing that individuals and families see Thailand as a safe place for them even with the things that it experienced in the past. This is also good news for the tourism and hospitality businesses, whether that be a family hotel in Sukhumvit or a luxury hotel in its resort town of Phuket.

Enjoying A Mind-Blowing Holiday Without Spending A Fortune

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Daniel Gillaspia is an American lawyer and travel blogger who was able to secure a unique bargain on a mind-blowing holiday. He travelled all over the world with his partner and visited luxurious destinations that include Tokyo, Singapore, Dubai and New York.

Gillaspia did not travel on a shoestring budget; he lived a life of opulence and enjoyed it for a fraction of the cost. To be more specific, the cost of his travel was less than 1%. If you were to estimate the actual cost of Gillapia’s journey, it amount s to $52,294 (£41,967). He only paid $408 (£327). How so?

Before Gillaspia set off on the journey, he planned and prepared to live the life of a savvy tourist without spending a fortune. He was inspired by stories of other travellers who were able to travel the world cheaply by accruing points and rewards on their credit cards.

Using a detailed spreadsheet, Gillaspia and his partner gradually collected bonuses and point boosts for the past 2 years before embarking on an adventure. They started the holiday in September and the first leg took them to Los Angeles and Tokyo.

Singapore Airlines Business Class tickets normally cost $4,444 (£3,582) but Gillaspia and his partner only paid $68 (£55) because they have accumulated more than 100,000 KrisFlyer miles. The pair of travellers used IHG points to enjoy 2 nights at Intercontinental Tokyo Bay. The hotel upgraded them upon arrival.

The next stop was Singapore where the pair flew first class through Singapore Airlines. The actual cost of the first class air tickets was $11,660 (£9398) but they only paid $108 (£87) by using KrisFlyer miles again. Perks included free-flowing Krug and Dom Perignon champagne including Salvatore Ferragammo amenity bags. Capital One Venture credit allowed them to stay at the prestigious Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore.

It only takes some proper planning and preparation to travel the world without breaking the bank. However, even without rewards and points, you will able to enjoy an affordable holiday through best value hotel in Sukhumvit in the heart of Bangkok. You can avail of more reasonable prices if your book early.