Bangkok at sunset. (Image by Jetjaras na Ranong)

5 cities in Thailand have actually been noted in the Leading 100 City Locations in 2019 by Euromonitor International, an international marketing research business based in the UK.

It discovered that international incoming arrivals are anticipated to grow by 4.2% to 1.5 billion journeys in 2019, with the leading 100 cities making up almost 47% of international arrivals and growing by 6.2%.

Asia continues to outmatch other areas, representing 43 of the leading 100 cities. This number has actually gradually increased from 34 cities in 2013. Europe stays the 2nd essential area for visitors with 32 cities in the rankings.

For the year 2019, Hong Kong was the leading location in regards to overall variety of visitors (26.7 million) regardless of the political discontent and demonstrations which resulted in a sharp decrease (-8.7%) from the year prior to.

Bangkok was ranked 2nd. The city invited 25.8 million visitors, up 6.9% from 2018. The 3rd city was London, followed by Macau, Singapore, Paris, Dubai, New York City City, Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul.

Phuket remains in 15th with 10.9 million worldwide arrivals, up 3.9% from the year prior to. Pattaya is at 18th with 9.9 million visitors, up 3.6%.

Chiang Mai was ranked 70th with 3.2 million visitors, up 1.9%, and Krabi is at 99th and invited 2.3 million visitors, up 5.8%.

For the Asia Top 10 City Locations, Hong Kong was still in the leading position from in 2015, followed by Bangkok, Macau, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, Shenzhen, Mumbai, Phuket and Tokyo.

The report likewise noted Cities to Enjoy. Singapore was called due to the constant development of travelers, 5.3%, thanks to a strong tourist technique and increased concentrate on working carefully with partners throughout the travel sector. 7 essential source markets are travelers from China, India, the Philippines, the UK, the United States, Vietnam and Germany. Singapore likewise had strong development in the cruise sector.

Check Out http://euromonitor.com.

New bus service released

Nakhonchai Air bus operator has actually released a brand-new service connecting Bangkok to Restriction Pak Saeng in Ubon Ratchathani’s Na Tan district. Restriction Pak Saeng has a migration checkpoint where visitors can take a boat trip to go to Lakhonepheng in Saravane province, in southern Laos.

The service to Restriction Pak Saeng is offered just one time a day. It leaves from the bus terminal on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Roadway in Bangkok at 8pm and will show up in Restriction Pak Saeng station at 6.50 am.

The bus from Restriction Pak Saeng will leave daily at 5.45 pm and will show up in Bangkok at 4am. The station in Restriction Pak Saeng lies about 20m from Wat Pak Saeng.

The service is run by a 32-seater, air-con bus. A one-way fare is 594 baht.

The business likewise uses a 5% discount rate to the members of the business’s NCA Go Card.

Check Out nakhonchaiair.com or call its Call Centre at 1624.


– Sichuan Airlines has actually released direct flights in between Guangzhou in China and Chiang Rai in Thailand.

The service is run by Plane A321 airplane. It is offered 3 times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The flights leave Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport at 7.30 pm and will show up in Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport at 8.50 pm.

The return flight from Chiang Rai will leave at 9.50 pm and will show up in Guangzhou at 2.25 am. The travel time has to do with 3 hours.

Check Out global.sichuanair.com.


– The Naka Island Resort & & Day Spa, Phuket has actually finished its seven-month growth. The residential or commercial property includes brand-new 10 Deluxe Spaces to the existing 13 systems, opens a brand-new dining establishment and moves its fitness center to a bigger complex with the size at 219m ².

At present, the shop resort includes 90 spaces and swimming pool rental properties, 3 dining establishments consisting of the freshly opened The Rum Chapel which is a beachfront dining place with 50 seats, a swimming pool bar, swimming pool and health spa.

The residential or commercial property is noted in the High-end Collection of Marriott International.

Check Out luxurycollection.com/nakaisland.

– Anantara Siam Bangkok on Ratchadamri Roadway has actually executed the Swedish-based Nordaq water supply for drinking water throughout the residential or commercial property.

Nordaq is a company of customized water services worldwide. The systems produce drinking water on website, total with all the required salts and minerals, however devoid of included chemicals or flavours.

The hotel intends to decrease the carbon footprint connected with water transport and get rid of using plastic water bottles. The residential or commercial property has actually likewise prohibited plastic straws considering that 2018.

Check Out anantara.com/en/siam-bangkok.

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