• Thai Government Waive “Visa-on Arrival” Fee for Visitors from 21 Countries

    The Thai government recently decided to waive the visa-on arrival fee for visitors from 21 countries for two months to give the tourism industry a boost. The normal 2,000 baht (61 USD) fee from December 1 to January 31, 2019 for visitors staying in the country for no more than 15 days will not apply.
    • November 14, 2018
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  • Maya Bay on Phi Phi Islands Closing to Tourism From 01 June – 30 September 2018

    The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Thailand has ordered the closure of the tourist site Maya Bay located within Koh Phi Phi National Park in Krabi province.
    • May 10, 2018
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  • Design and Paint Your Own Elephant in Chiang Mai

    Elephant Parade was founded by father and son Marc and Mike Spits in 2006. Whilst on holiday In Thailand, Marc met a baby elephant named Mosha, who had lost part of her leg after stepping on a landmine.
    • March 22, 2018
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  • Thailand Joins European Project to Clean Plastic from Oceans

    Thailand has joined a European project designed to clean plastic from oceans around the globe — and it’s the first Asian country to join. Local fishermen will work together to remove plastic from the seas they fish in. This problem is particularly large in Asia, where it’s thought 60% of all the trash in the […]
    • September 21, 2017
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  • New Sustainable Bangkok Tree House Overnight Experience

    If you want to feel closer to nature and would like to directly benefit the local community then this tour is for you. Start your journey early in the morning with a boat trip up the mighty Chao Phraya River through the heart of Bangkok to reach a small pier that leads directly into the […]
    • August 31, 2017
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  • Guy Allison is Sustainability Manager for Destination Asia Thailand

    At Destination Asia we believe that every experience should be conducted in the most socially responsible and holistically sustainable way possible.
    • May 23, 2017
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  • New International Border Checkpoint Between Cambodia and Laos

    In early 2017, the Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen officially opened the new Nong Nokkhiane-Trapeang Kriel international border checkpoint.
    • January 17, 2017
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