Bangkok Airways has set its sights on introducing two new routes to its regional network next year, with Mandalay and Krabi the next ports of call.
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Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) expects its 20 New Year’s Eve countdown activities in 17 provinces will generate 20 billion baht of revenue, with 4 million domestic tourists attending.
Key destinations include Bangkok, Udon Thani, Chiang Rai, Samut Prakan, Phuket and Chumphon. Bangkok will have activities at CentralWorld, Parc Paragon at Siam Paragon, Khao San Road, and the Rattanakosin Island area.
This year TAT started research about top destinations for New Year travel to develop a database for marketing next year. Among 2,300 respondents in Bangkok, 40% of them chose Chiang Mai as their travel destination because of the cooler weather and tourism activities there such as the second Royal Flora Ratchaphruek, said Morakot Suddee, director of the event planning division.
Some 21% planned to travel in the centra
Another very welcome bonus will be the Bangkok Airways much talked about and appreciated lounges like the one at Suvarnabhumi – "I have to say – the Bangkok Airways lounge is awesome – free food (sandwiches, desserts, pastry) drinks (lattes, coffee, …
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