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Thailand travel advisory on The Royal Cremation for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

The Royal Thai Government has announced that the Royal Cremation for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is scheduled for 25-29 October, 2017. Thursday, 26 October, will be the royal cremation day, and it has been declared a public holiday by the Cabinet to allow the people to take part in paying a final tribute to the late King.

During the process of the Royal Cremation which will last five days, tourist attractions across Thailand will be open as usual. This is with the exception of Bangkok’s Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which will be closed from 1-29 October, 2017, as they will be the venue of the Royal Cremation. All transport, banks, shopping areas, hospitals and other public services will be operating as usual.

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Bangkok is still one of the world’s Top Street Food Destinations

The Tourism Authority of Thailand Sydney Office (TAT) would like to assure travellers that Bangkok remains one of the world’s top destinations for street food. This is in light of recent media articles stating that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is to ban food stalls from Bangkok’s main streets. Rest assured, this is not the case! Read More

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Festivities resume as the 30 days of Thailand’s official mourning period finishes.

The Royal Thai Government has announced that the first 30 days of the Thailand’s official mourning period for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej have passed, and restrictions on festive celebrations and entertainment venues have been lifted and television and radio broadcasts have returned to normal programming. Read More

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Thailand events and activities update

Although Thai people are in a period of remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thailand welcomes all tourists to the kingdom. It is business as usual with respect and appropriateness. Here is a Thailand events activities update:

  • The Department of Fine Arts, Ministry of Culture, would like to invite both Thai and foreign tourists to visit national museums and historical parks throughout Thailand with FREE ADMISSION from now until 31 January 2017.

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Royal Religious Rites: What’s Open and What’s Closed During the Mourning Period

During Thailand’s Mourning Period, many events have been cancelled or postponed and some tourist attractions will be closed. The following guide explains what’s open, what’s closed, what has been cancelled or postponed during Thailand’s period of national mourning.  Read More

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TBEX hits Thailand

More than 600 bloggers are expected to attend the Travel Blog Exchange Asia (TBEX Asia) this week.

TBEX was first held in 2008 and has been organised annually in Europe and the United States. As attendance has grown significantly, the organisers decided to venture into Asia in recognition of the immense market potential and high growth in visitor arrivals. Read More

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Robin Shultz headlines gay travel experience TropOut in Phuket

Brand-new sophisticated global gay travel experience, TropOut, is excited to announce German electronic DJ and producer Robin Schulz as its headline act for its inaugural experience April 3 – 9, 2016, in Phuket, Thailand.

Having topped the charts across Europe and boasting numerous top 10 hits in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand including Prayer in C, Sugar, Headlights, Waves and Sun Goes Down, Grammy nominated Schulz will be headlining TropOut’s opening party at XANA Beach Club in breathtaking Phuket.

Robin Schulz 2015

With its motto “chill, party and explore”, TropOut was founded as a modern and refined style of gay travel, comprised of equal parts relaxing in a soothing and comfortable environment, partying with friends and getting out to explore a new or favourite destination.

Founder and Managing Director Aaron Zoanetti is excited by Schulz’s headlining of the event’s entertainment program.

“We’re incredibly thrilled that an artist the caliber of Robin Schulz will be the centerpiece of TropOut’s opening party”, says Zoanetti.

“Robin’s sound fits the contemporary TropOut brand perfectly. We’re sure Robin will take TropOut’s opening party to another level!”

For his part, Schulz is looking forward to bringing his iconic sound to an equally idyllic setting.

“I think my music is a perfect fit for an event like TropOut,” says Schulz.

“One of the perks of my job is playing in some really fantastic venues and locations, and the beaches of Thailand are going to be a really electrifying place to perform.”

Xana Beach Club Phuket

Thailand, with its breath-taking beaches, enchanting culture, amazing cuisine and the open and accepting nature of its people, will welcome gay travelers from all over the world for TropOut Thailand 2016.

Up to 1100 discerning travelers will flock to Bang Tao Beach in Thailand’s balmy southern Phuket, where idyllic five-star Angsana Laguna Phuket will play host to the chic travel experience, allowing visitors to relax in a luxurious yet comfortable setting.

TropOut guests will also be offered exclusive access to premier beach clubs, where an array of entertainment, premier events and the beats of international DJs will take the party to another level.

A six-night package for TropOut beings at USD$995 per person (triple share).

For further information on TropOut visit www.tropout.com

Ratchaprasong – tourists say it will not affect their travel plans.

Thai News Agency interviewed several international visitors to Bangkok and asked them if the incident at Ratchaprasong had affected their future travel plans to Thailand. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, with most visitors saying their love for Thailand and the Thai people was stronger than any fear an incident like this might create.