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1.38 Million cars left Bangkok at the start of the new year holiday

1.38 Million cars left Bangkok at the start of the new year holiday

The best time of year to drive around Bangkok is during any long weekends. The longer the better like what we are having at the moment. According to the statistics that were released today, a total of 1,381,470 cars left Bangkok on the main highways during the last three days. This explains why Bangkok’s road are so quiet this weekend. Most cars left Bangkok on the Outer Ring Road (40.77%), followed by Motorway (33.65%) and Burapha Withi Expressway (25.58%). Interestingly, the…

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389 Brits died in Thailand, an increase of 31%

389 Brits died in Thailand, an increase of 31%

The annual “British Behaviour Abroad Report 2013” has just been released by the UK government. During the period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013, consular staff gave assistance to more than 19,000 Brits in need which is a slight drop of 3%. Overall arrests of Brits abroad for drug offences dropped to their lowest level for four years, with a decrease of 34% since 2009/10 and general arrests and detentions showed a 21% drop in the same period. However, in the 2012/13…

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Drowning Statistics for Thai Kids January – June 2013

Drowning Statistics for Thai Kids January – June 2013

The latest statistics have just been released for Thai children under the age of 15 who drowned between January and June 2013. The total this year so far is 63 deaths: January: 9 deaths February: 8 deaths March: 12 deaths April: 9 deaths May: 4 deaths June: 21 deaths It seems strange that so many children drowned last month when only 9 drowned during the height of the summer holidays in April. You would think that the long holidays would…

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Top 10 Tourist Arrivals in Thailand in April 2013

Top 10 Tourist Arrivals in Thailand in April 2013

The number of tourists arriving in Thailand is continuing to increase. Despite being the start of the slow season, April saw a 19.38% increase in foreign tourists to Thailand compared to the same time last year. In the first four months of this year there has been 8,841,730 foreign tourists which is well on course to beat last year’s yearly record. The following is the top 10 list of countries that sent the most visitors in April 2013. China 410,173…

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Consumer optimism high as 7 out of 10 Thai travellers planning to spend more on travel in 2013

Consumer optimism high as 7 out of 10 Thai travellers planning to spend more on travel in 2013

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has announced the results of the world’s largest accommodation and traveller survey, the “TripBarometer by TripAdvisor”. This study reports on top travel and hospitality industry trends according to more than 35,000 travellers and hoteliers around the world. The results of the TripBarometer revealed insights into the booking behavior of Thai travellers as well as the importance of online reviews and social media when it comes to planning a trip and even during a trip….

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