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Chiang Mai to see rise in Chinese tourists for China’s National Day celebrations

Chiang Mai International Airport
(Photo by calflier001 @wikimedia commons)

Chiang Mai Mail reporters
The first week of October is called Golden Week in China and Chiang Mai is expecting to reach 90 percent occupancy rates during that period. Despite a 5 percent drop in tourist arrivals to Thailand immediately after the bombing in Bangkok the number of Chinese visitors to Chiang Mai increased according to the Association of Thai Travel Agents.
Last year during the holiday week of China’s National Day celebrations occupancy rates in Chiang Mai were at 40 -50 percent while this year reservations are already at 70 -80 percent and could reach over 90 percent. Due to the rising number of direct flights from China to Chiang Mai and the city’s increased security measures the Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association predicts Chiang Mai’s tourism market will expand by 10 – 15 percent this year.
In the first seven months of 2015 the Airports of Thailand (AoT) reported 4.75 million passenger arrivals at Chiang Mai International Airport and in July international traffic grew 63.05 percent to 163,097 passengers while domestic traffic grew by 32.05 percent to 545,062. Chiang Mai International Airport is the fourth busiest airport nationwide for international air traffic and the third busiest for domestic.

Bangkok Airways voted in Top Ten Airlines Overall Worldwide 2015 by readers

From left: Mr. Songkrot Palakawong Na Ayuthaya, Director - Corporate Affairs & Events, Bangkok Airways, Mr. Vijay K Verghese, Editor& Director, Dancing Wolf Media, and M.L. Nandhika Varavarn, Vice President – Corporate Communications, Bangkok Airways

Recently, has revealed the winners of their prestigious travel poll called "Best in Travel 2015." The poll involved millions of travelers from around the world voting for their favorite travel brands. This year Bangkok Airways is cited as a Top Ten Airline Overall Worldwide and is also ranked the 5th Best Airline for Cabin Service Worldwide.
M.L. Nadhika Varavarn, Vice President - Corporate Communications of Bangkok Airways said, "This recognition illustrates Bangkok Airways commitment to high quality service provided for all passengers. It is yet another achievement this year for Bangkok Airways to be included in the top ten airline overall worldwide."
"On behalf of everyone at Bangkok Airways, I would like to thank all the voters who casted their vote for us at, and most importantly I would like to express my appreciation to all of our staffs whose dedication to excel in complete airline services has been truly recognized. We promise to keep up with our service to provide the highest standards to underline our commitment to be Asia's Boutique Airline." M.L. Nandhika added.

Philippines at Lanna Expo 2015

It’s more fun in the Philippines

As part of their plan to participate in community events this year, the Philippine Community in northern Thailand under the guidance of Honorary Consul Agkarajit Phanomvan na Ayudhya will for the first time showcase the Philippine at the International Zone of the Lanna Expo 2015 from September 4 – 13, 2015
The Philippines plans to feature “More Fun in the Philippines” highlighted with tour packages under the umbrella of Philippine Department of Tourism to visit Manila, Cebu or Dumaguete starting at THB 9,999.00 and Brunei-Philippines package starting at THB 13,599.00. Moreover, the Philippines is working on a design of a Philippine Garden to be constructed in the Royal Park.

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Update September 9, 2015

Chiang Mai to see rise in Chinese tourists for China’s National Day celebrations

Bangkok Airways voted in Top Ten Airlines Overall Worldwide 2015 by readers

Philippines at Lanna Expo 2015



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