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Phuket Traffic Tunnel Now Operational

Tourism is one of the major reason why Thailand is the way it is now. With the rise in the number of tourists especially those visiting Phuket, more accommodations are opening up including which is one of the most affordable options for travellers. Aside from the construction of accommodations, the island of Phuket is also improving its infrastructures in order to better serve the locals and tourists that are pulling its economy up.

One of the most recent developments is the new traffic tunnel which was constructed within the resort island’s busy intersection. The government spent around 546 million baht for the project to be completed.

During the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the tunnel, Prayut Chan-o-cha who is the current Prime Minister of Thailand was there as the presiding official. He attended the event alongside AnupongPaochinda who is the Interior Minister and ApisakTantivorawong, the Finance Minister of the country. A number of government officials were also present during the opening.

The junction tunnel is called the Chalong underpass and it spans 730 meters. It is situated in the intersection of TambonRawai in the district of Muang where a number of roads meet including Tessaban Road and Highways 4021, 4028 and 4024. The main reason why it was constructed is to help reduce the traffic jam in the area which surpasses 100,000 automobiles every day. Furthermore, the location is the gateway of the tourists who are planning to visit the most common attractions in the area like Karon beach, Laem Prom Thep and Kata beach.

The construction started four years ago on the month of July and on the 31st of May 2019 it was officially opened to the public. The tunnel has a wall that resembles a diaphragm with a width between 9.5 meters and 10.5 meters while the height is 5.5 meters. The tunnel is two-way with provided single lane for each that measures 3.5 meters to 4 meters.

The tunnel’s interior is decorated with artworks showing the history and culture in Phuket. Tourists that are booking through should visit this new tunnel in order to better appreciate the island’s way of life.

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Ideal Sites For Luxury Hotels In Danang

More and more tourists visit Vietnam, particularly Danang, in the past few years. This gives an idea for hotel magnates and some businessmen to explore Danang and find suitable sites to put up their hotels. Booming resort and hotel projects can now offer more than 27,000 rooms. The number is at least ten times as many as in the past decade. Vietnam is expecting around 15 million visitors in 2030.

Given the number of tourists that may visit Vietnam in the years to come, prudent businessmen who are into hotel business are scouting some real estate where they can put up luxury hotels in Danang or nearby locations. These businessmen want to take advantage of the booming tourism in Danang.

Markings of the Ideal Sites for a Luxury Hotel

The growing number of hotels being put up in Vietnam can help create jobs for the locals. Incidentally, it appears like the hotels are the ones going to the workers and not the other way around. Job seekers need not travel far when there’s a nearby hotel being built in their area.

The boom in tourism invited huge investment in real estate for future expansion. Danang’s beach is known for its powdery sand, and most luxury hotel developers target the properties near the beach to put up their hotels. They add different amenities and features that will surely attract many tourists – local and international.

Some luxury hotels, which target companies looking for a venue to hold their meetings or conferences, choose a site near the center of the city for ease of access. Also, it is much easier to purchase anything and everything that they may need during the meeting or conference.

Some developers look for a real estate property that can really accommodate the expected volume of visitors without causing so much trouble, such as issues regarding traffic and safety. Those who can easily afford to stay in a luxury hotel have no issues with money, but they need to make sure that they are safe and secure within the premises of the hotel.

A wise businessman who wants to put up luxury hotels in Danang must be able to list down the specific requirements that he needs for the location of his hotel business. When scouting for the real estate property, he needs to consider the area, price, security, land condition, possible issues within the locality, and people to hire.

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Maldives’ First Integrated Hotel To Open In June 2019

There’s a new luxury resort in Maldives currently under development, the Crossroads project, which will cover a 7 km lagoon and nine islands in the archipelago. Once completed in June, the property will be the largest integrated resort, not just in the Maldives, but in the Indian Ocean. Recently, the property announced that it will start welcoming guests starting in June 2019.

The project, noted to be one of the biggest tourism projects in the archipelago’s history, covers the openings of the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and the SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives will be located at the centre of the Emboodhoo Lagoon, and brings the quality experience associated with the Hard Rock brand, bringing good music to a property sporting contemporary design, curated memorabilia given a regional spin. The property offers 178 family suites, beach villas, as well as overwater villas in one or two-bedroom iterations, as well as the enjoyable activities that’s expected of the Hard Rock experience.

SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, meanwhile is a more personalised experienced. When guests reach the property, they can create their own bathroom amenities by picking out stuff from the luxury resort in Maldives’ Aroma Lab. An Aroma Specialist is also on hand to give information on the products, offering advice and showing how they’re made. Guests can handpick from a selection of twelve scents, including lavender, rosemary, and cedarwood, combining them in order to create their own amenities. For those looking for food, there’s also a Snap: Snack Box that also offer complimentary refreshments.

This property sports 198 guestrooms, beach villas, overwater villas spread across the tropical island. All the rooms feature al fresco spaces, spacious interiors, on top of the personalised creature comforts, made with a unique, artisanal touch. The resort is located at walking distance from The Marina @ CROSSROADS.

Crossroads Maldives is a multi-island integrated leisure and entertainment project, with the goal of redefine holidays in the Maldives, and change the face of tourism in the Greater Male Region. On top of the new hotels, the project will also include a luxurious 30-berth yacht marina, and 11,000m2 of retail space, which feature world-class facilities.

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Few Bangkok Attractions For Nature Lovers

Bangkok is a preferred tourist destination in south East Asia. Thousands of travellers visit the city for its popular night life, cheap shopping and delicious street food. The city is full of attractions for every traveller. No matter, whether you are travelling solo, with family, or friends, Bangkok has attractions for every traveller.

Sukhumvit is the most happening locality in Bangkok. Sukhumvit road is one of the longest roads in the city with many small streets called Sois. It is the most preferred neighbourhood for tourists and expats in the city. Tourists prefer to stay at the Sukhumvit hotel near BTS and MRT stations because they offer ease of transportation.

Some of the best things to do in Bangkok are

Visit the Siam Ocean world

Visit the Siam Ocean world to experience the breath-taking glimpses of deep sea. View the sea life and swim with the shark inside a protected glass ceiling. The ocean world is a must visit attraction for families travelling with children. The ocean world is located in the Siam Paragon complex and can be reached through mass transit system. Tourists can stay at a Sukhumvit hotel and visit the ocean world by using the mass transit to avoid the traffic jams.

Samphran Elephant ground and Zoo

Visit the nature park to get up close and personal with different animals. The park conducts exciting shows like the crocodile wrestling show and the elephant theme show to entertain the visitors. Watch the exhilarating action of the stuntmen directing animals to perform various activities. The park is located in the Samphran district.

Safari park

It is the popular leisure park in the city. The park has a number of interesting events like the sea lion show, cowboy stunt show and orang-utan boxing show. The park is located in Klongsamwa, Bangkok.

Dusit Zoo

The zoo is located near the Dusit Palace in the Old city. The zoo is home to nearly two thousand species of animals from around the world. Families with children should not miss visiting the beautiful Dusit zoo. The zoo organizes various shows and events throughout the day. Tourists staying at the Sukhumvit hotel can take BTS train to Victory monument and a taxi from there to the zoo.

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Why You’ll Love Thailand And Choose A 4 Star Hotel In Pattaya As Accommodation

Thailand is one of the best countries in the world to visit. You can be in Bangkok several times and choose to stay here. If you’re in your homeland, you’ll probably miss some pieces that you’ll love to get back here at once. People may ask why you want to go back to the places you’ve already visited. And you’ll be telling them you have an attachment that makes you feel at home when you’re here. So, if you really want to know why one loves Thailand, here are four reasons why you should return here. You’ll even choose to be booked in a       4 star hotel in Pattaya for your accommodation.

  • The Scrumptious Food

If you haven’t been to Thailand, it’s wrong to say you like Thai food. If you came here and tried the food, you’ll say that it’s one of the best in the world. The food comes in a variety with more flavours,which it can fill your hungry stomachs. If you have low tolerance for spicy food, choose ‘mai pet’ or ‘not spicy’, as Thai food can make you kick with hotness. Choose outdoor stalls too as they serve the cheapest and the best Thai meals.

  • The Warm Weather

Especially if your booked in a 4 star hotel in Pattaya, you can enjoy the sun and the beach. Thailand is a tropical country to enjoy great weather, especially between March to June, where April and May are the hottest.The country also has monsoon seasons between July to October. However, you’ll love the heat especially that it’s hot and humid here.

  • The Friendly Locals

The most friendly and hospitable people you’ve ever met are the Thai people. They’reoften happy, smiling, polite and very helpful. They will help you in times of trouble and can translate if you don’t understand Thai. They’ll treat you well especially if you return here. If you’re in Thailand, you’ll feel very safe here.

  • The International Environment

In Thailand, you can be a local or a foreigner as you like. As many expats and tourists reside here, the country can be very international and cosmopolitan. There are international restaurants and stores, global food chains, Starbucks and even Hollywood movies. You’ll surely find various friends of different nationalities here. You’ll even want to explore what a 4 star hotel in Pattaya can offer travellers like you.

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Thailand Reporting Increased Tourism From India

Thailand has seen a recent growth in tourist arrivals from India, having reported a 15% increase in Indian tourist arrival numbers for the first half of 2017, which is attributed to the greater number of direct flight options from various Indian locations.

In terms of tourist arrivals in Thailand, India ranks in at 6th, with the South India region accounting for approximately one-third of all arrivals. Around 8 lakh/800,000 Indian tourists visited Thailand until the end of July in 2017, which is a marked increase of 2016’s numbers, by about 16%.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has stated that, based on these numbers, they are expecting an increase in revenue in 2017. According to their Deputy Executive Director, SripornBhekanandana, they are expecting an approximate increase of 14%.

The TAT also say that they are aiming to make sure that the more unexplored venues such as the villas in Cha Am and Hua Hin are visited by tourists, alongside the more common destinations such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Trat, Krabi, and, of course, Pattaya, Phuket, as well as Bangkok.

Director Bhekanandana says that the rise is primarily attributed to the launching of direct flights to and from Kochi, in India, back in 2016. She says that following that, tourism traffic from India to Thailand increased, and that the TAT is confident that the trend of growth will continue.

Part of the TAT’s efforts to improve tourism is a delegation of 30 tourism related companies in India, aimed at advertising the country’s more unexplored destinations  such as villas in Cha Am, as well as new Thai products for the more modern travellers. Director Bhekanandana was part of this delegation.

Additionally, the Director says that travel agents also need to be aware of destinations in Thailand beyond the obvious Bangkok and Pattaya, in order to offer and sell a wider range of products and experiences for their customers.

She says that, in India, the Thai wedding tourism sector has been building steam, with around 250 weddings in the country being held by Indians hailing from Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi. The TAT, in response, has introduced several new offers and special promos for wedding travellers.

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