• Live the Dream
    Live the Dream

    Klong Son Bay, Koh Chang

  • Embrace the Ultimate
    Embrace the Ultimate

    Courtesy of Princess Yachts

  • Live the Life You’ve Earned
    Live the Life You’ve Earned

    Siam Royal View, Koh Chang

  • A Feast for the Senses
    A Feast for the Senses
  • The Best Views of Pattaya
    The Best Views of Pattaya

    Siam Royal View, Pattaya

  • The Other Way of Living
    The Other Way of Living

    Koh Chang

  • Living Grand - High Above
    Living Grand - High Above

    Siam Royal View, Pattaya

  • Take Your Quality Time
    Take Your Quality Time

    Koh Chang

  • Embrace the Beauty of Nature
    Embrace the Beauty of Nature

    Klong Son Bay, Koh Chang

  • Your Private Haven
    Your Private Haven

    Siam Royal View, Koh Chang

  • A Glorious Ambiance
    A Glorious Ambiance

    Koh Chang

  • Live Your Passion
    Live Your Passion

    Klong Son Bay, Koh Chang / 

    courtesy of Princess Yachts

  • Wake up to Your Dreams
    Wake up to Your Dreams

    Klong Son Bay, Koh Chang

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Pattaya International Golf Festival ends with Thailand named Asia’s Best Golf Destination

A festival of international golf held in the beautiful beach city of Pattaya has come to a close after the most fantastic week.

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Pattaya Plans to Become World Class City

The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) has drafted a 10 year tourism plan that they hope will turn Pattaya from a resort town into a world class sustainable tourism destination.

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TAT Aims to Double Tourist Numbers

In the past week, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has revealed their new marketing campaign. Named “The Miracle Years of Amazing Thailand”, its aim is to double income and tourists by the year 2014.

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Pattaya Gearing up for International Golf Festival

The international golfing community will descend on the popular tourist city of Pattaya from 31 October until 6 November, turning it into a major golf hub in Southeast Asia. During this period, there will be no fewer than four conferences and a major golf merchandise exhibition.

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Pattaya in World Top 20 for Second Home

An article published recently the Telegraph, UK ranked Pattaya in the top twenty cities where foreigners should consider purchasing a second home. The article was written by The Telegraph’s senior journalist on real estate and tourism, Christopher Middleton. He conducted a survey to find which of the top choice of cities by foreigners for their second home and Pattaya was placed in the top twenty.

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Thailand Economy Upgraded by World Bank

The income categorisation of Thailand has been upgraded from lower-middle income economy to upper-middle income economy by the World Bank this year. The classification revisions of the world’s economies are an annual event performed by The World Bank. They use the Atlas method and base their calculations on the gross national income (GNI) per capita estimates.

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Construction on the Central-Sukhumvit Bypass to Begin

Pattaya officials were optimistic that the proposed building of a tunnel at the intersection of Central and Sukhumvit roads would be given approval by November 2011. The Department of Rural Roads Office 3 representative, Arun Sangchai, spoke at the public hearing held to discuss the Sukhumvit bypass on 1 August 2011. He said that there was every possibility that if the project was approved, the most probable start date would be early November. It is likely to take around two years to complete.

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Beauty Pageant that Cares for the Environment Comes to Pattaya

The organisers of the fastest growing and most environmentally friendly beauty pageant have chosen Pattaya, one of the world’s top tourist destinations, to host Miss Earth 2011. The glamorous event will be held on Nov 12, 2011 at the state of the art Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall and is sure to focus international attention on the city as millions worldwide tune in on live television.

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Peaceful Election Heralds Return of Confidence in Thai Property Market

After several years’ uncertainty in the Thai property market, the peaceful transfer of power following July’s General Election has led to a renewal of interest from international investors. Previously, market uncertainty was generated by years of turmoil which witnessed a military coup, the closure of the main airport, mass street protests and political bloodshed.

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Thailand’s Tourist Targets for 2012

A plan has been approved by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) aimed at tourism growth in the ever-changing global operating environment. The TAT held their annual marketing plan for 2012 between 23-26 June 2011, where an agreement was reached on the marketing plan to take advantage of technological innovation and ever changing demographics.

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Board of Investment Applications sees 45% increase

The secretary general of the Board of Investment (BOI), Ms Atchaka Sibunruang stated that in the first seven months of 2011 there had been 1,030 applications for BOI incentives with a total value of THB299.5 billion. This represented an increase of 37.9% compared Y-o-Y and an investment value growth of 45.5%.

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Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) Successfully Hosts the 23rd International Olympiad in Informatics

There was a full house at the Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) for the closing ceremony of the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) 2011.The 151 winners stepped up to receive their gold, silver and bronze awards amid rapturous applause from the audience. Throughout the award ceremony, there were some amazing Thai cultural shows to keep everyone happy.

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World Class Karate Comes to Pattaya

From 18 to 21 August, Pattaya will play host to some of the world’s finest karate experts when the city hosts the 12th Funakoshi Gichin Cup World Karate-Do Championship. The event, which will be held at the Ambassador Hotel, marks the latest world event to choose Pattaya as a host city - strengthening the city’s ever growing reputation as an international venue for sporting competitions. The event is being organised by the Japan Karate Association, the JKA World Federation and the growing Japanese Karate Association of Thailand. The choice of Thailand as host nation is a huge boost for the Japanese Karate Association of Thailand which only began overseeing national competitions in the year 2000.

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Weekend Break in Thailand’s Northern Provinces

There is a new campaign launched by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), called “Best Deal”  which it hopes will attract visitors to Chiang Mai and other northern Thai provinces from the regional markets.

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Thailand Tourism Revival Back on Track

After last year’s drop in tourism precipitated by the global financial crisis and domestic political disruption caused a fall in business, the latest news from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is that tourism is back on the up. Visitor numbers for the first five months of the year increased by an impressive 24.36% with a grand total of 8.2 million international visitors flocking to the country from January to the end of May.

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Playing the Thailand Game

How a TAT Social Media Initiative is Promoting Thailand Across the World

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Pattaya to Host World Computer Science Competition

Pattaya will host one of the world’s most prestigious computer science competitions later this month when it plays host to the 23rd International Olympiad in Informatics. The competition will be held between the 22nd and 29th July at the Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall part of the Royal Cliff Beach Resort Hotel and will feature competitors from 84 countries around the world.

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Thailand’s National Tourism Development Plan Given the Go Ahead

Thailand is without doubt one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, but at the same time the Thai government is aware of significant improvement opportunity for the future development of tourism in Thailand.

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Medical Tourism in Thailand on the Rise

Thailand is increasingly becoming Asia’s leading destination for the rapidly growing market in global health tourism. The familiarity of foreigners with Thailand allied to comparatively low medical costs and a growing number of extremely well equipped hospitals is fuelling the boom in numbers travelling to the Land of Smiles for surgery, dental and other health care.

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Koh Chang Sees an Increase in Tourism

It was announced in April that Koh Chang remains to be a very popular holiday destination and the number of tourists has actually increased year on year.

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