101 Things to do in Bangkok

Hotel brands keep coming despite steep competition

Thailand’s popular among hotel chains shows no sign of wavering and there are many reasons why. One major concern, however, from this growth is a fierce competition between already existing chains of hotels. Marriot is ready to take on these challenges by offering guests a variety of special features in their new building projects in Thailand. It is likely that Thailand will continue to see growth in this area, specifically tourism and other major hotel chains will soon follow right beside Marriott in competing for local tourists.

“Urban Hospitality Group managing director Wutthiphon Taworntawat said more local and international hotel investors are scheduled to open new hotels in Bangkok, especially in the Sukhumvit area.”

Original Source: http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/1318655/hotel-brands-keep-coming-despite-steep-competition

459-Metre Observation Tower Planned for Bangkok, Thailand

There is a 459 metre observation tower planned for Bangkok, Thailand that will be the tallest observation tower in South East Asia and the 6th globally. This tower is being jointly built by two different foundations. The Thai cabinet recently gave its approval to this project. The cost of it all is going to be around 138 million dollars. There are more than 50 private sector organizations that are contributing financially to this project. The observation tower is set on a plot of land owned by the Thailand Treasury Department that is over 6000 square meters.

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The best time to fly to get an empty seat next to you on a plane

When travelling by airplane you get to pick your seat but you don’t get to choose who sits next to you. Often times you are sitting next to strangers unless you are with your family, but even then sometimes you are separated. However, there is a way to help you find seats on flights by yourself. Find out when the certain times of the year are when the least number of people are flying.

Key Takeaways:

  • Most travellers line up their travel plans with holidays and school breaks.
  • Premium economy provides exit row seating. The extra leg room is worth the upgrade.
  • Look for seats in the back of the plan. The way they are built allows better seating.

“The number of passengers travelling on aircraft in any particular month is a fair indication of what your seat is going to cost.”

Original Source: http://www.traveller.com.au/the-best-time-to-fly-to-get-an-empty-seat-next-to-you-on-a-plane-gvidpm

15 things you should do to be a responsible traveller

When you’re travelling, it is a wonderful experience, but if you’re not travelling responsibly, things can also have a scary side that you do not want to include on the agenda. There are a few ways that you can be a responsible traveller and ensure a carefree time when you are headed from one destination to the next. These 15 tips are some of the best ways to secure your great time no matter where you travel.

Key Takeaways:

  • You should always do your best to respect local laws and customs.
  • You should shop locally. Haggling is ok (in some countries- know which ones)  but should be done reasonably.
  • Don’t do anything that is exploiting animals for profit, like elephant riding or lion walks.

“Whether it is viewing the sunset at Halong Bay in Vietnam or snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, soaking up local culture and what our planet has to offer can be enriching, inspiring and something to tell your kids one day.”

Original Source: http://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2017/03/23/15-things-you-should-do-to-be-a-responsible-traveller/

Large supply threatens hotel growth

Tourism to Thailand has been growing, causing Thailand’s hotel sector to be one of the few sectors to experience growth. Bangkok hotel’s had a 73% occupancy rate in the second quarter, their best in several years.
Unlike the situation in other countries, hotels in Thailand have not had to deal with competition from Airbnb. This is because Thailand prohibits rentals of less than one month without a hotel license.
Developers are building new hotels to keep up with demand. Over the next four years, approximately 10,600 new rooms are scheduled to be completed.

Read more: Large supply threatens hotel growth – Bangkok Post