Travel planning in South East Asia - buses, ferries, flights, railways
Bangkok has overtaken London as the planet’s favourite holiday destination according to the just released MasterCard annual survey. Visitor number projections by the credit card company show that the Thai capital will welcome almost two million more tourists and business travellers in 2016 than London.
Thai AirAsia has just announced it is to launch a convenient route linking two of the most popular tourism hotspots in Southeast Asia. From 7 November 2016, tourists will be able to fly between the southern Thai holiday isle of Phuket and Siem Reap in Cambodia.
The transport-minister of Thailand has confirmed that construction on a much delayed rail project will start in December. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith told attendees at a seminar arranged by Thailand Post Publishing that contracts for the first phase of the 250km line were in their final stages of preparation.