New airline to extend Japan to Thailand connection

Airlines try to stay intact as Thailand and Japan introduced visa-free corridor. Thailand generated 261,000 travelers to Japan in 2012, a market share of 3% of all international travelers and 35% market share of all visitors from Southeast Asia. Between 2009 and 2012, the total number of Thai travelers to Japan has grown by 50%

Airlines are already launching promotions to attract more Thai travelers. New charter carrier Asia Atlantic Airlines but also AirAsia X are looking to open new flights to Japan. Thai Airways International recently launched a new promotion with special fares offered in conjunction with the visa abolition. The carrier is now studying to open new routes to Japan. It recently launched new flights to Sapporo and looks now to the possibility to serve Hiroshima and Sendai.

Thailand is also consequently looking at attracting more Japanese into the Kingdom. Japan is one of Thailand’s largest incoming markets, representing last year 1.37 million travelers. From January to June of this year, total arrivals from Japan are up by 17.35% with 0.73 million of Japanese travelers. By the end of the year, the total number of Japanese to Thailand could then surpass the 1.6 million visitors’ mark.




Highway toll collection to be cancelled on April 11-18

In connection with the coming Songkran festival, the Thai New Year, which makes a lot of people leave their homes and join their relatives living in other regions to celebrate it or going to some tourist places, the Cabinet decided last week to cancel motorway toll fees for the period from April 11 to April 18 to ease the traffic congestion.

22 March 2018

High-class Hotel in Malaysia’s Genting Highlands

The new Best Western Premier Ion Delemen located amid the jungle in the hills of Pahang state, Malaysia’s picturesque Genting Highlands, will soon welcome its first guests.

21 March 2018

A New Airport in the Philippines to Boost Tourism

The development of a new international airport which will cost US$12-billion has been proposed to the Philippine government by a consortium of Philippine investors. In addition, a commercial aerotropolis will appear. In will unite a number of cities with an airport in the centre. 

20 March 2018