Paris-based AccorHotels SA strongly believes in the Thai tourism outlook for the medium and long term despite losing some business from last week's bombing at the Ratchaprasong intersection.
TAUNGBYONE, MYANMAR - Waving their floral offerings in the air, devotees danced through a temple Thursday to celebrate Myanmar's biggest spirit festival which has also become a rare host for the country's marginalised gay community.
TOKYO - Japan's leading toilet giant opens a new museum this week dedicated to a century of lavatories, from its first water flushing model to the most cutting edge version with odour-neutralisers and variable water jets.
Only 50km away from Bangkok, more than 50 Bryde's whales swim in the Gulf of Thailand. Whale-watching tourism has a bright future since Thailand is the only Asean country where people can see Bryde's whales.
Until Sept 6, the "1st Prised Goods of Ton Pho and Otop Festival of Sing Buri Fair" will take place at Talat Pha (clothes market) opposite the provincial bus terminal in Ton Pho, Muang district, Sing Buri province.
The Department of Highways has launched a bike lane along road number 121, not far from Chiang Mai city.
On my recent two-day visit to the mountainous area of Chiang Dao district, about 70km north of Chiang Mai city, I got to ride two scenic routes. The first one, which started from Pa Kia and ended at Ban Sop Kai, was featured in this column last Thursday. (In case you missed it and would like to know about it, visit goo.gl/X2pJ80.)
Only a short drive from bustling Phuket, Phangnga is a modest destination packed with rustic charm. On neglected land, bricks are partly buried under thick moss and tree leaves, obviously part of the walls and foundation of a small building that once stood here in Thung Tuk on Kho Khao island in the Takua Pa district of Phangnga Province.
ATHENS - Archaeologists in Greece have discovered the ruins of an ancient palace with important archaic inscriptions dating back to the Mycenaean Age, the Culture Ministry said Tuesday.
NEW YORK - Seven New Yorkers were arrested and charged with promoting male prostitution on Tuesday through an "Internet brothel" offering sex to paid-subscribers across the world, prosecutors said.