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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), National Tourism Organization of the Kingdom of Thailand began operations on March 18, 1960. TAT was the first organization to actively promote Thailand to the world tourism markets. Thailand now has 45 local offices of the Tourism Office and 29 offices around the world.

The Moscow office of the Tourism Office of Thailand was opened in April 2008. Its main goal was to develop tourist ties between Thailand and CIS countries, promotion Thailand as a sustainable and preferred destination for tourism for international visitors from Russia and other CIS countries (including Republic of Uzbekistan).

Thailand is unlike other frequent travel destinations in the world. This magnificent country possesses an eclectic mix of cultures, traditions, people, landscapes, and history. It is in many ways the complete destination for family holidays, a break with friends, a romantic getaway and also the perfect setting for a wedding and honeymoons.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is the tourism arm of the Thai government. Our job is not only to promote tourism but, also assist travelers with holiday ideas and answers to frequently asked questions.

Whether you’re planning your first holiday to Thailand or you’ve visited many times before – planning a trip to here is always exciting. And that’s where we would like to help. There are several ways you can tap into our knowledge and resources:

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Our blog is a good place to start gathering information on Thailand – you can explore different places to visit, check out things to do, discover various facets of Thai culture and read snippets of other travelers experiences.

For suggested itineraries, hotels, restaurants, shopping and nightlife you can also check out 72 Hours In Amazing Thailand (http://www.thailand72hrsamazing.com/bangkok/index.html). This online resource allows you to browse individual guides for Bangkok, Hua Hin, Phuket, Samui, Khao Yai and much more.

Be sure to connect with us also on our social media pages. Apart from the daily updates highlighting various exotic locations, Thai culture, events, and activities to indulge in when in Thailand we also have fans who love connecting with fellow travelers and are happy to provide tips, recommendations, and share experiences on places to visit and accommodation etc. Apart from this we also have a contest held every month based on various topics connected to Thailand. We’re sure you would love to participate and stand a chance to win exciting Thai goodies every month.

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PARADISE WITH ITALIAN GRACE

Lose yourself in the vastness of the Indian Ocean and find yourself again, luxuriating blissfully under a palm tree.

This is just one of the unique experiences that await you at the Baglioni Resort Maldives. Dreamily resplendent on the island of Maagau in Dhaalu atoll, a 40-minute hop by seaplane from the capital, Malé, this remarkable resort is awash with tropical natural beauty. Come visit one of the Maldives’ top luxury resorts for a one-of-a-kind blend of easygoing beach vibes and Italian style.

Our elegantly furnished villas are surrounded by stunningly beautiful beaches, coconut palm trees, crystal clear waters and breathtaking sunset views.

The Baglioni Resort’s comprehensive comforts offer an unforgettable stay with a blend of sports, relaxation and prestigious gourmet dining to suit its exclusive international clientele. It is a piece of paradise in true Baglioni Hotels style.

Look out for our special offers and get the best value for visiting a true gem among the Maldives’ resorts!

  • 360-degree House Reef, 20 meters away from the island with magnificent marine life
  • 100% swimming lagoon with velvet sandy seabed, barefoot luxury resort
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CHARMING VILLAS

Luxury Villas surrounded by tropical nature, turquoise waters and velvet-smooth white sands. Accommodations created with typically Italian attention to detail using materials and design techniques for optimum sustainability while making the most of the natural setting and its all-embracing beauty.

The location:

  • A lush tropical reef island with 360-degree house reef, Baglioni Resort Maldives is located in Dhaalu Atoll;
  • A scenic 40 minutes seaplane flight from Velana International Airport will take you to the resort;
  • Private BAGLIONI LOUNGE at the seaplane terminal offers light refreshments, wifi, shower and changing rooms while you await your flight to the resort

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The Irresistible Pull of Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island was named for the way it pulled on Captain Cook’s compass as he sailed past it, the needle twisting mysteriously.

Some people say this island has a powerful “energy” that radiates from it. While I’m not sure about that, there was certainly some force drawing us here as we travelled down Australia’s East Coast – even if it was only the magnetic pull of curiosity.

We had originally booked two nights on the island, but not long after we arrived we were extending it to four. The island’s slow pace of life made us so happy that we realised it would be a shame to leave too quickly.

Dining in the Rainforest

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The first night we arrived we were hungry but didn’t feel like cooking, so we headed to Man Friday which is a BYO Mexican restaurant surrounded by lush rainforest.

As we waited for our meal on the outdoor patio and discussed the meaning of the latest episode of WestWorld, we saw pale cream-coloured geckos slinking up the walls, long legged birds skulking around, enormous bats swooping overhead and a possum shimmying up a nearby tree trunk.

It’s not often you get to enjoy so much wildlife with your evening meal.

Koalas in the Treetops

On our second day we set off late morning smelling of sunscreen and equipped with a backpack filled with sandwiches and water. We took the bus from Picnic Bay to Nelly Bay and then picked up the walking trail through the forest to Arcadia Bay, a 2-3 hour trek. I would recommend doing the hike earlier in the morning than we did, by mid afternoon the sun was hot and we were red-faced and sweating as we climbed up the steep, rocky track.

However, our efforts were rewarded. We had kept an eye out for koalas the entire way – trying to find a balance between watching our footing and scanning the treetops. We were starting to wonder if we would ever see one, when we came across a German girl who said she saw some in the trees up ahead. We marched forth with invigorated curiosity.

A few minutes later, my eyes were drawn to a furry grey bundle wedged into the crook of a branch. “Lee!” I whisper-shouted, pointing frantically. As Lee pointed his camera, the koala lifted its head and looked directly at us. With its button nose and tufted ears, it looked more like a plush toy than a real animal – too cartoonishly cute to be real.

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As Lee snapped photo after photo and I gazed on mesmerised, the koala shimmied up the tree trunk gripping the bark with its tiny claws. On a branch above it met with another larger koala, perhaps its mother? We tried to get a closer look but we realised we were making them nervous, so we backed away and made the most of the zoom lens on Lee’s camera.

Along the way we would see two more koalas, curled up sleepily in the tree branches. Koalas sleep for 16 to 18 hours per day. They need the rest because the energy value of their diet is very low. Eucalyptus leaves are low in nutrition, high in fibrous matter and contain toxins so they take a very long time to digest.

Sleepy little koala...
Sleepy little koala…

(I asked myself why the koalas would eat something that is low in nutrition and made them sleepy and sluggish as they tried to digest it, but then I realise that I should be asking myself the same question the next time I eat fast food.)

Sunset Over the Ocean

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Our third day was a little more work heavy – as is the life of a digital nomad. However, there was still time for an afternoon plunge in the pool and a hike up to the lookout point to watch the sunset. The lookout was incredibly easy to reach from the hotel and it only took about 25 minutes to get to the top.

Scrambling up onto the rocks was a little nerve wracking- my stomach dropped when I looked down at the drop below. We perched on the top of the sun-warmed boulders and watched as the sun sank slowly into the ocean, the sky changing from blue to lavender to purplish-grey.

Forts on the Hill

On our fourth day I was making coffee in the morning when I noticed a cockatoo sitting on the wall outside the kitchen, watching me intently. I stared at him and he stared right back. As I settled on an outdoor table to have my breakfast, he flew over to sit next to me. I was happy for the company, even though his stare was a little bit intense!

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We headed out again in the early afternoon, map in hand. We jumped on the bus (what a great convenient system for getting around the island!) and got off at the beginning of the Forts Walk.

The Forts Walk, Magnetic Island
The Forts Walk, Magnetic Island

This short trail takes about 45 minutes and leads you up the hill to some ruins of WWII forts. The Australian Coast Artillery Units operated the Forts complex from 1943 until the end of the Pacific War in 1945.

There’s not much left of most of the buildings but the concrete foundations, but there is a look-out tower that you can climb. Slowly, hand over hand, I ascended the steep metal ladder and was rewarded with a breathtaking 360 degree view. It’s not often a trail offers a view this spectacular in exchange for less than an hour of gentle climbing.

Where We Stayed

We stayed at CStay Guest House in Picnic Bay. Most backpackers stay at the BASE Hostel, but we were looking for a chilled out vibe rather than a party. We found CStay just the right pace for us. It offered a fully equipped kitchen and barbeque so we cooked a few meals for ourselves. Anton, the manager, is incredibly helpful and takes the time to explain the local map of the area and share recommendations for the surrounding area.

Top 5 Things To Consider For a Secure Hotel Wi-Fi

What is worse than no hotel Wi-Fi, is a hotel Wi-Fi that is not working. If your WLAN in the hotel keeps failing or certain rooms have no reception, the reception or service team is constantly busy trying to make agitated guests feel at ease, console them and explain why the Internet is not working. This costs not only time, but ultimately also money and, in the worst case, leads to frustrated guests and unmotivated employees who do not identify with the hotel. All of this also affects the hotel’s turnover. If you are currently considering upgrading your hotel Wi-Fi or completely modernizing the hotel’s WLAN system, you need to consider the following characteristics.

The WLAN Coverage

Depending on the size of the hotel, a WLAN router is usually not sufficient to cover the entire hotel. And no guest wants to sit in the hotel lobby with 30 other hotel guests to check their e-mails because the WLAN reception in the hotel room is miserable. So, make sure that the WLAN covers your entire hotel. WLAN repeaters, Power-LAN or Access Points offer possibilities to extend the range of the WLAN in the hotel.

The WLAN Bandwidth

Without sufficient bandwidth, your hotel guests may receive the WLAN signal in their rooms, but listening to the latest podcast or watching a video on YouTube without interference is not possible. News sites, WhatsApp or Skype calls, on the other hand, require less Mbps. You should therefore adapt the bandwidth to the surfing habits of your guests. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation that you only have 6 Mbit/s available to you due to the slow-progressing broadband expansion, it is advisable to throttle the WLAN.

Legal Security

Interference liability has been abolished. This does not mean that providers are no longer liable if, for example, media protected by copyright are illegally uploaded via their open network. No authorities have declared the Internet to be a law-free area, in which everyone can do and leave what he or she wants. Only the first warning notice, which was previously subject to a fee, is now free of charge. All hotels that provide an open WLAN are still liable for the misconduct of their guests.

The Login

To make your guests feel at home in your hotel, everything should be just as simple and uncomplicated as at home. So, make the login as uncomplicated as possible. This way you kill two birds with one stone: Your hotel receptionists do not have to explain to your guests repeatedly how the login works and your guests are happy about the simple and fast internet access.

Security of the Guests and the Network

The WLAN of hotels is increasingly a target for online attacks. Hackers are not only trying to collect hotel data but also to spy on the guests’ data. The WLAN in hotels should therefore always be sufficiently protected so that your hotel guests can surf safely. Therefore, make sure to activate WPA2 encryption for your network and make sure to equip yourself with an up-to-date firewall. It’s also recommended activating client isolation so that your guests do not see each other in the network.

Hotels Offer Remote Worl Space in Their Facilities

Hotel companies have found an alternative to give way to common spaces and generate activity in the absence of tourism – by offering space for remote work. Major chains, such as the French Accor and the American Marriott are already carrying out their first trials.

Through its joint venture with the French coworking group Wojo, Accor has already opened flexible office spaces in hotels in France and is now considering bringing this activity to Spain. The hotel chain has invested in dividing its spaces into Wojo spots, 30 square meters for 5 or 10 people, or Wojo corners, 100 square meters, for 25 to 30 people.

Meanwhile, the Aloft Hotel in Madrid, owned by the American Marriott, has launched a 12 euro per day offer, which includes breakfast, 20 printed copies, Wi-Fi, unlimited coffee and tea. Currently, this service has between 4 and 6 daily guests and the hotel is planning to equip two common areas with a capacity for 10 people each.

Like Accor, Marriott also plans to extend this initiative to other hotels and even include it as a points-generating activity in its customer loyalty programs.

Moreover, with the Work From Hyatt program, travelers can choose from 90 properties across the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean — all of which include daily food and beverage credit and free or discounted laundry, along with property-specific benefits (e.g. complimentary golf and discounted spa treatments).

People considering this option for their remote work should first decide on the location of the specific hotel and the means of transport when traveling to the place. In the case of traveling long-distance, the person should get information on the weather forecast and make sure it matches his or her plans and type of work. Similarly, it is advisable to get familiar with the current anti-corona measures at the destination, especially the operation of dining facilities is essential.

More and more hotel chains are likely to come up with a similar offer if it manages to attract enough guests and workers. In the first nine months of 2020, the average occupancy rate in open hotels in Spain was around 33%, compared with 76% last year, according to the barometer of the hotel sector in Spain. On the other hand, the average revenue per available room (RevPAR) has suffered a 65% drop in the interannual rate, from 88 to 31 euros until September.

The companies explained that these data were obtained on the basis of the hotels currently open, which represent 37% of the total participation under normal conditions before the pandemic.

In this sense, the study revealed that “the current situation in Spain is worse than that experienced by other neighboring countries”, obviously also affected by the pandemic. For example, in France, Italy and Germany, hotels are reopening at rates of over 80% and the occupancy rate is around 40%.