Thailand seeks to restart tourism on islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Once the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is over, Thailand might seek to launch the reopening of its vital tourism sector on islands like Phuket and Koh Samui, repor...

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai launches new promotion targeting Taiwanese travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Surrounded by old temples and a stunning natural landscape, Chiang Mai, the hub of Northern Thailand, has become an alternative to Bangkok for tourists from Taiwan in rece...

Tourists flee as Thailand braces for Storm Pabuk

Tens of thousands of tourists have fled some of Thailand's most popular beach resorts as the country braces for Tropical Storm Pabuk. The storm — feared to be the worst to hit Thailand sinc...

Hawaii resort company sells 6 properties in $310M deal

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii hotel company has sold six of its Asia-Pacific properties to a Thai-based property development and investment holding company for $310 million. Honolulu-base...

British actor stranded for 3 days after fall in Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — A British actor who starred in the EastEnders soap opera was stranded for three days on a Thai island after he fell down a waterfall and broke his kneecap. Paul Nichol...

Thai police arrest wanted British drug trafficker

KOH SAMUI, Thailand (AP) — Thai police said Tuesday that they have arrested a British man wanted in his own country on a drug trafficking conviction. Jonathan Michael Moorby, 47, was...

Flooding disrupts transit, spoils holidays in south Thailand

KOH SAMUI, Thailand (AP) — Flooding in southern Thailand has killed at least five people, disrupted transportation and spoiled tourists' holidays at one of the country's most popular resort islands. ...

Thai police arrest 3 French in killing of another on Samui

KOH SAMUI, Thailand (AP) — Police in Thailand have arrested three Frenchmen in connection with the killing of one of their countrymen on the southern resort island of Samui. Samui po...

Umaporn Sarasat

In this image made from video taken on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, Umaporn Sarasat, 43, pays respects in front of a portrait of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Koh Samui, Thailand. She is accused of ...

Thai bombings: A look at who may have been responsible

BANGKOK (AP) -- In the aftermath of a coordinated wave of bombings that shook tourist towns in Thailand this week, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's military government is scrambling to hunt down tho...

Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA:OBAMA-HIROSHIMA -- Barack Obama pays tribute to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and seeks to renew attention in his unfulfilled vision of a w...

Hilton HHonors Inspires Travelers to Start Playing in Asia Pacific

TOKYO & MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2016--Unforgettable hotels. Exclusive access. Experiences money can't buy. All are unique benefits for members of Hilton HHonors, Hilton's award-winnin...

Thailand listed best graduation trip destination for Taiwanese

Taipei, May 9 (CNA) Thailand has been selected over South Korea and Japan by Skyscanner, a global travel search site, as the best destination for graduation trips by university students in Taiwan this...

Myanmar migrants found guilty of killing British backpackers

KOH SAMUI, Thailand (AP) -- A Thai court on Thursday sentenced two Myanmar migrants to death for the murder of two British backpackers on a resort island last year, in a case that raised questions abo...

Taiwan office helping Taiwanese woman raped in Thai resort

Taiwan's representative office in Thailand is providing judicial assistance to a Taiwanese woman who was allegedly raped during a trip to a well-known Thai resort area in late October. Dur...