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137 Pillars House Chiang Mai joins Top 50 best Hotels list

137 Pillars House Chiang Mai debuted in the highly coveted Travel + Leisure (USA) Magazine’s 2012 It List of the 50 best new hotels, as selected by T+L editors. The seventh annual It List, covering 29 countries, including nine properties in the U.S. and Canada, is featured on www.TravelandLeisure.com

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137 Pillars House Chiang Mai debuted in the highly coveted Travel + Leisure (USA) Magazine’s 2012 It List of the 50 best new hotels, as selected by T+L editors. The seventh annual It List, covering 29 countries, including nine properties in the U.S. and Canada, is featured on www.TravelandLeisure.com now, and in the June issue of Travel + Leisure, available on newsstands May 18.  

 The list is composed of six categories: City, Rustic, Design, Resort, Beach, and Renovation, and includes brand-new properties as well as a handful of hotels that underwent renovations in the last year.

Nancy Novogrod, editor in chief of Travel + Leisure said, “With more than 3,000 hotel openings in the last year, selecting the properties for our 2012 It List was a particularly demanding assignment.  After close consideration, the 50 hotels and resorts our editors arrived at not only throw a spotlight on notable up-and-coming destinations, but also highlight some long-time favorites with dazzling new places to stay.”

137 Pillars House Chiang Ma

137 Pillars House Chiang Ma

137 Pillars House was one of 7 hotels selected in Asia and the only one in Thailand.  “This in indeed a considerable honour and a tribute to the owners, SilverNeedle Management Team who manage the property, and the dedicated staff on property”.  We are extremely proud to be included in this elite group of hotels, said Manfred Ilg, General Manager.

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Interprovincial travel in Thailand amid COVID-19 controls

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is suspending 57 additional train services from 26 January, 2021, as part of the nationwide effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These include ordinary trains, local trains, and suburban trains in the North (13 routes), Northeast (18 routes), South (12 routes), and East (14 routes).

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This update includes the latest announcement from the State Railway of Thailand regarding the suspension of 57 additional train services from 26 January, 2021.

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TAT launches virtual tours to 4 top destinations in Thailand

Once inside an attraction, visitors can move around using the cursor, while some of the attractions have information about its historical background or details of items on display in both English and Thai.

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TAT launches virtual tours to 4 top destinations in Thailand

Bangkok, 25 January, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a virtual reality tour of top attractions in four of Thailand’s leading tourism destinations comprising Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Surat Thani.

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Wish you were here: how the pandemic harmed tourism-dependent economies

Before COVID-19, travel and tourism had become one of the most important sectors in the world economy, accounting for 10 percent of global GDP and more than 320 million jobs worldwide.

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In 1950, at the dawn of the jet age, just 25 million people took foreign trips. By 2019, that number had reached 1.5 billion, and the travel and tourism sector had grown to almost too-big-to-fail proportions for many economies.

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