Thailand Latest Feature Feed from 2014-11-19 to 2014-11-21 Latest Feature2003-2007 Tourism Authority of ThailandTAT_RSS Generator Latest Feature Thailand15099American ExpressTATBanner, 21 Nov 2014Don't buy ivory<p> Foreign travellers visiting Thailand should remain aware and not take any risks by buying any ivory products even if it is something as small as an earring or a bracelet or claimed to have been legally registered.</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Measures are being taken in all of Thailand&rsquo;s destinations to tackle illegal ivory trade in the domestic and international wildlife market. The move is in line with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to eradicate the international ivory trade.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Thai Ivories and Elephant Legislations&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> 1: Ivory from domesticated elephants can be legally traded, but allowed only for domestic consumption under trade control.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> 2: Thailand prohibits import and export of ivory even if it is for personal consumption or as souvenir, and tourists are strongly advised not to buy ivory or ivory products. Taking ivory or ivory products outside Thailand is illegal. Offenders could get a jail term of up to 10 years or a fine of up to four times the value of the item or both penalties, and could face arrest at their country of origin.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Thailand submitted the revised &lsquo;National Ivory Action Plan&rsquo; last month in accordance with the agreement made at the 65th Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee in July this year. Under the agreement, Thailand must adjust and enforce laws that would more effectively regulate the domestic ivory trade, possession and issuance of trade licenses as well as clamp down on the illegal ivory market.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information or to report on illegal ivory trade, contact:</div> <div> Hotline 1362</div> <div> Email:</div> <div> Facebook: Control of Internal Trade in Ivory</div> nattanichWhat's new, 20 Nov 2014Make Your Stay in Thailand Full of Enchanting Moments with American Express Selects<p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/Banner for whatsnew.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 382px;" /></p> <p> Make Your Stay in Thailand Full of Enchanting Moments with American Express Selects American Express has gathered a range of fantastic offers and privileges* &ndash; courtesy of our partners from various sectors nationwide. 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Thailand has the potential in being one of the main players in slow destination, where people from all over the world come and slow down, having a chance to enjoy life&#39;s wonder in a slow and magical way. In order to appreciate life itself, it is necessary to slow down and take your time.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/image/slow_travel.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 636px" /></p> <p> <a href="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/file/special-slow-travel.pdf">Download E-Book Here</a></p> TATFeatures, 21 Nov 2014A Trip of a lifetime<p> Longstay in Thailand</p> <p> &nbsp;There&#39;s one thing you&#39;ll never need to worry about in Thailand: finding wonderful and fascinating new places to visit. Even if you&#39;re current job description needs &quot;traveling Thailand,&quot; and you&#39;re been doing it for years, you&#39;ll eventually come to realize that going everywhere, and seeing everything, in this amazingly diverse Kingdom is simply impossible.</p> <p> At some point, however, you realize: I&#39;m not ticking places off my list anymore! I am simply traveling from place to place, learning more and more, and enjoying it more each passing day. You aer no longer a tourist. After your long journey, you now feel comfortable in Thailand, and appreciate the full character and charm of the Kingdom.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/image/trip_of_lifetime.jpg" /></p> <p> <a href="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/file/trip-of-lifetime.pdf">Download E-Book Here</a></p> TATFeatures, 21 Nov 2014Thailand A Night Delight<p> Many parts of Thailand do not come alive until after sunset. Whether for dining, dancing, drinking or even browsing the night merkets, the country has something to suit absolutely every taste.</p> <p> Thai food is legendary but you have to actually visit Thailand itself to truly sample it and eating is something which the Thai people like to do slowly and in some style.</p> <p> There are also plenty of international restuarants as well as street stalls serving tasty morsels. Anyone who likes to listen to live music or dance the night away will discover that Thailand&#39;s appeal lasts long after it&#39;s sun has set.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/image/night_delight.jpg" /></p> <p> <a href="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/file/night-delight.pdf">Download E-Book Here</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p>TATFeatures, 21 Nov 2014