THAILAND IS OPEN AND READY TO AMAZE YOU!




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THAILAND IS OPEN AND WILL AMAZE YOU!

 
THAILAND IS OPEN AND READY TO AMAZE YOU!
Starting April 1st, 2022, all visitors will no longer be required to provide a negative pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test. Under the ‘Test & Go’ program, travellers will only be required to obtain the Thailand Pass – take one PCR test on arrival and wait in your hotel room for the negative result before travelling anywhere in Thailand. A self-administered antigen test is also required on day 5-6.

 
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Songkran
 
SONGKRAN FESTIVAL: THAI NEW YEAR
New relaxed measures are great news for those who plan to join Thailand’s upcoming Songkran Festival. Every April, all of Thailand is swept up by the whirlwind of joyous and chaotic festivities of Songkran. Marking the traditional beginning of the Thai New Year, Songkran is world-renowned for its three-day celebrations of uninhibited fun and fascinating rituals.
 
Here, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the history, festivities, and traditions of Thailand’s largest annual festival!
 

 
DESTINATION SONGKRAN: CHIANG MAI
Songkran celebrations in this northern city last for a whopping five days! You can take part in the procession of the city’s Phra Buddha Sihing image as well as its bathing ceremony. Another prominent part of the festivities include the parade of locals that bring sand and Bodhi trees to temples to build decorative pagodas. Additionally, there are many interesting cultural events, performances, food festivals, and a fair that occurs throughout these five days.
 


 
CELEBRATE LIKE A LOCAL: ‘SPLASHING SONGKRAN’ TOUR
Join the locals and celebrate Thailand’s most vibrant festival. Ring in the Buddhist New Year in Chiang Mai, partaking in spiritual ceremonies at pagodas and joining lively street parties. From dawn to dusk, the Songkran festival is the best place to experience the deep-rooted traditions of the Thai people. 
 


 
WHERE TO STAY

 
SHANGRI-LA CHIANG MAI
Located in the heart of Chiang Mai and surrounded by stunning vistas of Northern Thailand’s mountain ranges, the Shangri-La Chiang Mai offers a family-friendly 5-star experience. With the largest pool in the city, and easy access to the Night Bazaar, Old City, and transport for onward adventures, this hotel is the ideal destination for guests looking to indulge, unwind, discover, and explore.
 

 
FOUR SEASONS RESORT CHIANG MAI
Nestled among emerald rice fields, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is a sanctuary of well-being, perfect for unwinding, recharging and finding your fulfilment with individually-tailored experiences. Journey on the path to well-being on your own terms – from a private pavilion overlooking the verdant landscape or the plush interiors of an exclusive residence.
 


 
WHERE TO EAT: MICHELIN GUIDE CHIANG MAI

 
Over 60 local restaurants, cafes, and street food vendors in Chiang Mai have been ranked by Michelin and included in its 2022 Guide for Thailand. Most of these unique culinary destinations serve traditional Northern Thai food and will definitely surprise and delight every foodie. 
 
Make sure to try Northern Thai classics like Hang Le and Khao Soi.
Editor’s choice: Khao Restaurant delivers uninhibited flavours with influences from Yunnan, Myanmar, and indigenous highland peoples.
 


 
AGENT’S CHOICE 2022 AWARDSS

 
Voting is now open for Baxter Media’s annual Agents’ Choice 2022 Readership Survey. The poll gives members of Canada’s travel agent community a chance to select favourite industry brands, suppliers, and destinations in 35 categories. We’re grateful to all agents who take the time to vote each year and do hope you will consider voting for ‘Tourism Authority of Thailand’ under the Asia Pacific Tourist Board section.
 
Upon completing the survey, voting travel agents will be entered into a draw to win one of three fantastic prizes, including:
–        A $250 Visa gift card from Manulife
–        Cruise by Royal Caribbean for two, flights included
–        One round-trip flight to a destination in North America or the Caribbean from
Voyzant
 
We encourage you to vote for all of your personal industry favourites in the Agents’ Choice 2022 Readership Survey

 
THAILAND PASS INFORMATION

 
Travellers to Thailand must register online for the Thailand Pass, a simplified method to upload travel and health information. The approval will come with a QR code that must be presented before, on arrival in Thailand, and during travelling. 
 


 
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