Thailand: There’s an app for that

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a special web page from which visitors can download apps for a wide range of smartphones to help them plan many different kinds of visits to Thailand, from honeymoons to studying martial arts and Thai culinary art. Nineteen apps are available for free download at for users of the iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Nokia. The apps are presently available only in English, but a unique “Speak Thai”app offers help with basic translations in traditional and simplified Chinese, French, Japanese and Russian. Altogether, the apps cover more than 10,000 topics in many areas, such as medical tourism, Thai cooking classes and the sights and sounds of Chiang Mai and Phuket. One special app highlights just the “Top 50 Amazing Experiences in Thailand.”(