Image via WikipediaBangkok: Where the fast-paced worlds of travel and technology meet, smart phone applications provide travellers with better control over their hectic schedules.
AllSubway HD: For those of us who regularly experience rising panic when racing against time to get to a meeting on foreign transport links, this app helps takes the edge off. Comprising 115 subway maps from city hubs worldwide, AllSubway provides a detailed map of the underground system along with the ability to zoom in and out. While this makes for a simple navigation tool, the app is not interactive.
FlightTrack: Say farewell to your travel agent; this app supports the frequent business traveller pre-flight with speedy updates and user-friendly layout. Access detailed information on flights covering more than 4,000 airports and 1,400 airlines. FlightTrack boasts alternative routes, includes real-time updates on departure and arrival times, and maps the flight route. Users can also sync timings with their calendar.
Boingo: A service-provider app which enables unlimited Wi-Fi at selected airports, hotels, restaurants, coffee shops and other venues in more than 200,000 hotspots worldwide. Boingo is useful for frequent business travellers, who can stay connected without having to deal with roaming fees at popular meet-and-greet venues across the planet. Users can select from various plans depending on required usage.
Tourism Department Director-General Supol Sripan said the survey of 1,200 foreign tourists was carried out during 9-30 April 2011, to collect their opinions for use in improving the Thai tourism sector.
On problems to be addressed, 27.9% of the respondents wanted the authorities to solve overpriced private transport service while 25.6% wanted to see clean public places.
According to Director-General Supol, the tourism situation has been improving this year. The number of foreign tourists coming to Thailand by the end of this year is expect to be no less than 17 million, generating over 600 billion baht in revenue.
There is certainly no shortage of Smiling farang (Foreigners), just a few days ago the evidence was inarguably demonstrated with an overwhelming show of faces, local and abroad for the opening night of "The Clubhouse Bangkok"
collage of opening night at The Clubhouse Bangkok, click here to expand image or click "here to see photo album Clubhouse Bangkok"
Open night Photos courtesy of Matt Burns owner,
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