MasterCard has published their annual Global Destination Cities Index and named Bangkok the city with the most international overnight visitors world wide at 22.78M visitor arrivals. Paris is in second place, followed by London, Dubai and Singapore. But Dubai is the city with the highest visitor spend at an astonishing $30.8B! Find out the Top 20 and where all those … Continue reading
Bangkok, the City of Angels, has been crowned the most popular destination in the world, again, receiving more visitors than any other city in the world. I’m sure shopping is a contributor to that success. There are so many malls throughout the city center along Sukhumvit Road, from extravagant malls like the EmQuartier above to the old-style markets, everybody will find something!
If you want to plan your own (shopping) trip to Bangkok, check out my Destination Guide Bangkok!
Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is launching a pre-paid Visa Card in partnership with The Mall Group. You can use it to pay anywhere Visa is accepted and there are no sign-up, monthly or load fees. And you even earn reward points and get discounts at the mall. I recommend pre-paid cards for peace of mind when traveling and using … Continue reading
Updated 2019: The Mercure Bangkok Makkasan is the latest Mercure hotel to open in Bangkok, located near the Airport Rail Link (ARL) Station Makkasan, one stop from Asoke/Sukhumvit. The Mercure has very nice, modern rooms, a nice pool and gym. But the location that sounded great on paper is terrible, forcing a long walk along a busy street next to … Continue reading
Turkish Airlines just opened a new lounge at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. It’s large, peaceful and service food that’s just as good as what you expect onboard Turkish Airlines. Service is friendly and you can even get a shower to refresh before your flight. It’s available to Business Class passengers of Turkish Airlines, StarAlliance Gold Elite members departing on a StarAlliance … Continue reading
The Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit offers stylish rooms, a big pool and gym and great service at very reasonable prices. There excellent Privilege Lounge made our stay much more luxurious than you’d expect from a mid-scale hotel and we’d be happy to return. The location in the Nana area is central, but not ideal for families. Check out my review and … Continue reading
Location: The Pullman Bangkok Hotel G is located on Silom Road, near the business district of Bangkok Sathorn. The nearest public transport are the BTS station Chong Nonsi, about 10 minute walk away, and the MRT Station Silom, about 10-15 minute walk. The Patpong Nightmarket and a number of bars, restaurants and shopping are also in walking distance. The skytrain … Continue reading
Update 2019: The Mercure Siam Bangkok is located near Siam Square, one of my favorite locations in Bangkok. The Mercure Siam has a rooftop pool and gym with nice views, a nice Executive Lounge for an upscale feel and very modern rooms, all at very reasonable prices. It’s a great choice, especially for Accor LeClub elite members. Find out what to … Continue reading
The Marriott Sukhumvit Executive Apartments are co-located with the hotel of the same name. You get a slightly bland one-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen, living and dining room, as well as access to the executive lounge, pool and gym shared with the hotel for roughly the same price as the hotel room. It’s the nicest, upscale hotel in the … Continue reading
You are kicking of your vacation in South East Asia with a weekend of great dining and pampering in Bangkok? Or want to do some last minute shopping before you head home? Or you just want to get away for a fun weekend with the best nightlife in South East Asia – I have the perfect weekend itinerary Bangkok for … Continue reading