Naklua and Wong Amit are two smaller bays in the north of Pattaya that are home to several of the most prestigious resorts in the Read More... Pattaya tourism is also been supported and promoted as a conference, convention and seminar venue, and the grapevine hosts rumours of future developments of varying degrees of plausibility, such as a horse racing track, casinos, and a tram system. Ask your private guide about customizing your tour to include exactly what you want to see and do in Pattaya, Thailand. Spend a morning at the beautiful Cong mooch Tropical Gardens, where you can stroll among a colourful profusion of exotic flowers, enjoy a display of traditional Thai culture and dancing, and let your local guide suggest Thai delicacies for you to sample at the local restaurant. Choose from a Wide Variety of Tours & Activities: Compare All Available, and Make Your Choices We provide the ability for you to review a comparative selection of tours and activities. This scenic destination makes an all-out attempt to provide the best of everything -- from recreation, to entertainment and sports, to sightseeing and fun. The range of tours in Pattaya always comes as a pleasant surprise to visitors. The central area of the beach is a major shopping area, while the southern end is one of Pattaya's major night-life areas.

DEAL OF THE WEEK One year on from its very grand opening, the St Regis Macao is in a surprising battle to keep the kitschy old Hotel Lisboa off TripAdvisors list of top hotels in Macau. At time of writing, the St Regis was at 21 and the Lisboa at 20, but the positions are tantalisingly fluid. Possibly reflecting this perhaps unfairly low ranking, the St Regis is selling a cheap anniversary package that includes one night for two guests in a Deluxe room, breakfast at The Manor restaurant, one-way first-class ferry tickets for two or a HK$300 dining or spa credit (take the tickets, of course) and a few other sweeteners. The HK$1,812 price tag reflects the hotels December 18 birthday; the added 15 per cent tax and service charge of HK$271.80 does not. For full details and reservations, go to www.stregismacao.com/first-anniversary . TOURIST TALES Any discussion about the history of modern tourism inevitably begins with Thomas Cook and his pioneering railway excursions around Britain in the 1840s. In 1872, he led the first-ever round-the-world package tour (which briefly visited Hong Kong in December that year), and such was the ongoing success of Cooks tours that several books have been written with the help of a substantial company archive about the man and his achievements. Often forgotten, though, are his rivals and contemporaries men like Henry Gaze, whose travel firm, which had about 100 offices worldwide in the 1890s, went bankrupt in 1906. Offering cheaper trips than Thomas Cook, the Polytechnic Touring Association part of what is now the University of Westminster initially took students and then other budget-minded tourists far and wide, from the Swiss Alps to Chicago. At the other end of the market was Sir Henry Lunn Travel, which catered to a more discerning, higher-class clientele. Ironically, these two travel companies merged in the 1960s to form Lunn Poly, which went on to become Britains biggest travel agent.

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Extreme, adventurous sports and martial arts such as windsurfing, kite boarding, sailing, water-skiing, para sailing or Thai boxing are around with a concentration in Jomtien. There is a wide range to suit any preference. Sporting opportunities abound both on land and water, and include some of the finest golfing, game fishing and scuba-diving anywhere in Asia. Growing popularity among tourists enormously, Tiffany'S SHOW moved to the unique and elegant-style cheater 1,000- seat capacity fully equipped with modern light & sound stage equipment. It is the indeed show for the entire family! Unless otherwise noted, prices quoted here are low season. Not convinced yet? Whether you prefer luxurious atmosphere in a hotel, in garden settings, beach front surroundings or just modest massage shops, Pattaya has all to offer.