The allure of international travel is stronger than ever and with new hotel openings, natural sites reopening and a food culture rivaling other global cuisines, Thailand should be top of your travel list. With a forward-thinking strategy, Thailand continues to add a variety of offerings in 2024 with a blend of sustainable initiatives, enhanced transportation, captivating parks, world-class hotels and museums.
The grand opening of Dusit Central Park in Bangkok marks a significant milestone, connecting different parts of the city in an ambitious, mixed-use megaproject. With breathtaking hotels, luxury-branded residences and likely components, Dust Central Park is set to redefine hospitality.
Amid the wave of innovative hospitality projects set to unfold in Thailand, a series of stunning hotels takes center stage. Each offers unforgettable experiences and unparalleled luxury. New and existing hotels include Aman Nai Lert Bangkok, Fairmont Bangkok Sukhumvit, The Chedi Aquarious Koh Chang and Kimpton Resorts in Hua Hin and Khao Yai.
Thailand offers a sanctuary of natural wonders, and 2024 brings two exceptional parks to Bangkok. The King Rama IX Memorial Park serves as a living museum, recreational paradise and learning center, all honoring and celebrating the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s visionary projects. Lumpini park is also set to receive an upgrade in time for its 100th anniversary, offering even more lush greenery and engaging facilities.
Don’t miss out on exciting museums, either. Indulge in history at Museum for the Royal Cremation Ceremony of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great, set to open its doors in 2024. The museum serves as a knowledge hub, preserving ancient and royal traditions for generations to come.
While the 372-passenger Viking Polaris expedition ship, launched in September 2022, falls midway in size between Viking Cruises’ intimate river cruise ships and large-scale ocean ships, it is operated with the same attention to detail and personalized service.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts partners with Cisneros Real Estate to construct a new Four Seasons property in the Dominican Republic. The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Dominican Republic at Tropicalia is slated to open in 2026.
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United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
There is something magical about sipping a glass of local wine while watching the sun slip into the Aegean Sea as the afterglow tinges traditional, white-washed Cycladic houses with glorious shades of rose, purple and gold. Ancient Greeks believed Helios, the Sun God, caused sunsets by driving his fiery chariot into the sea. Standing at water’s edge in Mykonos, watching the sky slowly turn from purple to inky black, you almost believe it.