Lakes, rivers and seas light up as the beautiful lanterns carry bad luck away and bring happiness and prosperity to the lantern bearer. 'Saving face' is also an important part of being Thai, and this involves remaining calm, not losing your temper and avoiding confrontation in general. March to June is less wet but is the hottest time in terms of temperatures. Most Thai people are Buddhist and live a conservative way of life. More recently, emphasis has been placed on having fun and people being drenched with water are a common sight - from buckets, hoses and water pistols. Jungles, rivers, bamboo huts and teak houses are more commonly seen here, and birds and other animal life are more abundant. How to enter the “Book a Stay, Win a Getaway” sweepstakes: • Book your hotel directly on TripAdvisor. Shark Island is close by for adrenaline seekers. Yet travelling during this time can provide a different picture of Thailand, and is generally a less crowded time of year.
On the 1,000 seat Travel Theater you'll meet: Rick Steves, Travel Writer, Host of Rick Steves' Europe and Travel with Rick Steves, Europe Through the Back Door Andrew Zimmern, Three-time James Beard Award-winning TV Personality, Chef and Host of Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern Peter Greenberg, Emmy Award-winning Investigative Reporter, Producer and CBS News Travel Editor Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com Johnny Jet, Editor-In-Chief, JohnnyJet.com On the Savvy Traveler Theater stage, visitors will interact with travel experts on subjects ranging from packing and travel technology, to maximizing credit card reward points and what to do if disaster strikes while traveling. On the Destination Theater, travelers will receive destination-specific information from local experts containing information on when to go, how to get there, what to see and local, off the beaten path attractions from destinations such as Alaska, Australia, Japan and the South Pacific Islands. The Taste of Travel Theater highlights top chefs who present live cooking demonstrations right on the show floor. Featuring cuisines from around the world, guests will have the opportunity to taste samples and get a full cultural experience in a stadium-seating styled theater. At the Global Beats Stage, attendees can feel the beat and experience the rhythm of cultural dances and performances during more than 20 presentations throughout the weekend. Attending the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show is an adventure in and of itself and presents activities suitable for the whole family. Guests can get their picture taken in their favorite destination at the Green Screen, climb a rock wall, experience a dive pool and ride a live camel, all under one roof. 1000TravelTips.com is the event's national media sponsor.Tourism Fiji is a Major sponsor, with supporting sponsors including Rick Steves' Europe Tours; Taiwan Tourism Bureau; Tourism Thailand; Indonesia Travel and Yosemite Experience Pavilion. Contributing sponsors include Japan National Tourism Organization and Aer Lingus. Travel Industry Partners include Association for the Promotion of Tourism in Africa, Africa Travel Association, Caribbean Travel Association, European Tourism Association, JAXFAX Travel Marketing, Pacific Asia Travel Association, and the US Travel Association.Photo booth sponsors include Arizona Office of Tourism. Other event sponsors include, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Consortium of Online Travel, International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association, Kind Traveler, and Man About World.
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Let us be your host and trust us with the planning of your dream holidays in the Land of Smile. Once you’ve booked, you’ll be entered automatically. • Or, book your hotel by clicking off to any partner site from TripAdvisor. Celebrated annually throughout Thailand, this 'Festival of Lights' sees thousands of biodegradable, home-made lanterns travel down the waterways of Thailand. We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla firebox, goggle Chrome. Why choose us: We offer a service of personalized travel planning to make your dreams and wishes come true. Yet travelling during this time can provide a different picture of Thailand, and is generally a less crowded time of year. For a super fresh thirst-quencher, try coconut milk straight from the husk Fruit shakes and fresh fruit juices are widely available from markets and restaurants - make the most of all the tropical fruits of Thailand. In the last thirty years, Thailand has seen political power change hands many times, often due to coups, revolutions and protests. Drop in to the stunning Grand Palace, see the reclining Buddha at Walt Ph and wind your way through floating markets.