Thailand launches new travel app store

Are well-thumbed guidebooks on their way out in Thailand?

An IT development team at the Tourism Authority of Thailand has created a new webpage where visitors to the country can download a range of travel apps. A total of 19 apps are available at the moment for free download at for users of the iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Nokia smartphones.
The apps explore a spectrum of travel topics such as medical tourism, Thai cuisine and destinations including Chiang Mai and Phuket. They are currently in English only, but an additional Speak Thai app gives basic translations in Chinese, French, Japanese and Russian.
“These apps will go a long way towards helping travellers get around more comfortably without having to carry guidebooks,” said TAT Governor Suraphon Svetasreni.
[pictured: Manohra Cruises, Thailand]