09 March 2009
Google has chosen Thailand as the first country in the region to have its own Google Maps due to the popularity of Google's many services in the country. Internet users can now search for locations anywhere in the country and receive map or satellite views, as well as driving directions to their destinations. They can also create and save their own maps to the destinations of their choice while planning a trip. Google has partnered with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to provide over 3,000 attractions for tourists. Other features include extensive restaurant lists and interesting events taking place around the kingdom. Thai businesses can post their locations and business summaries on the Google Maps as well. The service is now available for mobile phone users who will have access to the same features as they do on their computers.