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Welcome to Thailand! Tourists from 26 countries flying in during Nov. 1-5

  THE Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) said today (Nov. 1) the first day of the reopening of the country to tourists from 63 countries who are exempted from Covid quarantine that arrivals from 26 countries are expected during Nov. 1-5, Sanook.com said. Air ticket reservations as of October 29, 2021 show 21,316 foreign

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Phuket people complain tourism revenue mostly going to big hotels

  PHUKET’S nightlife operators and workers complained to a Progressive Movement team that the revenue generated by the Sandbox scheme is mainly going to big hotels as tourists now mostly stay within these large compounds that have a full range of services, Sanook.com said today (Oct. 2). Ms Pannika Wanich, executive director of  Progressive Movement,

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Coronavirus

PM cancels Thailand SHA SHA SHA tourism event amid local opposition

  PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Sept. 28) ordered the cancellation of the “Thailand SHA SHA SHA” tourism event in Krabi, Phuket and Phang Nga provinces that started on Friday Sept. 24 and was to continue till Sunday Oct. 3 amid strong local objection over coronavirus risk, Thai Rath newspaper said. Mr. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, spokesman

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Daily Covid count edges down amid move to ease Phuket Sandbox rule

THAILAND’S daily Covid tally declined slightly to 22,086 today (August 14) from 23,418 yesterday but fatalities increased to 217 from 184, Sanook.com said. In announcing the today’s Covid totals the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) also revealed that the Tourism Authority of Thailand is moving to ask for relaxation of a key Phuket Sandbox

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TAT stepping up promotion of Phuket

  THE Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has stepped up promotion of Thai tourism abroad, bringing in over 140,000 bookings in only 10 days, NNT said today (August 12). Director of the Phuket TAT Office Nantasiri Ranasiri, said today that 29 foreign TAT offices had asked about perceptions of Phuket following recent developments, and confirmed

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Coronavirus

Covid count soars to 18,912 with Phuket Sandbox scheme continuing despite closure

REGARDLESS OF Thailand’s daily Covid count climbing to a new high of 18,912 cases and 178 deaths today (July 31) and Phuket yesterday closing the island to control rising infection, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha remains confident in the Phuket Sandbox scheme which will be continuing, Sanook.com said. The Public Health Ministry said this morning that

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Phuket-Samui Island Hopping campaign suspended due to infection

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE ISLAND HOPPING campaign for foreign travellers between Koh Samui and Phuket was suspended from today (July 29) due to reported coronavirus infection on three tourist islands. Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakan confirmed the Island Hopping campaign under which fully-vaccinated foreigners may leave Phuket after a seven-day period on the

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Foreign travellers wonder if they’ve been tricked into visiting country under lockdown

By Thai Newsroom Reporters MANY FOREIGN VISITORS to Phuket and Koh Samui are wondering if they have been practically tricked into visiting a country where all domestic flights to and from its capital city are currently banned, remarked former finance minister Sommai Pasee yesterday (July 21). Under the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus Model reopening

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Finnair to offer long-haul routes from Sweden to Bangkok and Phuket

By Mette Larsen, Scandasia.com FINLAND’S flag carrier Finnair will this winter be offering direct flights from Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, to Bangkok and Phuket. According to Breaking travel News, starting from October 22, Finnair will be flying from Arlanda to Bangkok five times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays on its Airbus A350.

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