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Samui Plus Sandbox generates over 38m baht since July 15 launch

  THE Samui Plus Sandbox project that was launched on July 15 this year has so far attracted 1,018 tourists and generated 38,722,100 baht in revenue, TV Channel 7 said today (Oct. 6). Deputy Minister for Public Health Satit Pitutecha said during a visit to monitor this tourism project and hand over medical supplies to

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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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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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Health

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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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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Tourism authority aims to ease quarantine requirements in Thailand and visitors’ countries

THE Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) aims to offer “city bubble” and activity-based travel agreement in “sandbox” areas, to ease quarantine requirements both in Thailand and in the visitor’s home country. TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said, even though international arrivals can visit “sandbox” areas with quarantine-free entry, they might face quarantine back home, as Thailand

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