Business

Koh Samui tourism body asks for more flights during high season

  AMID fears of losing business opportunity during the high season that starts next month, Koh Samui Tourism Promotion Association called for increased local and international flights to meet the needs of foreign tourists eager to travel to the resort island, Matichon newspaper said this afternoon (Nov. 23). Mr. Ratchaporn Poolsawat, the association’s president, said

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Business

Cambodia Airways inaugural Phnom Penh-Koh Samui flight warmly welcomed

SENIOR officials were on hand to welcome passengers flying from Phnom Penh to Koh Samui on Cambodia Airways inaugural flight KR 723 today (May 20) with this leading to two non-stop weekly flights on this route henceforth, Naewna newspaper said. Surat Thani Governor Mr. Witchawut Jinto and Koh Samui District Chief Mr. Chayaphon Ontornsupha accompanied

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Business

Thailand counts down to reopening Test & Go entry on Feb. 1

  THAILAND is gearing up to reopen the Test & Go entry procedure on Feb. 1 with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha confident that all systems, particularly public health, are ready to handle the increased inflow of foreign tourists, Naewna newspaper said today (Jan. 28). Mr. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office, said the

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Business

New 300 baht tourist entry fee to generate B1.5 billion this year

  A NEW entry fee of 300 baht being levied on foreign tourists entering Thailand from April 1, 2022 onwards will generate approximately 1.5 billion baht from the 5 million holidaymakers expected to travel here this year, Matichon newspaper said today (Jan. 12). Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said the money collected will be

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Business

16,595 foreign tourists arrived in 5 days, over 90,000 sign up for Thailand Pass

THE reopening of Thailand on Nov. 1 drew 16,595 foreign tourists on both Test and Go basis in Sandbox scheme zones and those undergoing Alternative Quarantine procedure with 90,165 people applying for Thailand Pass as of yesterday Nov. 6, TV Channel 7 said this morning (Nov. 7). Mr. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, spokesman for the Prime Minister’s

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Health

Curfew only remains in 7 provinces; Bangkok a ‘blue zone’ to receive tourists

  THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee has cancelled curfew in all but seven provinces still remaining the maximum and strict control zone (dark red) with Bangkok, Krabi, Phang Nga and Phuket coming under a new blue tourism pilot scheme zone with this effective from Monday Nov. 1, Sanook.com said this afternoon

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Local news

List of 46 countries allowed quarantine-free entry from November 1

    THE FOREIGN Ministry this morning (Oct. 22) released the list of 46 countries benefiting from quarantine-free entry from November 1 as announced by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Facebook last night, Amarin TV said. Mr. Thani Thongphakdi, the ministry’s permanent secretary, signed the list as required by the  Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration

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Local news

Thailand allowing quarantine-free entry for tourists from 10 countries on Nov 1

    IN a nationally televised addressed at 8.30 p.m. tonight (Oct.11) Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the country will on November 1 be initially reopened to tourists from 10 low-risk countries without the necessity of quarantine but they have to be fully vaccinated and present evidence of a negative result from a RT-PCR test

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