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Indian tourists flocking to Thailand with over 100,000 holidaying here so far

  THE relaxation of entry measures has led to more tourists coming to Thailand with Indians being at the top of the list of arrivals from Jan. 1 to May 24 during which 100,884 holidayed here, Amarin TV said today (May 29). The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is confident that Thailand will be able

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Health

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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Reopening of Bangkok to vaccinated tourists being put off to Nov. 1

  THE Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is to propose to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) smaller committee today (Sept. 22) that the reopening of Bangkok and four provinces to fully vaccinated tourists be postponed to November 1, Siam Rath newspaper said. The earlier target was to reopen Bangkok and Chiang Mai’s Mueang,

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Bali tourism industry looking for uptick after Covid-19 restrictions eased

By Reuters, published by The Straits Times Kuta, Indonesia – Bali’s tourism industry is hoping for an uptick in business after Covid-19 social restrictions were eased for the resort island on Monday (Sept. 13), with the government beginning to formulate plans to allow foreign travel to resume. The country’s once thriving holiday hotspot has been

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