THailand Tourists Covid-19 Masks Suvarnabhumi Airport

Expats Won’t Be Exempted from Thailand Tourist Tax; Won’t Cover Covid-19

Thailand’s planned 300-baht “tourist tax” will be applied to all foreigners, including expats, and fund an insurance program that will offer up to 500,000...
Koh Phangan Samui Ferry Seatran Thailand Full Moon Party

Direct Koh Phangan-Surat Thai Ferry Service Restarts After Decade+ Hiatus

For more than a decade, Koh Phangan has had no direct link to the mainland. That ended Thursday. Seatran Ferry, which twice ran aground this...
Nakhon Ratchasima AIrport Thailand Korat

Commercial Flights to Return to Nakhon Ratchasima After 3 Years

Suspended three years ago because relatively no one wanted to fly to Korat, scheduled commercial flights are returning to Nakhon Ratchasima Airport. Nok Air executives...
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Electricity Bills Set for Record Rate Increase in September

The Energy Regulatory Commission plans to raise electricity rates a record-setting five baht a unit from September through December because soaring costs for imported...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Consumer Confidence Up, Same-Sex Marriage Moves Forward

The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce reported that the Consumer Confidence Index rose from 40.2 in May to 41.6 in June, increasing...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Want to Rent Your Condo to Tourists? Read...

As Thailand reopens to tourism, more property owners are considering renting out their properties for short-term rentals. It is important to note that most condominium...
Siam Commercial Bank SCB Mobile Banking App crash

3 Thai Mobile Banking Apps Crash on Payday

Not one, not two but three Thai banks saw their mobile applications crash on payday, sparking more ridicule about Thailand’s pitiful IT skills. Siam Commercial...
MRT Blue Line subway users will finally get to test common ticketing starting in April. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

MRT Blue Line Fares Frozen Until ’23

Fares on the MRT Blue Line subway line will be frozen for the rest of the year, operator Bangkok Expressway and Metro Plc. said. Transport...
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Interprovincial Bus Fares to Rise July 4 After Gov’t Caves in...

Fares on interprovincial buses will rise July 4 after the government caved in the face of service reductions by state-run Transport Co. The country’s largest...
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Phuket, Krabi Top List of 2022’s Top Tourist Spots

Hotel reservations increase ahead of the government’s further relaxation of Covid-19 control measures on July 1 with Phuket and Krabi provinces remaining popular destinations,...
Indian Tourists Wedding Thailand Phuket

50% of All Phuket Tourists Now Indians

. As rest of world shuns Russia, TAT arranging charter flights to bring Russian tourists to Thailand
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Taking a Bangkok Bus? Be Prepared to Wait

. BMTA confesses 25% of routes critically short on buses, creating lengthy delays
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Long-Term Resident Visa Begins Sept. 1 – Do...

The government announced the launch of the Long-Term Resident Visa recently, stating applications will open on Sept. 1. After months of discussion and changes...
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Rice Packers Deny Price Hike, Saying They Only Ended Discounts

The Thai Rice Packers Association dismissed claims of price increases of up to 30 baht for a five-kilogram bag of rice. The association’s honorary president,...
GrabBike riders rallied outside parliament and the Transport Ministry, demanding the cancellation of an order ending their private taxi service on July 15.

GrabBike Drivers Protest End to Private Motorcycle-Taxi Service

GrabBike riders rallied outside parliament and the Transport Ministry, demanding the cancellation of an order ending their private taxi service on July 15. The motorcyclists...
Pan Pacific International opens its fifth Don Don Donki store in Thailand on June 20, expanding to the suburbs of Bangkok.

Japan’s Don Quijote Opens 1st Discount Store in Bangkok Suburbs

Japanese discount retailer Don Quijote opened its fifth store in Thailand this week under its Asian brand Don Don Donki. The shop is the first...
Thailand Inflation Supermarket Shopper Prices

Cabinet Extends Cost-of-Living Subsidies Another 3 Months

The Cabinet on Tuesday extended cost-of-living and energy subsidies for three more months. Announcing the resolution, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that the measures were...
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Thai Oil Refiners Deny Profiteering Off Crude Crisis

Thai oil refiners are denying they’re profiteering off the current surge in fuel prices, saying a former finance minister’s claim that profits had increase...

Google Sees Surge in Interest in Thailand Travel Searches

Google said tourism in Thailand is regaining interest worldwide, prompting a push to adjust promotional strategies to meet current travel trends. Government spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: New Safety Rules Aim to Raise Thai Workplaces...

New, more-detailed requirements are being issued under the Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Act of 2011 after the previous ones were found to not...
Huobi Thailand Crypto Exchange Closing SHuts down

Huobi Thailand Shuttering Cypto Exchange July 1 After SEC Revokes License

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi Thailand will shut down on July 1 after its operating license was revoked by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Huobi Thailand was...
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Yellow, Pink Lines to Begin Operation by Feb.

The Transport Ministry expects the Yellow and Pink monorail lines to begin partial operations at the start of next year. Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob met...
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Thailand’s Competitiveness Drop 5 Places in World Ranking

Thailand fell five places in this year’s World Competitiveness Ranking, now ranking 33rd of 63 economies as the kingdom continues to battle back from...
Thailand Afternoon 2-5 p.m. Alcohol Booze Ban Prohibited

After 50 Years, Thailand’s Afternoon Booze Ban to End July 1

The head-scratching ban on alcohol sales from 2-5 p.m. will end July 1 – but only in hotels and as-yet-undefined “tourist spots”. Tourism and Sports...
Coronaavirus Covid-19 Restrictions Rules Controls Masks Hours Limits Nightlife Bars Thailand Pass QR Coded ended dropped

CCSA Drops Most Covid-19 Controls: Thailand Pass, Outdoor Masks, Nightlife Limits...

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday ended nearly all coronavirus pandemic restrictions, dropping the Thailand Pass entry system, the outdoor mask mandate...
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