Thai Tourists

Civil Servants Get 2 More Holidays, But Only If They Travel

Government employees will get two additional vacation days, but only if they travel somewhere on those holidays. The Cabinet...
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KTB Says Tourism Businesses Should Focus More on Domestic Tourists

Krungthai Bank’s research center is urging the tourism sector to adapt to the “new normal” for domestic tourism in order to...
"For Sale' and "For Rent" signs are everywhere in Pattaya. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

TAT Chief Tells Hotels Execs to Be Patient, United to Overcome...

'Best-case scenario' see crisis ending by 2021, Yuthasak said
Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn answered Phuket residents’ questions concerning plans to reopen the province to foreign tourists Sunday.

Tourism Minister Tells Phuket Domestic Tourism Still Top Priority

Ministry to organize expat tours, host public hearing on 'Phuket Model'

Convention Fair Launched to Boost Thai Tourism

Thailand's public health minister on Wednesday launched a convention fair to stimulate the economy as Thailand marked 100 days without local coronavirus...
A lone Thai man walks down a deserted Walking Street in Pattaya on Sunday, Aug. 30. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand Tourism Recovering, But Far From Normal, SCB Warns

Thailand’s tourism industry is recovering but has not been restored to normal yet, Siam Commercial Bank said Monday. The...
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‘Phuket Model’ for Foreign Tourists Not Happening Anytime Soon – Gov’t...

A government spokeswoman said the “Phuket Model” of welcoming foreign tourists would not be implemented in the near future and Thai people...
Thailand Elephant Tourism Chiang Mai Karen North 3

Pandemic Upends Thailand’s Elephant Tourism, Testing Mahouts’ Lifelong Bonds

Being a mahout is said to be a lifetime commitment, but the coronavirus recession is testing that tradition
Koh Samui Thailand Ocean Swimmer Tourist

After Domestic-Tourism Plan Flops, Gov’t Widens Eligibility, But Not to Foreigners

Admitting its plan to revive the tourism industry by offering Thai travelers deeply discounted hotel rooms and airline flights has flopped, the...
Wat Rong Khun Chiang Rai Thailand White Temple

Tourism Minister Tells Chiang Rai Relief Coming Soon With Border Reopening

Thailand’s tourism minister visited Chiang Rai to meet with business owners hoping for a lifeline amid the pandemic recession.
Patong City Never Sleeps Phuket Motorcycle Bike Festival 6

Photo View: For a Night, Dead Phuket Springs Back to Life

'Patong City Never Sleeps' draws 600 motorcycle enthusiasts to Bangla Road festival
Patong Phuket Thailand Bangla Road Bars Nightlife

Phuket Free of Covid-19… and Tourists

Phuket has been free of the coronavirus, but still needs frequent tourism-promotion campaigns because its tourism industry has not picked up, according...
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Thailand Flight Ban to Remain ‘Indefinitely’ – CAAT

Thailand’s ban on international airline flights will continue “indefinitely”, the country’s aviation chief said Wednesday, adding another more credence to supposition that...
Thailand Island Resorts Beaches

Tourism Ministry to Propose Opening 5 Southern Islands to Foreign Tourists

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports will propose the opening of five islands to foreign tourists, emphasizing confidence in safety measures for...
Thailand Tourism Bubble Travel Tourists Temples

Goodbye Travel Bubbles, Hello ‘Safe & Sealed’ Tourists Restricted to 1...

Desperate tourism businesses hope to import 500K tourists by requiring tests, insurance and limiting movement
Bangkok Tuk Tuk Thailand Tourism

Thailand Finally Ready to Offer Expats Discounted Domestic-Travel Packages

After offering Thai nationals more than 24 billion baht in free hotels rooms and discounted airfares, the government finally is ready to...
U Zennaya Phuket Resort

Phuket 5-Star Resort Closes as Island’s Tourism Leaders Grill Deputy PM...

U Zenmaya Phuket, a five-star resort in the island’s Kathu District, said Monday it will cease operations July 31, with local hospitality...
Thai Hotels Exterior Skyline Aeral

Hotels Boss Uses Foreign Boogeyman to Scare Gov’t Into Restarting ‘Travel...

Without foreign tourists, direct gov't aid, Thai hotels will be taken over by foreign investors, Pattaya-region hotels group warns
Tourists wait to board the Koh Chang ferry on Saturday

Spurred by Discounts, Thais Flock to Resort Islands for Holiday Weekend

Spurred by big discounts, Thai tourists flocked to beaches and islands on the first holiday weekend under the government’s tourism-subsidy program, with...
Phuket People praying inside Thai Buddhist temple with gold accent.

Phuket Hotels Fill Up as Thai Tourists Arrive for Holiday

Tourism showed signs of life on Phuket this weekend with Thails flocking to the resort island over the long King’s Birthday weekend,...
Avani Pattaya Resort & Spa Thailand Hotel

Thailand’s Minor Int’l to Reopen 90% of Hotels by Sept.

94% percent of company’s 1,490 Thailand restaurants already open again
A "small minority" of hotels in Hua HIn have raised rates to defraud the government out of subsidy funds, gouging customers in the process.

Thai Hotels Gouging Guests to Collect Higher Room-Rate Subsidies

'We Travel Together' Tourism-Stimulus Program Creates Windfall for Cheating Hoteliers
Thailand Empty Airport No Tourists Travel Bubble

Travel Bubbles ‘Can Wait’, Foreign Minister Says As Thai Economy Continues...

Business leaders increasingly worry that government's fear of virus is strangling economy.
Rayong Thailand Tourist Attraction Temple

Gov’t to Move Events to Rayong to Tourism-Killing Egyptian Blunder

Rayong’s battered tourist industry will be getting extra government support after a bureaucratic blunders allowed a coronavirus-infected Egyptian airman to wander through...
Koh Samet Rayong Thailand Island

Gov’t to Raise Koh Samet Capacity Limits to Allow More Domestic...

The Public Health is ready to allow more tourists to visit tourists to visit Koh Samet. Deputy Minister Sathit...
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