Empty beach chairs span the length of Pattaya Beach Nov. 14, 2020 as the city struggles from a lack of international tourists.

STV Flops; Only 2,000 Foreigners to Use New Tourists Visas by...

CCSA this week to consider shorter quarantine, end of "fit to fly" certificate as Tourism Ministry revives 'travel bubble' for China.
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Misunderstood ฿500K Tourist Visa Rule Likely to Be Dropped ‘Soon’

Investments, property, company accounts can be used to meet 500K requirement
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Yacht Tourists to Drop Anchor in Thailand This Month

Tourists will arrive on more than 10 luxury yachts as the government continues to ease disease-control measures for visitors arriving by sea. Deputy Immigration Bureau...
Thais visiting Jomtien Beach over one of this year's many holiday weekends relax on the beach and play badminton. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

In 2020, ‘High Season’ to Become ‘Thai Season’

Tourism officials confident domestic tourists can help Thailand hit 250-billion-baht high-season target

Thailand Moves to Cut Quarantine Times, Reopen to ‘Moderate-Risk’ Tourists

Even as Thailand faces renewed threats of a coronavirus outbreak and mask use plummets, some of the country’s institutions continue to barrel ahead with...
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Phuket Hotels’ Ecotourism Efforts Win HICAP 2020 Sustainability Awards

Six Senses Ko Yao Noi, Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism in Thailand meet sustainable-development challenges
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TAT Announces Compulsory Medical Insurance for Foreign Visitors

Thailand’s Office of Insurance Commission now allows overseas travelers to purchase Thai-based Covid-19 insurance online
Flower gardens of Ban Pa Koi Tai in San Phee Suea Subdistrict of Chiang Mai

Tourist Numbers Rise as Temperatures Fall in Thailand’s North

Tourist numbers are rising as temperatures fall in the North and Northeast. Nong Khai, Chiang Mai and Phitsanulok all have been experiencing sharp drops in...
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WATCH: Thailand Maps Out 1st Month of Foreign Tourist Arrivals Since...

Thailand tomorrow will welcome its first group of foreign tourists since March with the arrival of 150 Chinese visitors taking a charter flight from...
TAT Runs Special Train Junket for Foreign Diplomats

TAT Treats Foreign Diplomats, Business Leaders to 5-Star Junket to Hua...

VIPs get special train, gourmet meals other tourists won't experience
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Phuket Tries to Open to Farangs Without Scaring Off Skittish Thai...

Desperate Phuket tourism businesses will continue efforts to bring domestic tourists to the southern resort island even as local officials prepare to welcome Thailand’s...
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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 this week approved the two additional...
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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 minimize damage from...
"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 infections. Speaking in...
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 bank’s Economic Intelligence Center urged 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 should go...
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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
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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 government opened...
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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. Pipat Ratchakitprakarn visited the Food and...
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Photo View: For a Night, Dead Phuket Springs Back to Life

'Patong City Never Sleeps' draws 600 motorcycle enthusiasts to Bangla Road festival
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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 to the...
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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 tourists will...
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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 both tourists...