Prayut Touts ‘Phuket Transformation’ Plan to Draw 1 Million Tourists by...

Thailand is gearing up to promote Phuket as a world-class tourist destination, hoping to welcome a million foreign visitors over the next six months...
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Phuket ‘Sandbox’ on Edge of Axe as Covid-19 Cases Rise another...

Phuket’s “sandbox” foreign-tourism program is dancing on the blade of the axe as the island province deals with more than 200 new coronavirus cases...
Beach bars on Koh Samui await domestic tourists, who now don't have to take a coronavirus test to visit if they're fully vaccinated against Covid-19. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Phuket, Koh Samui Drop Covid-19 Testing Requirement for Domestic Tourists

Likely precursors to what international visitors may experience come November, Phuket and Koh Samui are dropping onerous disease-control measures for domestic tourists. This week, Phuket...
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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 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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Expats Assisting Confused Farangs at Phuket Immigration Office

A group of volunteering expats is now assisting with services at the Immigration Office in Phuket, making it easier for other foreigners contacting the...
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Thai Gold Medalist Panipak Returns to Phuket to Hero’s Welcome

The first Thai gold medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics arrived in Phuket Monday to a hero’s welcome, but must wait 14 days before...
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Thailand to Try Again to Drop Phuket ‘Sandbox’ Stay Requirement to...

Tourism officials again are trying to spring Phuket ‘sandbox’ tourists trapped on the island for two weeks after just seven days. The Tourism Authority of...
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Phuket ‘Sandbox’ Tourists Can Now Escape to Nearby Islands After 7...

Fully vaccinated foreign tourists trapped in the Phuket “sandbox” for two weeks can now escape to a handful of southern islands after seven days. The...
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Digital Nomads to Pitch Tents in Phuket Oct. 20-22 for Travel...

The Travel Blog Exchange – better known as TBEX Asia – is now open for registration. This world’s premier gathering of travel bloggers and...
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Phuket ‘Sandbox’ Draws 33,059 Visitors, 1/3 of Original Plan

The Phuket “sandbox “ program welcomed 33,059 international arrivals in the its two-and-a-half months, a a third of what was hoped for. From July 1-Sept....
'Sandbox' tourists arrive at Phuket International Airport.

Phuket to Stay Open to Foreign Tourists Despite Covid-19 Surge –...

Phuket will remain open to tourists under despite a surge in new Covid-19 infections, Gov. Narong Woosiew said Thursday. In order to maintain the provincial...
Phuket International Airport undergoes a last inspection before being allow to reopen June 13.

Phuket Airport to Reopen at Midnight Friday

Phuket International Airport will reopen at midnight tonight, bringing much needed relief to the tourist resort. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand issued the order...
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Phuket massage parlors prepare to reopen

With a government panel on Wednesday expected to list businesses that can reopen during Phase 3 of Thailand’s economic recovery, Phuket is getting its...
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70-80% of Covid-Infected Phuket Arrivals Have Omicron

The Phuket Tourism Association said 70-80% of international arrivals who test positive for Covid-19 are infected with the omicron coronavirus variant. The PTA noted, however,...
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Phuket to Allow Fully Vaxed Domestic Tourists from Sept. 8

Those who plan to stay a week or more must pay for Covid-19 test on Day 5.
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WATCH: Phuket Locals, Farangs Join Tug O’ War to Pull Pickup...

In a welcome example of cooperation between Thais and foreigners, visitors to Phuket’s Yanui Beach all joined in to pull a pickup truck out...
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Thailand Takes 3rd Step Toward Reopening

Thailand lurched to its third stage of reopening its economy, allowing businesses to resume and people to travel more freely.
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Phuket Ends Self-Imposed Isolation Oct. 1 Even As Covid-19 Cases Continue...

Phuket’s self-imposed isolation to all but “sandbox” tourists ends Oct. 1. The province’s communicable diseases committee on Thursday agreed to finally left entry restrictions, allowing...

Bangkok Airways to Resume Phuket-Koh Samui Flights Wednesday

Bangkok Airways on Wednesday will resume flights between Phuket and Koh Samui to support the Surat Thani island’s vaccinated-tourism program. Surat Thani Gov. Witchawut Jinto...
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Phuket locals Thailand’s worst curfew breakers

Figures released Thursday by Phuket police show the province’s residents have been taking the national curfew very seriously.
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Phuket Tour Companies, Attractions Push for Thai Tourists

Thais to get half-day boat tours for just 399 baht
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Phuket, Krabi Star in New Czech Movie ‘Ostrov’

Thailand is back in the front of international movie cameras with a Czech Republic film currently being shot in Phuket and Krabi. A 22-member film...
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Phuket Adds to Sandboxers Boredom by Closing More Businesses, Limiting Hours

Phuket authorities closed venues at risk of transmitting the coronavirus and suspended other activities while allowing shopping centers to open until 9 p.m. Gov. Narong...
Development of the Khlong Thom hot spring site in Krabi is one of 7 projects approved Tuesday.

฿494 Million OK’d for 7 Southern Development Projects

. Hot springs, piers, dugong protection among 'urgent' needs
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