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‘Winter’ Is Here: Here’s Where to Go During Thailand’s Cool Season

Thailand’s cool season has officially begun, bringing a drop in temperatures to much of the country and lower humidity levels, making the months from...
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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...
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha inspects Koh Samui Airport ahead of its opening to foreign tourists under the STV program.

PM Inspects Samui, Phuket Airports as Ravaged Islands Prep to Receive STV Tourists

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday visited Koh Samui Airport to inspect screening processes for international tourists to travel to in Surat Thani Province...
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Digital Nomads to Pitch Tents in Phuket Oct. 20-22 for Travel Blogger Expo

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 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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Phuket Tries to Open to Farangs Without Scaring Off Skittish Thai Travelers

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...
In addition to lots of food, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is famous for is gruesome face piercing exhibitions.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival to Proceed Despite No Foreign Tourists

Phuket will go ahead with its annual vegetarian festival Oct. 17-25 with strict disease control measures put in place. Phuket Deputy Gov. Wongsakorn Nunchukan said...
People queue for food handouts on Loi Kroh Road in Chiang Mai Sept. 7. (Photo: Mark Ellery/Facebook)

Hunger Stalks Thailand’s Poor, Unemployed Amid Covid-19 Recession

Judging by the blocks-long lines of people seeking food handouts nearly every day in Pattaya, Phuket and Chiang Mai, it would be easy to...
Russian Woman Driver Killed by Belarus Man in Phuket

Russian Motorcyclist Killed by Belarus Driver in Phuket

A Russian woman died after her motorbike was struck by a Belarus motorist in Phuket. The Sunday accident straight out of an eastern bloc gazette...
French national Elies Guenez, far left, is presented with a warrant as he is arrested in Phuket Tuesday.

Phuket Frenchman Jailed for ‘Rape’ of British Tinder Date

UK English teacher filed rape charges 3 days after their date
USS Grenadier

WATCH: Lost WWII U.S. Navy Sub Found in Southern Thailand

Divers '95% certain' wreck is USS Grenadier, scuttled while under attack by Japanese in April 1943
An unnamed Russian does his best Thai-pointing at the drugs he was busted with in Phuket. (Photo: Phuket Centre for Drug Prevention and Suppression)

Bored Phuket Cops Bust Russian with Joint’s Worth of Grass

Phuket police with apparently very little to do busted a Russian man and his Thai girlfriend for possession of very minor amounts of meth...
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'
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‘Phuket Model’ for Foreign Tourists Not Happening Anytime Soon – Gov’t Spokeswoman

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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Classmate Charged in Running Death of Phuket Cheerleader

University also may face prosecution while family mulls civil suit
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Phuket University Today to Face Music Over Running Death of Freshman

News conference set to let Phuket Rajabhat get its story straight on whether teen was hazed or not
Phuket Man Bursts Into Flames

WATCH: Phuket Driver Bursts Into Flames After Truck Touches Live Power Lines

A Phuket truck driver burst into flames after being electrocuted when his truck touched live power lines. Paramedics arrived at the intersection of...
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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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Phuket Eases More Covid-19 Restrictions

Phuket has loosened some of the restrictions put in place nationwide to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus in a move to help the...

WATCH: Phuket Locals, Farangs Join Tug O’ War to Pull Pickup Out of Sea

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

U Zenmaya Phuket, a five-star resort in the island’s Kathu District, said Monday it will cease operations July 31, with local hospitality executives telling...
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, according to...
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30 Russians to Clean Filthy Phuket Beach Today

About 30 Russians will join Phuket volunteers today to clean up Bang Tao Beach, which was closed Sunday after waves of garbage washed ashore. Cherng...
PEBA President Weerawit Kreuasombat appealed for help from Public Health Ministry Deputy Permanent Secretary Phisit Sriprasert

‘We’re Dying’, Phuket Bargirls Tell Health Ministry Boss

Many of Phuket’s tourist bars could close forever unless the government provides financial aid to owners and workers, the Patong Entertainment Business Association said. PEBA...