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Kasikorn Research Sees Tourism Recovery in ’22

Kasikorn Research Center is optimistic that the Thai tourism industry will see improvement next year as Thailand is going to allow fully vaccinated visitors...
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul always has something to say, even when no one asked.

No One Asked, But Anutin Offers Ideas on Rules for Thailand’s Nov. 1 Reopening

. Never one to shirk the spotlight, Anutin offered his unsolicited advice on the the regulations that will govern the admittance of fully vaccinated foreign tourists next month.
Foreign tourists walk along Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui. They didn't have to pay another 500 baht to get in the country. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Debate Rages Over New Thailand tourist Tax as Country Readies to Reopen

The country will barely be open to quarantine-free arrivals and greedy bureaucrats already want to soak them with yet another pointless fee.
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U.K. ‘Red List’ Removal Seen Spurring Immediate Boost in U.K. Tourism to Thailand

Government officials are betting that Thailand’s removal from the United Kingdom’s “red list” and the U.K.’s acceptance of several vaccines administered here will spark...
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Subsidized Travel Scheme for Thais Resumes, But Bookings Must Be Made by Oct. 23

The government’s promotional campaigns for domestic tourism officially resumed Friday, allowing eligible Thais to book hotel stays and tour packages at subsidized rates. The government...

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

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...
Thailand finally has ditched its list of “safe” countries from where it will accept fully vaccinated travelers for the Phuket, Surat Thani, Phang-Nga, and Krabi “sandbox” programs.

Thailand Dumps ‘Safe Countries’ List; Sandboxes Now Open to Travelers Worldwide

Thailand finally has ditched its list of “safe” countries from where it will accept fully vaccinated travelers for the Phuket, Surat Thani, Phang-Nga, and...
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Failed, Forgotten Special Tourist Visa Extended for Another Year

The forgotten and failed Special Tourist Visa will live to see another year. The Cabinet this week extended the STV for another year, although virtually...

Failed ‘Samui Plus’ Scheme Drew only 786 Tourists in 2 Months

The failed Samui Plus program drew only 786 fully vaccinated foreign tourists between July 15 and Sept. 20, the Tourism Authority of Thailand said. TAT...
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Subsidized Travel Programs for Thais Resume in Oct.

The Cabinet has endorsed a third phase of the “We Travel Together” hotel-subsidy scheme and people can exercise their right to the subsidy in...
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Ranong’s Koh Phayam Added to ‘Andaman Sandbox’ Scheme

Koh Phayam in Ranong Province will be included in the “Andaman Sandbox” scheme, joning Phangnga and Krabi provinces in the expanded “Phuket Sandbox” program. Commerce...

Thailand Takes Step Toward Carbon-Neutral Tourism; Aims for Net Zero Emissions

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to drive Thailand towards zero-emission tourism with seven partner public and private organizations. The...
'Sandbox' tourists arrive at Phuket International Airport.

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....

Common Sense Finally? TAT Boss Says Cities’ Quarantine, ‘Sealed Routes’ Plans Could Be Ditched

Instead of letting cities create differing, overly restrictive models, CCSA mulling standardized, national plan, Yuthasak says
A solitary tuk-tuk driver scans an empty Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok for customers as Thailand imposes a national night-time curfew to arrest the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the Covid-19 pulmonary disease it causes.

Thailand to ‘Reopen’ 5 Destinations Oct. 1 … With Quarantines, Closed Businesses

'Reopen' is the wrong word, as it means neither quarantine-free travel for tourists nor full resumption of all businesses.
A Indian tourist on Walking Street in Pattaya, Thailand has a hard time distinguishing his own forceful feelings around a group of Russian women. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Indians List Thailand in Top 3 Places to Visit in 2021-22

Thailand is one of the Top 3 destinations Indians say they want to visit soon, according to surveys on Subcontinent’s travel preferences. The most recent...
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Thailand Jumps 2 Places to 7th in World’s Best Heritage Rankings

Thailand rose to seventh place in the 2021 Best Countries Heritage ranking, moving up two spots from 2020 to be the only Southeast Asian...

Oct. 1 Sees Thai Junkets Resume, But ‘Reopening’ of 5 Cities Not Openings at...

Calling it a 'reopening' is a joke. Welcome to Thailand, where you still do quarantine, have movements limited for weeks.
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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.

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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Chiang Mai Reopening May Be Delayed Until Oct.

TAT suggests postponement as central government has failed again to vaccinate 70% of the local population against Covid-19.

Phuket ‘Sandbox’ Adds ‘7+7 Extension’

CCSA endorsed an upgraded measures for the Phuket Sandbox program to offer a 7+7-night stay in Phuket and selected areas in Krabi, Phangnga or Surat Thani.
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Thailand to Try Again to Drop Phuket ‘Sandbox’ Stay Requirement to 7 Days

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...
Pattaya's already devastated Walking Street suffers another blow with the new year shutdown.

It’s Official: Pattaya Not Reopening Sept. 1; It Never Actually Was

For the few still holding out hope, it’s now official: Pattaya is not reopening to foreign tourists Sept. 1. In truth, it never was. No...

TAT Tours 14,000 Arrivals in Phuket ‘Sandbox’ 1st Month

The Tourism Authority of Thailand said more than 14,000 foreign “tourists” visited Phuket in the first month of the “sandbox” scheme, generating of 829...
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