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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 Year-End

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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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...
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...
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...
Russian Tourists Pattaya Thailand Women

Thailand, Russia Ink 3-Year Trade, Tourism Deal

Thailand and Russia have sealed an eight-point trade deal expected to raise the value of bilateral trade to at least US$10 billion over the...
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WATCH: Thailand Maps Out 1st Month of Foreign Tourist Arrivals Since March

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 Hin

VIPs get special train, gourmet meals other tourists won't experience
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Pattaya’s Nong Nooch Goes Free for North, Bangkok ‘Burbs Residents

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden outside Pattaya is offering free admission to people from nine Upper Northeast provinces and 10 districts of Bangkok throughout October...

Virus Control Won’t Trample STV Tourists’ Rights, Anutin Says

The Public Health Ministry said Thailand would protect the rights of foreign tourists about to enter the country under strict coronavirus-prevention measures. Public Health Minister...
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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...
TAT Tourism Authority Thailand Photo Exhibition

‘Still Amazing’ Thailand Exhibit by 60 Top Photographers Opens in Bangkok

About 120 photographs capturing the scenic beauty, natural charm and warmth of Thailand and its people have gone on display at a special exhibition...
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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 Tourism Crisis

'Best-case scenario' see crisis ending by 2021, Yuthasak said
With no customers in sight on Bangkok's Suhumvit Soi 8, a food vendor sleeps on her cart. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

60% of Tourism Businesses to Fold Within 6 Months, Major Study Finds

Two-month survey project finds economic crisis to last long after pandemic ends, impacts more than just tourism
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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Expats Urged to Visit Khung Bang Kachao, ‘Bangkok’s Green Lung’

Tourism officials are urging expats to “explore unseen Thailand via bicycle in an effort to spur domestic travel. The first highlighted destination in the campaign...
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Foreigners Finally to Get Travel Stipends, Discounts at Sept. 11-13 ‘Expat Travel Deal 2020’

More than a month after promising to let expats in on domestic-travel deals offered to Thais for months, the Tourism Authority of Thailand will...

100 Days: Thailand’s Pandemic Report Card

Thailand’s people may be healthy, but its economy is in critical condition. We look at the state of affairs after 100 days of no local Covid-19 cases.

Thailand Rolls Out ‘Healthy Homestays’ to Squeeze More Out of Thai Tourists

Thai officials continue their attempts to squeeze blood out the domestic-tourism turnip, launching yet another Thai-traveler program, this one based on around “healthy homestays”. Tourism...
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...

Pattaya-Maptaphut Motorway Opens More Tourism Destinations, Attractions in Eastern Thailand

A 32-kilommeter motorway opened last week in Thailand’s rapidly developing Eastern Economic Corridor will significantly enhance access to a broad range of new destinations...
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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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