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Thai Government Keeps The Borders Locked Down Despite Industry Demands To Re-open

05 Dec, 2020

Despite progress in vaccines and the hard lobbying from Thailand’s tourism and hospitality industries, the Kingdom is destined to miss out on the 2010/2021 high season.

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Chiang Rai Tracking Contacts Of Infected Returnees

05 Dec, 2020

At least 40 of 400 Thais still in Tachilek want to come home, say provincial officials

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Tourism Authority Of Thailand Launches Amazing Thailand Plus Travel Inclusive Packages For Foreigners With Quarantine Included

04 Dec, 2020

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in collaboration with Thai Airways International (THAI), Thai Hotels Association (THA) and Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA), is launching an ‘Amazing Thailand Plus’ offer for foreign visitors wishing to enter Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hundreds Of Anxious Residents In Northern Provinces Flock To Local Hospitals For Covid-19 Tests Following Several Recent Cases Of Coronavirus

04 Dec, 2020

Hundreds of local people who visited entertainment venues in Phichit province have flocked to local hospitals yesterday, December 2, to seek Covid-19 tests after an official announcement regarding an infected illegal returnee who went to the same places during the same period.

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Chiang Rai Confirms 4 New Cases Of COVID-19, One Of Them A Local Transmission Related To Three Thai Women Crossing Border From Myanmar Illegally

04 Dec, 2020

The Chiang Rai Public Health Office today (December 3rd) has confirmed four more cases of COVID-19. One of them is a local transmission and the first connected to a cluster of Thai women who snuck over the border from Tachiliek, Myanmar illegally.

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Khao San: After The Hype Comes The Reality - Once "billion Baht" Street" Deserted In The Daytime

04 Dec, 2020

Despite measures to stimulate tourism in Bangkok's famed district of Khao San Road the area is still suffering enormously, reported Daily News.

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Gold Line Monorail To Open Dec 16 At Bt15 Per Trip

04 Dec, 2020

Bangkok’s 1.8-kilometre Gold Line monorail on the Thonburi side of the river will open on December 16, according to contractors AMR Asia.

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Gold Rush In Thailand’s ‘fruit Basket’ As Farmers Switch To Durian

04 Dec, 2020

A survey of farmers in Thailand’s eastern fruit-growing areas shows that many plan on switching to durian next year, as prices for the crop surge thanks to domestic and overseas demand.

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Nine Killed, 1,037 Villages Affected In Nakhon Si Thammarat Floods

04 Dec, 2020

Flash floods and water runoffs in Nakhon Si Thammarat province since earlier this week have left nine people dead.

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Four Points Debuts In Phuket

04 Dec, 2020

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort is off to a promising start

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Flooding Kills Seven In South

04 Dec, 2020

Heavy downpours cripple vast areas

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NESDC Frets Over Second Outbreak Contingencies

03 Dec, 2020

The government think-tank, National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC), has expressed mounting concerns about a possible second wave of infections, saying the renewed outbreak will stall recovering domestic tourism and the overall economy.

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Thai Reopens Airport Lounge

03 Dec, 2020

Thai Airways International has reopened its Royal Orchid Lounge at concourse E on the third floor of Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport.

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Pet-friendly Holiday Ideas For You And Your Furry Friend

03 Dec, 2020

For many people, a holiday’s not a holiday unless they can bring their best friend along.

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Phitsanulok Woos Tourists With Waterfall Route On Kayaking Trips

03 Dec, 2020

Entrepreneurs are reaching out to tourists to kayak in Phitsanulok’s Khek River to experience the beauty of the Kaeng Song waterfall.

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Rumble From The Jungle As Annual Elephant Festival Shakes Surin

03 Dec, 2020

The earth shook in Surin on Friday morning as the annual Elephant Festival opened with a grand procession of 160 pachyderms through the streets of the city.

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Investigation Into Possible Corruption At THAI Reveals 20 Suspects

03 Dec, 2020

An investigation into corruption at Thai Airways International (THAI), which started in August, has revealed that 20 people were involved in possible graft that resulted in massive losses to the airline.

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Deluge In Nakhon Si Thammarat

03 Dec, 2020

Flood-hit province hit by even more rain

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Bank Of Ayudhya Anticipates Thai Baht To Surge In New Year

02 Dec, 2020

Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya reports the baht’s value is anticipated to surge past the 30-per-dollar mark next year driven by Thailand’s huge current account surplus and also the US’s ultra-loose monetary policy.

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Bangkok Is The Best Leisure City In The Asia Pacific – Business Traveller Asia-Pacific

02 Dec, 2020

Despite few travellers actually being able to visit Thailand’s capital, including ‘business travellers, readers of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific have again named Bangkok the ‘Best Leisure City in the Asia-Pacific’.

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Superyacht Quarantines In Phuket

02 Dec, 2020

APS Superyachts successfully cleared a foreign-flagged superyacht client into Phuket last week who is now undergoing onboard quarantine, reports APS co-founder, Gordon Fernandes.

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TAT Plans 40% Discount On Weekday Tours For Senior Citizens

02 Dec, 2020

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is planning 40 per cent discounts on tour packages at a maximum Bt5,000 for each senior citizen who travels during the weekdays under the second phase of the “Rao Tiew Duay Kan” (We Travel Together) campaign.

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Flooding Halts Southern Trains

02 Dec, 2020

Flooding caused by several days of heavy rain has forced the cancellation of some southern train services, and others are stopping short of their destinations.

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More Covid Cases From Tachilek, Some In Bangkok

02 Dec, 2020

Six more Thai women who sneaked back home through natural passages from Myanmar's Tachilek town to Chiang Rai province late last month had Covid-19 and some of them travelled Bangkok and some provinces.

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THAI Reveals New Flights From Xmas

01 Dec, 2020

Thai Airways will resume domestic flights between Bangkok and Chiang Mai and Bangkok and Phuket from Dec 25 after suspending them for almost nine months because of Covid-19.

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Cabinet Gives Green Light To New 120kph Speed Limit

01 Dec, 2020

Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting approved a Transport Ministry draft for new speed limits on Thai roads.

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Long Weekend This Month Pushes Up Hotel Booking Rates

01 Dec, 2020

Hotel bookings in Thailand are riding a high for the upcoming long weekend, especially in Phuket, the World Hotel Index reported.

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Thailand Will Remain Closed To General Tourism Until At Least The 2nd Quarter Of 2021 – Minister

01 Dec, 2020

Kiss any resemblance of general tourism to Thailand goodbye, at least until march next year, at the earliest. That’s the outlook for Thailand’s beleaguered tourism industry from the usually optimistic Minster for Sports and Tourism, Pipat Ratchakitprakan.

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AOT Revising Suvarnabhumi’s Bt44bn Northern Expansion Plan

01 Dec, 2020

Airports of Thailand (AOT) is revising its planned Bt44-billion northern expansion of Suvarnabhumi Airport, said AoT president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn.

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Thai Economy Shrank Further In October, Central Bank Says

01 Dec, 2020

In October this year, Thailand’s economy contracted at a higher rate compared to the previous month due mainly to the fading of temporary factors and last year’s high base effect.

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