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Tripadvisor Announces Award Winners

29 Jul, 2020

Tripadvisor announced the winners of its 18th annual Travelers’ Choice Awards Tuesday that honoured 4,817 businesses around the world.

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Thailand Tops Global Ranking For Handling Of Covid-19 Crisis

29 Jul, 2020

Thailand ranked highest in a global survey for its effective handling of Covid-19 and recovery from the crisis. The Global Covid-19 Index (GCI), published yesterday (July 28), gave Thailand an index score of 82.06, putting it on top of the global chart as an example of best practices in tackling the dreaded virus.

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Baht Strengthens In Opening Trade

29 Jul, 2020

The baht opened at 31.44 to the US dollar this morning (July 29), strengthening from Friday’s close of 31.69.

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Tourist Arrivals Slump 66% Y/y

29 Jul, 2020

There were no foreign tourist arrivals for a third straight month in June, as borders remained closed amid the pandemic, with a consequent 66% year-on-year drop in the January-June period to 6.69 million visitors, tourism ministry data showed on Wednesday.

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Long Holiday Breathes New Life Into Surat Thani Tourism

28 Jul, 2020

The four-day weekend has attracted a large number of tourists to the province's three main resort islands - Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao - and mainland attractions, and put a reported 220 million baht into local circulation.

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Two More Soldiers Found Infected

28 Jul, 2020

The government reported on Tuesday that two more soldiers who returned last week from a military exercise in the United States have tested positive for coronavirus disease.

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Loei’s Glass Skywalk Draws Thousands As Covid-19 Controls Ease

28 Jul, 2020

Thousands of people took advantage of the long weekend and headed to Loei province to check out the all-glass skywalk in Chiang Khan district.

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Southern Secrets: Lifting The Veil On Yala’s Rich Tourism Potential

28 Jul, 2020

Despite its negative image of unrest, Yala province offers a rich bounty of tourist attractions for visitors – from Ay Yer Weng’s famed sea of mist to grand historical monuments, cultural events, and of course, great durian.

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Chiang Mai Hotels Urged To Open For Tourist Surge

28 Jul, 2020

Chiang Mai tourism authorities are concerned that many hotels and tour agencies remain closed as the province prepares for a surge of tourists from the government’s travel-stimulus scheme.

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Hotels Drop Sales Prices As Crisis Bites

28 Jul, 2020

Rebound dependent on vaccine progress

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Phuket Learns The Hard Way

28 Jul, 2020

Resort island looks to diversify after Covid-19 cripples tourism

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Officials Mull Full Reopening Of Schools

28 Jul, 2020

The Public Health and Education ministries are looking to restore normal classroom operations given that no new Covid-19 transmissions have been recorded since the beginning of the new term almost a month ago.

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Scenic Splendour Of Sukhothai National Park Draws Tourists During Long Weekend

27 Jul, 2020

The picturesque views of sunrise, sunset, and sea fog drew huge numbers of domestic tourists to Sukhothai’s Ramkhamhaeng National Park during the long weekend beginning July 25.

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Tourists Flock To Khao Yai For Long Holiday

27 Jul, 2020

A large number of tourists have flocked to the Khao Yai National Park in this northeastern province for a long holiday from Saturday to Tuesday, causing heavy traffic along the road to the park.

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4 More New Infections On Returnees From Abroad

27 Jul, 2020

Thailand reported four more cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 3,295.

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September 26 Deadline For Tourist And Transit Visa, VoA Holders To Leave Country

26 Jul, 2020

The Immigration Bureau has said that foreigners with transit or tourist visas or visa on arrival (VoA), whose stay was extended due to the Covid-19 outbreak, must leave the country by September 26.

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9 New Covid Imports Sunday

26 Jul, 2020

Thailand reported nine new coronavirus cases on Sunday, raising the total to 3,291.

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Paintings At Least 3,000 Years Old Discovered In Phang Nga Cave

26 Jul, 2020

A new set of ancient paintings were discovered in Phang Nga Bay Marine National Park on Friday (July 24).

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Thai Immigration Releases More Information On “Grace Period” For Visa Amnesty

25 Jul, 2020

Thai Immigration, along with the English Spokesperson for the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, have released more information regarding a grace period for those in Thailand currently on visa amnesty.

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Three New Cases Returnees From US, Sudan

25 Jul, 2020

Three Thai returnees in state quarantine have been infected with the coronavirus, bringing the total to 3,282 cases.

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Sun, Sea And Friendly Wild Animals – Phetchaburi Is A Hidden Holiday Gem

25 Jul, 2020

With many Thais still suffering financially from the virus crisis, holidays in provinces where food and accommodation is cheap are especially appealing. Phetchaburi province is one destination to be recommended, as I discovered recently.

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Tourism Industry Expected To Get Bt6.8-billion Boost This Weekend

25 Jul, 2020

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said that the long holiday weekend from July 25 to 28 is expected to generate around Bt6.8 billion revenue for the tourism industry with hotel occupancy getting a 24 per cent boost.

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Long Weekend Travel Outlook Subdued

25 Jul, 2020

On second four-day weekend of the month, many may have less money for trips

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Public Fury As 'Boss' Allowed To Walk Free

25 Jul, 2020

Trust in prosecutors, police shaken badly

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Steps Required To Enter Thailand

24 Jul, 2020

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has issued the guidelines on entering Thailand for non-Thai residents and travellers.

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Rebook Reward Campaign Takes Off

24 Jul, 2020

As travel restrictions gradually lift and despite fears of a resurgence in Covid-19 cases, research from Booking.com shows travel is again a top-of-mind topic with two-thirds (66% ) of travellers across five countries saying they plan to travel within the next six months, and more than two-thirds (36% ) planning to travel internationally for leisure within that time.

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New Covid Cases In Quarantine Include Returned Soldiers

24 Jul, 2020

The government on Friday reported 10 new coronavirus disease patients, all returnees staying in state quarantine facilities.

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Govt Prepares Bt600m Budget To Buy UK Vaccine

24 Jul, 2020

The government is planning to spend Bt600 million to buy doses of the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University in the UK.

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Tourism Minister Wants To Revive Coronavirus ‘Travel Bubble’

24 Jul, 2020

The tourism minister on Thursday said he wanted to renew a push for an agreement that would allow travel exchanges with countries where the coronavirus pandemic is under control.

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Migrant Labour From Neighbouring Countries Now Allowed To Return

23 Jul, 2020

The Ministry of Labour has been given the nod to allow migrant labour into the country and it has clarified on the guidelines.

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