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Hotels See Low Demand For 4-day Weekend

23 Jul, 2020

Hotels still face sluggish sentiment for the upcoming four-day weekend holiday, resulting from concern over the economic situation and complicated processes involved in the "We Travel Together" tourism stimulus measure.

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More Returnees Infected, Global Infection Rate Soars

23 Jul, 2020

The government on Thursday reported eight new cases of coronavirus disease among quarantined returnees, as global daily infections hit a new high.

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Thailand’s Flight Ban Might Extend

23 Jul, 2020

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has hinted at the possibility of extending the international commercial flight ban according to the National News Bureau of Thailand.

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Thailand Extends Visa Amnesty

23 Jul, 2020

The Thai government confirmed Tuesday that it would extend the visa amnesty for foreigners in Thailand beyond the 31 July deadline to 26 September.

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Banks Extend Helping Hand To Over 10 Million Debtors

23 Jul, 2020

Banks have provided financial aid worth a total of Bt6.7 trillion to more than 10 million debtors suffering from the impact of Covid-19, while some believe 70 per cent of the borrowers will repay their debts once the aid package comes to an end.

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Luxury Phuket Hotels Eyed As Alterative Quarantine Options

23 Jul, 2020

Fourteen five-star hotels in Phuket have put their names forward as alternative state quarantine options and two – Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas and Trisara Hotel – have passed the Public Health Ministry’s criteria.

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Thailand To Be Star Player In Covid Success Story Doco

23 Jul, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has chosen Thailand and New Zealand for a film documentary on successful models for handling and curbing Covid-19.

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Phuket Set To Launch B3bn Medical Plan

23 Jul, 2020

Phuket is proposing a medical tourism plan with a budget of 3 billion baht.

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THAI Plans SOS Flights To London

23 Jul, 2020

Thai Airways International (THAI) has arranged three flights to London next month targeting students, business people and foreign nationals stranded by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Thousands Of Foreigners To Be Allowed Entry

22 Jul, 2020

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration has approved the entry of foreign business reps, specialists, diplomats, migrant workers, exhibitors, film crews, medical tourists and Thailand Elite card members.

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State Of Emergency Extended Again

22 Jul, 2020

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Wednesday approved the extension of the state of emergency nationwide for another month until Aug 31.

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More Returnees Found Infected

22 Jul, 2020

The government on Wednesday reported six new cases of novel coronavirus disease among quarantined returnees.

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Tourism Council Of Thailand Warns Of Operators Fleeing Sector

22 Jul, 2020

Tourism-related businesses are at a tipping point after more than 30% of them have exited the market, with many set to follow, according to the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT).

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Gov’t Renews Visa Amnesty For Foreigners Stranded In Pandemic

22 Jul, 2020

The Cabinet on Tuesday said it extended the amnesty for foreigners’ stay in Thailand amid the global coronavirus outbreak for a second time.

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Cabinet Boosts Weekday Tourism Vouchers To Bt900/night

22 Jul, 2020

The Cabinet today agreed to improve the “Rao Tiew Duay Kan” (We Travel Together) domestic tourism scheme by increasing the value of weekday accommodation vouchers from Bt600 to Bt900 per day, to encourage travel between Monday and Thursday.

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Phuket In Big Push To Revive Tourism

22 Jul, 2020

Phuket: The island province is drawing up short, medium and long-term campaigns to revive the local tourism industry, brought to its knees by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Thai Cabinet Extends The Visa Amnesty For Foreigners

21 Jul, 2020

The Thai Cabinet has extended the visa amnesty for foreigners so they can remain in Thailand during the Covid-19 global pandemic.

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CCSA And National Security Council Of Thailand Approve Proposal To Extend Emergency Decree Another Month

21 Jul, 2020

At a meeting between members of the National Security Council and the CCSA both parties approved this afternoon a proposal to extend the emergency decree, which will now be presented to the Prime Minister to make a final decision on tomorrow.

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CCSA Prepares For Second-wave Of Covid-19 Infections

21 Jul, 2020

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is making preparations in case there is a second wave of infections, CCSA spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyoth said on Tuesday (July 21).

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Thailand Reports 5 Imported Virus Cases Tuesday

21 Jul, 2020

Thailand on Tuesday reported five new coronavirus cases, all quarantined returnees from Egypt, Japan and Sudan, raising the total to 3,255.

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Pay For Your Stay, Says CCSA

21 Jul, 2020

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is urging would-be Thai returnees to isolate at alternative accommodation and pay for their own quarantine expenses in order to reduce the strain on the government's finances.

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Thailand Logs 1 New Covid Import Monday

20 Jul, 2020

Thailand on Monday reported one new imported coronavirus case, for an accumulated total of 3,250.

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Thai Immigration Mulls Grace Period

20 Jul, 2020

Thailand may offer foreigners in the country a grace period until 26 September to apply for visa extensions once the visa amnesty ends 31 July.

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Foreigners, Migrant Staff Influx

20 Jul, 2020

Public 'still opposed' to opening doors

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Room Rates Rise After Tourism Stimulus Announced

20 Jul, 2020

The government on Sunday warned it would delist hotel operators from its latest tourism stimulus campaign known as Rao Tiew Duay Kan (We Travel Together) if they are found to have increased their room rates.

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3 New Covid Imports Sunday As Hotels Warned Of Overpricing

19 Jul, 2020

Three new Covid-19 infections were found in Thais returning to the country from abroad, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said on Sunday.

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Sai Yok -- Home To The Wonders Of Nature With A Touch Of History

19 Jul, 2020

The Sai Yok National Park located in Kanchanaburi has not been as high on tourists' popular places in this province as in the past. People visit other areas of the province, such as Thong Pha Phum and Sungkraburi. But considering the attractions it offers, the national park is still worthy of a visit.

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Big Jump In Suvarnabhumi Traffic After Fifth Phase Of Lockdown Easing

18 Jul, 2020

Suvarnabhumi Airport is seeing an increase in passengers after the government eased lockdown measures in the fifth phase that allowed domestic travel.

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Foreigners Can Apply For Visa Extensions After July 31

18 Jul, 2020

Applications considered on case-by-case basis until Sept 26

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2,500 Get Virus Tests In Rayong, Capital

18 Jul, 2020

About 2,500 people were tested for Covid-19 in Rayong and Bangkok on Wednesday and Thursday following the two infected VIP health scares.

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