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Phuket’s Lost Summer – Looking To 2021 For Tourism Recovery

25 May, 2020

In a solemn recognition of the reality of Phuket’s stalled tourist industry, a spokesperson for the southern chapter of the Thai Hotels Association is saying most of the west coast hotels are unlikely to reopen until the last quarter of this year. And that’s just the start of the problems for the popular island beach resort.

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Ayutthaya Temples, Historical Sites Reopened

25 May, 2020

AYUTTHAYA: Temples and historical sites in this former capital city have reopened to the public after restrictions to contain the spread of Covid-19 were eased.

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Chonburi Reaches Thirty Days Without A Single New Confirmed Case Of Covid-19

25 May, 2020

The Province of Chonburi reached the milestone of thirty consecutive days without a single new confirmed case of the Covid-19 Coronavirus this morning according to the Chonburi Communicable Disease Committee.

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Centara Ups The Voucher Value

25 May, 2020

BANGKOK, 25 May 2020: Centara Hotels & Resorts has launched a special deal ‘Buy Now, Travel Later’ that gives an extra 50% value on vouchers sales for hotels and resorts in different destinations worldwide.

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Kanchanaburi Allows Resumption Of Rafting For Tourism

25 May, 2020

Kanchanaburi province has opened rafting for tourism, except rafts operated as an entertainment venue, by strictly following disease prevention measures as specified by the government.

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Further Reopenings Set For June

25 May, 2020

Boxing stadiums, massage parlours, spas, cinemas, convention venues and tutorial schools are among the moderate-risk category of businesses and activities expected to be allowed to reopen for the third stage of Covid-19 lockdown easing next month.

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New Covid Cases, Deaths In Thailand Drop Back To Zero Sunday

24 May, 2020

Thailand on Sunday reported no new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, maintaining the totals at 3,040 confirmed cases and 56 fatalities since the outbreak began in January.

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New Thai Airways Board Will Nominate 4 ‘professionals’ To Execute Restructure

24 May, 2020

Thai Airways first took off as the national airline on May 1, 1960 with its first passenger-carrying flight. 60 years later it’s now poised for a massive dissection as it enters bankruptcy proceedings and restructuring.

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Curfew May Be Shortened Another Hour – Midnight To 4am

24 May, 2020

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, headed up by the Thai PM, is mulling knocking off another hour from the national curfew. If it goes ahead the curfew would shortened from 11pm – 4am daily to Midnight – 4am daily. It could happen as early as June 1, along with other relaxations of restrictions. The National Security Council is being consulted on the matter of shortening the curfew.

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What The Emergency Decree Likely Extending Another Month Means-and What It Does Not

24 May, 2020

The Emergency Decree to control the Covid-19 Coronavirus is likely to be extended another month, according to the Center for Covid19 Situation Administration and the National Security Council.

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Pattaya City Unveils Plans For Nine-kilometre Monorail

24 May, 2020

CHON BURI: The Pattaya City administration plans to build a nine-kilometre monorail to ease traffic congestion and connect the city with the government's flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project.

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Three More Virus Cases, No Deaths Reported

23 May, 2020

New patients are Italian man in Phuket and two Thai returnees in quarantine

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NSC Eyes Stage-3 Lockdown Lift

23 May, 2020

CCSA backs advice to extend emergency

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No New Covid Infections, But Precautions 'still Needed'

22 May, 2020

No new coronavirus cases were reported over the past 24 hours, but people should remain cautious because there were still infected people roaming undetected in the population, the government's Covid-19 response spokesman said on Friday morning.

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AirAsia Sweetens Credit Offer

22 May, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 May 2020: Airlines need to sweeten the deal on refunds and extending travel validity or lose the confidence of travellers who are wary of bookings flights due to disruptions linked to strict Covid-19 measures worldwide.

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Marriott Reopens With A Discount Perk

22 May, 2020

HUA HIN, 22 May 2020: Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa reopened its doors this week as lockdown measures relaxed in Thailand that will now allow locals and expatriate residents to visit Hua Hin without restrictions.

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Nearly 6,000 THAI Staff To Be Laid Off

22 May, 2020

Thai Airways (THAI) will have to dismiss more than 6,000 employees after entering a bankruptcy procedure and a debt moratorium of Bt200 billion, the government said on Thursday.

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Govt Unveils ‘business Class’ Quarantine Option

22 May, 2020

Wealthy returnees are being given the choice of a luxury upgrade for their mandatory quarantine, the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) revealed on Thursday (May 21).

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Thais Most Likely To Wear Facemasks In ASEAN

22 May, 2020

Billions of people across the globe have had to change how they live and work due to COVID-19, including taking personal preventative measures to curb the spread of the virus. Latest YouGov data in partnership with the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) at Imperial College London looks at what steps people have personally taken across six ASEAN nations – Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam.

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30-year Low For Car Output

21 May, 2020

Shutdowns and low purchasing take hold

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Thailand Reports 3 More Covid Cases, No Deaths Thursday

21 May, 2020

Thailand reported three additional cases of the new coronavirus on Thursday, bringing total cases to 3,037. No additional deaths were recorded, leaving the accumulated toll at 56.

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Museums, Historical Sites To Reopen From Friday

21 May, 2020

Museums, historical parks, archaeological sites and national archives will reopen from Friday (May 22) in line with the government’s second phase of easing lockdown measures, the Fine Arts Department said.

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Airbus Calls In THAI Debts For 30 Rented Jets

21 May, 2020

Airbus has notified Thai Airways International (THAI) of debts it owes on 30 rented aircraft, as the national carrier struggles to formulate a plan for financial recovery.

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Songkhla Hospital Discharges Last Remaining Covid-19 Patient

21 May, 2020

A hospital on the frontline of the virus battle in the South has discharged its last remaining Covid-19 patient, as the contagion subsides across the country.

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One New Covid-19 Case

20 May, 2020

The government on Wednesday reported one new case of the coronavirus disease infection (Covid-19), a Thai chef returning from Bahrain, raising the total to 3,034, and no new deaths.

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Pattaya To Map Ta Phut Highway Opens May 22, Free Until August

20 May, 2020

The long awaited extended section of motorway number 7 from Pattaya to Map Ta Phut opens Friday, May 22 and will be free until August according to the Thai Highways Department.

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TAT 'trusted' Rebranding Curates Market

20 May, 2020

Thailand plans to rebrand tourism in the post-coronavirus era to "Amazing Trusted Thailand", aimed at selective markets and destinations in the country that can guarantee health and safety standards for both tourists and locals.

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Bars Allowed To Open Sooner If Case Count Stays Low

20 May, 2020

Pubs, bars and entertainment venues will be allowed to reopen in the coming weeks if the daily count of new virus cases stays in single digits, the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced on Tuesday (May 19).

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Baht Is Asia’s Top Outperformer On Tourism Rebound Bet

20 May, 2020

After lagging other Asian currencies for most of the year, Thailand’s baht has staged a sharp rebound to outperform its peers.

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Cabinet Gives Nod To THAI Rehab

20 May, 2020

Decision 'difficult but necessary', says PM

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