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Airlines Band Together For Survival, Travel Pass

25 Feb, 2021

First priority is soft loan request

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Koh Samui Wants To Welcome Vaccinated Travellers Soon

25 Feb, 2021

Tourism operators in Koh Samui are urging the government to speed up mass vaccination programmes to improve hopes for a tourism recovery by the third quarter according to a report in the Bangkok Post.

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Four Major Tourist Destinations Now Listed As Top Priority For Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution In Thailand

24 Feb, 2021

Four popular economic boosting and tourist destinations, which are Chonburi, Phuket, Surat Thani (which includes popular tourist island Koh Samui), and Chiang Mai, are now prioritized for Covid-19 vaccine distribution.

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Thai Vietjet Resumes Phuket-Chiang Rai Flights, Launches Promotion On Air Fare

24 Feb, 2021

Thai Vietjet today announced the flight resumption of its domestic cross-regional service between Phuket – Chiang Rai.

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Trial Runs: Free Electric Boat Trips For 6 Months On Pakkred-Sathorn Route

24 Feb, 2021

Chao Phraya Express Boat signed a memorandum of understanding with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) on Tuesday to test run passenger electric boats on the Chao Phraya River from Pakkred pier to Sathorn pier.

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First Covid-19 Vaccine Arrives

24 Feb, 2021

The first 200,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine arrived from China and was received by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and high-level officials at Suvarnabhumi airport on Wednesday morning.

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93 New Covid-19 Cases

24 Feb, 2021

The government on Wednesday reported 93 new Covid-19 cases, 71 local infections and 22 imported cases, raising the total to 25,692.

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Top Virologist Urges Thais To Embrace Vaccines As The Road Back To Normal With First Doses Flying In This Week

24 Feb, 2021

Most Thai people are adamant that foreigners must be vaccinated while a combined 57.44% think it should be free to expats who pay taxes in Thailand or even all non-Thais.

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AirAsia Chief Welcomes Vaccine Rollout

24 Feb, 2021

AirAsia Group welcomes news of Covid-19 vaccines being rolled out across Malaysia this week, describing it as the first key indicator of an approaching global travel reboot.

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Red Line Test Run Next Month

24 Feb, 2021

The test run for the Red Line railway will commence on March 26.

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Hoteliers Jittery Over Booze Ban

24 Feb, 2021

Hoteliers are worried that provincial governors will delay lifting restrictions on alcohol as they are able to consider the rule independently.

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Thailand Mulls Waiving Quarantine For Vaccinated Tourists

23 Feb, 2021

Thailand may scrap its two-week mandatory quarantine for foreign visitors with proof of Covid-19 vaccination as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to revive its pandemic-hit tourism industry.

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Pattaya For 'area Quarantine'

23 Feb, 2021

A proposal is being prepared for Pattaya City to be designated for "area quarantine", as a safe bubble, to give the tourism sector a much needed boost, city mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem said on Tuesday.

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Covid Vaccination Priorities Announced

23 Feb, 2021

The first 200,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to arrive on Wednesday will be sent to 13 provinces with high infection rates and economic significance, according to a government spokesman.

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95 New Covid-19 Cases

23 Feb, 2021

The government on Tuesday reported 95 new Covid-19 cases — 93 local infections and two imported cases — raising the total to 25,599.

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Air Transit Passengers Now Welcome, 'yacht Quarantine' Proposed

23 Feb, 2021

Transit flights are now being allowed through Suvarnabhumi airport and crews of visiting yachts may soon be able to complete quarantine aboard their boats, the government's Covid-19 prevention spokesman said on Tuesday.

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TAT Wants Vaccine Passport Policy

23 Feb, 2021

Long-haul market slipping from grasp

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Thailand’s Nightlife Reopens From March 1 As Alcohol Restrictions Eased

23 Feb, 2021

Restaurants, pubs and bars will be allowed to serve alcohol until at least 11pm from March 1, except in Samut Sakhon, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced on Monday.

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New Dam To Address Northeast Drought

23 Feb, 2021

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) is building the Lam Nam Chi reservoir in Ban Khwao district of this northeastern province to help alleviate the chronic water shortage in the kingdom's northeastern region.

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Prayut To Discuss Reopening Bars, Lifting Virus Booze Ban

22 Feb, 2021

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration approves the proposal to reopen bars and allow alcohol to be sold in restaurants in Bangkok, though they will have to close by 11pm, sources say. Full details are expected to be included in the Royal Government Gazette at a later time.

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Thailand’s First Group Of Tourists Arrives In Phuket

22 Feb, 2021

Thailand’s first group of foreign tourists arrived in Phuket on Sunday after undergoing Covid-19 tests and are now completing their 14-day mandatory quarantine at Sri Panwa Hotel.

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Prayut Will Be First To Get Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine

22 Feb, 2021

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Monday he would be the first Thai to be inoculated with the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine due to arrive on Wednesday from China.

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Just 14 Of 89 New Covid Cases Monday From Mass Testing

22 Feb, 2021

Thailand on Monday added 89 new coronavirus cases, 73 local and 16 imported, bringing the total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began to 25,504. No new deaths were reported, leaving the toll at 83.

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Family Of Doctor Who Died Of COVID Forwards Donations To Medical Funds

21 Feb, 2021

The physician who died from the coronavirus would go on to save more lives even in his death.

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Thailand Ranked Fifth Best In World For Cultural Heritage Influence In 2021 By CEOWORLDmagazine

21 Feb, 2021

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that Thailand has been named the fifth best country for cultural heritage influence in 2021 according to a recent report by New York-based CEOWORLD magazine.

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THAI Plans To Buy Up To 30 Planes In 2025 When Industry Recovers

21 Feb, 2021

Thai Airways International (THAI) Plc is planning to buy 20 to 30 planes in 2025 to strengthen its fleet and replace sold/decommissioned planes.

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Thailand Logs 92 New Covid Cases Sunday

21 Feb, 2021

Thailand on Sunday added 92 new coronavirus cases, 38 of them from active testing, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 25,415. No new deaths were reported.

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82 New Covid-19 Cases, 71 From Local Infections

20 Feb, 2021

Eighty-two new Covid-19 cases — 71 local infections and 11 imported — were reported on Saturday, raising the total to 25,323 since the start of the pandemic in January last year. No new deaths were reported

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Thai Airways To Retire A330’s, A380s, And 747s

20 Feb, 2021

As the pandemic continues raging, the recovery in international long-haul travel could still be laying far away.

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Industry Leaders And Central Bank All Warn That Foreign Tourism Must Return To Avoid A Collapse

19 Feb, 2021

Uncertainty looms as the Thai government, like its counterparts across the world, is facing an economic crisis that is growing with economic projections for GDP growth tumbling as uncertainty reigns over how this virus will be brought under control.

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