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Visitors Barred From Phi Phi Islands Until Sept 18 To Contain Covid

11 Sep, 2021

Krabi’s Phi Phi islands will be temporarily closed to visitors from Saturday until September 18 to curb the spread of Covid-19, the islands’ Tourism Business Association announced on Friday.

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Thais Flock To Hua Hin As Lockdown Eased, Reopening To Foreign Tourists Cautioned

11 Sep, 2021

More Thai people have been travelling to the coastal town of Hua Hin, in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, since the partial easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

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Chonburi Governor Claims Radically Higher Vaccination Rate As Province Prepares To Welcome Foreign Tourists

11 Sep, 2021

Chonburi’s governor claimed that 60 percent of adults in the eastern province have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, inspiring hope for the planned Oct. 1 reopening to foreign tourists.

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Pattaya Hotels Fear For Their Futures

11 Sep, 2021

Oct reopening key or 'buyers will swoop'

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15,191 New Covid Cases, 253 More Deaths

11 Sep, 2021

Thailand logged 15,191 Covid-19 cases and 253 fatalities on Friday

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Jomtien Beach Still Picking Up After Big Pattaya Storm

11 Sep, 2021

Pattaya’s mayor ordered urgent repairs on a stretch of Jomtien Beach Road that collapsed in Wednesday’s rainstorm.

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Covid Control Zones, Curfew Unchanged

11 Sep, 2021

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday afternoon agreed to make no change to the provinces designated as dark-red, red and orange Covid-19 control zones

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Pfizer Jabs For Students If Parents Accept Risks

11 Sep, 2021

Heart muscle inflammation, especially in young males, an 'extremely rare' side effect

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Khao Kheow Open Zoo In Si Racha Celebrates The 56th Birthday Of Mother Jasmine, Thailand’s Oldest Hippo

10 Sep, 2021

The Pattaya News wishes a very happy birthday to Mother Jasmine, who turned 56 years old yesterday (September 8th) making her what zoo officials say is the oldest hippo in Thailand.

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TCEB Identifies 2022 Priorities

10 Sep, 2021

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau outlines a three-pronged strategy for 2022 that focuses on developing Thai cities to host events, upgrading workforce skills and pursuing prominent international organisations to host events in Thailand.

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Pattaya Open To Fully Vaccinated Foreign Tourists In October

10 Sep, 2021

In October, Bangkok, Chonburi (Pattaya), Petchaburi, Prachuapkirikan and Chiang Mai will be allowed to receive foreign guests once again, on the condition they meet vaccination targets.

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Russian Charter Flights To Thailand Can Operate Within 30 Days

10 Sep, 2021

TAT Moscow office Director Khanittha Phanworawat said there is demand for travel to Thailand, but resumption of flights between the two countries is the key obstacle, as there are no commercial direct flights serving Russian cities and Phuket.

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Foreign Tourists To Pattaya The Only Chance Of Survival

10 Sep, 2021

Business owners hope that the coming three day break, September 24 – 26, brings more Thai tourists to Pattaya

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Thailand To Vaccinate Students Aged 12 And Above Before School Opening

10 Sep, 2021

The government ordered 30 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine mainly for children so that schools could reopen as normal and doctors would consider details of the vaccination, Minister Anutin said.

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Samui Plus Model Misses The Target On Number Of Foreign Visitors

10 Sep, 2021

The island of Samui in Surat Thani province has seen only 628 foreign visitors as of September 7, lower than the target of 1,000, per month, since the launch of the “Samui Plus Model” on July 15.

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Virus Scare Sees Phi Phi Self-isolate

10 Sep, 2021

Authorities have announced temporary restrictions to limit movement to and from Phi Phi Island in Krabi to curb the spread of Covid-19 there.

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Tourists Warned Not To Catch Starfish, Marine Life For Photos

10 Sep, 2021

Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park has warned tourists not to catch starfish and click pictures of the creatures as this would have a negative impact on natural resources and go against the National Park Act 2019.

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CCSA To Review Curfew Status

10 Sep, 2021

The Public Health Ministry will ask the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to maintain the current curfew hours imposed in so-called dark-red provinces until the end of this month

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14,403 New Covid Cases, 189 More Deaths

10 Sep, 2021

Thailand logged 14,403 new Covid-19 cases and 189 more fatalities during the previous 24 hour

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Nok Air Given Three Years To Fix Debt Issues Before Delisting

09 Sep, 2021

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) said on Thursday it will grant Nok Airlines Plc (NOK), a low-cost carrier undergoing business restructuring, another three years to resolve its negative financial position before delisting the airline.

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Pattaya ‘Move On’ Plan Unattractive To Foreign Tourists – Thai Hotels Chief

09 Sep, 2021

Pattaya’s top hotel executive doubts many western tourists will visit Pattaya due to restrictive quarantine and travel limitations, even if it reopens Oct. 1.

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16,031 New Covid Cases, 220 More Deaths

09 Sep, 2021

There were 16,031 new Covid-19 cases and 220 more fatalities recorded during the previous 24 hours

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Samui Sandbox Gets Makeover

09 Sep, 2021

Quarantine ditched to lure more tourists

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Scale Of Phuket Vegetarian Festival Still Unclear

09 Sep, 2021

Organisers are still pondering the scale of this year's Phuket vegetarian festival as Covid-19 continues to spread through the community

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Monumental Floods And Destruction In Pattaya This Morning

09 Sep, 2021

Pattaya awakened this morning to what looked like a scene out of a Hollywood disaster movie.

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Pattaya Flooded Again, Residents Vent Frustration

08 Sep, 2021

Mayor: Problem will not be solved soon

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Mekong Tourism Hosts Two October Events

08 Sep, 2021

The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office and its marketing partner, Destination Mekong, will host two events this October; a virtual 2021 Mekong Innovations in Sustainable Tourism Forum and the Destination Mekong Summit.

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Pattaya Adopts Wait And See Approach To Upcoming Tourist “surge”

08 Sep, 2021

The hope by Thai authorities that the final months of the year will lead to a flood of international Sandbox visitors in tourist-starved Pattaya have been met with a shrug of the shoulders by many business owners.

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Hotel Operators Consider Closing Amid Weak Demand

08 Sep, 2021

Amid tepid tourist demand, 52% of hotel operators are considering closing temporarily, while 9% want to shut down permanently if the Covid-19 pandemic lasts longer than expected.

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Hua Hin 'not Ready' To Reopen

08 Sep, 2021

Businesses and local communities in the resort district of Hua Hin are not ready to reopen to tourism next month as planned

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