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E20 Plan Put On Hold Due To Higher Biofuel Prices

15 Feb, 2021

A plan to make gasohol E20 the primary fuel for motorists in July has been postponed indefinitely because of higher biofuel prices, creating a financial burden for the Oil Fuel Fund.

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Hotels Urge CCSA To Lift Booze Ban

15 Feb, 2021

Hotel operators want the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to lift the ban on drinking alcohol at hotels so they can compensate for weaker occupancy rates with F&B revenue.

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Couples Tie The Knot On Elephants On Valentine's Day

14 Feb, 2021

Fifty-two couples got married while riding elephants on Sunday, in an annual Valentine's Day mass wedding ceremony at a botanical garden in the eastern province of Chon Buri.

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67 Of 166 New Covid Cases Sunday From Pathum Thani

14 Feb, 2021

Korat locks down village after new patient found

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124 Positive Tests At Pathum Thani Wet Market

14 Feb, 2021

More than 800 tested at Pornpat market, which will remain closed until Covid brought under control

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US Museum Gives Up Thai Lintels Stolen In 1960s

14 Feb, 2021

Thailand will get back two ancient artefacts which were on display at a museum in the United States.

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No More Snakes To Be Released In Phuket

13 Feb, 2021

Amid fears that large king cobras caught in or near houses over the past month will be released back into the wild in Phuket, Pongchart Chouehorm, Director of the Khao Phra Thaew Natural and Wildlife Education Centre in Thalang has announced that all snakes caught in homes in Phuket are to be taken off-island.

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Phuket Tourism Economy Expert Warns Plunging Incomes May Soon Fall Under Poverty Line

13 Feb, 2021

A leading Phuket tourism economy expert has warned that plunging incomes from tourism in the coming months could easily see Phuket’s tourism income per capita pushed below the provincial poverty line.

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77 Baby Turtles Released Into Andaman Sea

13 Feb, 2021

Officials from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources on Friday night monitored the incubation of leatherback sea turtles on Bang Kwan Beach in Phang-nga province.

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Voucher Incentive For Visitors To Chonburi, Pattaya City

13 Feb, 2021

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), together with its allies in Chonburi and Pattaya City, is giving away Bt500 e-vouchers to people visiting the areas, under a campaign “Check in Chonburi Free 500”.

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Domestic Air Travel More Than Doubles In A Month

13 Feb, 2021

The number of passengers on domestic flights has risen to about 10,000 daily from only 4,000 in January when the second wave of the Covid-19 outbreak peaked, the Department of Airports (DoA) said on Friday.

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Samui Tourism Firms Suggest Faster Vaccination Scheme

13 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.

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126 New Covid-19 Cases, Led By Samut Sakhon, Tak

13 Feb, 2021

Tak province has emerged as a new Covid-19 hotspot, with 52 cases found from proactive testing, as 126 cases — 116 local and 10 imported — were added nationwide on Saturday.

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Phuket Marks Quiet Start To Chinese New Year

12 Feb, 2021

Chinese New Year got off to a quiet start today (Feb 12), with the streets quiet for the special public holiday declared in the hope of boosting domestic tourism, and only local residents attending Chinese shrines across the island instead of the bustling crowds of tourists seen in years past.

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Mekong River Drops To ‘worrying’ Levels, Thai Sections Turning Blue-green

12 Feb, 2021

Mekong River levels in Thailand have fallen to worrying levels following a drop in discharge from a Chinese dam upstream, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Friday.

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Medical Certs Required For Drivers From Now On

12 Feb, 2021

From February 19, people applying for a new driver’s licence or renewing one will be required to present a medical certificate proving they do not have any conditions that may affect their driving.

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Chulalongkorn University On Lockdown From Today Until Feb 28

12 Feb, 2021

Chulalongkorn University will be closed from February 12 to 28, after the number of Covid-19 cases found since February 5 in its area in Bangkok increased to 20.

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Record Low Birth Rate Worries Officials

12 Feb, 2021

Thailand's lowest ever total fertility rate (TFR) has prompted the Public Health Ministry to come up with activities aimed at promoting dating among singles and fertility health among married couples who still don't have any children.

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175 New Covid-19 Cases

12 Feb, 2021

Another 175 Covid-19 infections were recorded on Thursday, including 120 found in communities and 47 at hospitals, bringing the total to 24,279.

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Pheu Thai To Push Vaccine Passports For Quarantine-free Tourism

12 Feb, 2021

The opposition Pheu Thai Party said it will propose a vaccine-passport programme to help reopen the country to foreign tourism, a lifeline for the economy that has been cut almost entirely by the pandemic restrictions.

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Lacking Vaccination Plan, TAT Sees Q3 Return For Foreigners

12 Feb, 2021

The plan to welcome back international tourists in the third quarter is on track even though there is no timetable for vaccination of locals, says the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

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Two Million Jabs By April

12 Feb, 2021

Ministry spells out timeline for rollout

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Pattaya Entertainment Venues Ask Chonburi Governor And CCSA To Allow Bars And Nightlife To Open Until At Least Midnight

11 Feb, 2021

Entertainment venue operators in Pattaya have requested that the Chonburi Governor partner with the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to change the province from “Orange” to “Yellow” on the national color-coded system and allow entertainment venues to open until at least Midnight.

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Top Travel Destinations Grapple With Re-opening During The Pandemic

11 Feb, 2021

Tourism, not only in Thailand, but all over the world, was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Hotels shut down. Tour companies closed. Airplanes grounded. Millions lost their jobs.

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Thailand To Conduct Phase 1 Clinical Trials On Locally Produced Covid Vaccine In March

11 Feb, 2021

Thailand will start conducting Phase 1 clinical tests on a locally produced inactivated Covid-19 vaccine from March 1, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told the press on Wednesday.

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Ministry Wants Phuket Road, Tram Master Plan In A Month

11 Feb, 2021

Transport Ministry permanent secretary Chayathon Promsorn said he has ordered the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning to create a master transport plan for Phuket within a month.

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201 New Covid-19 Cases

11 Feb, 2021

The government on Thursday reported 201 new Covid-19 cases, 185 local infections and 16 imported, raising the total to 24,104.

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2023 Recover Is The Best-case Scenario

10 Feb, 2021

International visitor arrivals to and within the Asia Pacific region could return to 96% of 2019 levels but not before 2023 if PATA’s mildest scenario proves to be accurate.

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Tips For Camping Trips In Thailand

10 Feb, 2021

There are plenty of arguments and possibly excuses for not going camping — lack of home comforts, the do-it-yourself dining, and even the weather come to mind — and one excellent reason to go camping. It takes us back to nature and radiates a perception of adventure.

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Rayong Pubs, Restaurants, Karaokes Can Now Open Until 11pm As Situation Improves

10 Feb, 2021

Rayong is allowing restaurants, pubs, bars, karaoke parlours and karaoke booths to open until 11pm from today, while massage parlours, traditional massage shops, spas, tattoo parlours, swimming pools, indoor stadiums, amulet shops and fitness centres can also open as usual.

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