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Operators Fret Over Suvarnabhumi Airport Congestion

03 Nov, 2022

As more inbound flights are scheduled for the high season, tourism operators have raised concerns over airport congestion, with heavy traffic already clogging Suvarnabhumi airport during busy hours this week.

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PG Doubles Daily To Siem Reap

01 Nov, 2022

Bangkok Airways increased flights, 30 October, from its home base at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Siem Reap in Cambodia and to Trat on the eastern seaboard of Thailand.

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Air Astana Revives Asian Flights

01 Nov, 2022

Air Astana will increase flights during its winter schedule that kicks off today and runs until 25 March 2023, featuring 27 international and 15 domestic routes.

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7 Million Foreign Tourists Have Come To Thailand Since January

30 Oct, 2022

Thailand welcomed over 7 million tourists between 1 January and 26 October, 2022, with the full year target for 2022 being between seven and 10 million visitor arrivals.

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Tennis Championship Back At The Cliff

28 Oct, 2022

The AssetWise Tennis Masters Championship is back in action on the courts of Fitz Club, Pattaya, 19-25 November 2022.

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Halloween Returns To Khao San Road

25 Oct, 2022

Halloween night was organised on Khao San Road in 2019. It will make a spooky comeback, with a costume party scheduled on Oct 31 to boost Bangkok's tourism industry as it recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Damaged Kathu-Patong Road Reopens To Pedestrians

23 Oct, 2022

The flood-ravaged road from Kathu to Patong reopened for pedestrians on Sunday, but all vehicles are barred pending repair work.

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THAI Expands Routes In October

21 Oct, 2022

Thai Airways International expands its fleet, deploying three Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to serve higher travel demand as the airline moves closer to achieving revenue goals set out in its rehabilitation plan

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Flooding, Mudslides, Blackouts In Phuket

20 Oct, 2022

Persistent rain, flooding, mudslides and blackouts continued to plague this southern tourist island on Wednesday.

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Mu Koh Surin National Park In The Andaman Sea Reopens October – May

20 Oct, 2022

The official announcement opens tourism in the Andaman Sea, Surin Islands, Koh Phra Thong subdistrict, Kuraburi district, Phang Nga province, from 15 October 2022 to 15 May 2023.

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AirAsia X Resumes Flights

19 Oct, 2022

The AirAsia X Group announced Tuesday it is increasing its Malaysia AirAsia X (D7) flights to 44 weekly across 10 routes and is expanding its Thai AirAsia X (XJ) operations to fly 22 weekly services across five routes in the next two months.

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Thailand To Become A More Popular Destination For Russians Fleeing Putin’s Draft

17 Oct, 2022

After a seven months hiatus, Aeroflot flights from Moscow to both Phuket and Bangkok are scheduled to begin at the end of the month.

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Flood-damaged Phuket Returning To Normal

17 Oct, 2022

Massive clean-up underway after water drains off

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Air Travel In Phuket Disrupted By Floods, Intercity Buses Not Affected

16 Oct, 2022

Rare flooding in Phuket on Sunday continued to disrupt air travellers as passengers missed their flights out of the resort city, while those arriving struggled to reach their hotels or homes.

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Flooding Hits Phuket, Causing Traffic Chaos

16 Oct, 2022

Many parts of this southern island resort province have been flooded, causing widespread traffic chaos, following heavy downpours from early Saturday night to Sunday morning.

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Phuket Flight Capacity Rises To 70% But China Airlines Still Staying Away

08 Oct, 2022

Phuket Airport is now operating at 70 per cent of its flight capacity thanks to the improving Covid-19 situation, airport director Monchai Tanode said on Friday.

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Flags Lowered To Half-mast As Thailand Mourns Nursery Victims

08 Oct, 2022

Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha ordered all Thai flags to be lower to half-mast at all government agencies to remember the victims of the incident, in which 37 people, primarily preschoolers.

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Ministry Hails 'return To Normal' As Variants 'now Manageable'

01 Oct, 2022

The Public Health Ministry has eased the Covid-19 alert level as the situation is stabilising and current variants are considered manageable, according to a director at Bangkok Siriroj Hospital.

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Thai Vietjet Expands Booking Options

30 Sep, 2022

Thai Vietjet today announced Wednesday the launch of a new virtual interline service developed in partnership with technology provider Dohop.

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Thai Baht Hit Its Lowest Level In Nearly 16 Years

30 Sep, 2022

BOT Governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput said earlier this month that the central bank’s rate rises would be gradual and measured to ensure the economy’s smooth recovery, which he expects to return to pre-pandemic levels late this year or early 2023.

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Thailand Lifts COVID-19 Border Restrictions In October

29 Sep, 2022

Thailand plans to lift the remaining Covid-19 restrictions, bringing the country’s emergency declaration to a conclusion on 1 October.

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No China Flights In TG’s Winter Schedule

28 Sep, 2022

Thai Airways International confirmed that its winter flight schedule from 30 October 2022 to 25 March 2023 will offer flights to 34 destinations in Europe, Australia and Asia,

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Thailand Dropping Vaccine And COVID Test Requirements For Entry

27 Sep, 2022

The Government Gazette has announced that COVID-19 will be classified as a communicable disease under monitoring from October 1 onward.

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COVID-19 Excluded From Prohibited Diseases For Visitors To Thailand

26 Sep, 2022

The Cabinet approves cancellation of COVID-19 as a forbidden disease for foreigners entering Thailand, but the following diseases are still stipulated as forbidden

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Travellers To Thailand No Longer Required To Show Proof Of Vaccination Or ATK Test Results From October 1

25 Sep, 2022

International travellers to Thailand will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or ATK test results from 1 October, 2022.

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End Of State Of Emergency And Covid-19 Centre

23 Sep, 2022

The government will on Oct 1 lift the state of emergency imposed to cope with the coronavirus pandemic and dissolve the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

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Holiday Inn Opens On Samui

23 Sep, 2022

Holiday Inn Resort Samui Bophut will open its doors on 1 October with a package designed for families and couples.

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No Strict Covid Controls From Oct 1

22 Sep, 2022

Visitors will not be required to show their Covid-19 vaccination or test certificates and infected people with mild or no symptoms will not need to enter isolation from Oct 1.

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Thailand Approves Extension Of Stay For Some Types Of Foreign Visitors

22 Sep, 2022

Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul disclosed the cabinet’s approval Sept. 20, on the draft Announcement of Ministry of Interior on extension of stay in the Kingdom of certain types of aliens as a special case.

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Duration Of Visitors' Visas To Be Extended To Boost Tourism

21 Sep, 2022

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved an Interior Ministry draft granting longer-duration visas for foreign visitors from October 1 this year until March 31, 2023, in a bid to boost tourism and accelerate economic recovery.

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