Monday, Feb 06, 2023

Thailand Tourism


Joint venture: Cannabis cafes open new front in Thai tourism revival

August 01, 2022 2:43 pm

Several such outlets have sprung up across the capital since Thailand decriminalised the plant in June, a few weeks before it dropped COVID-linked controls on foreign visitors

Explained: No registration or insurance needed, why your Thailand holiday is more convenient from July 1

June 18, 2022 7:16 am

According to a statement by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, from July 1, foreign nationals are only required to show proof of either a certificate of vaccination or a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test (antigen test) result within 72 hours of travel.

Thailand opens three more regions to tourists amid Covid spikes

January 13, 2022 1:49 pm

The relaxed visa rule is yet another attempt by Thailand to restart its travel industry as the emergence of the omicron variant triggers a new wave of Covid infections.

Thailand allows visitors back to beach made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio movie

January 04, 2022 5:57 pm

Authorities shut the whole of Maya Bay to the public in 2018, saying coral reefs and beach areas had been damaged by constant tourist activities. But since the start of this year some visitors have been allowed to return.

Thailand sold itself as a paradise Covid retreat, but no one came

January 20, 2021 10:45 am

The lack of interest is adding pressure on Thai policy makers, who have struggled to accommodate both industry players calling for relaxed quarantine rules and public-health experts warning against putting people in danger

Thailand's tourist drought leaves space for shy sea mammal

April 23, 2020 7:05 pm

Drone video footage released by the Department of National Parks shows a 30-strong herd of dugongs on Wednesday off Libong island in Trang province. They were feeding on sea grass and occasionally surfaced to breathe.

Thailand waives visa-on-arrival fees to boost tourism

November 06, 2018 5:35 pm

Tourism receipts account for about 12 percent of Southeast Asia's second-largest economy, making it one of the most important drivers of its growth. The tourism ministry has forecast 37.5 million foreign tourists this year, up about 6 percent.

Thailand to focus on sport, wedding and wellness to attract Indian tourists

February 02, 2016 7:58 pm

People keep coming back because they think of Thailand as their second home, says Thai tourism minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul in an interview.

New Thai tourism strategy: 'I Hate Thailand'

November 26, 2014 4:20 pm

The video called "I Hate Thailand" drew more than 1 million views within days of being posted last week.

How badly will Bangkok violence hit Thai tourism?

April 16, 2010 3:52 pm

Reservations at hotels in Bangkok's upmarket Rachaprasong shopping district,occupied by the protesters for nearly two weeks,have dropped sharply,operators say.


In pictures: Thailand reopens Maya Bay after more than three years

January 09, 2022 6:45 pm

Tourists return to Maya Bay Beach in Thailand, that was shut by authorities in 2018.