Thailand Pass is being upgraded but passenger stress stories continue with cancellation threats

Thailand Pass is being upgraded but passenger stress stories continue with cancellation threats

November 15, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thai World:

A UK man with a wife who was seeking to visit her terminally ill mother found the Thailand Pass application extremely stressful this week as… Read More ›

Court ruling could lead to further polarisation in Thai politics and is bad news for Pheu Thai Party 

Court ruling could lead to further polarisation in Thai politics and is bad news for Pheu Thai Party 

November 13, 2021

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Pheu Thai has called for a cross-party panel in the House of Representatives to discuss the ruling of the Constitutional Court this week which has… Read More ›

Tourism reopening may lose momentum as government pivots back to public health priorities

Tourism reopening may lose momentum as government pivots back to public health priorities

November 11, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Failure by Thailand to relaunch the entertainment and nightlife industry in December will temper the momentum of the November 1st reopening and will be particularly… Read More ›

Husband bludgeons his wife with a cement pole on Monday in a country riven by domestic violence

Husband bludgeons his wife with a cement pole on Monday in a country riven by domestic violence

November 10, 2021

Crime, Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s rate of suicide is 450% of that seen in the Philippines and 272% of that in Cambodia. The growing toll of domestic abuse cases,… Read More ›

UK Foreign Secretary visits Bangkok after AUKUS security pact further raises tensions with China

UK Foreign Secretary visits Bangkok after AUKUS security pact further raises tensions with China

November 8, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand unveiled a memorandum of understanding with the United Kingdom on negotiations towards a free trade pact between the two kingdoms in March. The unveiling… Read More ›

Incoming passengers vent frustration at problems and bugs with the Thailand Pass system this week

Incoming passengers vent frustration at problems and bugs with the Thailand Pass system this week

November 7, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Despite this, there is a continued surge in interest as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director-general of Information confirmed that the system had received and… Read More ›

Thailand’s first unicorn success story, hailed by Bangkok’s markets, turns over ฿9 billion a day

Thailand’s first unicorn success story, hailed by Bangkok’s markets, turns over ฿9 billion a day

November 6, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

This week former Minister of Finance Korn Chatikavanij described the outcome as a ‘joy’ for the nation as he warned that a fast-changing financial landscape… Read More ›

Thai Airways ฿25 billion funding request from state coffers rebuffed by a senior Finance Ministry official

Thai Airways ฿25 billion funding request from state coffers rebuffed by a senior Finance Ministry official

November 5, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The government will be looking more to international sources of funding in 2022 although most public borrowing will still be raised domestically as the Finance… Read More ›

4 women behind multi-million dollar counterfeit racket smashed by police in Nakhon Pathom after raid, arrests

4 women behind multi-million dollar counterfeit racket smashed by police in Nakhon Pathom after raid, arrests

November 3, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Girl power team operating a US dollar counterfeiting racket at a printing facility northwest of Bangkok, thwarted by a police raid that saw the arrest… Read More ›

Kingdom may see up to 1 million tourists this year but it will be an uphill battle to get back to 2019

Kingdom may see up to 1 million tourists this year but it will be an uphill battle to get back to 2019

November 2, 2021

Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The decision by Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha to reopen the kingdom on the 1st November more decisively and liberally appears to be delivering results… Read More ›

Economy climbing out ‘of a hole’, foreign firm’s confidence levels rose sharply during October

Economy climbing out ‘of a hole’, foreign firm’s confidence levels rose sharply during October

November 1, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Finance Ministry is insisting the economic growth for 2021 will be in excess of 1% driven by renewed domestic spending, exports and now a… Read More ›

Vaccinated tourists from 63 countries can leave SHA plus hotels after 1st night says top official in Phuket

Vaccinated tourists from 63 countries can leave SHA plus hotels after 1st night says top official in Phuket

October 30, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Protests from small business operators who feel excluded from the reopening process in Phuket on Friday drew a clear response from Deputy Governor Pichet Panapong… Read More ›

US businessman in Bangkok kidnap plot seeks justice as police link him to damaging American TV report

US businessman in Bangkok kidnap plot seeks justice as police link him to damaging American TV report

October 29, 2021

Crime, Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Senior officers with the Food and Drug Administration in Thailand and police had already raided a warehouse run by Paddy the Room in Bangkok in… Read More ›

Fears for travellers trying to access Thailand in the interim period as Thailand Pass launch nears GO

Fears for travellers trying to access Thailand in the interim period as Thailand Pass launch nears GO

October 27, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Hoteliers have generally given a warm welcome to the new urgency driving the November 1st reopening injected by Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha but are… Read More ›

Thailand starts CPTPP application process driven by fears for inward investment and the economy

Thailand starts CPTPP application process driven by fears for inward investment and the economy

October 26, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Vietnam is emerging as Thailand’s key competitor for investment and trade opportunities. The fellow ASEAN member is already in the CPTPP pact which China applied… Read More ›

Russian and Indian travellers unhappy at entry rules for November 1st, call for simpler plans

Russian and Indian travellers unhappy at entry rules for November 1st, call for simpler plans

October 25, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A key problem emerging for many tourist hotspots in Thailand for the high season is the problem with lack of recognition of the Russian Sputnik… Read More ›

Police investigate the rape of a party hostess in Chonburi, three men accused have been arrested 

Police investigate the rape of a party hostess in Chonburi, three men accused have been arrested 

October 24, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The latest case highlights the dangers of ‘hostessing’ for young women in Thailand seeking to earn short term cash by serving drinks and performing a… Read More ›

Most tourists will be able to travel freely in Thailand once they pass their first test on arrival here

Most tourists will be able to travel freely in Thailand once they pass their first test on arrival here

October 23, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Details emerging on the November 1st reopening are encouraging and appear to show a determination by the Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan ocha, to make… Read More ›

Thailand planning an infrastructural overhaul aimed at improving regional transport links to boost the economy

Thailand planning an infrastructural overhaul aimed at improving regional transport links to boost the economy

October 23, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Plans for a landbridge between the coast of Chumphon and Ranong linking the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea which would cut two days… Read More ›

46 countries green-lighted as Thailand’s tourism business is set to take off from November 1st

46 countries green-lighted as Thailand’s tourism business is set to take off from November 1st

October 22, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s foreign tourism big bang: 46 countries listed below from November 1st with nightlife to reopen on December 1st next. The Minister of Public Health,… Read More ›

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