Economy

Phuket tourists fly in but the success of the plan is uncertain due to red tape and needling restrictions

Phuket tourists fly in but the success of the plan is uncertain due to red tape and needling restrictions

July 1, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

PM greets foreign tourists at the airport in Phuket with smiles and selfies after earlier telling an audience on the island that the country is… Read More ›

Baht falling with confidence in Thailand waning as foreign tourism closure and virus drive funds out

Baht falling with confidence in Thailand waning as foreign tourism closure and virus drive funds out

June 30, 2021

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Strong public opposition to the reopening of Thailand to foreign tourists from mid-October and the flight of capital from the kingdom could spell a difficult… Read More ›

Real estate and property sector in Bangkok left in a state of crisis over suspension of camp site work

Real estate and property sector in Bangkok left in a state of crisis over suspension of camp site work

June 29, 2021

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Not only a halt to all work on sites in the capital for 30 days but a credit squeeze by the banks on mid-market borrowers… Read More ›

Calls for all migrant workers to be legalised as army seals off 575 building sites in Bangkok

Calls for all migrant workers to be legalised as army seals off 575 building sites in Bangkok

June 28, 2021

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

South African variant was confirmed, on Monday, as having been detected already in Bangkok as the country is now at the start of the 4th… Read More ›

4th wave threatens to collapse the public health system as PM orders trainee doctors to Bangkok

4th wave threatens to collapse the public health system as PM orders trainee doctors to Bangkok

June 25, 2021

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

Thailand could be on the brink of a fourth and even more deadly wave of the virus as a top Thai doctor warns that daily… Read More ›

Phuket reopening getting up holidaymakers noses with no less than 5 Covid-19 tests to be paid for

Phuket reopening getting up holidaymakers noses with no less than 5 Covid-19 tests to be paid for

June 24, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

One hotelier on the island expects that only 20% of hotels are open and with incoming tourists limited to certified hotels, accommodation rates are reported… Read More ›

Central bank to lower GDP growth forecast as its attention turns to private sector debt management

Central bank to lower GDP growth forecast as its attention turns to private sector debt management

June 22, 2021

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

Bank appears to be getting ready to tackle skyrocketing household debt levels which continue to significantly outpace GDP gains. Such a move could in itself… Read More ›

Prayut says Thailand will revert to normal for tourism from mid-October as Phuket set to reopen

Prayut says Thailand will revert to normal for tourism from mid-October as Phuket set to reopen

June 18, 2021

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Reopening of Phuket to turn the island into a holiday Alcatraz with heightened and stringent security measures being imposed by officials. It comes as Minister… Read More ›

Closure of Phuket bars and alcohol restrictions turn off prospective foreign tourists says survey

Closure of Phuket bars and alcohol restrictions turn off prospective foreign tourists says survey

June 16, 2021

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Survey does show that there is interest in visiting Phuket and that some are already booked to come after July 1st. However, there is frustration… Read More ›

Defiant Prayut vows to lead his government to full term until 2023 election and post virus economy

Defiant Prayut vows to lead his government to full term until 2023 election and post virus economy

June 16, 2021

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

PM offered an apology on Tuesday after he came out fighting on Monday evening following a day of crisis when the vaccine supply debacle over… Read More ›

Chaos and confusion as vaccination drive is left in disarray with no new doses supplied this week to facilities

Chaos and confusion as vaccination drive is left in disarray with no new doses supplied this week to facilities

June 15, 2021

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Rural Doctor Society is blaming the Prime Minister as the Head of the CCSA for this week’s debacle while most anger and frustration has been… Read More ›

Blow for travellers: strict rules, no bars and entertainment venues allowed to open in Phuket 

Blow for travellers: strict rules, no bars and entertainment venues allowed to open in Phuket 

June 14, 2021

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

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Yuthasak Supasorn visited Phuket on Saturday and assured potential holidaymakers that there will be no change to the promise… Read More ›

Taiwan accuses Thailand of prioritising its own access to the AstraZeneca vaccine amid delays

Taiwan accuses Thailand of prioritising its own access to the AstraZeneca vaccine amid delays

June 13, 2021

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A massive 79.47% of the Thai public want to see their local authorities handle the distribution of vaccines as significant majorities have no confidence in… Read More ›

Loan bill passes but Thai economic prospects are not bright with a 1.8% 2021 GDP gain predicted

Loan bill passes but Thai economic prospects are not bright with a 1.8% 2021 GDP gain predicted

June 12, 2021

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

The Kingdom and the government must strive hard to keep up the vaccination drive to have any chance of overcoming the virus crisis but the… Read More ›

UK Labour frontbencher wants Thailand put on a red list of countries over ‘false’ Covid variant

UK Labour frontbencher wants Thailand put on a red list of countries over ‘false’ Covid variant

June 11, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand is currently listed as ‘amber’ and not ‘red’. However, the current third wave outbreak in the country, regulations and confusion, such as that over… Read More ›

Anutin signs up Pfizer for 20 million doses but warns that Covid-19 may be with us for some time into the future

Anutin signs up Pfizer for 20 million doses but warns that Covid-19 may be with us for some time into the future

June 11, 2021

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Experience in Bahrain where 50% of the population was vaccinated primarily with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine but which suffered a surge in infections at the… Read More ›

Phuket plan is going ahead despite cabinet referral with TAT targeting 3 million visitors by the end of 2021

Phuket plan is going ahead despite cabinet referral with TAT targeting 3 million visitors by the end of 2021

June 10, 2021

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Tourism authority is predicting that this year’s foreign tourist arrivals will spend ฿80,000 to ฿100,000 per head during their stay in Thailand leaving the kingdom… Read More ›

Bottlenecks as 28 die after receiving a vaccine amid surging demand with 5% already vaccinated nationwide

Bottlenecks as 28 die after receiving a vaccine amid surging demand with 5% already vaccinated nationwide

June 10, 2021

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Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesperson Dr Apisamai Srisangson confirms all vaccine doses are being logged and all adverse reactions are being investigated. She… Read More ›

Anutin: General Election may be called by the PM within the next 12 months after cabinet advice

Anutin: General Election may be called by the PM within the next 12 months after cabinet advice

June 9, 2021

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The government also scored notable victories in the parliamentary sphere last week with the passage of the budget bill, the appointment of Minister of Finance,… Read More ›

Jab site for expats as country’s second vaccination phase begins driven by locally produced AstraZeneca doses

Jab site for expats as country’s second vaccination phase begins driven by locally produced AstraZeneca doses

June 8, 2021

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

AstraZeneca gamble by the government appeared to be paying off this week as the UK Swedish firm confirmed that the kingdom now has a sustainable… Read More ›