Economy

Thailand must bite the bullet and reopen to foreign tourists from October 1st to save industry

Thailand must bite the bullet and reopen to foreign tourists from October 1st to save industry

March 14, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Key meeting on Monday may see a clear decision on fully reopening Thailand to foreign tourism from October 1st which is very much dependent on… Read More ›

Top docs say vaccine jabs are safe after Thai PM’s jab is cancelled for the second time in two weeks

Top docs say vaccine jabs are safe after Thai PM’s jab is cancelled for the second time in two weeks

March 12, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The withdrawal of the Thai Prime Minister from Friday’s vaccine jab event planned for the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute has made news around the world… Read More ›

Phuket could be open again to mass foreign tourism by July 1st says Tourism Minister Phiphat

Phuket could be open again to mass foreign tourism by July 1st says Tourism Minister Phiphat

March 11, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has said it will take 900,000 doses to vaccinate 70% of the population of Phuket to allow foreign… Read More ›

Proposal to ease quarantine sent to government from the Public Health Ministry committee on Monday

Proposal to ease quarantine sent to government from the Public Health Ministry committee on Monday

March 9, 2021

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

Recommendation to the government to ease the quarantine requirement from 14 days to 7 days for vaccinated travellers decided on by the National Committee on… Read More ›

Tourism boss says third-quarter may even see less foreign tourists enter Thailand than in January

Tourism boss says third-quarter may even see less foreign tourists enter Thailand than in January

March 8, 2021

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National governments worldwide are increasingly restricting foreign travel on both inbound and outward flights, to control the virus as they administer vaccination programmes. These bans,… Read More ›

Minister urged not to be afraid to borrow in 2021 as fears grow for a quick foreign tourism revival

Minister urged not to be afraid to borrow in 2021 as fears grow for a quick foreign tourism revival

March 7, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Finance Minister said on Wednesday that 2.8% growth, itself dependent on a return of foreign tourists in large numbers in 2021, was not adequate… Read More ›

Officials not sure about vaccine passports with new plans to revive the economy through tourism

Officials not sure about vaccine passports with new plans to revive the economy through tourism

March 4, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha ordered a study by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week into what he accepted was an issue with divergent… Read More ›

Thai Airways still requires borrowed time and money as firm submits survival plan to the bankruptcy court

Thai Airways still requires borrowed time and money as firm submits survival plan to the bankruptcy court

March 3, 2021

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Acting President, Chansin Treenuchagron, confirmed Thai Airways currently has debts of ฿410 billion owed to over 13,000 creditors. The airline, which still has 21,000 staff… Read More ›

Minister defers to WHO on tourism vaccine passports despite its clearly stated opposition to them at this time

Minister defers to WHO on tourism vaccine passports despite its clearly stated opposition to them at this time

March 2, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Vaccine passports, the key to reopening Thailand to foreign tourism, are a fast-rising issue on the political and economic agenda as the world’s airline and… Read More ›

Vaccination campaign begins in early morning jab event but hopes for more foreign tourists set back

Vaccination campaign begins in early morning jab event but hopes for more foreign tourists set back

February 28, 2021

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

100,000 doses have been reserved for foreign tourist provinces to be given to those working in the tourism and hospitality sector. However, it appears these… Read More ›

Officials work on asset warehouse plan to relaunch the tourism industry in tandem with reopening

Officials work on asset warehouse plan to relaunch the tourism industry in tandem with reopening

February 27, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Plan to save viable tourism concerns involving soft loans and asset parking which must happen in tandem with the reopening of Thailand’s borders. Most analysts… Read More ›

Economy to rebound as the year progresses driven by exports and a return of mass foreign tourism

Economy to rebound as the year progresses driven by exports and a return of mass foreign tourism

February 26, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A Deputy spokesman at the Finance Ministry on Wednesday maintained Thailand will welcome not less than 5 million tourists this year and predicted a baseline… Read More ›

Top virologist urges Thais to embrace vaccines as the road back to normal with first doses flying in this week

Top virologist urges Thais to embrace vaccines as the road back to normal with first doses flying in this week

February 23, 2021

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

Most Thai people are adamant that foreigners must be vaccinated while a combined 57.44% think it should be free to expats who pay taxes in… Read More ›

Thailand to reopen to ‘big fish’ tourists as a cryptocurrency friendly haven says promotion agency boss

Thailand to reopen to ‘big fish’ tourists as a cryptocurrency friendly haven says promotion agency boss

February 21, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor, Yuthasak Supasorn, was speaking after a meeting with a technology association promoting closer ties between the kingdom and Japan. He… Read More ›

Industry leaders and central bank all warn that foreign tourism must return to avoid a collapse

Industry leaders and central bank all warn that foreign tourism must return to avoid a collapse

February 19, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Uncertainty looms as the Thai government, like its counterparts across the world, is facing an economic crisis that is growing with economic projections for GDP… Read More ›

Plan to extend quarantine to 21 days for African travellers to deal with the new, resistant South African strain

Plan to extend quarantine to 21 days for African travellers to deal with the new, resistant South African strain

February 17, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Public health officials are determined to keep the South African variant of Covid-19 out. Reports from the UK say researchers and scientists working with the… Read More ›

PM plays clips to parliament to defend himself against media ‘distortion’ of gambling claims

PM plays clips to parliament to defend himself against media ‘distortion’ of gambling claims

February 17, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

‘To those who accused me of receiving benefits, I insist that I never received a single baht. I don’t want any involvement with dirty money.… Read More ›

Tragic death of a beauty queen and two others in a road accident near Khon Kaen University is a loss

Tragic death of a beauty queen and two others in a road accident near Khon Kaen University is a loss

February 16, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Ms Monchanit was runner up as Miss Thailand in 2019 and was in her final year as a science student at Khon Kaen University. The… Read More ›

Door closing on quick foreign tourism return as economic recovery is delayed to the end of 2022

Door closing on quick foreign tourism return as economic recovery is delayed to the end of 2022

February 15, 2021

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

Thai economic planners are still hoping for mass foreign tourism to return in the last quarter of 2021 but the projected numbers for visitors are… Read More ›

Thailand- the first large country with a fertility problem yet without wealth to easily fund healthcare for the old

Thailand- the first large country with a fertility problem yet without wealth to easily fund healthcare for the old

February 14, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The kingdom’s economy will have to begin adapting its stance to cope with more old people and less working adults while still remaining a relatively… Read More ›