Economy

PM says Thailand will reopen fully to foreign tourism as infections and deaths continue to rise daily

PM says Thailand will reopen fully to foreign tourism as infections and deaths continue to rise daily

July 22, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

General Prayut asked top CEOs to work with the government and try to avoid conflict at this time. He said cooperation between all parties was… Read More ›

Big joke and top officials shore up the Sandbox tourist initiative on Phuket which begins to shows promise

Big joke and top officials shore up the Sandbox tourist initiative on Phuket which begins to shows promise

July 20, 2021

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The Thai government increasingly sees the Phuket initiative as critical to the country’s economic objectives. Last weekend, a high powered delegation, including former Immigration Bureau… Read More ›

Crisis over AstraZeneca vaccine doses threatens to undermine the government as virus surge grows

Crisis over AstraZeneca vaccine doses threatens to undermine the government as virus surge grows

July 18, 2021

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

Fears for Thailand’s critical vaccination campaign which now looks like it will fall well short of the government’s target to vaccinate 70% of the population… Read More ›

10-year visas for the right kind of foreigner who can play a part in Thailand’s economic future

10-year visas for the right kind of foreigner who can play a part in Thailand’s economic future

July 17, 2021

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Plan from Thailand’s Energy Minister and Deputy Prime Minister at the Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) highlights the need to attract foreigners with capital,… Read More ›

5 tourists land on Ko Samui as the numbers linked to Thailand’s reopening simply fail to impress

5 tourists land on Ko Samui as the numbers linked to Thailand’s reopening simply fail to impress

July 15, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Current numbers, trends and feedback from international travellers do not augur well for a recovery of Thailand’s foreign tourism industry in the last quarter of… Read More ›

Vaccine cocktail approved on Monday placed under review causing provincial suspensions of rollout

Vaccine cocktail approved on Monday placed under review causing provincial suspensions of rollout

July 14, 2021

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Study into side effects ordered by the PM after top doctor already presented his emphatic findings based on a study involving 1,200 patients at King… Read More ›

Economic fears rising as Thailand faces a bigger crisis than 1997 with rising job losses and debt

Economic fears rising as Thailand faces a bigger crisis than 1997 with rising job losses and debt

July 13, 2021

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Any growth at all now for 2021 is questionable as the head of the Public Debt Management Office suggests the government may be able to… Read More ›

Top tourists soured by red tape, hyper regulation is killing off enthusiasm for the Phuket sandbox among fans

Top tourists soured by red tape, hyper regulation is killing off enthusiasm for the Phuket sandbox among fans

July 12, 2021

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Two more foreign tourists within the Phuket sandbox test positive while the province has just announced its first Delta virus case as schools close for… Read More ›

Tensions within government as COVID-19 crisis grows darker with public confidence in free fall

Tensions within government as COVID-19 crisis grows darker with public confidence in free fall

July 11, 2021

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A key player has emerged at the heart of government at the centre of its struggle to survive during the COVID-19 emergency. Controversial but reputedly… Read More ›

12 tourists in Phuket placed in quarantine ask to be flown home after their island holiday was ruined

12 tourists in Phuket placed in quarantine ask to be flown home after their island holiday was ruined

July 10, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

This week, it appeared the Phuket Sandbox initiative was gaining ground with up to 14,000 foreign tourists scheduled for July and more airlines requesting slots… Read More ›

Only 1.8% of the people in one poll this week said that they had any confidence in the government

Only 1.8% of the people in one poll this week said that they had any confidence in the government

July 9, 2021

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

Loei MP Lertsak Pattanachaikun warned that Thailand could become a failed state with rising public debt and an economy which, unlike other world economies right… Read More ›

Top official – fully vaccinated people must wear double face masks against more infectious Delta virus strain

Top official – fully vaccinated people must wear double face masks against more infectious Delta virus strain

July 7, 2021

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With a surge in infections being reported on Wednesday, driven by the more infectious Delta variant of Covid-19, Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, the government spokesman has… Read More ›

New ‘Green’ future for tourism in Phuket as officials crack down on prostitution on the island

New ‘Green’ future for tourism in Phuket as officials crack down on prostitution on the island

July 5, 2021

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The Phuket reopening looks like it is achieving some moderate success as a senior Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) official heralds a new Green or,… Read More ›

Transport ministry looks at launching Thailand’s own shipping line to support economic growth

Transport ministry looks at launching Thailand’s own shipping line to support economic growth

July 3, 2021

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Thailand, whose GDP is 50% driven by exports, has a 90% deficit in shipping tonnage putting the kingdom’s exporters and importers at a disadvantage. A… Read More ›

MP criticises stirred up health official, calls on him to fight the virus instead of being emotional

MP criticises stirred up health official, calls on him to fight the virus instead of being emotional

July 2, 2021

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Top doctor at Siriraj hospital predicts infections of over 10,000 cases per day as many officials now accept that Thailand finds itself at the mercy… Read More ›

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

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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

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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 ›