Economy

Public Health Ministry moves to assure the public on outlying cases as vaccination drive cranks up

Public Health Ministry moves to assure the public on outlying cases as vaccination drive cranks up

March 28, 2021

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

A 29-year-old market seller who works in Bangkok but lives in Ratchaburi becomes the first confirmed case of a vaccinated person to test positive for… Read More ›

World Bank downgrades growth prospects as Thai economic recovery in 2021 looks still uncertain

World Bank downgrades growth prospects as Thai economic recovery in 2021 looks still uncertain

March 26, 2021

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Thailand’s economic problems are coming into clear focus as projected growth rates for 2021 are already beginning to slide as in 2019 and 2020 despite… Read More ›

Plan to reopen Phuket to foreign tourists on July 1st appears promising but UK taxman wants a cut 

Plan to reopen Phuket to foreign tourists on July 1st appears promising but UK taxman wants a cut 

March 25, 2021

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Proposal to vaccinate the population of Phuket and remove quarantine for incoming visitors appears to have the support of key ministers in the government. On… Read More ›

Thailand’s plan to reopen lacks clarity with rising doubts for anything like mass tourism in 2021

Thailand’s plan to reopen lacks clarity with rising doubts for anything like mass tourism in 2021

March 23, 2021

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As reduced quarantine comes into effect on April 1st with a promise of a full reopening by October 1st, the situation looks increasingly complex even… Read More ›

Thailand falling in world happiness rankings, the country has fallen sharply in surveys since 2012

Thailand falling in world happiness rankings, the country has fallen sharply in surveys since 2012

March 22, 2021

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The annual survey has become more sophisticated at measuring people’s happiness worldwide using the Gallup polling organisation in addition to government statistics across a range… Read More ›

Centre for Covid-19  announces ‘bubble and seal’ measures after October 1st with quarantine lifted

Centre for Covid-19 announces ‘bubble and seal’ measures after October 1st with quarantine lifted

March 19, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The latest news is bound to exasperate potential tourists thinking of visiting Thailand after October 1st as Friday’s announcement has created more confusion than clarity… Read More ›

Threat to Thailand from the encroaching dragon of the North as Chinese factories in Myanmar burn

Threat to Thailand from the encroaching dragon of the North as Chinese factories in Myanmar burn

March 18, 2021

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The news comes after last Sunday’s execution by Myanmar’s Tatmadaw or military forces of a shop steward at a Chinese owned factory who was demonstrating… Read More ›

PM signals a policy change to allow broader and easier private sector access to Covid-19 vaccines

PM signals a policy change to allow broader and easier private sector access to Covid-19 vaccines

March 17, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Full steam ahead with vaccination drive: Thai government leader heralds a renewed impetus to lead the kingdom out of the morass of the Covid-19 emergency… Read More ›

‘Miss you’ tourism video goes live this week to woo back long lost foreign tourists to the kingdom

‘Miss you’ tourism video goes live this week to woo back long lost foreign tourists to the kingdom

March 14, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The video appears to herald a change in mood and approach from the government which has begun to emphasise efforts to save the foreign tourism… Read More ›

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

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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

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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

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

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 ›