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Big tech US website Tripadvisor stings struggling Thai hotels and resorts after acting in bad faith

Big tech US website Tripadvisor stings struggling Thai hotels and resorts after acting in bad faith

November 14, 2020

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

Actions of US tech giant are questionable and have left a family business struggling with a tsunami of negative and vituperative commentary after it was… Read More ›

Thai ministers set out ambitious agenda to make the kingdom the dominant digital player in ASEAN

Thai ministers set out ambitious agenda to make the kingdom the dominant digital player in ASEAN

November 12, 2020

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

Another seminar, later in the week, heard a more down to earth assessment as Thai entrepreneur, Amarit Charoenphan, bemoaned the closure of the kingdom to… Read More ›

Tourism industry totters on the brink as tourists from the UK, the USA and Europe can now apply on conditions

Tourism industry totters on the brink as tourists from the UK, the USA and Europe can now apply on conditions

November 11, 2020

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

Countries in South America and the Indo Pacific region are, right now, hoovering up Thailand’s regular tourists with another contingent having already decided to stay… Read More ›

Experts see a brighter day under a Biden/ Harris US administration as PM pens congratulations

Experts see a brighter day under a Biden/ Harris US administration as PM pens congratulations

November 10, 2020

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

Top Thai economist predicts that Senator Kamala Horris will become the first female US president while government officials are preparing for a reopening and flourishing… Read More ›

Top international school in Phuket in hot water after two UK teachers were arrested for working illegally there

Top international school in Phuket in hot water after two UK teachers were arrested for working illegally there

November 9, 2020

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

Officials are warning employers in Thailand following the case. The school authorities could be facing up to ฿2 million in fines and up to 10… Read More ›

French man’s deportation shock is a wake-up call to all foreigners in Thailand using social media

French man’s deportation shock is a wake-up call to all foreigners in Thailand using social media

November 5, 2020

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

In 2019, 47-year-old Yan Eric Marchal was visited by plainclothes police after he released a video on Facebook parodying a song linked to the National… Read More ›

25-year-old American killed during police siege after Pattaya crime spree with a stolen Glock 9mm handgun

25-year-old American killed during police siege after Pattaya crime spree with a stolen Glock 9mm handgun

November 3, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police have identified the man as Michael Giavasse. The incident began on Monday evening when he stole a 9mm Glock handgun from the Pattaya Shooting… Read More ›

King tells western TV crews that he loves all Thai people equally and the kingdom is the land of compromise

King tells western TV crews that he loves all Thai people equally and the kingdom is the land of compromise

November 2, 2020

Culture, Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The King and Queen received a rousing reception from well-wishers and followers on Sunday in Bangkok. The atmosphere prompted some revealing comments from the King… Read More ›

Sean Connery, the sexiest man alive, who played James Bond, has passed away at 90 years of age in Bahamas

Sean Connery, the sexiest man alive, who played James Bond, has passed away at 90 years of age in Bahamas

November 1, 2020

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

Remembered as the greatest Scotsman ever, Connery revealed that his decades of success were never planned when he was growing up in working-class Edinburgh. He… Read More ›

Coup again ruled out by Prawit as reconciliation is sought but with growing calls for Prayut to go

Coup again ruled out by Prawit as reconciliation is sought but with growing calls for Prayut to go

October 30, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

After another week of protests and two days of a special parliamentary session, the kingdom is still mired in political conflict. There are two key… Read More ›

Visa amnesty finally ending but the new regime is pragmatic and may allow for further renewals

Visa amnesty finally ending but the new regime is pragmatic and may allow for further renewals

October 29, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Foreign embassies in Thailand including that of the United States are urging their nationals, still in Thailand with an extended tourist visa, to move quickly… Read More ›

Foreign condo buyers to get permanent residency under debt-free scheme being mooted by officials

Foreign condo buyers to get permanent residency under debt-free scheme being mooted by officials

October 26, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

It comes as the government attempts to streamline what has been a shambolic mismatch of regulations concerning various aspects and implementation of the Special Tourist… Read More ›

Strength of support for the monarchy being seen this week as political unrest deepens into standoff

Strength of support for the monarchy being seen this week as political unrest deepens into standoff

October 25, 2020

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Events this week show that the Thai public still retains strong support for the monarchy but also wants to see more unity in politics and… Read More ›

Rapidly rising debt levels in Thailand means that the country must open up to mass tourism quickly in 2021

Rapidly rising debt levels in Thailand means that the country must open up to mass tourism quickly in 2021

October 24, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The reality is that this economic crisis in Thailand is only now beginning to bite as already 10% of commercial bank borrowers who availed of… Read More ›

Top minister accuses protesters of imperiling economic recovery and the health of Thai people at this time

Top minister accuses protesters of imperiling economic recovery and the health of Thai people at this time

October 23, 2020

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

The comments come as there are tentative signs that Thailand’s predicted economic contraction for 2020 will not be as severe as expected while the Ministry… Read More ›

Special Tourist Visa – first Chinese tourists flying in with plans for European visitors to follow soon

Special Tourist Visa – first Chinese tourists flying in with plans for European visitors to follow soon

October 21, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Tourism Authority Governor says officials are working on arrival plans for European tourists flying to Thailand under the Special Tourist Visa programme. This comes as… Read More ›

Voice TV ordered shut by a Thai court as action against media outlets proceeds despite assurances

Voice TV ordered shut by a Thai court as action against media outlets proceeds despite assurances

October 20, 2020

Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thai World:

Top government officials appeared reticent on Tuesday about closing down media outlets as efforts to resolve the political crisis on the streets have begun and… Read More ›

China and Thailand forging deeper ties which may pose a problem for western firms in the future

China and Thailand forging deeper ties which may pose a problem for western firms in the future

October 19, 2020

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

US Ambassador Michael de Sombre in early October questioned the efficacy of Thailand’s long term fight against the virus and described the kingdom as being… Read More ›

Protester charged with harming the Queen’s liberty claims innocence after his arrest on Friday in Bangkok

Protester charged with harming the Queen’s liberty claims innocence after his arrest on Friday in Bangkok

October 18, 2020

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

The incident underscores the dangerous and disturbing position that Thailand now finds itself in, where the monarchy, long-held above the political fray, is being drawn… Read More ›

Another fatal crash as express train smashes car off the tracks in Phetchaburi – woman killed

Another fatal crash as express train smashes car off the tracks in Phetchaburi – woman killed

October 17, 2020

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

The tragedy comes just days after 18 people died in Chachoengsao province which was followed by a promise to improve security at rail crossings nationwide… Read More ›