Thailand

Fear and confusion in Thailand’s tourism industry as near-bankrupt hotels decline foreign tourists

Fear and confusion in Thailand’s tourism industry as near-bankrupt hotels decline foreign tourists

September 21, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Several initiatives including the ‘Phuket Model’ and only last week, a 9-month long-stay visa for foreign tourists, have been announced but nothing is yet finalised.… Read More ›

Students submit a reform petition to the Privy Council, call for a General Strike in Thailand on October 14th

Students submit a reform petition to the Privy Council, call for a General Strike in Thailand on October 14th

September 21, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Students are now facing the threat of further prosecution as they call on the public to show solidarity with the cause by personal actions between… Read More ›

Thaksin poses a question to those in power on the same day he was removed from office in 2006

Thaksin poses a question to those in power on the same day he was removed from office in 2006

September 20, 2020

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

The former Thai Prime Minister who won two elections and presided over a period of unprecedented growth in the kingdom, on Saturday, noted that he… Read More ›

March on government to go ahead on Sunday as rally organisers appear to focus on the monarchy reform plans

March on government to go ahead on Sunday as rally organisers appear to focus on the monarchy reform plans

September 20, 2020

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The rally on Saturday was attended by former Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit accompanied by Pannika Wanich, another key member of the Progressive Movement.… Read More ›

Western foreigners being blamed by ultra-right for this latest wave of radical student protests in Thailand

Western foreigners being blamed by ultra-right for this latest wave of radical student protests in Thailand

September 19, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Well over 10,000 police officers have been mobilised to control the situation with reserve forces of anti-riot police and military units on standby in case… Read More ›

Closed Thailand giving handouts to millions while Sweden welcomes tourists with falling infections

Closed Thailand giving handouts to millions while Sweden welcomes tourists with falling infections

September 18, 2020

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

The Eurozone area is expected to contract by 7.9% this year as Asia will see its first economic decline since the 1960s. Thailand is emerging… Read More ›

Frenchman’s car stopped in Phuket, charged with the violent hotel rape of a 29 year old UK woman in Patpong

Frenchman’s car stopped in Phuket, charged with the violent hotel rape of a 29 year old UK woman in Patpong

September 16, 2020

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

The 29-year-old UK tourist reported the rape last Friday morning to police in Patong who later obtained a warrant for the arrest of 36-year-old Mr… Read More ›

Bangkok condo industry leader calls urgently for government help as Chinese buyers have disappeared 

Bangkok condo industry leader calls urgently for government help as Chinese buyers have disappeared 

September 16, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The situation in the Bangkok condo market is still not clear but the absence of Chinese visitors, who enter the country as tourists, has had… Read More ›

Long stay spenders sought for Thailand’s defunct foreign tourism industry with new visa approved

Long stay spenders sought for Thailand’s defunct foreign tourism industry with new visa approved

September 15, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Government sources estimate that up to 1,200 tourists per month will begin arriving in Thailand under the new long-stay visa from October. The visas will… Read More ›

Raised concerns for the defiant student protest being planned for next Saturday and Sunday

Raised concerns for the defiant student protest being planned for next Saturday and Sunday

September 15, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The insistence by key student protest leaders in pursuing their August 10th ‘manifesto’ for reform of the monarchy has deeply disturbed authorities. There are genuine… Read More ›

Thais losing ฿8 billion a day in lost tourism with no guarantee of a return to past glory days of old at this point

Thais losing ฿8 billion a day in lost tourism with no guarantee of a return to past glory days of old at this point

September 14, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thailand is facing a mounting bill for its draconian policy of sealing off the kingdom from foreign tourism and normal passenger flights. A Krung Thai… Read More ›

Assistant Attorney General in Red Bull case named as a senior prosecutor to central Bangkok district

Assistant Attorney General in Red Bull case named as a senior prosecutor to central Bangkok district

September 13, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Assistant Attorney General Nate Natsuk defended himself before a range of panels last month. He had already been cleared by a committee set up within… Read More ›

Crunch time for 2.5 million jobs as government dithers on whether to reopen to foreign tourism this year

Crunch time for 2.5 million jobs as government dithers on whether to reopen to foreign tourism this year

September 12, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A UK travel consultancy has revealed that its studies of countries worldwide with large foreign tourist industries have shown that a combination of airport testing… Read More ›

Exasperated PM loses patience with press corps over ‘distorted’ online speculation of a coup amid tensions

Exasperated PM loses patience with press corps over ‘distorted’ online speculation of a coup amid tensions

September 11, 2020

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

The last two coups in Thailand in 2006 and 2014 damaged the country economically as they caused Thailand to be isolated and lose valuable ground… Read More ›

Crime Suppression Police in efforts to curb 22% spike in suicides linked with Covid 19 reality in Thailand

Crime Suppression Police in efforts to curb 22% spike in suicides linked with Covid 19 reality in Thailand

September 11, 2020

Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Elite police unit to begin monitoring social media sites looking out for vulnerable people in distress followed by a local police intervention along with public… Read More ›

VIP jetsetters holidayed in Phuket as government holds up foreign tourism due to local fears until October 31st

VIP jetsetters holidayed in Phuket as government holds up foreign tourism due to local fears until October 31st

September 10, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Centre for Economic Situation Administration official says that foreign tourists should be back by October 31st under the ‘Phuket model’ as research shows that over… Read More ›

Warning signal from Nissan as it tells agents it is halting production of key car models in Thailand immediately

Warning signal from Nissan as it tells agents it is halting production of key car models in Thailand immediately

September 9, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Reports from Nissan Thailand highlight the severe economic challenge facing Thailand at this time. It follows a cataclysmic fall in auto exports in the last… Read More ›

Army chief denies and rejects rumours of a likely coup as the country faces crisis on key fronts

Army chief denies and rejects rumours of a likely coup as the country faces crisis on key fronts

September 8, 2020

Economy, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai Army chief has expressed confidence that the government can handle any potential unrest including a forthcoming major rally scheduled for September 19th next. It… Read More ›

Scotswoman to appeal dropping of death sentence on brother in law and two hired hitmen by court in Phrae

Scotswoman to appeal dropping of death sentence on brother in law and two hired hitmen by court in Phrae

September 7, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A Thai Scotswoman in Glasgow is in contact with her lawyers in Thailand after a the Appeals Court set aside the death sentence handed down… Read More ›

Setback for Tourism Minister as Phuket model for foreign tourists put in doubt by an infected inmate

Setback for Tourism Minister as Phuket model for foreign tourists put in doubt by an infected inmate

September 7, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Minister of Tourism and Sports, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, appears to be pitted against the medical establishment in the kingdom with the minister hitting out last week… Read More ›