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Thailand Pass is being upgraded but passenger stress stories continue with cancellation threats

Thailand Pass is being upgraded but passenger stress stories continue with cancellation threats

November 15, 2021

Economy, Thai World:

A UK man with a wife who was seeking to visit her terminally ill mother found the Thailand Pass application extremely stressful this week as… Read More ›

Kingdom may see up to 1 million tourists this year but it will be an uphill battle to get back to 2019

Kingdom may see up to 1 million tourists this year but it will be an uphill battle to get back to 2019

November 2, 2021

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

The decision by Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha to reopen the kingdom on the 1st November more decisively and liberally appears to be delivering results… Read More ›

Vaccinated tourists from 63 countries can leave SHA plus hotels after 1st night says top official in Phuket

Vaccinated tourists from 63 countries can leave SHA plus hotels after 1st night says top official in Phuket

October 30, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Protests from small business operators who feel excluded from the reopening process in Phuket on Friday drew a clear response from Deputy Governor Pichet Panapong… Read More ›

Fears for travellers trying to access Thailand in the interim period as Thailand Pass launch nears GO

Fears for travellers trying to access Thailand in the interim period as Thailand Pass launch nears GO

October 27, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Hoteliers have generally given a warm welcome to the new urgency driving the November 1st reopening injected by Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha but are… Read More ›

Russian and Indian travellers unhappy at entry rules for November 1st, call for simpler plans

Russian and Indian travellers unhappy at entry rules for November 1st, call for simpler plans

October 25, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A key problem emerging for many tourist hotspots in Thailand for the high season is the problem with lack of recognition of the Russian Sputnik… Read More ›

Most tourists will be able to travel freely in Thailand once they pass their first test on arrival here

Most tourists will be able to travel freely in Thailand once they pass their first test on arrival here

October 23, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Details emerging on the November 1st reopening are encouraging and appear to show a determination by the Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan ocha, to make… Read More ›

46 countries green-lighted as Thailand’s tourism business is set to take off from November 1st

46 countries green-lighted as Thailand’s tourism business is set to take off from November 1st

October 22, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s foreign tourism big bang: 46 countries listed below from November 1st with nightlife to reopen on December 1st next. The Minister of Public Health,… Read More ›

Pheu Thai Party deputy leader proposed Thaksin’s former wife as lead candidate for Prime Minister

Pheu Thai Party deputy leader proposed Thaksin’s former wife as lead candidate for Prime Minister

October 19, 2021

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The government’s top legal expert, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, has dismissed the significance of the video conversation as mere political discourse despite efforts by… Read More ›

Southern surge in COVID-19 cases sees daily cases jump by 20% on Friday as doctors issue warning

Southern surge in COVID-19 cases sees daily cases jump by 20% on Friday as doctors issue warning

October 16, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

New outbreak comes as Bangkok is preparing ‘swab hubs’ to cater for a strong inflow of foreign tourists from November as Thailand ramps up its… Read More ›

TAT boss: quarantine remains for 1 day to test all visitors, no going back to old tourism pub scenes

TAT boss: quarantine remains for 1 day to test all visitors, no going back to old tourism pub scenes

October 14, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

TAT boss rules out going back to the old Thai tourism formula of crowded bars and nightlife. He insists the kingdom is instead pursuing a… Read More ›

Pheu Thai set to unveil ‘wow’ candidate for PM before the next election but Prayut has the aces 

Pheu Thai set to unveil ‘wow’ candidate for PM before the next election but Prayut has the aces 

October 11, 2021

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

No matter what happens, it is clear that if Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha is in office after August 2022, there will be a Constitutional… Read More ›

New ‘high quality’ economy again touted by the government’s economics czar amid storm clouds

New ‘high quality’ economy again touted by the government’s economics czar amid storm clouds

October 9, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The government’s key economics minister underlined its green credentials as he put the environment at the centre of agricultural, tourism and industrial policy in explaining… Read More ›

Goal is to live with COVID as an endemic disease as Dr Yong urges everyone to get their vaccine shots

Goal is to live with COVID as an endemic disease as Dr Yong urges everyone to get their vaccine shots

October 6, 2021

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand orders 200,000 courses of a breakthrough drug to treat COVID-19 developed by scientists at US pharma giant Merck. The new treatment, taken in pill… Read More ›

Another GDP contraction looms as Thailand tries to boost its economic fortunes by spending more 

Another GDP contraction looms as Thailand tries to boost its economic fortunes by spending more 

October 3, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Bank of Thailand senior director Ms Chayawadee Chai-Anant pointed towards a relaxation of public health curbs and rising government stimulus to prop up the economy… Read More ›

Dutchman’s tenacious fight over tiered healthcare costs firmly rejected by a Thai provincial court

Dutchman’s tenacious fight over tiered healthcare costs firmly rejected by a Thai provincial court

October 1, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s public health system is a combination of public and private hospitals and the Ministry of Public Health has been moving towards reform and regulation… Read More ›

Brit to be deported as Immigration Bureau boss ordered to get tough with dangerous foreigners in the kingdom

Brit to be deported as Immigration Bureau boss ordered to get tough with dangerous foreigners in the kingdom

September 29, 2021

Crime, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police are still reported to be investigating the activities of 34-year-old Benjamin Robert Simpson even after his arrest in Hua Hin this week based on… Read More ›

Public apathy towards politics as government hinges on the bond between two ex-army generals

Public apathy towards politics as government hinges on the bond between two ex-army generals

September 26, 2021

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The latest opinion poll again shows the public are switched off politics with nearly one third expressing no preference for any leader with General Prayut… Read More ›

Canadians highlight the confusion, expense and hurdles facing tourists visiting Thailand right now

Canadians highlight the confusion, expense and hurdles facing tourists visiting Thailand right now

September 24, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Monday night in Phuket, local police launched a crackdown on bars selling alcohol in Patong, a resort on the western side of the island… Read More ›

Government borrows more to bring the economy through an extended Covid 19 crisis with GDP flat

Government borrows more to bring the economy through an extended Covid 19 crisis with GDP flat

September 22, 2021

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In the aftermath of the announcement to borrow more and further fiscal stimulus approved by the cabinet on Tuesday, Kasikorn Research Centre has pointed out… Read More ›

New money for residency scheme may go live in January 2022 says government spokeswoman

New money for residency scheme may go live in January 2022 says government spokeswoman

September 19, 2021

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

There is concern the new scheme could be used as a vehicle by wealthy Chinese investors to snap up hotel and tourism industry businesses and… Read More ›