Council hints at layoffs

The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) estimates the industry’s unemployment rate in the second quarter could reach between 2-2.5 million as reopening plans might be delayed if the government cannot flatten the virus curve within a month.Chamnan Srisawat, president of TCT, said staff had been ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand to tighten curbs as virus wave risks tourism plans

Thailand is set to ban sales of alcoholic beverages in restaurants and close schools and amusement parks for two weeks to stem a fresh outbreak of coronavirus, potentially jeopardizing its plans to reopen borders to foreign tourists.The closure of bars, pubs, karaoke and massage parlors ...

Most People Support Government’s Travel Incentive Measures

A survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll has found that a majority of people agree with the government’s measures to stimulate domestic travel and the economy.According to the poll conducted online on March 29-April 1 on 1,265 people throughout the country, ...

NNT Reporter

Government Expects 2 Million Foreign Tourists to Visit Phuket This Year

The government expects about two million foreign tourists to visit Phuket this year after the island reopens to vaccinated visitors from July 1.Tourism Council of Thailand vice president Vichit Prakobgosol said the holidaymakers may generate about 105 billion baht in revenue in the second half. ...

NNT Reporter

Thailand loses 1.45 million tourism jobs from pandemic: tourism group

Thailand has lost about 1.45 million tourism jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, including 400,000 in the first quarter, a private tourism group said on Monday, as the country gets ready to reopen to visitors to try to rescue the struggling sector,Tourism is a key driver ...

Cabinet won't extend tour scheme

The cabinet has turned down a proposal from the Tourism and Sports Ministry to extend the fraud-plagued Rao Tiew Duay Kan (We Travel Together) scheme scheduled to end on April 30.Instead, the Tourism and Sports Ministry and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) were instructed to ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand's tourism sector wants country reopened on July 1

Leading tourism companies in Thailand launched a campaign on Tuesday to reopen the country’s borders from July 1, 2021.The #OpenThailandSafely campaign was launched by more than 15 major companies including Minor Group, Asian Trails, YAANA Ventures, Capella Hotels and Resorts EXO and many others. Minor ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand poised to adopt vaccine passports to kick-start tourism

The tourism minister has asked the Public Health Ministry for approval to launch a vaccine passport system in a bid to kick-start the tourism industry this year.Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakarn said on Monday that the government was waiting for a World Health Organisation ...

The Nation Reporter

TAT expecting 44% fewer trips during long weekend

The damage from the second wave of the pandemic persists for the tourism industry, as an estimate suggests there will be 44% fewer domestic trips during the Buddhist festival holiday which begins on Friday, according to Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said ...

Narumon Kasemsuk

TAT touts competitive enhancement fund

The tourism industry should have a competitiveness enhancement fund to transform businesses in order to avoid a massive collapse in the post-pandemic era, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said the objective of such a fund is not to remedy ...

Narumon Kasemsuk

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