Thailand sees 6m foreign tourist arrivals in Q1: govt

The government expects there to be about 6 million foreign tourist arrivals in the first quarter of the year as the vital tourism sector gathered momentum, an official said on Friday. The country is forecasting between 25 million to 30 million foreign tourists this year, with ...

TAT drives Thai tourism towards safe and sustainable travel

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced the commencement of the submission process for the 14th Thailand Tourism Awards, a distinguished recognition for the travel industry’s brightest and best in Thailand.The application period runs from March 1 to April 30, 2023, with the announcement ...

Operators seek tourism law reform following scam

Tour operators are calling for tourism laws to be reformed to protect travel agents, not only customers, following an alleged Japan tour scam worth 14 million baht. Ten retail travel agents filed a complaint against one wholesale company with the Royal Thai Police’s Central Investigation Bureau ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand launches digital tourism project

The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) of Thailand has launched a digital tourism project with an aim to encourage travel firms to widely use digital platforms.DEPA President and CEO Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin said that the project will develop a national tourism tourism platform called ThailandCONNECX, helping ...

Cabinet endorses B300 visitor fee to improve standards

The cabinet yesterday approved the collection of a 300-baht tourism fee from foreigners visiting Thailand by air, along with a 150-baht fee for visitors by land or sea, expected to start in June this year. Foreigners visiting Thailand on day trips that do not include ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Air e-tickets usher in era of digital IDs

Passengers are now allowed to use digital IDs to verify their identity when boarding domestic flights. Traisulee Taisaranakul, deputy government spokeswoman, said the use of digital IDs had been permitted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand following the rollout of the D.DOPA mobile application.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Fifth round of subsidies for domestic tourism begins next month: TAT

The timeline for the fifth phase of the government’s domestic-tourism promotion campaign – which provides subsidies to hoteliers and tourists to encourage travel – will run from early March till the end of April, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced on Friday.The fifth phase ...

The Nation Reporter

'Koh Lan residents' prepare to create 'island rules' and make an agreement on 'environment-tourism-living'

“Koh Lan community members prepare a draft of “Koh Lan Charter” as a rule for living – tourism. It will be a resolution for resources sharing in Koh Lan for the first time, laying out 4 main concerns: reduce wastewater into the sea; use of ...

Thailand's tourism industry rebounds as it heads into high season

Tourist arrivals in Thailand have been promising – with 3.12 million international travellers turning up in the first seven months of the year.The authorities and industry players are optimistic but the nation, which before the Covid-19 pandemic relied heavily on tourism, is not out of ...

Global economy to hit Thai tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) forecasts revenue of 1.2-2.38 trillion baht next year, according to its new 2023 strategy, but this is likely to be challenged by global inflation and rising interest rates, with spending already taking a hit.TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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