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 ...

Amendment to labour law offers protection to employees working from home

Labour Protection Act BE 2566 (2023), which facilitates working from home, will come into effect on April 18 this year, deputy government spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul said on Thursday.She said the amendment was necessary as the old Labour Protection Act BE 2541 (1998) did not take ...

The Nation Reporter

Agency keen on fruit quality controls

The Internal Trade Department is implementing 22 measures to manage fruit supply for this year’s harvest, with production estimated to grow by 3% to 6.78 million tonnes. Wattanasak Sur-iam, the department’s director-general, said the higher output is attributed to cooler weather late last year and early ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Airports of Thailand to invest $1 billion to expand low-cost terminal

Airports of Thailand Pcl (AOT) plans to invest 36.8 billion baht ($1.08 billion) to expand its low-cost terminal at Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport and increase passenger capacity and boost tourism income, it said late on Wednesday.Construction will begin this year and take until 2029, AOT ...

Thailand's $98 billion 2024 budget to be delayed over election

Thailand’s 3.35 trillion baht ($98.38 billion) budget for the 2024 fiscal year starting in October could be delayed by four or five months, the Budget Bureau said on Thursday, as the Southeast Asian country heads to an election set for May.The budget is needed to ...

Manpower shortage among wellness industry challenges

The government is being urged to fix the manpower shortage in the wellness industry and create a more favourable environment for locals and international visitors to establish Thailand as a top-tier wellness hub. Krip Rojanastien, chairman and chief executive of Chiva-Som International Health Resorts, called ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Inflation and unemployment main worries of Thais, global survey shows

The majority of people globally, including Thailand, are worried about economic recession, rising product prices and unemployment, global market research company Ipsos said on Tuesday.The company cited its research “Ipsos Global Trend 2023” conducted among more than 48,000 people in 50 countries. About 1,000 of ...

The Nation Reporter

Thai economy to grow 3-4% this year, policy rate to ensure recovery - Finance Minister

Thailand’s economy is expected to expand 3 per cent-4 per cent this year and monetary and fiscal policies must work together to ensure economic growth and stability, the finance minister said on Wednesday.Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy continues to be supported by the vital tourism sector ...

Breakdown: Party readiness and economic policies

The House of Representatives was dissolved on Monday, paving way for the next general election on May 14.In terms of campaign readiness, four out of 87 competing parties have set up offices and fielded MP candidates for all 77 provinces. This includes the main opposition ...

Arkhom predicts potential growth of 4-5%

The potential growth rate of the economy is 4-5%, says Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith. Among the factors that will determine more robust sustainable growth is increasing productivity by reskilling and upskilling workers, Mr Arkhom said yesterday at a seminar called “The NEXT Thailand’s Future”, co-hosted ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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