Bangkok Post

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 ...

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

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

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

Thailand spent B444bn in 3 years to fight pandemic

Thailand spent a total of 444 billion baht ($2.8 billion) on public health during the three years of the pandemic to contain the spread of Covid-19 and vaccinate its population, according to the Ministry of Public Health. The cost of testing and treating people for Covid ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Solutions sought as North ravaged by toxic PM2.5

The National Environment Board (NEB) will beef up preventive measures against PM2.5 ultrafine dust after 17 northern provinces have seen smog pollution hit crisis levels.Siwaporn Rungsiyanon, a spokeswoman of the Centre for Air Pollution Mitigation (CAPM), said the 17 provinces have been seeing PM2.5 levels ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Government bid to raise country's digital competitiveness

The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry wants digital-related business to contribulte 30% of  GDP and for Thailand to reach the top 30 of the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking, both by 2027.The targets can be achieved by promoting the adoption of digital technology for ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

MPI rises 6.6% in January to reach 10-month high

Thailand’s Manufacturing Production Index (MPI) increased by 6.6% from December last year to reach 99.8 points in January, the highest level in 10 months, thanks to more business activity, driven by an uptick in tourism.However, the January MPI decreased by 4.35% year-on-year due to the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thousands of fire hotspots in North

A total of 2,201 hotspots were detected across the North on Tuesday, most of them in conservation forests, the Region 3 centre for prevention and mitigation of air pollution reported on Wednesday. Of the total, 1,388 hotspots were in the upper part of the region ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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

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