Thailand’s Songkran to be celebrated for entire April in 2024 under govt’s soft power plan

A Thai government committee plans to hold Songkran Festival celebrations during the entire month of April 2024, instead of the traditional three days, in a bid to entrench Thailand’s standing among the top 10 global destinations for festivals.Songkran, the Thai traditional new year, falls on ...

New year revelry returns to Thai streets as tourism rebounds

Tens of thousands of revellers, including hordes of foreign tourists sporting floral shirts and plastic water guns, descended on the streets of Bangkok on Thursday for the biggest traditional new year gathering since the pandemic.Festivities for Songkran, a much-loved Thai festival sometimes described as the ...

BoT to Assess Impact of New Round of Covid-19 Infections

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) needs to monitor on the fresh wave of Covid-19 situation, specifically the stringency of the government’s additional measures, as well as people’s consumption behavior in order to assess the impact of the new round of infections.BoT deputy governor Mathee Supapongse ...

NNT Reporter

People urged to be cautious about heatstroke

As the mercury levels soar in many parts of Thailand and more people come outdoors for the Songkran celebrations, the Department of Disease Control (DDC) on Sunday has warned people to beware of heatstroke.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Haze casts shadow over Songkran tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has forecast tourism levels during Songkran to drop by 10 per cent, partly due to the northern haze problems. Meanwhile, the Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA) expects the strong baht to encourage Thais to travel abroad during the Songkran ...

The Nation Reporter

Three measures promoted for Thai traditional Songkran festival

All sectors are preparing to take care of and facilitate everyone who will return to their hometown to celebrate the Songkran festival while the cabinet has acknowledged three measures to promote the Thai traditional Songkran festival.Keep reading ...

Supawadee Wangsri

Songkran revelry set to begin nationwide

Police continue to push public safety measures but traffic still poses challenge. As holidaymakers started to reach their destinations nationwide yesterday (April,12) for the traditional Thai New Year celebrations this weekend, various sites confirmed their readiness to host impressive events and also implement public safety ...

The Nation Reporter

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