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TAT keen on 20m goal

Thai tourism remains on course to reach 20 million arrivals next year as the prime minister predicted, following the easing of travel rules on May 1, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).“The industry next year is poised to strengthen from this year, making ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thai tourism sector calls for easing of COVID-19 requirements to boost arrivals

Tourism organisations in Thailand have called on the government to ease the COVID-19 requirements for international visitors to boost arrivals in time for the Easter holidays in April.Presidents of 20 tourism associations and councils submitted a letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and related officials, ...

Doubts linger over 2022

Tourism in major tourist destinations has clearly been picking up despite the lingering spread of Covid-19, especially since the country’s reopening on Nov 1. But all of a sudden, there came an unexpected turning point – the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.A ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thai tourism sector seeks more sandbox schemes

The business sector is calling on the government to implement sandbox schemes in destinations like Pattaya in Chonburi, Rayong and some parts of Bangkok, Sanan Angubolkul, chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, said on Thursday.He was speaking after meeting with members of the Chonburi ...

The Nation Reporter

Prayut urges govt agencies to continue with ‘reshaping Thailand’ policies

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed relevant agencies to proceed with policies to reshape the country, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said on Monday.So far, Thailand has adjusted its tourism strategy by focusing on 3Rs, namely: Reopen (Q3 2021): Pilot reopening under the Phuket Sandbox scheme. ...

The Nation Reporter

Tourism ministry unveils portal to assist visitors

Thailand has launched a new tourism website, aiming to make travel to the country easier for the 8-15 million tourists expected to visit next year.The central platform, named Entry Thailand, includes necessary information before arrival, providing basic information and documents that tourists have to prepare ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand announces reopening rules for tourism reboot

Thailand announced rules on Friday for its quarantine-free reopening to visitors from 45 countries, in an effort to revive an economy struggling to recover from the collapse of its vital tourism sector.Thailand, one of the Asia-Pacific’s most popular tourist destinations, has for the past 18 ...

Govt targets B882bn in local tourism revenue next year

The government aims to generate at least 882 billion baht in domestic tourism revenue next year from government measures to revive the struggling sector after a major slump in foreign arrivals.The economy suffered its deepest fall in more than two decades last year, with the ...

Sandbox now open to everyone

Fully vaccinated travellers from “any country in the world” can now book holidays in Phuket and other provinces taking part in the sandbox scheme, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says.The change will allow previously excluded Indonesians and Malaysians, among many others, to travel to ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Confidence index in Thai tourism sector drops to lowest point in Q3

The confidence index of tourism businesses hit the lowest point in the third quarter of this year, with more than 3 million people in the industry reportedly unemployed, the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) said.Astudy conducted by the TCT, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) ...

The Nation Reporter

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