Thailand to tighten curbs as virus wave risks tourism plans

Thailand is set to ban sales of alcoholic beverages in restaurants and close schools and amusement parks for two weeks to stem a fresh outbreak of coronavirus, potentially jeopardizing its plans to reopen borders to foreign tourists.The closure of bars, pubs, karaoke and massage parlors ...

Thailand loses 1.45 million tourism jobs from pandemic: tourism group

Thailand has lost about 1.45 million tourism jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, including 400,000 in the first quarter, a private tourism group said on Monday, as the country gets ready to reopen to visitors to try to rescue the struggling sector,Tourism is a key driver ...

Cabinet won't extend tour scheme

The cabinet has turned down a proposal from the Tourism and Sports Ministry to extend the fraud-plagued Rao Tiew Duay Kan (We Travel Together) scheme scheduled to end on April 30.Instead, the Tourism and Sports Ministry and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) were instructed to ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand's tourism sector wants country reopened on July 1

Leading tourism companies in Thailand launched a campaign on Tuesday to reopen the country’s borders from July 1, 2021.The #OpenThailandSafely campaign was launched by more than 15 major companies including Minor Group, Asian Trails, YAANA Ventures, Capella Hotels and Resorts EXO and many others. Minor ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand poised to adopt vaccine passports to kick-start tourism

The tourism minister has asked the Public Health Ministry for approval to launch a vaccine passport system in a bid to kick-start the tourism industry this year.Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakarn said on Monday that the government was waiting for a World Health Organisation ...

The Nation Reporter

TAT expecting 44% fewer trips during long weekend

The damage from the second wave of the pandemic persists for the tourism industry, as an estimate suggests there will be 44% fewer domestic trips during the Buddhist festival holiday which begins on Friday, according to Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said ...

Narumon Kasemsuk

TAT touts competitive enhancement fund

The tourism industry should have a competitiveness enhancement fund to transform businesses in order to avoid a massive collapse in the post-pandemic era, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said the objective of such a fund is not to remedy ...

Narumon Kasemsuk

Thailand welcomes first “villa quarantine” tourists

A hundred foreign tourists have arrived in Thailand to take advantage of new “villa quarantine” rules, which will allow them to roam within designated resorts after a first week confined to their rooms. The country is seeking ways to stimulate its essential tourism industry despite ...

Massive fraud in tourism scheme

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has lodged a complaint with the Crime Suppression Division against almost 1,000 business operators for alleged fraud relating to the government’s co-payment tourism scheme.CSD deputy chief Pol Col Anek Taosuphap said on Friday the complaint involved fraudulent practices in ...

Wassayos Ngamkham

'Unlimited' domestic flights brewing

The government may offer a subsidy for an unlimited travel pass to people who buy domestic air tickets in advance to help struggling airlines in Thailand.Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) governor Yuthasak Supasorn said the redemption rate on airfare for the ongoing “We travel together” ...

Narumon Kasemsuk

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