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  • Thailand News

    Visa-free travel to Thailand for more international tourists

    In a bid to revitalise its tourism sector, the Thai government has significantly eased visa restrictions for millions more international tourists. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin declared that Thai tourism has entered a new era of inclusivity, outlining the remarkable transformations underway. Previously confined to conventional markets like the European Union, the UK, the US, and Australia, visa-exempt travel has now expanded…

  • Business News

    Thailand targets 35 million international tourists

    The Tourism and Sports Ministry of Thailand is optimistic about its ability to attract 35 million international tourists this year. This confidence stems from the fact that in the first month of the year alone, the country recorded three million foreign visitors. The encouraging figure was aided by daily arrivals exceeding 90,000 on weekdays and 100,000 during the weekends in…

  • Tourism News

    Bangkok reigns as the most visited city by international tourists in 2023

    Bangkok has taken the top spot as the most visited city by international travellers in the previous year according to Travelness, a popular travel website. The ranking was based on the Global Destination Cities Index gathered by Mastercard, which considered the total number of foreign tourists who stayed overnight and their expenditure. In the previous year, The Thai capital Bangkok…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand welcomed 2.14 million international tourists last month | GMT

    Thailand is a country that is home to the most motorcyclists in the world and is currently in the process of haggling for discounted SEA Games broadcasting rights. Last month, the country welcomed 2.14 million international tourists, however, the recent news of a foreign tourist being slapped by a Khao San Road bouncer has caused concern. In more positive news,…

  • Thailand video news

    Tourism Ministry Eyes 80m International Tourists In 2027 | Thailand News Today

      Tourism Ministry Eyes 80m International Tourists In 2027 The Ministry of Tourism and Sports hopes to drive up the number of international visitors to Thailand to 80 million over the next five years. This optimistic target will see the number of international visitors doubling the pre-pandemic figure, and exceeding the country’s current population of 70 million. Minister of Tourism…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand Tourism Ministry strives for 80 million international tourists in 2027

    Thailand‘s Ministry of Tourism and Sports set a sky-high target of 80 million international tourists in the kingdom by 2027. The target exceeds Thailand’s current total population of 69 million. To frame the ambitious figure, pre-pandemic Thailand welcomed an average of 40 million international tourists per year. In 2022, Thailand welcomed 11.5 million international arrivals, exceeding the Tourism Authority of…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand hits 7 million international tourists | GMT

    GMT – Thailand hits 7 million international tourists. Information on currency forgers might earn you large prizes. Recreational use ‘doubled’ since delisting. Puffing Israeli passenger puts Bangkok flights at risk. – all are coming up today. Check out other news or watch a news report on Thaiger’s youtube channel

  • Tourism News

    Thailand hits 7 million international tourists

    Thailand’s tourism has hit another milestone. As of October 26, the kingdom witnessed 7,349,843 international tourists arriving, surpassing the 7 million mark. It’s put the country within its goal range set by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) of 7 to 10 million visitors for 2022. The TAT announced that over 7 million tourists have arrived since January 1 in…

  • World News

    Bali reopens to international tourists after almost 2 years

    Yesterday, Bali reopened to foreign tourists with its first international flight in almost two years. The flight was with Singapore airlines, with 109 foreign travellers, and 47 Indonesians. The foreign travellers are required to quarantine in a designated hotel for three to seven days. There are 27 designated hotels for them to choose from. The governor said he hopes in…

  • World News

    Bali is open, but only 45 international tourists have visited this year

    As Thailand’s most popular beach destination, Phuket, failed to draw in an influx of tourists throughout 2021 with the debut of its “Phuket Sandbox” program on July 1, it fared far better than its Indonesian neighbour. Only 45 international tourists have visited Bali in the last ten months as borders have been shut down and so has Ngurah Rai Airport in…

  • World News

    Laos to reopen to fully vaccinated international tourists in 2022

    Laos’s Tourism Ministry yesterday said the government and private sectors are working together to reopen Laos to fully vaccinated tourists in 2022, with specifics on quarantine upon arrival still being discussed. Following the rules outlined by the Prime Minister’s Office last month, the ministry is also encouraging officials to prepare for the return of international tourists. Further information from the…

  • World News

    Vietnam’s resort island Phu Quoc welcomes first group of international tourists

    After a nearly two-year border shutdown, Vietnam’s Phu Quoc resort island welcomed more than 200 international tourists from South Korea on Saturday. The fully vaccinated travellers are able to enjoy the Southeast Asian island without undergoing a 14-day quarantine. The fully vaccinated tourists can also take part in activities such as sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment events by showing their vaccine…

  • Tourism News

    November reopening to international tourists predicts 1.5 trillion baht

    Bangkok and areas in 4 key provinces are set to reopen on November 1 and the government is predicting that will lead to 1.5 trillion baht in tourism revenue for 2022. The goal is to open without quarantine restrictions for international tourists, barring any unforeseen surge in Covid-19 infections too dire to contain. A government spokesperson said that a total…

  • Tourism News

    FTI warns Thailand must reopen to international tourists

    With such a long time since tourists were welcomed into Thailand, the Federation of Thai Industries fears that potential tourists may be wandering away from Thailand. The FTI chairman warned that the window may be closing to still attract these travellers. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but as Thailand’s closure to most international travellers stretches to more…

  • Hua Hin News

    Hua Hin to re-open to international tourists from October 1

    Hua Hin’s re-opening is still on track for October 1, with officials hoping to welcome commercial flights and private jets to the airport. Yuthasak Supasorn from the Tourism Authority of Thailand says the Hua Hin Recharge programme covers 86.3 square kilometres between Hua Hin municipality and the district of Nong Kae. The Bangkok Post reports that once tourists receive a…

  • Tourism News

    Phuket pushes to open doors to vaccinated international tourists by October

    Phuket is set to open its doors to vaccinated, international tourists by October, pending the government’s approval. The local government’s initiative, named Phuket First October, proposes vaccinating a majority of its population over 18 years of age in time for the high season. The move would allow thousands of vaccinated Europeans to enter Thailand, while locals would be protected from…

  • Tourism News

    Thai Hotel Association demands international tourists be allowed to return

    The Thai Hotel Association is urging the government to re-open the country to international tourists, pointing out that room occupancy is nearly zero and many smaller premises have had no choice but to close. THA chairman, Marisa Sukosol Nunbhakdi, says the government must look at ways it can admit tourists from certain countries or cities, using marketing promotions to lure…

  • World News

    Bali’s borders closed to international tourists the end of 2020

    Planning a trip to Bali? Think again. Bali’s borders are closed for foreign tourists for the rest of the year. The Indonesian island was set to lift restrictions on September 11, but the Bali governor says it is still not safe to have people entering and leaving due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thailand has also pushed international tourist travel until…

  • Tourism News

    Phuket may open to international tourists on October 1 – with conditions attached

    The Thai PM, Prayut Chan-o-cha, agrees in principle that international tourists can return to Phuket from October 1. However, in what will come as no surprise, there are conditions attached. Under the Safe and Sealed plan, Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn proposes opening a total of 6 regions to international tourists, who will need to undergo a 14 day…

  • World News

    SE Asia’s most popular islands still ‘on hold’ as they wait to re-open to international tourists

    Foreign tourists may be allowed back on to Boracay’s famed beaches in the Philippines as early as October. Meanwhile the Indonesian beach resort of Bali has shelved any immediate plans to re-open the island. In Thailand, the beaches of Phuket remain largely empty whilst the provincial government tries to promote the island as a “safe and sealed” destination to limited…

  • Thailand News

    Tourists injured in ride malfunction at International Silk Festival

    Tourists were injured when a giant squid ride at the International Silk Festival malfunctioned, causing a piece to break off and hit the ground. The accident, which occurred during the last ride of the day yesterday, December 1, resulted in three people sustaining injuries. Following the incident, authorities swiftly stepped in, providing immediate medical assistance to the injured and transporting…

  • Tourism News

    Chinese tourists return for May Day holidays, boosting international bookings

    After a long hiatus due to travel restrictions and pandemic-related concerns, Chinese tourists are gearing up for international travel once again. According to DidaTravel, a tech-driven global travel distribution company, Chinese travellers are eager to explore the world and bookings for trips abroad are recovering fast. The upcoming May Day holiday, which runs from April 29 until May 3 and…

  • Tourism News

    Chiang Mai airport welcomes first international flight, 83 tourists

    Chiang Mai has officially joined Thailand’s big reopening launch as the first international flight brought tourists to the “Charming Chiang Mai” programme. After nearly 2 years of being closed to international flights, Chiang Mai Airport welcomed a flight of 83 travellers from South Korea last night. The first flight was operated by Korean carrier Jeju Air and departed from Seoul’s…

  • Visa Information

    Covid-19 testing units ready for tourists at Phuket International Airport

    Covid-19 mobile testing units are now stationed at the Phuket International Airport, ready to test foreign tourists, but there’s been some confusion exactly when they will arrive. Foreign tourists on the Special Tourist Visa were set to fly in from Guangzhou, China and arrive in Phuket today, then the Phuket governor said the trip is postponed, and then the Thai…

  • Business News

    Chinese tourists receive warm welcome at Phuket International Airport

    PHUKET: Phuket officials held an impressive welcoming ceremony this weekend for the first wave of Chinese tourists to visit the island under a free, 90-day visa campaign. The campaign, which will be in effect from August 9 to November 8, was launched in the hopes of recovering from a nationwide 30 per cent decrease in inbound travellers from China and…

  • Thailand News

    Phetch-Hua Hin Airport set to go international by 2025

    To catapult Thailand’s aviation industry into the global elite, Hua Hin Airport in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province is undergoing a spectacular transformation. Rebranded as Phetch-Hua Hin International Airport, this dazzling upgrade is slated for completion by late 2025. Earlier this week, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin made his second visit to the construction site, rallying support from key agencies to ensure…

  • Business News

    Chinese tourists shift to local travel amid rising costs, visa woes

    A shift in Chinese travel preferences is reshaping the global tourism landscape. Rising costs and visa challenges are driving Chinese tourists to opt for local and short-haul destinations instead of international travel. The slower-than-expected revival of China’s outbound travel market, which was the world’s top spender on international tourism pre-pandemic, is impacting travel-related businesses, hotels, and retailers worldwide. Eighteen months…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Thai women ranked 5th most beautiful in ASEAN, British tourists swarmed in Thai hotel room

    For Thailand video news today, Alex shared an American report ranking Thai women as the 5th most beautiful in the ASEAN region. British tourists were swarmed in their hotel room by 2,000 thousand moths while visiting Pai. A Russian tourist in Phuket was reported to police after spitting on a Thai woman and trying to slap her. Pro-cannabis protestors are…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s new visa rules for tourists and expats from June 1

    Thailand is planning to extend its visa-free policy to 60 days for nationals from 93 countries, including the UK, EU nations, the US, and Australia. This means tourists can now enjoy double the time in the Land of Smiles without paying a single baht. Government spokesperson Chai Wacharonke announced the change but kept the details under wraps. However, it appears…

  • Thailand News

    TAT’s grand plan to attract 39 million tourists to Thailand

    The Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) called for a major budget increase to boost tourism revenue to a staggering 3.5 trillion baht in 2024, attracting more tourists. The Thai government is aiming high, with an ambitious goal to lure no fewer than 39 million international tourists to its stunning shores throughout 2024. To achieve this, the TAT is pushing for…