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  • Thailand News

    Thailand Cabinet caps electricity at 4.18 baht, diesel at 33 baht

    The Thai Cabinet approved measures to cap electricity prices at 4.18 baht per unit until the end of the year and diesel prices at 33 baht per litre until October 31. A new energy structure law is set to be introduced today, July 23. Following a Cabinet meeting, Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister Pirapan Salirathavibhaga announced that the government…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese woman detained over illegal passport ad in Thailand

    Royal Thai Police (RTP) detained a Chinese woman for allegedly commissioning and installing a controversial advertisement promoting passport services for relocating to another country. The suspect claims she was merely an intermediary working for a company in Hong Kong and communicated via a Chinese app and LINE, earning 17,000 baht for her role. The RTP, led by Thiti Sangsawang and…

  • Economy News

    Thailand’s national holidays set to generate 18.3 billion baht

    National holidays in Thailand this month are expected to boost tourism revenue significantly, with projections indicating 18.3 billion baht from five million domestic trips, as reported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). The momentum in domestic tourism showed strong performance during the recent Buddhist holidays, Asarnha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent), and is anticipated to continue through…

  • Cannabis News

    Weed way to go! Thailand flip-flops on cannabis laws again

    In yet another exercise of political flip-flopping in Thailand’s cannabis saga, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced plans to legislate marijuana for medical use. This unexpected move marks a significant U-turn from recent proposals to re-criminalise the plant, leaving many questioning whether the government knows whether it’s coming or going. Thailand made headlines as one of the first Asian countries…

  • Thailand News

    Tilapia trouble: Thailand orders crackdown on invasive fish invasion

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin directed the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry to intensify efforts to curb the spread of blackchin tilapia, an invasive species now pervasive in Thailand’s waterways. The 62 year old prime minister tasked the ministry with investigating how this species, originally from West Africa, has managed to proliferate so widely across the country. Following these instructions, Agriculture and…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News: Drunk American Stabs Australian to Death in Thailand, Concerns Over Bangkok Billboard Offering Foreign Passports

      In this Thailand video news, Alex presented news from across Thailand and Southeast Asia countries. Highlights include a tragic stabbing incident in Krabi involving an American and an Australian, preparations for Senate leadership elections, and Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin being named Thailand’s favourite politician. The programme includes stories about His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s donation of land for a…

  • Business News

    AOI unifies schools to revolutionise Thailand’s education system

    Arthit Ourairat Institution (AOI) is revolutionising Thailand’s education system by unifying its network of schools under a single governance model. This strategy aims to enhance holistic learning and optimise the use of resources, faculty, and infrastructure, thereby significantly enriching the student experience. By pooling and harmonising these essential assets, AOI ensures that its values of integrity, innovation, inclusivity, and passion…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand braces for heavy rain amid monsoon and storm warnings

    The Meteorological Department of Thailand (TMD) warned residents and holidaymakers to brace themselves for heavy rain over the next ten days, highlighting periods of reduced rainfall and times when heavy downpours are expected. A strong monsoon and a tropical storm on the horizon necessitate vigilance and monitoring. The TMD updated its daily cumulative rainfall forecast (every 24 hours: from 7am to…

  • Business News

    Shocking slump: Thailand’s premium EV sales plunge 35%

    Thailand has experienced a significant decline in the sales of premium electric vehicles (EVs), dropping 35% year-on-year in the first half of the year. Despite this downturn, BMW remains optimistic about its EV sales, banking on the appeal of its newly launched models in the Mini family in Bangkok. Sales of premium EVs fell to 3,844 units between January and…

  • Guides

    Infinito helps hotels in Thailand with revenue management

    Maximising revenue and profit–isn’t that the ultimate goal for every business in the hospitality industry? If you run a hotel, you might have heard that revenue management is an effective way to boost your top-line revenue. It involves using data and analytics to predict demand, adjust prices, manage risk, and distribute rooms effectively to maximise profits. Surprisingly, despite its effectiveness,…

  • Health

    Thailand health insurance solutions for long-term visitors

    Thailand is a top travel destination in Asia and a popular destination for digital nomads looking to work remotely as they explore everything the country has to offer. Digital nomads and long-term visitors with long-stay visas can secure private health insurance to fulfil the visa requirements. Why long-term visitors need health insurance in Thailand Health insurance is vital for long-term…

  • Events

    Dusit Thani college students pioneer sustainable hospitality, represent Thailand at Dubai finals

    Sustainability has become a key focus point for the hospitality industry in recent years. For hospitality businesses reducing waste, adopting responsible tourism practices and conserving energy and water are no longer nice to have but need to have KPIs. Supporting these initiatives is an entire industry of sustainability companies who produce technologies to reduce operational costs and most importantly make…

  • Business News

    Charged up: GAC Aion plugs into Thailand’s booming EV market

    GAC Aion New Energy Automobile, an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer under Guangzhou Automobile Corporation (GAC), anticipates substantial benefits from the ongoing expansion of Thailand’s EV market. This comes after the recent inauguration of a 2.3-billion-baht EV assembly plant in Rayong. The company aims to produce up to 70,000 EVs annually for both domestic sales and export, according to Ma Haiyang,…

  • Business News

    Thailand faces investment challenge post-1997 financial crisis

    Thailand faces investment challenges post-1997 financial crisis despite natural gas discovered in the Gulf of Thailand around 40 years ago sparked nationwide excitement, marking the beginning of a golden era. This period saw the launch of the Eastern Seaboard Development Project aimed at developing the eastern coastal region. Foreign investment surged, propelling the economy to expand at double-digit rates, and…

  • Business News

    Ana maintains pre-pandemic load on Thailand-Japan flights

    Japanese carrier ANA has successfully maintained the load factor on Thailand-Japan routes at the same robust level as in 2019, despite the challenges posed by a weak yen. Notably, the majority of its passengers are now Thai tourists and long-haul travellers transiting through Japan. Thailand has emerged as one of ANA’s strongest routes in Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asia post-pandemic, alongside…

  • Thailand News

    Srettha Thavisin tops poll as Thailand’s favourite politician

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has emerged as the country’s favourite politician, surpassing Move Forward Party (MFP) adviser Pita Limjaroenrat, according to a recent survey. The survey, conducted by LINE TODAY from July 1 to July 20, saw participation from about 21,000 individuals who were asked to choose their preferred politician. The results, released yesterday, revealed that the Thai premier received…

  • Thailand News

    Berry misleading: Thailand picks apart fake Finland job offers

    Thailand is actively pursuing local agents who deceived Thai citizens into believing they had secured berry picker jobs in Finland. This action follows the interception of 43 individuals at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Saturday, July 20, just before they were set to board a flight to the Nordic country. The Department of Employment initiated the investigation after receiving a tip-off about…

  • Cannabis News

    Thailand cannabis group ends hunger strike over reclassification

    Writing Thailand’s Cannabis Future Network concluded a hunger strike and peaceful demonstration against the reclassification of cannabis as an illegal narcotic. The group made this announcement through a statement on social media, expressing their concern over the government’s approach to cannabis regulation. From July 8 to July 19, members of the network gathered in front of the Thai Government House,…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand to investigate blackchin tilapia surge within seven days

    Thailand’s Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry tasked the Fisheries Department with a seven-day deadline to determine the cause behind the surge in the blackchin tilapia population. Prayoon Inskul, permanent secretary for the ministry, announced yesterday, July 20, that a comprehensive plan has been devised to address the outbreak affecting 16 provinces. The initial strategy involves a committee working to control the…

  • Thailand News

    Stolen luxury cars returned to Thailand’s British Embassy

    Thai police handed over 30 of 35 stolen luxury cars to the British Embassy, marking a significant breakthrough in a convoluted case that dates back to 2016. These high-end vehicles, valued at millions, are set to be returned to their rightful owners in the UK. The return was officially announced yesterday, July 19 during a joint press conference featuring Minister…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand tops South Korea’s drug seizure list

    Thailand continues to dominate in the seizure of illicit drugs by South Korean police this year, accounting for a significant portion of the narcotics confiscated at the country’s entry points. Thailand was responsible for 25% of the 298 kilogrammes of drugs seized in South Korea during the first half of 2024, according to data from the Korea Customs Service (KCS)…

  • Thailand News

    Business ties: Thailand extends visa-free stay for Hongkongers

    Thailand’s extension of visa-free visits for Hong Kong residents is expected to bolster business relations and entice more visitors from the financial hub, despite a recent murder-suicide incident in Bangkok, according to industry leaders. The tragic event, involving six people, has not deterred travel plans, they emphasised. Anthony Lam Sai-ho, Executive Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, praised…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand rubber farmers oppose fund use for fish purchase

    Rubber farmers in Prachuap Khiri Khan raised concerns over the Ministry of Agriculture’s decision to use funds from the Rubber Authority of Thailand (RAOT) to buy black-banded trevally fish at 15 baht per kilogramme. The farmers question the fairness and appropriateness of this policy. Rungroj Ratanakaw, a resident of Thong Mongkol subdistrict in Bang Saphan district, voiced his disagreement with…

  • Business News

    Virgin Active celebrates 10 years of operation in Thailand

    Virgin Active Thailand is celebrating 10 years of operations and is looking to continue boosting the health and wellness of the country. Part of the Virgin Group global portfolio, Virgin Active currently has 8 clubs in Thailand, which deliver nearly 60,000 exercise classes yearly. Country Director for Virgin Active in Southeast Asia, Julien Bera, sees the 10th anniversary as a…

  • Education

    A parent’s guide to choosing the right summer camp in thailand

    If you want to keep your little ones healthy, happy, and active this summer break, consider enrolling them in a summer camp in Thailand. A good summer camp provides a safe environment where kids can have a blast while building self-confidence, developing independence, exploring new interests, and making new friends. But with so many options available, from day camps to…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Myanmar couple surrenders over Iranian man and Thai wife’s murder, Cannabis conundrum: Deputy PM Anutin opposes cannabis reclassification

    In Thailand Video News today, a couple from Myanmar have surrendered to police after being suspected of murdering an Iranian restauranteur and his Thai wife. Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul is opposing the plan to reclassify cannabis as a Category 5 narcotic. Move Forward Party (MFP) leader Chaithawat Tulathon is confidentthe party will not be dissolved, and PETA Asia has…

  • Thailand News

    Irish footballer fights for his life after bike crash in Thailand

    An Irish footballer from Cork, in the Republic of Ireland, is battling for his life after a catastrophic cycling accident in Thailand. The horrific crash on Saturday, July 13, left the Tramore Athletic Football Club goalkeeper with severe injuries, prompting an outpouring of support that has raised over 46,000 euros (around 1 million baht) in just hours. Rushed to Phuket…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand hosts Summer Sonic Bangkok music festival in August

    Thailand will be hosting the Summer Sonic Music Festival in Bangkok for the first time on August 24 to 25 at Impact Challenger, Mueang Thong Thani. This inaugural event promises an impressive lineup of artists from across the globe. OneRepublic, the American rock band famous for hits like Apologize, Counting Stars, and I Ain’t Worried, is among the headliners. Their…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand restaurant market to hit 400 billion baht in 2024

    Central Restaurants Group (CRG) anticipates a 5% sales growth in 2024, driven by the digital wallet handout scheme, while Thailand’s restaurant market value is projected to reach 400 billion baht this year. Nath Vongphanich, CRG President, addressed the ruling Pheu Thai Party’s upcoming 10,000-baht digital wallet handout scheme, expected to launch in the fourth quarter. He mentioned that the company…

  • Thailand Cannabis Guide

    A guide to cannabis events Thailand 2024

    Thailand has become the centre for cannabis events that celebrate the evolution and significance of the cannabis tradition. Since the country has made significant progress in legalising and decriminalising cannabis, Thailand is the leader in Asia for its progressive approach towards cannabis. These events highlight cannabis’s historical and modern significance in Thai society, focusing on traditional medicine, spiritual practices, and…