flights to Thailand

  • Tourism News

    Air Canada flight revival: Bangkok to Vancouver route takes off for a holiday high

    Great news for holidaymakers in North America and Thailand, as Air Canada today announced the reinstatement of direct flights between Bangkok and Vancouver. H E Ping Kitnikone, the Ambassador of Canada to the Kingdom of Thailand, extended invitations to esteemed guests and partners for Air Canada’s Agency Reception at the Ambassador’s Official Residence. Air Canada has officially reinstated direct flights…

  • Aviation News

    Chinese airlines hit turbulence: Air China, China Eastern, Shanghai Airlines pump the brakes on December and January flights

    Major Chinese airlines such as Air China, China Eastern, and Shanghai Airlines, slam the brakes on flights for December and January. Several Chinese airlines, notably Air China, China Eastern, and Shanghai Airlines, sent shockwaves through the travel industry by cancelling flights to Thailand for December and January. The root cause? A plunge in bookings mirrors China’s economic downturn and a…

  • Thailand News

    Qatar Airways launches thrice daily flights to Phuket

    Qatari flag carrier Qatar Airways is launching three flights per day between Doha and Phuket in southern Thailand starting today, February 1, to meet the ever-growing demand. The additional flights bring the airline’s number of services to Thailand up to seven per day, including four flights to and from Bangkok. Doha is a major Middle Eastern transport hub and most…

  • Tourism News

    Reopening Thailand has a busy activity schedule

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) took the occasion of the country’s full and unrestricted reopening today as an opportunity to point out a busy event and attraction schedule they hope will bring a variety of people from around the world to the kingdom. From new flight schedules to international political and business meetings to sporting events, exciting new restaurants,…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand’s tourism sector is asking for an additional 1 billion baht budget

    The Thai tourism sector has asked for an additional budget of about 1 billion baht to boost the Thai economy in hopes of making 265 billion baht (from inbound tourists). The tourism sector says they should be able to secure at least 80 million domestic trips, gaining 215 billion baht, alone. Then, they predict, the international market will see 1…

  • Tourism News

    Inflation causing a problem for airlines coming to Thailand

    The Thai tourism industry is trying to recover as fewer international flights are now arriving due to inflation as prices of fuel are rising. There are also problems in both Europe and the US with flights being cancelled or with long delays, causing additional travel chaos as the world’s travel and aviation tries to recover. World inflation is also hitting…

  • Tourism News

    Goodbye, adios, good riddance Thailand Pass – OPINION

    From today, July 1, there is no more Thailand Pass. The digital online pre-travel registration for people coming into Thailand has had a checkered history and left a bad taste in the north of many foreigners, and Thais, who have had a poor experience with the digital gateway. After the launch of the Phuket Sandbox on July 1, 2021 –…

  • Tourism News

    Mixed fortunes for Thai Airways but nation’s flag carrier confident of financial take off

    Financial figures released yesterday by Thai Airways International revealed mixed fortunes for the Bangkok-based airline. Thailand’s flag carrier airline declared a net loss of nearly 3.4 billion baht on revenue of 11.2 billion baht in Q1, an improvement on the 11.2 billion baht net loss from the same period last year, but on the positive side the company also noted…

  • Thailand News

    BREAKING: Thailand ENDS Test & Go and Sandbox, changes for unvaccinated travellers

    Thailand plans to scrap its unpopular Test & Go entry scheme, opting instead to adopt the simplified categories of “vaccinated” and “unvaccinated” for international travellers arriving in the kingdom. The actual Thailand Pass – the online pre-registration system – will remain, although the paperwork has been vastly simplified by these changes. The CCSA announced those major changes, among others, about…

  • Tourism News

    Can we say good-riddance to the Thailand Pass on July 1?

    OPINION “Hopefully, and essentially, there has to be a radical Thailand Pass-ectomy.” July 1 seems so far away as the rest of the world has moved on and opened up, with many SE Asian destinations also dispensing with many of their Covid-arrival procedures already, or in the next month. Whilst the rest of the world has established new travel lanes…

  • Thailand video news

    Pattaya night life Booming! The Real situation in Pattaya… | GMT

    We went to take a look for ourselves what Pattaya night life was like and it was BOOMING! The Tourism Authority of Thailand is preparing a plan to relax travel rules in line with the timeline to declare Covid-19 an endemic disease on July 1. Thailand Pass applicants are being warned about numerous scam emails from accounts posing as the…

  • Thailand video news

    Middle Eastern & Indian Tourists To Save Pattaya | GMT

    Middle Eastern and Indian tourist are targeted for tourism in Pattaya. An oil tanker explosion on the Chao Phraya. The level 4 alert issued by the US CDC against Thailand shouldn’t create a huge impact on tourism and magical flowers. All coming up on todays Good Morning Thailand with Jay and Tim, LIVE FROM PATTAYA!

  • Visa Information

    March 1 changes to the Test & Go program have been officially approved

    Changes to the Thailand Pass, which take effect on March 1, will allow travellers to arrive in Thailand with only one pre-paid day of accommodation and PCR test. The Day 5 PCR test and accommodation has been scrapped but you will still be required to do a self-ATK test on Day 5 and upload the result onto the Mor Chana…

  • World News

    Russian flights keep arriving in Thailand, for now

    Aeroflot, Ural Airlines and S7 Airline planes are still arriving on schedule in Thailand today as nothing has changed, thus far, as flights into Thai airports from Russia are concerned. But Thailand’s tourism tzars continue to monitor Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as the world looks to ways of pressuring and sanctioning Russia, including access to its airlines across the world.…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thai tourism industry demands Covid restrictions to be lifted, PM urges caution

    The Thai Prayut Chan-o-cha is calling on all 77 provincial governments to do everything they can to reduce the spread of the latest Covid surge in Thailand. There has been more than 18,000 new infections over the past 2 days. Today, Thailand logged 18,953 official new cases with numerous additional un-official cases which have been registered from ATK tests. So…

  • Thailand video news

    One day to go before Test & Go resumes I GMT

    The Test & Go program of the Thailand Pass is set to start again this Tuesday, country’s outspoken top virologist, is raining on Thailand’s endemic parade, survey finds that most people don’t feel that the government is capable of effectively dealing with the soaring prices of consumer goods and Bloomberg places Thailand in the middle of the pack on Covid…

  • World News

    Countdown to February 1, one day to go before Test & Go resumes

    “The recent 3 months of total international arrivals were around 3.4% of the arrivals at the same time 2 years ago.” The Test & Go program of the Thailand Pass is set to start again this Tuesday, a rebooted version with some additional costs and paperwork. Travellers will need to book an extra pre-paid SHA+ room and PCR test for Day…

  • Tourism News

    Chinese New Year uptick in BKK arrivals, but mostly domestic

    More than 450,000 travellers will going through the turnstiles at Bangkok’s main airport Suvarnabhumi between January 26 and February 7, including the annual Chinese New Year celebrations. But they’re not all from overseas, indeed the majority, some 349,000 travellers, are domestic. The airport’s GM reports that 115,931 international travellers will be travelling through BKK during the 14 day period. That’s…

  • World News

    Countdown to February 1 – opening Thailand’s tourist floodgates?

    The Test & Go program of the Thailand Pass is set to start again on February 1. Test & Go Version 2.0. In this reboot you will need to book an extra pre-paid SHA+ room, and PCR test, for Day 5 of your stay, in addition to the original version of Test & Go when you only had the one…

  • Thailand video news

    Alcohol sales restrictions in Thailand ease again! I GMT

    A crowd control policeman has surrendered to police and admitted to driving a big bike that hit and killed a female doctor in Bangkok on Friday, according to media reports. | Ep.178

  • Thailand video news

    Test & Go, then test again I GMT

      Thailand resumes TEST & GO scheme, reopens Pattaya and Ko Chang Sandbox from 1 February 2022, but with new changes and amendments. A wildlife youtuber has discovered a new species of tarantula in Thailand and 20 baht bills in Thailand are getting a modern polymer update on March 24.

  • Thailand video news

    Test & Go entry program reboot announced today I GMT

    The Test & Go programme will be reintroduced soon while entry rules under the scheme will be tweaked. Former key members of the Palang Pracharath Party have unveiled a new party and taken a firm position against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. The cabinet approved 14.6 billion baht on Tuesday to build the Kathu-Patong expressway. Authorities to strictly enforce the regulations…

  • Phuket News

    Change of mood over Covid restrictions as demands rise to reboot Test & Go

    There’s a change of mood in some government circles as plans are afoot to ease some current restrictions imposed since the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19. The CCSA will meet again next Friday to consider the current restrictions and curbs to control the spread of Covid-19. Now, the Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul is publicly noting the low…

  • Thailand video news

    What is life like in Thailand right now? | GMT

    What is life like in Thailand right now in this pandemic era? Thailand has suffered like most countries due to the pandemic, but what is life really like when you arrive and live in Thailand? How is business, tourism, lifestyle and entertainment like? We also look at the current Omicron situation in Thailand and how it differs to the rest…

  • Thailand video news

    Test and go cut-off dropped & 3 new sandbox locations in Thailand | GMT

    The full Thailand update in regards to what are the current rules and regulation for tourist entry into the country. What are the changes and amendments made by the government. How does this affect tourists coming in to the country. Approved test and go scheme holders are allowed in with no cut off and more sandbox locations have been added.…

  • Phuket News

    Have a Test & Go QR code to enter Thailand? Read this.

    Details emerging from last Friday’s deliberations by the CCSA have now been published in the Royal Gazette, enacting them into law. Missing from the published guidelines about changes to the Thailand Pass, is any reference to a cut-off date which was both stated and then published by government representatives on Friday following a meeting of the CCSA. Speaking to the…

  • Thailand video news

    More restrictions in Thailand imminent from today | GMT

    The health ministry of Thailand and government officials have proposed stricter restrictions for incoming tourists and people living in Thailand. Phuket is changing and tweaking the sandbox scheme to better fit and add ease to incoming travellers. Big meeting up ahead today where the CCSA will decide on a lot of topics that will have huge impact on Thai Tourism.…

  • Covid-19 News

    Possible amendments to Test & Go for Thailand Pass

    To kick off, the reported changes are only ‘proposals’ at this stage. A final decision on these matters concerning the Thailand Pass will probably be made on Wednesday this week and then could be approved by the CCSA on Friday. But, in the interests of the many thousands of people who have already been approved for Test & Go, and…

  • Tourism News

    Buckle-up for new year flight turbulence

    New Year’s Eve mirrors Christmas Eve this year, and the days between, with world travel being disrupted – from cruises to flights, and everything in between. More than 8,000 flights have been cancelled since Christmas Eve in the US, alone. What was to have been the busiest period for travel for US citizens since the start of the pandemic, airline…

  • Thailand video news

    No cutoff date for approved Test&Go/Sandbox tourists to enter Thailand | GMT

    There is no travel cutoff date for those approved to enter Thailand under the Test & Go or Sandbox entry schemes. Following the cancellation of Thailand’s “Test & Go” tourist scheme amidst fear of an Omicron outbreak, the Europe’s largest travel firm TUI Nordic announced it had cancelled scheduled chartered flights to Phuket from December to April next year. Stories involving…

  • Tourism News

    TAT touts another rosy outlook for 2022 arrivals into Thailand – VIDEOS

    Whilst the Ministry of Tourism and Sports approve marketing spending for 2022, their tourism promotion arm, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, have been throwing around more highly optimistic arrival figures for next year. “TAT set the revenue target from tourism in 2022 at 1.5 trillion baht, or about 50% of tourism revenue in 2019 (before the Covid-19 situation)”, according to…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Pass Rumours, Thai Airways Loan, Thai Translations | Good Morning Thailand LIVE | Ep.130

    In today’s episode Jay, Tim and Arina discuss Thailand pass rumours and updates. The CCSA is having a meeting today to discuss the red zones and easing of restrictions. Thai airways wants a loan to increase cargo routes and Living in Thailand through translations.

  • Visa Information

    Thailand Pass – BKK on a Friday evening. Where was everyone? | VIDEO

    Tim does his weekly jaunt to Phuket from BKK. Thailand is ‘open’ again with almost-quarantine-free travel to fully vaccinated travellers. But the government’s promised surge of tourists has had a slow start. Plenty of articles about the Thailand Pass – search ‘The Thaiger Thailand Pass’ for numerous articles and links if you want to return to Thailand at this time.…

  • Tourism News

    November 1 re-opening of Thailand – The Fine Print

    And now for some of the fine print, answering questions you may have had about re-entry to Thailand from next Monday, November 1. Who can travel to Thailand? Travellers will be categorised into 3 groups… • The first are fully vaccinated visitors from 46 countries (www.thaiembassy.com). They must stay one night in either a SHA+ certified hotel or an ASQ…

  • Tourism News

    Opening Phuket and Thailand to travellers and tourists on July 1 | VIDEO

    If you’re wanting, or able, to come to Thailand at the moment, the best chance is about to happen. It’s called the Phuket Sandbox, but it’s a pilot program for the rest of Thailand’s tourist areas, and eventually the entire country, to reopen safely for travellers and tourism from July 1. There will be changes to the scheme and additional…

  • Thailand News

    Can Thailand be ready to open on July 1? | VIDEO

    So here we are, about 5 weeks away from Thailand re-opening, again, to general travel. Except for the much publicised busload or two of Chinese tourists who have graced our shores over the past 6 months, tourism, has been very patchy. Well, statistically a lot closer to non-existent. Except for domestic travel, which the Thai government have been pumping up…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand ploughs ahead with plans for re-opening tourist areas

    The Thai government says they’re pressing ahead with plans to waive the current mandatory quarantine for vaccinated visitors to Bangkok and and 5 other major tourist destinations from October this year as an effort to reboot the country’s battered tourism industry. Dr. Traisulee Traisoranakul from the CCSA says the new measures will provide easier access to the main tourist locations…