Thailand reopening

  • Thailand

    Full post-pandemic Thailand reopening | GMT

    Key provinces to serve Covid early-warning role. Anti-Prayut protesters launch campaign demanding PM’s ouster. Anti-Prayut protesters rally at Bangkok’s Victory Monument. Xi’s Bangkok APEC trip to open tourist floodgates.- all coming up today.

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    BKK Governor to Discuss Easing of Mask Requirements | Weekend Update

    Today is Bangkok’s pride parade, Cabaret shows in Pattaya are back, All suspected monkey pox cases in Thailand test negative, Phuket officials on their toes as night life re-opens and the governor of Phuket asks people to remark. All this and more on todays weekend update.

  • Tourism

    Tourism officials ramp up marketing campaigns to target short-haul markets

    Tourism officials are looking to short-haul markets to attract holidaymakers during the off-peak season, with a number of marketing events planned. Thanet Phetsuwan from the Tourism Authority of Thailand says places like India, Australia, Singapore, and Malaysia are the target markets. “This strategic push for short-haul markets aims to create a quick win, attracting both repeat and first-time visitors all…

  • Phuket

    Things looking up in Phuket following return of international tourism

    Provincial officials on the southern island of Phuket say the return of tourists has raised income levels and created more jobs. According to a Bangkok Post report, the return of international tourists has started to revive the island’s economy and reduced unemployment across Phuket. Data shared by Phuket governor, Narong Wunciew, reveals that since the launch of the Phuket sandbox…

  • Video

    Phuket Night Life Entertainment | Bangla Walking Street is Busier Than Ever

    Phuket night life is now busier than it has ever been in the last 2 years. There is a loud buzz along the street and tourists have flooded the ‘restaurants’ in Soi Bangla walking street. Everything seems to be back to normal from the last time we visited Phuket including the obnoxiously loud music, the neon lights, mass amount of…

  • Video

    “Curb your enthusiasm: Thailand gets real over tourism” | GMT

    Tourism operators are quite calm about the current situation in Thailand and are playing down the over optimistic coming tourism statistics being thrown around. The signs of the times, billboard advertisements are doing poorly. We look at the current real estate trends in Phuket and talk to developed Doug Ferguson about his development Trichada. Maya Bay close again and more…

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    Thailand Pass to be Scrapped for Thais? | GMT

    The health minister will propose to the government to cancel the Thailand Pass but for Thais first? TAT says the country is still on track to hit 20 mil tourists this year. We look at the pandemic effects on Education in Thailand and a spirit house snafu. All this and more on today’s Good Morning Thailand.

  • Thailand

    Thai tourism to recover drastically by next year? | GMT

    Thailand’s PM has pushed back the introduction of a 300 baht ‘entry fee’ for tourists. Thai PM expects tourism to recover to half of pre-pandemic levels by next year. Phuket is counting down to declaring Covid-19 an endemic disease. Thailand’s press freedom ranking improves this year. All this and more on todays Good Morning Thailand

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    Pattaya walking street makeover – Safer, better and more secure I GMT

    Pattaya walking street makeover and officials meet to discuss re-opening of bars and extension of curfew times. Fugitive accused in Thailand murder dies in plane crash. Thai man finally cremates wife after keeping her body for 21 years. Thai PM Prayut warns about fake 1000 baht banknotes. All this and more on todays Good Morning Thailand.

  • Thailand

    Thailand Pass to be dropped on June 1 | GMT

    The Tourism and sports ministry has said that the cancellation of Thailand Pass registration is expected to take place on June 1. Controversy surrounding a famous Youtuber catching hermit crabs and ministers promoting cancel culture. Truck drivers rally, Postal prices increase but nothing will stop Justin Bieber from coming to Thailand. All this and more on todays Good Morning Thailand.

  • Tourism

    Over 23,000 travellers register for Test & Go scheme on day 1 of relaunch

    A government spokesman says out of 29,194 foreigners who applied for a Thailand Pass on Tuesday, over 23,000 were registering for the Test & Go entry scheme. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana says 23,660 registered for Test & Go on day 1 of its return. According to a Bangkok Post report, Thanakorn is optimistic that this number will increase. Test & Go was…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Update | No more test & go in Thailand, Omicron update

    Registration closed at midnight last night for travellers wishing to enter Thailand under the Test & Go quarantine exemption programme and the Sandbox entry scheme, with the exception of Phuket. Super Typhoon Rai’s official death toll has risen to 375. A five year old girl was shot and killed while she was playing with her cousins at the village chief’s…

  • Thailand

    How do you celebrate Christmas in Thailand? | Vox Pop | Ep. 03

    How do people spend Christmas when they are in Thailand? What is the weirdest gift they have ever received? One wish for Thailand this Christmas. Welcome to voice of the people where Thaiger goes out on to the streets and asks the people what they think about the different aspects of Thailand.

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Update | Test & Go latest & Omicron on Samui and Phuket

    Update on the Test & Go program, and possible changes. Three recent arrivals on the Gulf island of Koh Samui have been detected with the Omicron variant of Covid-19. A 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Laos has given next door Thailand a shake and caused a 425 year old Buddha statue in the northern border province Nan to crack. Officially the…

  • Tourism

    Tourism operators express frustration over rumours Test & Go may be dropped

    Thailand’s tourism operators have expressed frustration and concern over the possibility that the Test & Go entry scheme could be scrapped. However, Yuthasak Supasorn from the Tourism Authority of Thailand has rushed to reassure them, pointing out that nothing has been decided yet and that all viewpoints will be taken into consideration. “We still have to hear from the CCSA…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | Test & Go quarantine exemption could get scrapped

    Thailand’s first local transmission of the Omicron variant is a woman who contracted the virus from her husband who had travelled from Nigeria. Andrea Bocelli will perform at Phuket’s New Year countdown at Saphan Hin public park. Khao San Road are celebrating the welcome return of foreign tourists and say life is finally beginning to return to normal.

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | Omicron surge warning, Pfizer reveals pill results

    The Department of Medical Services says Thailand could end up dealing with a surge of Omicron infections after the end-of-year celebrations. The tourist hotspot of Maya Bay, in the southern province of Krabi, will re-open as scheduled on New Year’s Day. Japan has donated 17 second-hand diesel trains to Thailand which will be refurbished and ready to be in service…

  • Thailand

    Thai Crypto curtailed & Fake vax certificates | Thailand Top Stories

    In the latest raid du jour, police have raided a restaurant in Bangkok early yesterday morning. Thailand’s Public Health Ministry is looking into fake vaccine certificates after a post advertising bogus certificates went viral on Facebook. The Finance Ministry has pulled the plug on the business licence of The One Insurance after it failed to raise enough capital to solve…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | Booster wait time cut to 3 month in Thailand

    The Thai government shortens the wait period for getting a booster dose from 6 months to 3 months. Meanwhile, Myanmar’s shadow government turns to cryptocurrencies to fund its resistance against the military junta. The world famous Maya Bay is expected to reopen from January the 1st, but officials are now uncertain whether they could fulfil their promise. Here are the…

  • Thailand

    Airlines want ‘visa waiver’ & no more red zones | Thailand Top Stories

    The Airlines Association of Thailand is urging the Thai government to implement a visa waiver for international foreign arrivals. First Omicron death in the UK. Meanwhile, the CEO of Thai Airways says the national airline was forced to move into cargo and repatriation flights when Thailand’s borders were closed last year. All Covid-19 red zones are being lifted and the…

  • Thailand

    Bangkok Protests, Pattaya bar shut down, Meteor shower incoming | Thailand Top Stories

    During last night’s rally, the protest leaders showed a petition of 230,000 signatures which had already been gathered to revoke the controversial Section 112. In the latest display of force from the Covid fun police, another restaurant operating as a bar on South Pattaya Road has been shut down last night for violating the current local restrictions in Chon Buri province.…

  • Video

    CCSA meeting to discuss easing restrictions, Meteor shower, Miss. Universe Thiland | GMT Ep.151

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiKm68uvl-s In todays episode Jay, natty and Tim talk about the CCSA meeting to discuss further easing of restrictions in Thailand, the geminid meteor shower, Miss. Universe Thailand update and an opinion piece regarding the equality within Thailand.