Changes To Thailand Visa Quarantine And Restrictions

The Thai authorities have announced a series of measures that affect travellers to the Land Of Smiles. Main picture Koh Phang Nga, Thailand credit Thiago Palia on Unsplash The changes come as Phuket aims to attract 1 million tourists in the next 6 months amid hopes that the Certificate of Entry (COE) process will beContinue reading “Changes To Thailand Visa Quarantine And Restrictions”

Bangkok Limited Tourism Reopening Planned

The Thai government yesterday announced plans for a limited reopening of Bangkok to foreign arrivals in October. Main picture Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand credit VasenkaPhotography on flickr The reopening schedule in Thailand always suggested a 1st October reopening for Bangkok. However the city was the epi-centre of the latest Covid-19 outbreak and earlier this monthContinue reading “Bangkok Limited Tourism Reopening Planned”

Home Of The Beach Closed Following Covid Outbreak

Koh Phi Phi in Thailand, location for the Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach, has announced temporary travel restrictions following a Covid-19 outbreak in the islands. Main picture Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand credit Kullez on flickr The travel restrictions start on 11th September and run until the 18th. Visitors under the Phuket Sandbox 7+7Continue reading “Home Of The Beach Closed Following Covid Outbreak”

Could Political Upheaval In Thailand Derail Tourism Reopening

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his government have spent the last few days defending themselves in a series of debates prior to a vote of no confidence that could cause massive ramifications within Thailand. Main picture anti-government protests in Bangkok, Thailand credit REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasup Anti-government protesters have been a common sight in Bangkok forContinue reading “Could Political Upheaval In Thailand Derail Tourism Reopening”

October Tourism Restart For Bangkok And Other Areas Of Thailand

Earlier this summer the Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha set out a 120 day plan to reopen all of Thailand to foreign tourists. The plan was controversial at the time and soaring Covid cases and slow vaccination programme had made the plan look unachievable. Main picture White Temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand credit Peter Borter onContinue reading “October Tourism Restart For Bangkok And Other Areas Of Thailand”

Date Set For Return Of Tourists To Langkawi In Malaysia

The 16th of September is an important day, it is Malaysia Day where the country commemorates the establishment of the Malaysian federation on that day in 1963. Main picture Langkawi, Malaysia credit Manish Tulaskar on Unsplash This year could also have an added significance. The Kedah State government has announced that this is the dateContinue reading “Date Set For Return Of Tourists To Langkawi In Malaysia”

New Areas Set To Reopen To Tourists In Thailand

Thailand is continuing to look at opportunities to reopen to foreign tourists but the schedule is likely to be slower than was originally planned. Main picture Chiang Mai, Thailand, credit Cheese Yang on Unsplash Earlier this year Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, announced a 120 day reopening plan that would see all major Thai touristContinue reading “New Areas Set To Reopen To Tourists In Thailand”

Challenges to Covid Tourism

The global Covid-19 pandemic has devastated many countries globally and one of the consequences was the almost complete closure of international tourism in March last year (2020). Main picture credit Chuttersnap on Unsplash The economic impact of tourism should not be underestimated. A number of countries have started to reopen their borders to foreign tourists,Continue reading “Challenges to Covid Tourism”

Red List Blow For Thailand Tourism

The UK government announced yesterday that Thailand would be added to its travel “red list” of countries and territories from 4am on Monday 30th August. Main picture Maya Bay, Phi Phi, Thailand credit Kullez on flickr Earlier this month the US announced that Thailand would move to the highest travel advisory – a Level 4Continue reading “Red List Blow For Thailand Tourism”

Calls For Tourism Reopening Plans In Cambodia

Tourism leaders in Cambodia are growing increasingly concerned that unless plans for the reopening of Cambodia to foreign tourists are published soon, another high season will be written off. Main picture Koh Rong, Cambodia credit Ben Stern on Unsplash High season for most of Cambodia is December to March when much of the countries tourismContinue reading “Calls For Tourism Reopening Plans In Cambodia”

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