Good Bad And Ugly Of Thailand Tourism Return

There is growing confidence in some circles that the return of tourism to Thailand will be a succesful one, helping to boost the economy. Others are not so confident however and issues are being reported. The Good TravelDailyNews is reporting that the volume of hotel bookings is rapidly increasing. Booking numbers are now 54% ofContinue reading “Good Bad And Ugly Of Thailand Tourism Return”

Thailand Confirms Massive Tourism Changes

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have today confirmed that Thailand will welcome fully vaccinated foreign visitors arriving by air from 46 countries with no quarantine requirements from 1st November. Main picture Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand credit Amazing Thailand. The announcement also includes a reduced US$50,000 Covid-19 medical cover requirement (reduced from US$100,000. The launchContinue reading “Thailand Confirms Massive Tourism Changes”

Tourism Return To More Areas Of Thailand

A Thai government spokesman has confirmed that a further five areas of the country will reopen to fully vaccinated, foreign tourists, from 1st November. Main picture Tuk Tuk’s in Bangkok, Thailand credit Chris Arthur Collins on Unsplash The areas being added to Phuket, Koh Samui (and neighbouring islands), and areas of Krabi and Phang-Nga areContinue reading “Tourism Return To More Areas Of Thailand”

Thailand’s 4-Phase Reopening Plan

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have issued an updated reopening plan that will see much of Thailand open to visitors from January 2022. Main picture a Buddhist Monk in Thailand credit Chris Arthur Collins on Unsplash Unlike previous reopening plans, this one has received approval from the Thai Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).Continue reading “Thailand’s 4-Phase Reopening Plan”

Thailand Reopening Plans Pushed Back To November

Numerous media outlets are reporting that the reopening of five further provinces in Thailand, scheduled for 1st October, will be delayed until 1st November. Main picture Chiang Mai street market credit Robin Canfield on Unsplash Four of the areas, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Cha Am have all struggled to achieve the required level ofContinue reading “Thailand Reopening Plans Pushed Back To November”

Thailand Tourism Plans Up In The Air

The will-they, wont-they ongoing saga of the expansion of open areas for foreign tourists in Thailand continues as opposing political forces, slow vaccination rates and local concerns all have an impact. Main picture Pattaya at night credit Mr. Autthaporn Pradidpong on Unsplash The Thai Enquirer is reporting today that the reopening of Bangkok, orginally scheduledContinue reading “Thailand Tourism Plans Up In The Air”

Resistance Grows For Return Of Tourists To Bangkok

This article was updated on 21st September 2021 Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha has been pushing the reopening of many areas of the country to foreign tourists with a bold plan to welcome travellers back from October. Main picture Bangkok at night from the Chao Praya river credit Geoff Greenwood on Unsplash Last week weContinue reading “Resistance Grows For Return Of Tourists To Bangkok”

Bangkok Tourism Restart Delay

The chaotic restart of tourism in Thailand continues as the on-off reopening of Bangkok is delayed. Main picture boats on the Chao Praya River in Bangkok, Thailand Earlier in the summer the Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, announced a 120 day plan to reopen much of Thailand to international tourists, including Bangkok. This was despiteContinue reading “Bangkok Tourism Restart Delay”

Thailand To Simplify Tourism Entry Details

Since Thailand reopened to foreign travellers with Phuket in July there has been confusion over the entry requirements for tourists. Main picture Chiang Mai temples credit Peter Borter on Unsplash This was only made worse when Koh Samui opened later that month with very different entry requirements. Then the Phuket Extension started with another differentContinue reading “Thailand To Simplify Tourism Entry Details”

Uncertainty Over Pattaya October Tourism Reopening

There are fears that the ambitious plans in Thailand to open new areas to fully vaccinated foreign tourists from 1st October may be too fast for Pattaya. Main picture Pattaya Beach pre-pandemic credit Ashwani Verma on Unsplash As new Covid-19 cases finally start to consistently reduce in an outbreak dating back to April, plans wereContinue reading “Uncertainty Over Pattaya October Tourism Reopening”

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