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Thailand Winners In World Travel Awards

The Asia category of the 2021 World Travel Awards have been announced and a number of Thailand hotels have picked up awards. The awards means that the winners are in line to win the overall World Awards which will be announced later in the year. The winners were voted for by travel industry professionals andContinue reading "Thailand Winners In World Travel Awards"

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"

Latest Thailand Domestic Flights Details

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have issued updated information on available air travel within Thailand. Main picture Thai Airways and Nok Air aircraft credit Rawipad C.KKU on flickr Thai Airways International Thai Airways International (THAI) is offering twice weekly one-way flights from Bangkok to Phuket. Flight TG922 every Thursday from 2 September – 28Continue reading "Latest Thailand Domestic Flights Details"

Thailand Plans Celebration To Welcome Back Tourists

Thailand is planning on two lavish celebrations in Bangkok and Phuket as travel restrictions are eased and more areas reopen to foreign tourists. Main picture Lisa from Instragram Quarantine-free travel will return for all fully vaccinated areas to the existing 4 areas of the country running under the Sandbox plus up to an additional 15Continue reading "Thailand Plans Celebration To Welcome Back Tourists"

Thailand Confirms Tourism Reopening Plans

Updated 15th October 2021. Officials in Thailand have confirmed the end of any form of quarantine for travellers from five countries and the opening of more areas of the country from 1st November. Main picture Koh Yao Thailand credit Amazing Thailand The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) have confirmed that fully vaccinated travellers fromContinue reading "Thailand Confirms Tourism Reopening Plans"

Will Tourists Rush Back To Thailand

The Thai Prime Minister announced yesterday that from 1st November, fully vaccinated travellers from at least 10 countries will be able to visit Thailand without any quarantine requirements. The move was designed to help reinvigorate the tourism industry which, prior to the pandemic, had almost 40 million foreign arrivals each year and contributed almost 20%Continue reading "Will Tourists Rush Back To Thailand"

Quarantine To Be Lifted For Foreign Travellers to Thailand

Fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air from at least 10 countries will be allowed to visit Thailand without quarantine from 1st November according to a televised address by Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (11th October). [Article updated 12th October 21]. Main picture Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, credit Vitalijis Barilo on Unsplash The initial listContinue reading "Quarantine To Be Lifted For Foreign Travellers to Thailand"

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"

Good And Bad News For UK Travellers To Thailand

The news that many people in the UK and Thailand were waiting for finally came yesterday (7th October) afternoon. Thailand has been removed from the UK Government “Red List” of countries. Main picture Phuket beach sunset, Thailand credit Arkady Lukashov on Unsplasj The change will take place from 4am (UK time) on Monday 11th October.Continue reading "Good And Bad News For UK Travellers To Thailand"

New Thailand Tourism Fee Planned

A new “Tourism Transformation Fund” has been announced in Thailand that is aimed at raising money for high-value and sustainable tourism projects. Main picture Sathon, Bangkok, Thailand credit Surasit Laopa on Unsplash The fund will see a 500 Baht (approx £10.92 / US$14.80) fee being collected from all foreign tourists, although it has not yetContinue reading "New Thailand Tourism Fee Planned"

Carbon Neutral Tourism Plan For Thailand

A number of key tourism organisations have come together to agree a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work towards achieving net zero carbon emissions in the tourism industry in the country. Main picture Kit Suman on Unsplash Interest among travellers and the wider population in sustainable tourism, including net zero carbon emissions, has been rapidlyContinue reading "Carbon Neutral Tourism Plan For Thailand"

Major Changes To Thailand Tourism Sandbox

Earlier today we reported on the news that quarantine rules for visitors to Thailand had reduced to just 7 days for fully vaccinated travellers. Now the Thailand Authority of Thailand had confirmed further changes to the Sandbox programme. Reopening of Thai Tourism The Phuket Sandbox launched on 1st July allowing fully vaccinated travellers to arriveContinue reading "Major Changes To Thailand Tourism Sandbox"

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"

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"

Data Breach Exposes Details of 106 Million Travellers To Thailand

Pro-consumer company Comparitech has published details of an unsecured database that contained records of international travellers to Thailand dating back 10 years. Main picture credit John Schnobrich on Unsplash In their report they state that the personal details of more than 106 million. The database included full names, passport numbers, arrival dates, and more. BobContinue reading "Data Breach Exposes Details of 106 Million Travellers To Thailand"

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"

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