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Thai Airways to Resume Flight to ‘High Vaccination’ Countries

BANGKOK — Thai Airways announced it will soon start selling tickets for its flights to destinations with high vaccination rates against COVID-19.

PM Insists on Oct. 1 Tourist Reopening for 5 Provinces

BANGKOK — Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is confident to move ahead with a plan to reopen five provinces to tourists amid the coronavirus pandemic, a government spokesman said Thursday.

Creditors of Thai Airways Approve Reorganization Plan

BANGKOK (AP) — Creditors of Thai Airways International holding 91.56% of the airline’s debt have approved a business reorganization plan, the company announced Wednesday in a filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
Visitors take photos of the sunrise in Suphanburi province on Dec. 12, 2020.

No Refunds For Year-End Trips Under Travel Subsidy Program

BANGKOK — No refunds will be available for travellers who booked their New Year vacations under the popular travel subsidy program “We Travel Together,” the tourism minister said Thursday.

‘It’s Over,’ Outbreak Dashes Last Hopes for Year-End Tourism, Festivities

SAMUT SONGKHRAM — The eponymous Auntie Jai of Jay Jai restaurant in Samut Sakhon looked out over the sea, where a rainbow-colored bridge stuck out into the ocean, empty of any visitors.

Seafood Vendors, Restaurants Hung Out to Dry by Virus 2nd Wave

BANGKOK — With the New Year’s Eve just around the calendar corner, the sprawling Mahachai Market was supposed to be crowded with buyers looking to stock up seafood for the year-end celebrations. But vendor Boonjira Witsutiranon said the market is now a ghost town.

Hoteliers Lament Collapse of Travel Subsidy Hit by Scandals

BANGKOK — A popular travel subsidy program met an abrupt end on Tuesday after the government put it on an indefinite hold, citing discoveries of corruption and bribery among participating hotels.

2 in 5 Thais Went in Debt Since Virus Struck, Report Says

BANGKOK — Fried chicken vendor Sontaya Mookon, 39, described his debts over the past year as dried layers of dirt caked on a pig’s tail, using a Thai idiom that means “to keep increasing.”

Gov’t Injects 43.5 Bil. Baht Package to Spur New Year Spending

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand's Ministry of Finance on Wednesday announced that the Thai cabinet had greenlighted another 43.5 billion baht (1.438 million U.S. dollars) package to boost domestic consumption and local travel, as Thailand is still reeling from a flagging economy triggered by COVID-19.

New Budget To Assist Rice Farmers Approved as Price Plummets

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand's cabinet approved the National Rice Policy Committee's proposal on Tuesday to raise the budget for the rice farmers' income guarantee scheme from 28.711 billion baht (948 million U.S. dollars) to 46.807 billion baht (1.54 billion U.S. dollars).

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