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Thailand to Reopen to Vaccinated Tourists From 10 Countries

BANGKOK — Vaccinated travelers from countries declared to be at a low risk of coronavirus outbreak will soon be able to visit Thailand without having to undergo any quarantine, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Monday night. 

Thailand To Pursue Controversial ‘Tourism Fee’ in 2022

BANGKOK — The government is pushing ahead with a contentious proposal to charge every tourist for simply stepping foot in Thailand, a move that may complicate Thailand’s efforts to build back the tourism industry ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sandbox Program Now Open to Vaxxed Tourists From All Countries

BANGKOK — The sandbox tourism program is now open to fully vaccinated travelers from anywhere in the world, according to an announcement by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

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.

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