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Thai Airways Is Considering Ceasing Thai Smile and Merging It, Sources Said

Thai Airways is considering ceasing Thai Smile Airways and merging it to reduce losses. Thai Airways also punished a flight attendant after the investigation...

Thai Soft Power in China: Take a Look at the Student Uniform Business

Thai fans of Ju Jingyi, a former member of SNH48 and actress in The Legend of the White Snake (2019), have rejoiced hugely after...

Hong Kong bans CBD, forcing businesses to shut or revamp

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong banned CBD as a “dangerous drug” and imposed harsh penalties for its possession on Wednesday, forcing fledging businesses...

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. 

‘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.”
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang shakes hands with PM Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House in Bangkok on Nov. 5, 2019.

Sino-Thai Trade Continues to Grow Despite Pandemic

BANGKOK — The Thai economy will continue to prosper from trade with China despite the pandemic and the absence of deep pocket Chinese tourists, a panel of experts said Thursday.
Empty seats at Chiang Mai Airport.

Tourism Minister Wants to Revive Coronavirus ‘Travel Bubble’

BANGKOK — The tourism minister on Thursday said he wanted to renew a push for an agreement that would allow travel exchanges with countries where the coronavirus pandemic is under control.


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