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A BOLD new rule for tourists looks set to be introduced in one of Australia’s favourite overseas playgrounds. Thailand’s telecommunications regulator has approved in principle a plan to make tourists use special SIM cards that… Read more »

THAILAND’S tourism minister says she will hold talks with relevant parties on providing insurance to foreign tourists visiting the Kingdom. Tourism Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said this week that she will discuss the possibility with relevant… Read more »

Thailand’s tourism minister says holidaymakers come to the Asian nation for its “beautiful culture” and not its infamous sex industry. Thailand’s infamous sex industry is under fire, with the tourism minister pushing to rid the… Read more »

Dr. David Beirman a Senior Lecturer in Tourism, University of Technology, Sydney writes that Thailand has a struggle on its hands to maintain its reputation as a safe tourist destination,from civil unrest to terrorism and… Read more »

The Finance and Tourism ministries have agreed in principle to five proposals of three retail associations, which include the opening of duty-free pick-up counters at all international airports. The other proposals are; instant VAT refund,… Read more »

Thailand has confirmed a new six month multiple entry tourist visa for the country will be available from November 2015. The new Multiple Entry Tourist Visa (METV) is exclusive for tourists and does not allow… Read more »

India has warned its nationals holidaying in Thailand to be cautious while renting jet skis in the popular beach resort of Pattaya and other scenic locations due to continuing extortion scams and threats of violence…. Read more »

Thailand is moving to grant multiple-entry visas to all visitors from any country in a bid to boost tourism and drive the economy. Tourism Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said yesterday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has… Read more »

HOTELIERS predict that tourist arrivals from China will continue to increase by up to 25 per cent a year over the next three years with a huge number of young Chinese travellers descending on the… Read more »

Thailand plans to launch a fresh tourism strategy to turn inexpensive tourist destinations into quality ones, beginning from this year. Tourism & Sports Minister Kobkarn Watanawarangkura said on Monday the planned tourism strategy, which is… Read more »

Cambodia and Thailand have joined hands to increase foreign and inter-ASEAN tourism under the “Two Kingdoms, One Destination” tourism pact. Tith Chantha, secretary of state at Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism, said Cambodia and Thailand have… Read more »

Kasicorn Research expects that income earned by private hospitals listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand during 2015 will exceed THB100 billion, up 10 to 15% over 2014. The increase is attributable to their business… Read more »

ALTHOUGH Asia-Pacific markets will receive more international visitors this year, hotel room rates in cities in Thailand and China are expected to show the lowest growth among major cities in Asia because of having more… Read more »

Thailand is set to expect more Chinese visitors, as Thai tourism officials revealed in an interview by Xinhua News Agency on Friday that travel agencies in China have provided more prerequisites and incentives to Chinese… Read more »

BANGKOK, Thailand — Tigers don’t like us. When humans approach, their raw instincts tell them to flee or claw our faces off. This is perhaps a wise reaction since our species has wiped out 97 percent of… Read more »

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