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Thailand ready for influx of Chinese tourists during Golden Week

Bangkok - The Ministry of Tourism and Sports is ready to welcome and accommodate an increased influx of Chinese tourists during the eight-day Golden...

Officials to look into ‘zero-dollar’ tours

Deputy Prime Minister Thanasak Patimaprakorn said he has not received reports of "zero-dollar" tours - a scam where tourists buy inexpensive package deals but...

Tour guides arrested for attacking budget Chinese tourists

PATTAYA - Two tour guides were arrested for allegedly assaulting and threatening a Chinese family that refused to buy an expensive package-tour option. Chaitoon Sroisaeng,...

Chinese tourists abandoned by tour guide

Six Chinese tourists were abandoned by their guide after refusing to buy “extras” not included in their low-cost package. Apparent victims of a supposedly outlawed...

TAT to attract Chinese tourists from South Korea and Japan markets

BANGKOK,(NNT) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) plans to attract more Chinese tourists from South Korea and Japan, due to advantages in Thailand's...

Three arrested for abandoning Chinese tourists in Pattaya

Tourist police arrested two Thais and a Chinese girl after they were accused of abandoning Chinese tourists in Pattaya. The arrest of the three identified...

Central bank admits crackdown on zero-dollar package tours has greater impact...

The government’s crackdown on zero-dollar package tours from China may have greater impacts on tourism business than earlier projected but whether the impacts will...

1,000 baht/day minimum overhead charge set for Chinese tourists

Effective as of yesterday the lowest overhead charge for a Chinese tourist to be levied by package tour operators is 1,000 baht/day, said Deputy...

Nok Air to help govt attract high-end Chinese tourists

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has sought cooperation from Nok Air to promote Thai tourism among Chinese luxury tourists. Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn...

Growth is likely to stay below 3.2%

The central bank is concerned that the country's economy may grow less than 3.2% this year, attributing Brexit and the ongoing clampdown on zero...

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