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Tourism minister backs lifting emergency decree as tourist arrivals drop

BANGKOK, March 11 - Caretaker Tourism Minister Somsak Pureesrisak said on Tuesday that he supports lifting of an emergency decree which has been enforced...

2014 tourist arrivals likely to drop 5%: Tourism Minister

BANGKOK, Jan 23 -  Caretaker Tourism and Sports Minister Somsak Pureesrisak said Thursday that the number of tourist arrivals this year is likely to...

Bangkok’s peaceful protest surprises tourists

BANGKOK, Jan 14 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) was instructed to post photos of Bangkok shutdown on its online media to show...

Tourism Minister worries protests will drag down tourism sector growth

BANGKOK, Dec 7 -- Tourism and Sports Minister Somsak Pureesrisak expressed worry that ongoing anti-government protests would drag the tourism sector below 20% growth...

Govt injecting new economic stimulus

The government decided today to inject an additional stimulus to revive Thailand’s sagging economy, due to the month-long political turmoil. Teerat...

Thailand-EU ink MoUs on tourism and SME businesses

BANGKOK, 18 November 2013 Thailand and the European Union (EU) have signed 2 memorandums of understanding on tourism and SME businesses.  ...

MoTS, TAT support Thailand tourism marketing – Safety and Security brainstorm...

Bangkok, October 17, 2013 - The Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MoTS) has supported and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has sponsored the...

Typhoons Usagi, Wutip cause Bt700 million tourism loss in 9 Thai...

BANGKOK, Oct 11 - Thailand's Ministry of Tourism & Sports reported that Typhoons Usagi and Wutip have caused Bt708 million (about US$22 million) in...

Thailand’s first ‘tourist court’ opens in Pattaya

Thailand’s first “tourist court” aimed at solving minor disputes before visitors leave the country has opened in Pattaya. Virat Chinvinitkul, secretary-general of the Courts...

TAT promotes Koh Samet as safe tourist destination

BANGKOK, 21 August 2013 The Ministry of Tourism and Sports is actively working on a marketing strategy aimed at attracting local and international...

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Thai Revenue Dept. to reduce tax benefits for high-income earners

The Revenue Department is currently adjusting the income tax exemption structure to reduce benefits for high-income earners and increase benefits for low- and middle-income...

Pattaya boosting 4,000 people weekly against Covid-19

Pattaya is administering about 4,000 coronavirus booster shots a week to combat the city’s omicron variant-fueled Covid-19 outbreak. Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome said Jan. 16 that...

Bangkok Chinatown cancels Chinese New Year festivities 2nd year running

Lunar New Year festivities in Bangkok’s Chinatown are being called off for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 situation in...

Rotarians bring love and care to 7 destitute families in Pattaya

For the past 45 years people from all over the country, not to mention from every corner of the world came to Pattaya to...

Cancellations slash Pattaya hotel bookings by 50%

Hotel bookings in Pattaya dropped by half after the latest coronavirus wave began. Marisa Sukosol Nunbhakdi, president of the Thai Hotels Association, said hotels nationwide...