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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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Pattaya business owners want Walking Street kept open to cars

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Grab Food driver plunges four stories down empty elevator shaft

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Oysters, chickens fly when trucks collide in Chonburi

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Lockdown-suspended massage classes resume in Pattaya

Massage-training classes suspended during the coronavirus lockdown resumed this week, allowing people to earn certifications to start a new career or earn extra income. ...

Updates during COVID-19 Crisis

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