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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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Making sense or nonsense of foreigner suicides in Pattaya

PATTAYA, Thailand - The start of this month saw five falls from Pattaya condominium balconies in as many days. All were non-Thais, thus boosting...

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PATTAYA, Thailand - The Mabprachan Golf Society saw challenging conditions with persistent rain, testing the resolve of golfers at two prominent courses. ...

Police crackdown on illegal activities on Pattaya Beach

PATTAYA, Thailand - Pattaya municipal officers targeted illegal vendors selling alcoholic beverages and renting out mats and chairs to tourists on Pattaya Beach, following...

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PATTAYA, Thailand - It was an interesting morning at the Pattaya City Expats Club meeting on Wednesday, June 12. The scheduled speaker, Mike Maran,...

Durty Nelly’s drives donations for Rotary Pattaya-Banglamung and Mercy Pattaya charity projects

PATTAYA, Thailand - The monthly Mercy Center Scramble, held on  May 31 at Eastern Star, witnessed a fantastic turnout with 11 teams competing. The...