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Thai Tourism Recovery On Track as International Arrivals Jump
January 25, 2023

Thai Tourism Recovery On Track as International Arrivals Jump

By Sebastian Strangio
The country welcomed 11.15 million foreign visitors in 2022, up from just 428,000 the previous year.

With High Hopes, Thailand Welcomes Chinese Tourists’ Return
January 10, 2023

With High Hopes, Thailand Welcomes Chinese Tourists’ Return

By Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul and Tied McLeod Ji
In 2019, before the pandemic, around 11 million Chinese visited Thailand each year. 
Thailand Says COVID-19 Tests Not Needed From Chinese Tourists
January 06, 2023

Thailand Says COVID-19 Tests Not Needed From Chinese Tourists

By Sebastian Strangio
Thai officials are projecting that 5 million Chinese nationals will visit in 2023, buoying the recovery of the country's tourism sector.

China’s ‘Zero-COVID’ Policy: An Economic Nightmare for Thailand
October 21, 2022

China’s ‘Zero-COVID’ Policy: An Economic Nightmare for Thailand

By Tita Sanglee
Try as it might, the Thai government has been unable to fill the gaping hole left by millions of absent Chinese tourists.

All Eyes on the Andaman Triangle Ahead of Thailand’s Next Election
September 23, 2022

All Eyes on the Andaman Triangle Ahead of Thailand’s Next Election

By Tita Sanglee
The country's southern coastal provinces, once a stronghold of the Democrat Party, are once again up for grabs.

Thai Tourism Sector Has Turned a Corner, Senior Officials Say
September 20, 2022

Thai Tourism Sector Has Turned a Corner, Senior Officials Say

By Sebastian Strangio
The country is aiming to attract more than 30 million tourists in 2023, but its success may depend on the future of China's "zero-COVID" policy.

India is the Key to Boosting Thailand’s Post-Pandemic Recovery
June 02, 2022

India is the Key to Boosting Thailand’s Post-Pandemic Recovery

By Tita Sanglee
The country is already leading the recovery of the tourism industry, but there are many more areas of untapped potential.
Thailand’s New Deep South Airport: Dead on Arrival?
April 21, 2022

Thailand’s New Deep South Airport: Dead on Arrival?

By Tita Sanglee
A new airport in Betong is supposed to spark development in Thailand's troubled south, but practical considerations limit its potential.

Cashless and Flightless, Russian Tourists Stuck in Thailand
March 14, 2022

Cashless and Flightless, Russian Tourists Stuck in Thailand

By Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul
About 6,500 Russian tourists are stranded in southern Thailand, along with 1,000 Ukrainians.

Thailand Further Eases International Entry Restrictions, Despite Omicron Outbreaks
February 24, 2022

Thailand Further Eases International Entry Restrictions, Despite Omicron Outbreaks

By Sebastian Strangio
Despite surging daily caseloads, the government is hoping to smooth the way for a return of international visitors.

Indonesia Sets Date for Full Bali Tourism Opening
February 01, 2022

Indonesia Sets Date for Full Bali Tourism Opening

By Sebastian Strangio
The move, along with similar steps in Thailand and the Philippines, could mark the beginning of the end of the great Southeast Asian tourism recession.
Thailand Wrestles With Omicron Variant Amid Holiday Spikes
January 05, 2022

Thailand Wrestles With Omicron Variant Amid Holiday Spikes

By Sebastian Strangio
Health authorities have recommended that the suspension of a quarantine-free travel scheme be extended until January 31.

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