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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.

Thailand Suspends Quarantine-Free Travel Policy Due to Omicron Fears
December 22, 2021

Thailand Suspends Quarantine-Free Travel Policy Due to Omicron Fears

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came a day after the country's health authorities identified the first local transmission of the new variant.

Across Southeast Asia, Countries Reopen Borders In Time For Holidays
November 16, 2021

Across Southeast Asia, Countries Reopen Borders In Time For Holidays

By Alifah Zainuddin
Southeast Asian countries are taking a cautious approach to restart tourism.

Thailand to Introduce Quarantine-Free Travel for Selected Visitors
October 12, 2021

Thailand to Introduce Quarantine-Free Travel for Selected Visitors

By Sebastian Strangio
The move marks an acceleration of the country’s timetable for the restart of its economically pivotal tourism industry.
Thailand Reopens Resort Island to International Tourists
July 02, 2021

Thailand Reopens Resort Island to International Tourists

By Sebastian Strangio
The government hopes that the “Phuket sandbox” scheme will lead to the revival of Thailand's tourist industry.

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