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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.

Thailand Confirms Coronavirus Outbreak in Nightspots, Prison
April 06, 2021

Thailand Confirms Coronavirus Outbreak in Nightspots, Prison

By Associated Press
The possibility of a new upsurge in COVID-19 cases comes as the government is trying to finalize plans to gradually reopen the country to foreign tourists.

COVID-19 and the Perils of International Tourism
October 27, 2020

COVID-19 and the Perils of International Tourism

By James Guild
Tourism has been a boon for Southeast Asia, but the pandemic has exposed the region's unhealthy dependence on foreign visitors.
Coronavirus Hits Thailand Hard
February 13, 2020

Coronavirus Hits Thailand Hard

By Austin Bodetti
The precipitous drop in visitors from China could represent as big a danger to Thailand as the virus itself.

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