Immigration Bureau pursues visa relief for foreigners

The Immigration Bureau (IB) plans to seek cabinet approval for a new raft of measures for three different categories of foreigners in Thailand affected by the Covid-19 crisis. The proposal will be submitted to the cabinet for approval in the coming week, said Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang, chief of the IB. The proposal was […]

Tourists can now prolong their stay

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said tourists holding Visa T and arriving in the Kingdom after January 1 will be allowed to prolong their stay until they are able to return home. The decision comes as Cambodia and most countries take measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. “To all diplomatic and consular […]

CNN places Phu Quoc among best destinations in Asia

Phu Quoc Island off the coast of Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has been named among the 17 best places in Asia by Cable News Network (CNN). The US-based television network recommended travelers to try the largest island of Vietnam, which is also dubbed as “Pearl Island.” The island is home to some of […]

Cambodia allows tax exemption for aviation, tourism sector

Following the temporary suspension of operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has issued a three-month minimum tax exemption for the aviation sector and exemption on monthly taxes for tourism operators. These measures are aimed at easing the burden of the private sector affected by the virus’ spread, said a statement from the government. […]

Vietnam wins ASEAN Tourism Awards Japan 2019

Two tourism products in Vietnam have been honoured at the ASEAN Tourism Awards Japan 2019 – an annual ceremony organised by the ASEAN-Japan Centre. The tour “Discover Vietnam in Style with Vietnam Airlines’ Business Class” offers tourists the chance to experience a stylish and luxury getaway across Vietnam over seven days. Meanwhile, the tour “Panoramic […]

TAT temporarily redesigns logos to promote social distancing to combat COVID-19

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has temporarily redesigned the two main logos for international and domestic tourism, encouraging foreign and Thai tourists to maintain social distancing, as part of the nationwide effort to combat the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). TAT understands that maintaining social distancing can be inconvenient, but it is for the greater […]

Thai tourism minister plans help for tourists stranded and worried about overstaying visas

There are a growing number of tourists who are becoming stranded in Thailand as their home countries raise the drawbridge and lockdown their borders. Many European countries have started sealing their borders to deal with the Covid-19 coronavirus and other countries, closer to home, are starting to act as well. Last weekend Malaysia virtually locked down its […]

No New Coronavirus Local Cases—China Is Reopening Its Tourist Attractions

In more positive news for those locked down in self-isolation around the world, life in China is continuing to return to normal. Tourist attractions and stores are reopening on the mainland that was hardest hit by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. China is very much emerging from the countrywide lockdowns that began in January. […]

TAT launches ‘The One for Nature’ project to promote responsible tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), together with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources and Ko Tao’s public and private sectors, has launched ‘The One for Nature’ project to promote responsible tourism in Thailand. Mr. Kitsana Kaewtumrong, Executive Director, TAT’s Advertising and Public Relations Department said TAT hoped the project would also help strengthen awareness […]

TAT launches new – Hua Hin: Thai Authentic Beach – brand

New destination brand blends modern beach town vibe with the traditional Thai way of life. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Prachuap Khiri Khan Office in collaboration with Hua Hin’s public and private sectors have launched a new “Hua Hin: Thai Authentic Beach” brand, with emphasis on “Street Art Hua Hin” installations located at the […]