TAT targets expats in bid to resurrect sport tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will organise a golf event targeted at the expatriate community in the country as part of the efforts to restore confidence in domestic tourism. The Amazing Thailand Expat Golf Tournament Series 2021 event will be held on June 4 at Siam Country Club in Chon Buri, Tourism and Sports […]

Govt mulls visa rule overhaul for expats, tourists, investors

The government could revamp immigration rules this year to make it easier for expats and long-term tourists to stay in the country, part of a strategy to boost investment and tourism revenue once the pandemic eases. The proposed changes could mean foreigners would no longer have to file 90-day reports of their whereabouts — a […]

Thailand works on travel bubbles with some ASEAN countries

Thailand’s sports and tourism minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said that the country and Singapore are discussing forming a travel bubble. He added that Thailand is eyeing travel bubbles with ASEAN countries with low COVID cases like Vietnam and Laos. Phiphat noted that Singapore has experience in establishing green lanes with countries in Asia and Oceania and […]

Tough Covid-19 measures will revive Thai tourism in May

Tourism in Thailand can start to revive tourism in May at the soonest if harsh Covid-19 control measures are enforced, said the Tourism Authority of Thailand governor. TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said that tourism will be affected if the government introduces measures to restrict travels and crowd gatherings to curb the novel coronavirus spread in […]

Thai Hotel Association pushes “hospitels” – hotels as hospitals

With the third wave of Covid-19 ripping through Thailand, hospitals are rapidly filling up and the Thai Hotels Association has proposed “hospitels” as a creative solution. The portmanteau of “hospital” and “hotel” is the THA’s brainchild for creating more space for the growing number of Covid-19 infections that require treatment or at least observation as Thailand hits […]

Vietnam International Travel Mart 2021 to take place in Hanoi

The Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM 2021), themed “New Normal – New Opportunities”, is expected to take place from May 5-8 in the capital city of Hanoi. According to the organising board, 450 units from 40 provinces and cities and four foreign countries and territories (Thailand, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Chinese Taipei) had registered […]

Hồ Chí Minh City to digitise 100 tourist sites

The HCM City Department of Tourism aims to promote the application of digital technology at 100 tourism sites in the city to enhance the experience of tourists as well as locals. QR Codes are being increasingly used in HCM City’s tourism. Through a simple scan, customers can access different trip options and discover information like availability and prices. This year, the department is taking steps […]

Da Nang joins hands with central provinces to promote domestic tourism

A joint domestic tourism stimulus programme has been announced by the Da Nang Department of Tourism in coordination with three localities in the central region. Themed “Amazing Central Heritage”, the programme aims to attract more tourists to the central region, home to a range of heritages of Vietnam. It is also to promote the tourism brand of […]

Vietjet restarts international flights

Vietjet has resumed regular international flights connecting Vietnam’s major hubs with Bangkok, Tokyo, Seoul, and Taipei, since last Friday (April 2). Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok are scheduled to depart every Friday, and the service from Hanoi to Seoul (Incheon International Airport) is scheduled to depart from April 15. Meanwhile, the flights […]

Vaccine passports could revive global tourism

Many expect domestic tourism to rebound during Qingming Festival, especially because the health code now enables people to travel safely and conveniently within China. But when will global tourism revive? And will vaccine passports play a role in it? Actually, Iceland has become the first European country to issue such a kind of passport to […]