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  • Thailand poised to break through 40 million arrivals in 2019

    Thailand poised to break through 40 million arrivals in 2019

    Thailand welcomed a record 38.27 million tourists in 2018.

  • Exemption of visa on arrival fees to boost Chinese New Year

    Exemption of visa on arrival fees to boost Chinese New Year

    The exemption of fees for visa on arrival is expected is expected to boost Chinese arrivals during the Chinese New Year festival. The National News Bureau of Thailand is reporting that visitors from 21 countries are getting their visa on arrival fee waived until April 30, 2019

  • Pabuk: ‘War room’ set up to help tourists

    Pabuk: ‘War room’ set up to help tourists

    The Sports and Tourism Ministry has set up a war room to assist the many tourists whose plans were thrown into confusion in the wake of tropical storm Pabuk. The Government and authorities took extra precautions, closing airports and marine tourism, in preparedness to minimise potential danger to tourists as Pabuk approached. Santi Pawai, deputy permanent-secretary of the Tourism and Sports Ministry, says that the ministry has set up an operations centre to help tourists affected by the storm.

  • Netizens disagree with official numbers: The miracle 20% rise in tourist numbers

    Netizens disagree with official numbers: The miracle 20% rise in tourist numbers

    A story from The Thaiger yesterday stirred up a lot of suspicion that the Ministry of Sports and Tourism are being ‘flexible’ with the truth. The story quoted the Sports and Tourism Minister saying that, since they introduced the visa-on-arrival fee waiver (for 21 countries), the numbers of arrivals has surged 20%. He said in his quotes that the ‘bounce’ came mostly from Chinese and Indian tourists.

  • Arrivals up 20% – visa fee waiver

    Arrivals up 20% – visa fee waiver

    The Tourism and Sports Ministry is sprouting anecdotal evidence that tourist arrivals are up a massive 20% for the second half of November. This follows the hastily prepared visa-on-arrival fee waivers for 21 countries, introduced on November 15 and intended to run through to January 13 next year. New visitors from India are part of the bounce back in tourist arrivals with a 4.2% increase from the same time last year

  • Changes to visas to stimulate tourist sector

    Changes to visas to stimulate tourist sector

    The drop-off in Chinese tourists has caused the Thai Government to come up with some creative ideas to re-invigorate the tourist sector, leading into this year’s high season. The Nation reports that the Cabinet yesterday agreed, in principle, to back measures to stimulate tourism numbers

  • Thai Air Asia posts losses in Q3 citing huge drop in Chinese tourists

    Thai Air Asia posts losses in Q3 citing huge drop in Chinese tourists

    A drop in Chinese tourism, along with higher fuel prices, is being blamed for a loss in the third quarter for Thai Air Asia. Asia Aviation Plc, the operators of the budget carrier, has reported a net loss of 358 million baht for Q3 (third quarter 2018)

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    Pattaya – Hua Hin ferry service back again for high season

    PHOTO: Talk News The Pattaya – Hua Hin ferry service has started again for the high season.

  • Can Thailand lure the Chinese back?

    Can Thailand lure the Chinese back?

    After half a decade of incredible growth in Chinese tourism to Thailand, the numbers are now in a tail-spin as numbers drop off around the country. With annual rises of 20-50% per annum for half a decade there has been a big drop off in the last quarter (Q3) of 2018

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    Thailand – most visited destination among Chinese for Golden Week

    The National News Bureau is reporting that the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says Ctrip.com, China’s largest and most influential online travel agent, has ranked Thailand the number one global destination among Chinese tourists during this year’s National Day vacation – the Chinese Golden Week 2018. Thailand comes out on top of Japan, Hong Kong SAR, Vietnam, Singapore, Taiwan, and Korea, among more than 1,000 destinations in nearly 100 countries. Favorite Thai destinations among Chinese tourists include Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, and Chiang Mai