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Thailand travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Thailand. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Thailand. Bangkok Travel information. Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It's known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canalside communities and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). Nearby beach resorts include bustling Pattaya and fashionable Hua Hin.

Centara Unveils “Centara Complete Care” Program
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Centara Unveils “Centara Complete Care” Program

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 27, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is ramping up its efforts to open its hotels, one step at ... Read More

Thailand opens for Domestic Tourism
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Thailand opens for Domestic Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2020

Thailand’s domestic tourism reopening is shaping up to see Bangkok as the hub for an early return of daytrips, staycations ... Read More

Centara Hotels & Resorts Launches Exclusive Deal
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Centara Hotels & Resorts Launches Exclusive Deal

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 21, 2020

Buy Now, Travel Later with Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator has launched a special deal to gives ... Read More

Thai government sells shares in Thai Airways
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Thai government sells shares in Thai Airways

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 20, 2020

Thai International (THAI) on 19 May confirmed it would file under chapter 3/1 of the bankruptcy law for protection while ... Read More

Government sends Thai Airways to Bankruptcy Court
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Government sends Thai Airways to Bankruptcy Court

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 19, 2020

The cabinet on Tuesday resolved that cash-strapped Thai Airways International (THAI) would file for bankruptcy at the Central Bankruptcy Court ... Read More

Willy Wonka-inspired “Spa Candy” Kids Spa Experience by Centara Hotels & Resorts
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Willy Wonka-inspired “Spa Candy” Kids Spa Experience by Centara Hotels & Resorts

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 18, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is raising the bar for original family experiences by announcing the launch ... Read More

Thailand to Welcome Visitors with an Amazing smile behind a face-mask in July
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Thailand to Welcome Visitors with an Amazing smile behind a face-mask in July

mm Kim Waddoup- May 17, 2020

‪ The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has just extended the ban on international passenger planes landing in Thailand to ... Read More

Thai Airways Faces “Life or Death” with Less Support
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Thai Airways Faces “Life or Death” with Less Support

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 16, 2020

Not surprising opposition to another huge government handout to debt-ridden Thai Airways International (THAI) is mounting, as far as public ... Read More

As COVID-19 cases dwindle, Thailand re-opens shopping malls, stores
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As COVID-19 cases dwindle, Thailand re-opens shopping malls, stores

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 15, 2020

As the number Thailand's new COVID-19 cases dwindles, Thai government officials announced that the country's shopping malls, department stores and ... Read More

Bangkok Airways resumes more domestic flights
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Bangkok Airways resumes more domestic flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 15, 2020

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited is set to resume additional 4 domestic services from 1 June 2020 onwards with Bangkok ... Read More

Thailand billionaire keen to restart tourism
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Thailand billionaire keen to restart tourism

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 14, 2020

Billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont, chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, is urging the government to relax lockdown measures and welcome foreign travelers ... Read More

Centara Hotels & Resorts makes food donation to the Thai Government’s Public Relations Department
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Centara Hotels & Resorts makes food donation to the Thai Government’s Public Relations Department

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 14, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, recently donated 1,500 food boxes to the Thai Government’s Public Relations Department, ... Read More

Hotels in Asia increasingly worried as debts mount
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Hotels in Asia increasingly worried as debts mount

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 13, 2020

Hotel property owners across Asia are increasingly turning to creative financing solutions to ride out near-term turbulence. Owners are seeking ... Read More

Amazing Thailand for the Thais: Is Domestic Tourism a solution?
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Amazing Thailand for the Thais: Is Domestic Tourism a solution?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2020

The impacts from COVID-19 have been felt worldwide with travel restrictions, lockdowns, and cancellations of major events. Pre-COVID-19, tourist destinations ... Read More

Travel industry veteran passes in Samui
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Travel industry veteran passes in Samui

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 9, 2020

RIP Ken Chung a founder member of Skål International Koh Samui and a former Charter President for the Rotary Club ... Read More

How will Asia Prepare for Recovery?
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How will Asia Prepare for Recovery?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 8, 2020

How do we sensibly and effectively restart travel and tourism, the industry that employs 1 in 10 workers globally? This ... Read More

Centara Grand Hotel Osaka: Sake Dedication and Ground-breaking Ceremony
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Centara Grand Hotel Osaka: Sake Dedication and Ground-breaking Ceremony

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 7, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, together with Taisei Corporation and Kanden Realty & Development, completed the official ... Read More

Bangkok Airways enhances anti-COVID-19 measures
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Bangkok Airways enhances anti-COVID-19 measures

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 7, 2020

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited enhances precautionary measures and social distancing practices on passenger service during COVID-19 pandemic to ensure ... Read More

The Future of Thailand Sustainable Tourism
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The Future of Thailand Sustainable Tourism

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 5, 2020

Wolfgang Grimm President of Skål International Thailand and owner of the Anana Ecological Resort in Krabi, Thailand, is passionate about ... Read More

Centara Hotels & Resorts Launches “Help the Heroes” Campaign
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Centara Hotels & Resorts Launches “Help the Heroes” Campaign

editor editor- April 30, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has launched "Help the Heroes," a campaign aimed at supporting those in ... Read More

The Future Vision of Pattaya Tourism
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The Future Vision of Pattaya Tourism

mm Kim Waddoup- April 25, 2020

Amazing Thailand is the slogan, Pattaya is one of the main travel and tourism destinations in the Kingdom of Thailand. ... Read More

Centara Expands Vietnam Presence with Signing of Hotel Management Agreement for Two New Resorts
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Centara Expands Vietnam Presence with Signing of Hotel Management Agreement for Two New Resorts

editor editor- April 24, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is further expanding its presence in Vietnam, following the signing of Hotel ... Read More

Foreigners in Thailand granted second automatic 90-day visa extension
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Foreigners in Thailand granted second automatic 90-day visa extension

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 21, 2020

The government of Thailand announced a second automatic visa extension for foreigners for ninety more days today. The announcement aims ... Read More

China set to lead Thailand’s tourism recovery from August
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China set to lead Thailand’s tourism recovery from August

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 20, 2020

A comprehensive new survey of consumers in China’s first tier cities has concluded that 53% of respondents would like to ... Read More

Travel and Tourism Predictions: What might the future hold?
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Travel and Tourism Predictions: What might the future hold?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- April 16, 2020

Skal International Bangkok President Andrew J. Wood gives his thoughts on what might be expected once the COVID-19 coronavirus starts ... Read More

Thailand grants automatic visa extensions to all legal visitors
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Thailand grants automatic visa extensions to all legal visitors

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

Thai immigration officials announced today that the government of Thailand has approved a plan to grant automatic visa extensions to ... Read More

COVID-19: Best Advice in the World
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COVID-19: Best Advice in the World

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- April 7, 2020

We are living in extraordinary times. With the world forced into a complete shutdown and travel by any means frowned ... Read More

War with Germany over face masks? Piracy or Justified by the US Defense Production Act?
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War with Germany over face masks? Piracy or Justified by the US Defense Production Act?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2020

"There is great national unity. This Unity is developing in the United States, restoring the nation to our full and ... Read More

A Practical Guide to Recovery Post C-19 coronavirus
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A Practical Guide to Recovery Post C-19 coronavirus

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- April 4, 2020

As the travel and tourism industry struggles with the ongoing C-19 crisis, with hotels and tourism businesses closing and teams ... Read More

Long Live the King of Thailand in Bavaria with his Harem of 20 Beautiful Thai Ladies
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Long Live the King of Thailand in Bavaria with his Harem of 20 Beautiful Thai Ladies

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 29, 2020

Long live the King! These are billboards and signs seen everywhere in Thailand, including at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. The ... Read More

Thai Airways prepares to ground its fleet to battle COVID-19
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Thai Airways prepares to ground its fleet to battle COVID-19

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- March 24, 2020

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announced, “Due to the ongoing global outbreak of COVID-19, several countries in Europe ... Read More

Tour Operator Focus Asia has travelers’ backs
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Tour Operator Focus Asia has travelers’ backs

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2020

Focus Asia, a  tour operator based in Thailand is becoming a focus for information and customer service during impossible times. ... Read More

Thailand introduces new entry rules for foreign visitors
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Thailand introduces new entry rules for foreign visitors

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2020

Thai authorities are planning to introduce new rule for foreigners arriving into the country, requiring mandatory medical certificates confirming that ... Read More

PATA Gold Awards 2020 open for submissions: New categories added
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PATA Gold Awards 2020 open for submissions: New categories added

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2020

Organisations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel and tourism industry throughout the Asia Pacific ... Read More

Andrew Wood elected President of Skål International Bangkok
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Andrew Wood elected President of Skål International Bangkok

editor editor- March 14, 2020

At a packed Annual General Meeting (AGM) meeting following the monthly networking luncheon held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at ... Read More

Thailand cancels Visa on Arrival for Nationalities from 18 countries
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Thailand cancels Visa on Arrival for Nationalities from 18 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 11, 2020

Tourism is important and major money earner for the Kingdom of Thailand, but the fear of COVID-19 is taking a ... Read More

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