Phuket, Thailand Applies to Reopen for Super Yachts

Thailand’s success in containing Covid-19 has come at a price: huge losses of income from foreign visitors. To lure overseas visitors and give the tourism industry a shot in the arm, the government introduced a special tourist visa (STV) scheme and recently approved a guideline for foreign tourists and crews of foreign super-yachts looking to… Continue reading Phuket, Thailand Applies to Reopen for Super Yachts

Thailand Special Tourist Visa (STV) Provisions Prompt TAT Inquiries

The Thailand’s ‘Special Tourist Visa‘ (STV) scheme is starting to gain momentum as overseas offices under the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) report high interest from tour agents. After the cabinet approved the STV scheme last week, all TAT offices in Europe received a number of calls and emails asking for more details about the… Continue reading Thailand Special Tourist Visa (STV) Provisions Prompt TAT Inquiries

Thai Travel Agents Association Urges Quarantine-Free Tourism

Setting up travel bubbles between low-risk countries without quarantine requirements is crucial to help the tourism industry, as there is pent-up demand for outbound trips, says the Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA). Suthiphong Pheunphiphop, the TTAA president, said if there is no rapid escalation of cases in Thailand or overseas, tourism sentiment could gradually improve… Continue reading Thai Travel Agents Association Urges Quarantine-Free Tourism

Special Tourist Visa (STV) to Revive Phuket Property Market

A plan to gradually open the country to tourists will be a boon for property sales in Phuket, following a slump due to travel restrictions that keep travellers at home, according to an online property marketplace. Stuart Coakley, director of the Property Discount Centre Thailand, applauded the government’s decision to welcome tourists under the special… Continue reading Special Tourist Visa (STV) to Revive Phuket Property Market

Immigration Bureau assists Tourists Stranded on Yachts

The Immigration Bureau (IB) is expediting the processing of travel documents of tourists aboard more than 10 foreign yachts stranded in international waters to allow them to enter Thailand. Pol Maj Gen Achayon Kraithong, the IB’s deputy commander, said more than 10 yachts off Thailand’s coast have asked the IB for permission to let tourists,… Continue reading Immigration Bureau assists Tourists Stranded on Yachts