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

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

TAT Awaits Upsurge from European Travellers Next Year

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is hopeful the European market will revive following the outbreak, with the first group of Scandinavians expected to arrive later this year. Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, TAT deputy governor for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, said prior to the pandemic, the number of tourism receipts from the European… Continue reading TAT Awaits Upsurge from European Travellers Next Year

Thailand Tourism looks to China Tour Bubble

Thailand Tourism is hoping for a travel bubble with China as a New Year’s present for the tourism industry, planning to welcome them as the first group without a mandatory quarantine during Chinese New Year. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, The Tourism and Sports Ministry of Thailand will hold a meeting with the Chinese embassy to discuss the… Continue reading Thailand Tourism looks to China Tour Bubble

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

‘Golf Quarantines’ New Idea To Promote Tourism by Thai Authorities

Thailand’s authorities have hit on a new idea to inspire tourists who are prepared to go through the quarantine arrangements. Plenty of rounds of golf! The Thai authorities were still scratching their heads about whether quarantine should be lessened from 14 days to ten. Many ministries were working on the dilemma and what to offer… Continue reading ‘Golf Quarantines’ New Idea To Promote Tourism by Thai Authorities