Hoteliers Brainstorming Ideas to Recovery Tourism and Hospitality Industry

The Tourism and Sports Ministry of Thailand has called for a meeting with the country’s leading hotel executives to seek recovery solutions as it is planning a two-year revival plan dubbed “Thailand Tourism Year“. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, the tourism and sports minister, said the hospitality industry has been crippled by the pandemic. The ministry arranged a… Continue reading Hoteliers Brainstorming Ideas to Recovery Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Airbnb and Sports: a Winning Combination

People who rent out properties on Airbnb have earned an estimated US$150 million from some of the biggest sporting events around the world, according to new data released by the accommodation sharing platform. Forty-four percent of Airbnb hosts surveyed globally say they have hosted guests travelling for a sporting event, the company said.

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

Building Safe Travel Bubbles

People will be eagerly following the expected launch of the world’s first travel bubble later this month, which will enable people who test negative for Covid-19 to travel between Hong Kong and Singapore on designated flights without having to go through quarantine. If successful, the initiative could help pave the way for reopening travel and… Continue reading Building Safe Travel Bubbles

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

Wellness Hospital and Resort Project, Natai Medical Center & Resort in Phangnga

Property developer Cissa Group and V Plast Medical Group plan to spend 3.5 billion baht for a wellness hospital and resort development, Natai Medical Center & Resort, in Phangnga to tap individual investors. Autthanop Pandkamnerd, Cissa chief executive, said the global wellness economy has a tremendous market, valued at US$4.5 trillion. For medical tourism alone,… Continue reading Wellness Hospital and Resort Project, Natai Medical Center & Resort in Phangnga

Bangkok Serviced Apartments Generally Fared better than Hotels

Thailand’s hospitality industry has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and serviced apartments in Bangkok are no exception. However, a recent study by the property consultancy JLL shows serviced apartments have generally fared better than hotels in current and past times of distress. JLL expects the pandemic to boost the growing trend towards a… Continue reading Bangkok Serviced Apartments Generally Fared better than Hotels

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