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Thai Airways loses 28 billion baht in the first half of the year

Thai Airways loses 28 billion baht in the first half of the year Embattled, bankrupt Thai Airways suffered about 28 billion baht in losses for the first 6 months of this year, mainly attributable to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has seriously impacted its operations and crushed global travel, grounding fleets and shuttering many airlines altogether. The airline’s acting president said today that the...
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Thai minister encourages hotels to stop price-gouging expats

Thai minister encourages hotels to stop price-gouging expats | The Thaiger   The thorny issue of dual pricing has raised its ugly head again, this time with the current offerings for hotels as Thailand slowly winds up its tourism industry again.   Tourism and Sports Ministry, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, is asking hotels to offer “fair packages to expats and resident foreigners, and...
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Foreigners flying into Thailand during the virus pandemic: the common myths

  With the general ban on foreign tourism to Thailand, the internet is full of fake news and conspiracy theories sometimes designed to milk the cash of the unwary.  Here are some circulating in UK, mainland Europe and US. If you can buy an airticket you can fly into Thailand.  Not...
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Virus pushes Britain into record recession as Auckland locks down

Britain’s economy shrank more in the second quarter than any other country in the Group of Seven. Photo: AFPWORLD: The global coronavirus pandemic pushed Britain into its deepest-ever recession, data showed yesterday (Aug 12). ChineseCoronavirusCOVID-19drugshealthBy AFP Thursday 13 August 2020, 08:31AM Britain’s economy shrank more in the second quarter than any other country in the Group of Seven. Photo: AFP   The British economy - the world’s seventh in...
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Patong hotels, beach chair operators move to change Phuket’s reputation as expensive

Preechawut ‘Prab’ Keesin explained the joint move by local hotels and beach chair operators during a mass cleanup of Patong Beach yesterday (Aug 12). Photo: Prab Keesin / Facebook  PHUKET: Hotels in Patong and local beach chair operators have banded together to create deals to offer free inclusive tours and heavily discounted rates to tourists in the hope of creating a new image of Phuket as an inexpensive holiday destination.By The Phuket News Thursday 13 August 2020, 12:53PM Preechawut...
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No end in sight for flights ban

Empty seats at Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan province last month. Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul.By Bangkok Post Thursday 13 August 2020, 08:06AM Empty seats at Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan province last month. Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul.  THAILAND: The ban on international commercial flights will remain in force while the COVID-19 pandemic situation remains critical in many countries, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) said...
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Official says tourists will have to wait until at least after February 2021 to return to Thailand normally

tourists-have-to wait-after-february-2021-return-to-thailand  On Wednesday, the Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand also told the media the ban on incoming flights and access to Thailand was now ‘indefinite’ and that the focus for authorities was on upscaling its alternative quarantine scheme supported by government organised repatriation flights where it is reported...
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MAN DROWNS AFTER TOUR BOAT CAPSIZES OFF SOUTHERN COAST

MAN DROWNS AFTER TOUR BOAT CAPSIZES OFF SOUTHERN COAST Credit to Khao Sod English and  Xinhua News Agency BANGKOK (Xinhua) — An elderly male drowned and another one was missing after a tour boat had capsized due to strong winds and a heavy downpour in the sea off southern Thailand on Monday....
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