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The big comeback for Big Joke?

The big comeback for Big Joke? | The Thaiger   Former police poster boy and Thai immigration Chief, Surachat Hakparn, aka. “Big Joke” says he wants to return to police duties and “come back in from the cold”.. He participated in 2 hours of prayers at the Wat Bueng Kradan in Phitsanulok city in Central Thailand, praying for a...
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Thailand’s Gold Plan May Curb Baht Without Incurring U.S. Anger

a screenshot of a cell phone: Golden Distortion     (Bloomberg) -- The Bank of Thailand’s plan to sever the link between gold trading and the baht may be a way to limit the currency’s gains without incurring the wrath of the U.S. over foreign-exchange manipulation. The Thai central bank says it’s in talks with market participants about...
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Tourist arrivals slump 66% year on year

There were no foreign tourist arrivals for a third straight month in June, as borders remained closed amid the pandemic, with a consequent 66% year-on-year drop in the January-June period to 6.69 million visitors, tourism ministry data showed on Wednesday. In January-June, spending by foreign tourists was 332 billion baht,...
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Foreigners on short-term visas warned they must leave Thailand by September 26

Foreigners on short-term visas warned they must leave Thailand by September 26 | The Thaiger PHOTO: notyourtypicaltourist.com   Don’t overstay your welcome…Thai Immigration officials are warning foreigners on short-term visas that they must make arrangements to leave the country before September 26. A visa amnesty in place as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic was recently extended until that date, but it looks like authorities...
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Travelling domestically in Thailand brings Covid-style hotel accommodations

Travelling domestically in Thailand brings Covid-style hotel accommodations | The Thaiger   As Thailand remains closed to international tourists with travel bubbles being postponed indefinitely, the country has shifted to relying on domestic tourism to close some of the gaps in profit losses. As it heavily relies on tourism, which accounts for around 15% of its GDP, hotels are adapting to...
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Vietnam evacuates 80,000 following 3 new Covid-19 cases in Da Nang-July27

Vietnam evacuates 80,000 following 3 new Covid-19 cases in Da Nang | The Thaiger PHOTO: Tourists are being evacuated from the seaside town - VN Express After the surprise appearance of 3 new Covid-19 cases, Vietnam officials announced they are evacuating 80,000 people from the central coastal city of Da Nang, mostly tourists. Any festive activities, celebrations, religious ceremonies, sports activities and crowded events...
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Monsoon expected to hit Thailand July 27-30

    The weak southwest monsoon prevails over the Andaman Sea and Thailand while the easterly wave moves through the East, the lower Central and the South and the Gulf of Thailand with isolated heavy rains over those areas. People should beware of the severe conditions. From July 27-30, the strengthening...
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Four more ‘types of foreigners’ allowed into Thailand

    The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (The Clown Show) has in principle approved the sixth phase of lifting restrictions on some groups of foreigners. However, it is now waiting for detailed guidelines on disease prevention from related ministries before an effective date can be announced. Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, CCSA...
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