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11 Dec 2013 : TOKYO - Japan is likely to achieve its goal of drawing 10 million foreign travellers in 2013 as government data showed Wednesday that the number of foreign visitors to Japan totalled about 9.5 million between January and November.
11 Dec 2013 : Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on Wednesday officially opened the Fourth Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge across the Mekong River, linking Chiang Rai province with Bokeo in Laos.
25 Oct 2013 : Thailand is expected to sign a visa-exemption agreement with Myanmar next month during a visit by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a Myanmar Foreign Ministry official said.
24 Oct 2013 : The Airports of Thailand board of directors has agreed on the need to raise the airport departure tax for both domestic and international passengers by 100 baht, AoT Chairman Sita Divari said on Thursday.
23 Oct 2013 : TOKYO - The number of foreign visitors to Japan in September surged 31.7% from the year before to 867,000, breaking the record for the month, the Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) said Wednesday.
23 Oct 2013 : The Public Health Ministry is considering enforcing a plan to collect a 500-baht entry fee from tourists to help cover foreigners' unpaid medical bills at hospitals.
22 Oct 2013 : The Japanese government has dismissed rumours that it plans to halt visa-free entry for Thai tourists at the end of this year.
22 Oct 2013 : Tha cabinet has approved a bilateral agreement eliminating visas for Thai and Myanmar citizens making short-term visits by air.
21 Oct 2013 : Kate McCulley remembers standing on the deck of a sinking ship in Indonesia in 2011, about to jump into the ocean in the middle of the night and swim for her life to shore.
21 Oct 2013 : The government is considering a plan to charge foreigners a 500-baht entry fee from January next year, according to Public Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong.
THAI VISA WAIVER
19 Oct 2013 : Japan's immigration police will be stricter in dealing with Thai travellers after it emerged the Japanese government's visa waiver has encouraged some Thais, mostly females, to work there illegally.
14 Oct 2013 : Many times when you look at beautiful pictures of tourist attractions on the internet, your heart tells you to go book a ticket and start packing your bags. Then you start looking into the visa application process and you think maybe it’s time to look for another destination.
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