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STARTING DATE: 15 May 2019

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04:09

Confidence index drops to nine-year low

The tourism confidence index plunged to the lowest level in nine years, though the industry is optimistic about the final quarter of 2020.

04:09
Confidence index drops to nine-year low
30 Mar 2020

Unlikely victims

Humans aren't the only victims of Covid-19. Animals living in shelters and rescue foundations are also suffering because of the disease.

30 Mar 2020 18
Unlikely victims
29 Mar 2020

Pattaya devastated as coronavirus hits travel

PATTAYA: Beaches are deserted, go-go bars stand empty and cabarets have shut their doors in the tourist haven of Pattaya, as business has ground to a standstill after worldwide travel restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic.

29 Mar 2020 80
Pattaya devastated as coronavirus hits travel
27 Mar 2020

Operators want B20bn in relief sped up

Tourism operators are urging financial institutions to hasten the approval process for the government's 20-billion-baht relief package to avoid more non-performing loans.

27 Mar 2020 2
Operators want B20bn in relief sped up
26 Mar 2020

Idle tour buses rack up costs

Some 10,000 tour buses nationwide have been rendered idle as people practise social distancing and shun travel.

26 Mar 2020 6
Idle tour buses rack up costs
24 Mar 2020

Deluged with complaints

More than 2,000 tourists have filed complaints against tour operators as cancellations mount from the coronavirus, while the Tourism Department acknowledged it will be hard to get a full refund.

24 Mar 2020 19
Deluged with complaints
23 Mar 2020

February tourist arrivals slump 42.8% y-o-y

Tourist arrivals in Thailand sank 42.78% in February from a year earlier after a 2.46% rise in the previous month, due to the coronavirus outbreak, tourism ministry data showed on Monday.

23 Mar 2020 15
February tourist arrivals slump 42.8% y-o-y
23 Mar 2020

Domestic tourism the only hope ... if people can travel at all

At a time when the coronavirus is sending shockwaves across the planet, tourism is among the sectors hit hardest. More countries are closing their borders completely, and even people who are still able to travel are afraid of visiting virus-hit destinations.

23 Mar 2020 18
Domestic tourism the only hope ... if people can travel at all
21 Mar 2020

Ready to break out

Chinese tourists expect to resume their travels in April as new coronavirus infections subside, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

21 Mar 2020 152
Ready to break out
20 Mar 2020

Operators outraged over no access to financial aid

Tourism operators are crying foul over not receiving financial aid despite a green light from the Bank of Thailand, saying at least 5,000 firms have exited the industry or suspended their operations.

20 Mar 2020 3
Operators outraged over no access to financial aid