Tourism

STARTING DATE: 15 Jun 2020

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Sandbox bookings ease amid uptick

Forward bookings for the Phuket sandbox in August are decelerating as cases of Covid-19 mount on the southern island province.

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Sandbox bookings ease amid uptick
30 Jul 2021

Phuket sealed off

The Phuket governor has ordered the entire island sealed off, with travellers from other provinces not allowed to enter Phuket starting from Aug 3.

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Phuket sealed off
29 Jul 2021

Covid bites

The plan to allow vaccinated tourists in Phuket to also visit Koh Samui is in danger of being dropped, due to the recent surge in infections on the island in Surat Thani.

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Covid bites
29 Jul 2021

Phuket to press on with sandbox

Phuket will persevere with its Phuket Sandbox tourism reopening scheme, despite escalating challenges associated with the rise in new Covid-19 infections, mostly infected locals who transferred from other provinces to receive treatment.

29 Jul 2021 5
Phuket to press on with sandbox
28 Jul 2021

Sandbox gets dirty

Even with the pandemic in Thailand surging, including new infections in the Phuket sandbox scheme, the country is unlikely to turn its back on reopening to tourists.

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Sandbox gets dirty
27 Jul 2021

All-time low

Thai tourism this year is likely to be at an all-time low as international arrivals may reach just 1 million.

27 Jul 2021 106
All-time low
26 Jul 2021

Grim outlook

Domestic demand for hotels remains gloomy because of the steady daily rise in new infections.

26 Jul 2021 31
Grim outlook
24 Jul 2021

TAT plans to lure French market

Though the current restrictions in Thailand are hindering travel decisions, pent-up demand from the French market might lead to a surge in tourism at the end of this year until February, says the Paris office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

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TAT plans to lure French market
23 Jul 2021

New Phuket rule

Foreign visitors participating in the Phuket sandbox scheme will be allowed to visit other tourist spots after seven days starting from Aug 1.

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New Phuket rule
23 Jul 2021

Asian market

A spike in new Covid cases in Thailand and other Asian countries is leaving little hope of reviving the short-haul market this year.

23 Jul 2021
Asian market