Final three defendants in Thailand’s zero-dollar tourism case acquitted

The Thai Supreme Court acquitted 3 people today (Thursday), who were among 13 accused of involvement in the zero-dollar tourism scam exposed in Thailand almost six years ago, due to…

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A view shows an almost empty international departure terminal of Haneda Airport, where fewer people than usual are seen during Golden Week holidays following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan April 29, 2020.

First group of Chinese tourists from Shanghai to arrive in Thailand this evening

The first group of 41 Chinese tourists is due to arrive at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport from Shanghai at about 5pm today (Tuesday), to be followed by a second group…

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First 150 Chinese tourists due to arrive in Phuket on Thursday from Guangdong

The first group of 150 Chinese tourists will fly into Phuket tomorrow, from China’s Guangdong province on a chartered flight, as Thailand conditionally reopens to foreign tourists, to ease the…

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First group of Chinese tourists to arrive in Phuket on Oct 8th 

On October 8th, a group of 150 Chinese nationals, issued with special tourist visas (STV), will be the first foreign tourists allowed into Thailand, under the conditional entry scheme for…

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Two cruise ships dock in Phuket today

Two cruise ships from Malaysia and Singapore, carrying about 2,400 mostly European passengers and crew, docked in Phuket deep-seaport this morning for a brief visit. Provincial health officials boarded the…

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Over 100,000 Chinese tourists still in Thailand, according to Immigration Bureau

There are currently more than 100,000 Chinese tourists and long-stayers in Thailand, including 2,038 who came from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, and 91,688…

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The official at Suvarnabhumi International airport demonstrates how the thermal scanner works to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020

Prayut puts brake on proposal to suspend visa on arrival for Chinese

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has put on hold a proposal by Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul to suspend visa on arrival for Chinese tourists fearing it would have a negative…

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Thailand set to suspend visa on arrival for Chinese tourists

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul will today propose to the government to consider suspending granting of visa on arrival for Chinese tourists to tighten control to fend off possible spread…

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Thailand to suspend visa on arrival facility for Chinese tourists temporarily

The Visa on arrival facility for Chinese tourists is likely to be suspended temporarily as Thailand seeks to tighten up controls to fend off the possible spread of novel coronavirus….

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Hotels in Hua Hin monitoring arrivals from China after coronavirus case

All hotels in the popular seaside resort town of Hua Hin have been instructed, by the district chief officer, to check the passports of all Chinese tourists and to immediately…

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23 Chinese tourists safely rescued after speed boat hits submerged reef and sinks off Koh Samet

Twenty-one Chinese tourists escaped unhurt but two suffered inhaling sea water after a speed boat in which they were travelling hit a submerged reef and sank in the sea near…

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New visa options proposed to attract more Chinese tourists

The Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) is proposing three new visa options for Chinese tourists, which it believes will attract more Chinese visitors to Thailand and help achieve this…

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FM dismisses rumours of quota of visas for Chinese tourists

The Thai Foreign Ministry has dismissed rumours that Thailand is imposing a limited quota of visas for Chinese visitors to Thailand. The ministry had checked with the Thai embassy in…

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Japan beats Thailand to become Chinese tourists’ top choice

Japan has overtaken  Thailand to become the top destination for Chinese vacationers during this Golden Week  holiday of China, starting today, according to, a major tourism website of China….

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Phuket hotel bookings cancellation causes concern

Phuket hotel bookings cancellation by Chinese tourists have unnerved Thai authorities and tourism-related business   The Transport Ministry and governmental agencies concerned have been working frantically to plug public safety…

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Divers to scour Phoenix dive boat for 23 passengers still missing

Navy divers equipped with special diving gears will today scour the sunken Phoenix dive boat in a search for 23 passengers, most of them Chinese tourists, still missing. The Phoenix…

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