Public consent required for pilot 4am extension of Khao San pub hours

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports will propose its pilot project, to allow pubs and bars in Bangkok’s Khao San area to operate until 4am, instead of 2am, to the…

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Vietnamese mother and daughter drown in sea off Phuket

Two Vietnamese tourists drowned yesterday (Sunday) in the seas off Nai Thon beach in Thalang district of Phuket, despite a “red flag” warning posted on the beach. An eyewitness said…

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Briton, Thai drown in rough seas off Kata Noi beach in Phuket

A British tourist, and a Thai who went to help, drowned in rough seas off Kata Noi beach in Phuket province last evening (Thursday). According to the Thai tourist police,…

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Source: Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation

Two Indians attempting to smuggle wildlife in their luggage nabbed

Two Indian nationals were held in custody yesterday (Monday) after officials of Thailand’s Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation found 109 live animals in their luggage at Suvarnabhumi…

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Iranian tourist missing from rafting tour in Phang Nga found dead

The body of a tourist who went missing while on a rafting tour in the southern province of Phang-nga after the inflatable boat, in which he was rafting with four…

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Promthep cape viewpoint at sunset in Phuket, Thailand / Photo from tawatchai07 /

Phuket ‘sandbox’ attracts over 330,000 visitors to date

The Phuket “sandbox” has attracted more than 330,000 international travellers since July 1st, 2021, and has generated 43 billion baht for Thailand. Government Spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said that the prime…

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A Singapore Airlines plane arriving from Singapore lands at the international terminal at Sydney Airport, as countries react to the new coronavirus Omicron variant amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Sydney, Australia, November 30, 2021. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

After two years of closed borders, Australia welcomes the world back

SYDNEY, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Australia said on Monday it will reopen its borders to vaccinated travellers this month, ending two years of misery for the tourism sector, reviving migration…

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A man stands as he travels on a wooden boat near a port in Tanjungpinang, on the island of Bintan, Indonesia, June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Indonesia reopens islands to Singaporean tourists

JAKARTA, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Indonesia opened up two islands close to Singapore to visitors from the city-state on Monday, officials said, as part of calibrated moves to reboot its…

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Panic buttons installed in Khao Yai national park for distressed tourists to call for help

Ten pole mounted emergency call buttons have been set up at different points along the mountainous routes in Khao Yai national park, to allow visitors in distress to alert park…

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Tourists return to Thailand’s chilly natural attractions

Tourists are flocking to embrace the cool breezes and the beautiful sunrises at the Phu Ruea National Park viewpoint, in Thailand’s northern province of Loei, as temperatures fall to just…

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People walk by the harbour in the wake of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) regulations easing, following an extended lockdown to curb an outbreak, in Sydney, Australia, October 22, 2021. REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

Australia prepares to reopen borders for first time during pandemic

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will start lifting its outbound travel ban for fully vaccinated residents from Nov. 1 amid a strong uptake of COVID-19 vaccines, as Sydney and Melbourne, its biggest cities,…

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Thailand aims to draw neighbours for one-day trips

Thailand’s Ministry of Health is working with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports to prepare guidelines to allow visitors from Thailand’s neighbouring countries, such as Laos, Myanmar and Malaysia, to…

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Sanur Beach in Bali, Indonesia (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP)

Indonesia to partially reopen resort island Bali

Jakarta (AFP) – Indonesia will reopen the resort island of Bali to select international travellers next week, a senior minister said, after the pandemic starved the holiday hotspot of one of…

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Tourists return to Thailand’s national parks in droves

Despite being the rainy season, the yearning for a natural environment, peace, morning fog and a cool breeze has prompted tens of thousands of Thai tourists to visit the country’s…

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Phuket’s natural attractions welcome limited numbers of tourists as island reopens Thursday

Four natural attractions in Phuket, under supervision of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, began welcoming limited numbers of tourists today (Thursday), as the resort island reopened to fully…

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Cabinet endorses tourist arrivals in Thailand on super yachts and cruise ships

The Thai Cabinet has given approval for entry into Thailand of tourists arriving on yachts carrying special tourist visas (STV). Deputy Government Spokesperson, Ms. Traisulee Traisoranakul,said today (Wednesday) that as…

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4 killed and 40 injured in mountain road bus accident

Four Thai tourists were killed and about 40 others injured on Sunday night when their tour bus plunged into roadside bushes after the vehicle’s brakes failed and the driver lost…

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Boat collision kills one and injures ten in Phang-nga

One foreign tourist died and ten others were injured in a collision between a speed boat and a yacht in the Andaman Sea off Thailand’s southern province of Phang-nga on…

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Tourists visiting national parks at New Year must have bags to carry their garbage

Starting January 1st, tourists visiting national parks in Thailand will be required to carry their own plastic bags to contain the garbage they generate and take it out of the…

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(Photo) The International Space Station does not belong to NASA — it was built along with Russia starting in 1998, and other countries participate in the mission and send up astronauts/AFP

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab. Price tag?…

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Tourists stream into Wat Rongkhun to see Samarn’s statue

The famous Wat Rongkhun in Chiang Rai’s Muang district now has a new attraction — the half-finished statue of Lt-Commander Samarn Kunan, former Thai Navy SEAL member who died during…

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