THAILAND

Thailand introduces new visa policy to boost economy

BANGKOK – Thailand has announced new visa measures to boost the Thai economy through travel and tourism. These include 60-day visa exemptions and Visa on Arrival (VOA) schemes, Destination Thailand Visa (DTV), and student visas, which take effect from 15 … Continue reading Thailand introduces new visa policy to boost economy

Thailand: Laotians arriving on new train connection

BANGKOK /VIENTIANE – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) together with the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) hosted a welcome ceremony for the Laotian passengers arriving today by the full trial train from Vientiane to Bangkok. Passengers onboard the SRT’s … Continue reading Thailand: Laotians arriving on new train connection

Thailand’s: A Record-Breaking 17.5 Million Visitors

BANGKOK – In an extraordinary display of resilience and growth, Thailand’s tourism sector has reached new heights in the first half of 2024, welcoming an unprecedented 17.5 million international visitors and generating a staggering USD 2.3 billion in revenue. This … Continue reading Thailand’s: A Record-Breaking 17.5 Million Visitors

Thailand Unveils new “Soft Power” Strategy

BANGKOK – In a strategic move to enhance its cultural influence globally, the Thai Government has announced the development of a comprehensive “soft power” strategy. Spearheaded by Ms. Jiraporn, the initiative was unveiled during a seminar titled “Soft Power: The … Continue reading Thailand Unveils new “Soft Power” Strategy

Ukrainian Peace Conference: Divided Consensus

BÜRGENSTOCK – The Ukrainian Peace Conference, held in Switzerland on June 15 and 16, concluded with a final declaration that saw a divided consensus among the participating states. Despite rigorous discussions and negotiations, six of the G20 nations, including Brazil, … Continue reading Ukrainian Peace Conference: Divided Consensus

Thailand’s Ranking Decline in WEF Travel and Tourism Index

BANGKOK – The latest release of the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Development Index has placed Thailand at the 47th position, a significant drop from its previous standing at 36th. This decline has sparked concern among Thailand’s tourism industry … Continue reading Thailand’s Ranking Decline in WEF Travel and Tourism Index