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Now or never for digital transformation
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 07:22:00 +0700

We are back where we started in the early months of 2020. However, we are already aware of the impacts of Covid-19 on us, our businesses and the economy. While it is disheartening to be back at square one, we now have more knowledge and are prepared to face the crisis ahead.

Finance: Political worries hold back fiscal stimulus
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 07:11:00 +0700

Thailand remains conservative regarding its public debt-to-GDP ceiling because of concerns over a domestic political backlash, even as other countries have already raised their debt ceilings to counter the crisis, says a ministerial source.

BioThai slams wet market closures
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 04:30:00 +0700

The government must not resort to preferential treatment when it comes to enforcing orders to close wet markets as part of Covid-19 containment measures, says the BioThai Foundation.

Egat plans world's largest floating solar farm in June
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 04:11:00 +0700

State-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) expects to operate a 45-megawatt floating solar farm it claims to be the largest in the world in Ubon Ratchathani in June after a delay caused by the pandemic.

Dechapol, Sapsiree crowned badminton champions at Thailand Open
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 17:44:00 +0700

Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai beat Seo Seung-Jae and Chae Yu-Jung to win the mixed doubles badminton title at the Toyota Thailand Open on Sunday.

1 year after Covid began, poll reveals what Thais have learned
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 17:04:00 +0700

A slight majority of people hold out moderate hope that vaccines will help end the Covid-19 pandemic, but worry about side effects, according to a wide-ranging opinion survey by Bangkok University (Bangkok Poll).

Thailand logs 1 death, 198 new Covid cases Sunday
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 12:36:00 +0700

Thailand on Sunday recorded 198 new coronavirus cases, 118 of them local transmissions, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 13,500. One new death was reported, raising the accumulated toll to 73.

Wuhan marks a year since Covid lockdown: virus world update
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 08:45:00 +0700

BRASíLIA: Thousands of people in Brazil protested on Saturday against President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, on the anniversary of the Chinese city of Wuhan beginning its 76-day lockdown.

Opposition takes aim at 10 ministers
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 07:22:00 +0700

The opposition camp is gearing up for a no-confidence debate, the second of its kind against the government, and is said to have a very long list of targets and allegations ranging from flawed management to corruption. The main issues will evolve around the handling of Covid-19.

Phuket eases Covid restrictions for some visitors
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 07:00:00 +0700

PHUKET: The provincial communicable disease committee has agreed to lift the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for people arriving from Bangkok and Samut Prakan to help boost the local economy hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Travel News

A quiet canal cruise
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 04:00:00 +0700

The beep of the horn was quite loud. It came from a flat-bottom electric-powered boat cruising along Klong Phadung Krung Kasem. The boat operator gave the signal to let passengers on the Hua Lamphong pier know of its arrival.

When you're smiling …
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 04:00:00 +0700

Pak Phanang is around 35km east of Nakhon Si Thammarat city, covering both sides of the final section of the town's namesake river that runs from south to north, draining into a gulf that also shares the same name.

Travel desires changing in 2021
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 04:00:00 +0700

Spending more quality time with loved ones is the top thing people look forward to this year, according to the "What Matters 2021" survey of Agoda.

Kanchanaburi hotels allowed to reopen
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:02:00 +0700

KANCHANABURI: The provincial governor has allowed local hotels to reopen, six days after he ordered them closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Emirates, Etihad Airways to trial Covid-19 travel pass
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:57:00 +0700

Dubai’s Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways have partnered with the International Air Transport Association to introduce a travel pass for passengers who have been inoculated against Covid-19 or have tested negative.

Top travel trends to watch in 2021
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 04:30:00 +0700

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. While there had been signs that the tourism industry was about to pick up this year, along came a second wave of Covid-19. It may be hard to predict what lies ahead, but allow me to gather some thoughts and list my travel trends for 2021.

Disneyland opens mass Covid vaccination center
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:45:00 +0700

ANAHEIM, United States: California's Disneyland opened a giant coronavirus vaccination center Wednesday, some 10 months after the pandemic's appearance forced the closure of the world-famous theme park.

A giant in size and importance
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 04:00:00 +0700

Prasat Nakhon Luang is one of the largest examples of historical architecture in Ayutthaya. Its role in the politics of the old Siamese kingdom that the province was named after was as immense as its size.

Blu Hotel
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 04:00:00 +0700

Located on a 12 rai plot of land on the banks of the Mekong, the seven-storey hotel was launched in 2017 by local property developer Ruamkiat 2015. The property is known for offering a great view of the famous river.

Virtual visit to Wat Arun
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 04:00:00 +0700

Wat Arun Ratchawararam has introduced a virtual tour for those who want to know more about the temple while it remains closed until the end of this month.

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