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THAI flights put on hold until July
Sat, 30 May 2020 08:10:00 +0700

Thai Airways International (THAI) has decided to halt flights by the airline for another month and maintain salary cuts put in place after the Covid-19 outbreak, according to a THAI source.

Work permit holder boost but no news for separated families
Sat, 30 May 2020 05:00:00 +0700

The Foreign Ministry has informed Thailand's foreign chambers of commerce that foreigners who have work permits or permission from Thai government agencies will soon be allowed to enter the kingdom.

Monday easing on the way
Sat, 30 May 2020 04:00:00 +0700

From Monday, the lives of people in the country will inch closer to normal as movie theatres, beauty parlours, fitness clubs, sports fields, recreational ponds, ballroom dancing venues, convention halls and zoos will be allowed to reopen.

Pattaya beaches, Koh Lan reopen from Monday
Fri, 29 May 2020 18:36:00 +0700

PATTAYA: Pattaya will reopen its beaches and the popular offshore destination of Koh Lan from Monday as it eases its lockdown in line with the decline in local coronavirus infections nationwide.

At cinemas, no food or drinks and 3 seats apart
Fri, 29 May 2020 17:27:00 +0700

Cinemas will have to place single viewers or pairs of customers three seats apart, and they will not be allowed to eat or drink during the movie, when they reopen next week.

Lockdown eased from Monday
Fri, 29 May 2020 14:36:00 +0700

The government has announced the third stage of the easing of the business and activity lockdown, effective from Monday.

11 new Covid cases, all back from Kuwait
Fri, 29 May 2020 12:42:00 +0700

The government on Friday reported 11 new cases of coronavirus 2019 disease (Covid-19), all returnees from Kuwait.

AG 'rejects appeal' in KTB loans case
Fri, 29 May 2020 06:31:00 +0700

The Attorney-General (AG) has reportedly decided not to appeal last year's ruling in a money-laundering case linked with the Krungthai Bank (KTB) loan scandal, in which Panthongtae "Oak" Shinawatra, son of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, was acquitted.

Nearly 700k left out of educational loop
Fri, 29 May 2020 06:00:00 +0700

Almost 700,000 young people have been left out of the education system, mainly due to poverty, according to the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC).

Dems join calls for loan scrutiny body
Fri, 29 May 2020 05:00:00 +0700

The Democrat Party, a key member of the coalition government, on Thursday joined calls from the opposition for an independent body to scrutinise how the 1.9-trillion-baht Covid-19 rehabilitation scheme is spent.

Travel News

Reopening date set for Disney park
Fri, 29 May 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Walt Disney Co plans to reopen the world's largest theme park, Walt Disney World, in phases beginning on July 11, if the governor of Florida approves.

Step into the mud
Thu, 28 May 2020 04:00:00 +0700

The late morning Sun was almost unbearable. It was about 10.30am when I arrived at a water chestnut farm in Wang Yang District in Suphan Buri. It was my first one-day trip after the lockdown measures were eased last week.

Museum reopening
Thu, 28 May 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Museum Siam on Sanam Chai Road in Bangkok has reopened.

From the shallow sea
Thu, 28 May 2020 04:00:00 +0700

As a city dweller, I rarely get to enjoy the sunrise despite being an early riser. So one morning during a vacation in Hua Hin last year, I walked from the hotel to the beach to watch the daybreak over the horizon.The sky was pretty cloudy so the dawn itself was not spectacular. Still, it wasn't a fail since a few minutes later I happened to discover one of the popular resort's best-kept secrets.

Nature bounces back
Mon, 25 May 2020 04:30:00 +0700

While humans are struggling to survive the Covid-19 outbreak, nature is gradually rehabilitating after being ruined by tourism for years. For two months running, 133 national parks have been closed and Thai citizens have been observing strict travel restrictions, making it the perfect time for animals to enjoy their lives without any distraction.

Well-being key to surviving crisis
Thu, 21 May 2020 16:32:00 +0700

Planet Happiness and the World Centre for Excellence for Destinations (CED) are partnering to strengthen excellence in destination management and the necessity of the sector to deliver destination well-being.

Countries continue to ban travel well into June
Thu, 21 May 2020 16:01:00 +0700

Countries continue to extend flight restrictions into June – a clear indication there is still no light at the end of the tunnel for the tourism industry.

Interprovincial bus services running
Thu, 21 May 2020 04:00:00 +0700

The state-run Transport Company will launch interprovincial bus services to the South on June 1 after resuming its interprovincial routes this Monday to an initial 16 destinations in the North, Northeast and East.

Where monsoon is awesome
Thu, 21 May 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Bucket-list ideas for the first half of September from Pongpet Mekloy's archive.

A lovely furry friend
Thu, 21 May 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Strolling in Osaka Castle Park, I came across this cute Shiba Inu. First, I saw her walking happily with her owner, who was in his 60s. From time to time, some visitors asked the owner for permission to take a picture with his dog. I kept looking at them and waiting for my time.

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