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Re: travel promotions for expats in Thailand
« Reply #60 on: August 28, 2020, 10:57:53 AM »
TAT highlights travel promotions for expats in Thailand  tatnews.org
Joins with leading travel associations, golf courses, airlines, spas, and restaurants, as well as an online payment platform to offer deals for expatriate residents in Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising the ‘Expat Travel Deal 2020’ to offer domestic tourism promotions for expatriate residents to encourage them to travel more domestically, and enjoy Thailand’s many attractions.

The event will take place from 11 to 13 September, 2020, from 10.00 to 22.00 Hrs. at the Quartier Gallery, EmQuartier shopping mall in Bangkok. The event is free for interested persons.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of TAT, said, “Thailand has a large expatriate population many of whom have strong links with the kingdom and who express great love for Thailand and its people. TAT and our strategic partners would like to encourage expats to travel further afield and to discover some of the Amazing Thailand experiences that can be enjoyed in every corner of the country.”

As of June, 2020, there are a total of 2,459,785 foreigners with permission to work in Thailand, according to the Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour. The total includes 155,193 skilled employees (investors, experts, skilled craftsman, and BOI) and 25,110 foreign students.

The Expat Travel Deal 2020 will showcase travel products and services from all five regions (North, Central, South, East and Northeast), demonstrations of local arts and crafts making skills, such as, ceramic bead bracelets and Thai reed mats, as well as tourism-related talk sessions. Some of the topics include ‘Travelling in Thailand During the COVID Era’ by Mr. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Asia and South Pacific) and ‘The New Era of Elephant Care Tourism’ by Mr. Theerapat Trungprakan from Thai Elephant Alliance Association.

Travel agencies from each region will be on hand with customised travel packages at discounted rates. Expat attendees will be asked to present their passports to be eligible for special deals at the event.

Some of the participating businesses at the Expat Travel Deal 2020 will include Michelin-starred restaurants, including Ledu and Blue Elephant; Divana, and the Oasis and Let’s Relax spas; Bangkok Airways, Thai Smile, and AirAsia plus various Thai travel associations, golf courses and the Alipay online platform.

TAT will also be rolling out a number of other promotional activities, including joint promotions with Alipay, Thailand-based travel companies, and the airlines.

Moreover, these will be promoted alongside publicity events, including familiarisation trips for members of the foreign media and representatives of foreign travel companies in Thailand. Other forms of publicity include content marketing with online and offline publications for expats in Thailand, focussing on businesses that are certified with the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) standard
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Re: Phuket to reopen on Oct 1 for long-stay tourists
« Reply #61 on: September 04, 2020, 12:02:18 AM »
Phuket to reopen on Oct 1 for long-stay tourists
Phuket will open to foreigners from October 1, but in four phases as part of an effort to rebuild its economy and restore confidence in the tourism sector.

Provincial governor Narong Woonciew had proposed the four phases of safely reopening the island to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) in August, Vachira Phuket Hospital’s director Dr Chalermpong Sukontapol said on Thursday (September 3).

The first phase will start with foreigners who have signed up for the “Phuket Longstay” scheme and will stay on the island for at least three months. This phase will be implemented in line with the CCSA’s guidelines and standards.

The second phase implemented under the “Safety Tourism” scheme, will see Phuket open to foreigners from low-risk countries, who will be allowed to venture out twice during their 14-day quarantine.

Once authorities have gained enough confidence in Phuket’s virus-control measures, phase three will be launched for moderate-risk countries, though tourists will still need to undergo 14-day quarantine.

The last phase will be considered once a vaccine has been found and the pandemic is contained. Under this, arrivals will be tested at the airport, and if they are found to be free of the virus, they will be allowed to travel freely under the “new normal”.

“If these guidelines and measures prove to be successful, they can be applied to other destinations nationwide. We are confident that we will have a vaccine by next year, and Covid-19 will disappear in early 2022. Phuket has the advantage of having world-class safety and travel facilities. This is why Phuket is being opened first,” Dr Chalermpong said.

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Resumption of tourism between China and Thailand 'not happening any time soon'
A senior official of the Chinese embassy in Bangkok has ruled out early reopening of tourism between China and Thailand, as the two countries are not ready to open the sector.

China has been recently reopening for domestic tourism, but has not yet welcomed foreign tourists, or urged Chinese people to travel abroad, said Yang Xin, minister counsellor and deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to Thailand.

Even Chinese tourists want to visit Thailand, but Thailand is unlikely to open for foreign tourists, he said in an exclusive interview to Nation Multimedia Group.

The Thai government has not yet reopened the tourism sector, as it was still worried about potential import of new Covid-19 cases. The government only plans to allow first 200 long-stay tourists to enter the country next month. About 10 million Chinese tourists visited Thailand annually in recent years out of some 40 million every year.

Yang said that China was currently reopening travel for business persons who could apply for fast lane clearance when they enter China for doing business. Foreign business persons are not subject to 14-day quarantine but they can visit only limited places essential for their business activities.

He said the Chinese government has managed to control the Covid-19 outbreak and now schools nationwide have been reopened after they were closed for eight months.

China this year has not set a target for economic growth but would focus on job creation and people's living standards, he said.

The government has implemented many stimulus packages to support people and businesses especially small and medium-sized enterprises, said Yang.

Regarding Hong Kong, Yang said that the special administrative region had returned to stability following the enforcing of the security law. He reiterated that China wants to maintain the one country, two systems principle,  but foreign interference was trying to create a two-country system.

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Re: Tourists flock back to spectacular Korat peak
« Reply #63 on: September 15, 2020, 11:54:19 AM »
Tourists flock back to spectacular Korat peak  nationthailand.com
Pha Sam Kleur viewpoint in Nakhon Ratchasima is welcoming back tourists with its stunning views of Thap Lan National Park’s emerald mountains and turquoise Lam Sae reservoir.  Visitors scaled the Khao Makha mountain peak on Monday to bask in the chill between rainy season and winter, when the valleys below are carpeted in lush green.   Pha Sam Kleur means the peak of three mountains – the other two mountains can be seen from its viewpoints. The spot is also renowned as great place to watch the sunset and farmers toiling in the fields below.
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Re: expat travel bonus
« Reply #64 on: September 30, 2020, 11:34:46 AM »
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) shines the spotlight on Thailand’s reputation
as a hub for medical services, holistic medicine and medical tourism, by partnering with hospitality entrepreneurs to offer special deals and promotions at “Expat Travel Bonus, The Healthy Journey” from 10-11 October 2020, 10:00 – 22:00 hrs at Central World.
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Re: Crowds of Tourists Enjoy 10-Degree Weather in Chiang Mai
« Reply #65 on: October 11, 2020, 11:07:40 AM »
Crowds of Tourists Enjoy 10-Degree Weather in Chiang Mai



Tourists flocked to Doi Inthanon, the country’s highest mountain, to feel the morning temperature of 10 degrees Celsius while local officials predicted booming tourism in this tourist attraction this winter.

For this weekend visitors were impressed with the cold weather and the sea of mist in the Doi Inthanon National Park in Chom Thong district. Temperatures measured 10 degrees Celsius at the popular Kew Mae Pan viewpoint, 11 degrees Celsius on the mountaintop and lower at night.

Local officials expected booming tourism and extremely cold weather at the national park late this year.

They maintained COVID-19 control measures by checking the body temperatures of visitors, requiring tourists to observe social distancing and wear face masks and distributing hand gel sanitizer. (TNA)

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