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Illegal tour groups forced to close as crackdown continues

Business, Narumon Kasemsuk, Published on 21/06/2024

» The Tourism and Sports Ministry has investigated illegal tour companies offering extremely cheap packages, forcing 10 of them to close.

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Lampang carriages lack giddy up and go

Business, Narumon Kasemsuk, Published on 20/06/2024

» The iconic horse-drawn carriage of Lampang could soon face extinction as tourism revenue in the province is too weak to entice new generations to inherit the business, according to the Tourism Council of Lampang.

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Bid to get Chiang Mai back on climbing map

Business, Narumon Kasemsuk, Published on 19/06/2024

» Chiang Mai tourism operators want to showcase the province's mountainous charms to capture a rock climbing market that boasts 44.5 million enthusiasts worldwide, while urging the government to support the activity and sport in many provinces as it offers great potential to help expand the tourism sector.

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Tourism compensation scheme to be extended until end of year

Narumon Kasemsuk, Published on 17/06/2024

» The Tourism and Sports Ministry wants to extend compensation for injured and deceased tourists to the end of this year after only 3.9 million baht from the 50 million allocated for the scheme was used.

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TAT to assist tourists stranded by FTI

Business, Narumon Kasemsuk, Published on 14/06/2024

» The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has pledged to help stranded tourists affected by the bankruptcy of major German tour operator FTI Group, while continuing to work with government officials to ensure hotels receive payments from the company.

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Thai hotels hit by collapse of German firm

Narumon Kasemsuk, Published on 12/06/2024

» The collapse of the third-largest tour operator in Europe has started to affect thousands of tourists and hundreds of hotels in Thailand, leading to losses of 111 million baht.

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Airlines push to upgrade regional Thai airports

Business, Narumon Kasemsuk, Published on 12/06/2024

» The Airlines Association of Thailand (AAT) has urged the government to elevate more regional airports to become international airports, aiming to generate higher tourism revenue for 55 second-tier cities.

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Tourism authority seeks deals with 11 airlines

Business, Narumon Kasemsuk, Published on 11/06/2024

» The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is seeking partnerships with at least 11 international airlines in an effort to bolster rising and mature markets in the second half this year.

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Tourism firms seek supply-side initiatives

Business, Narumon Kasemsuk, Published on 11/06/2024

» The private sector has collectively called for attention to be paid to tourism's supply side after the prime minister insisted on refraining from the collection of a 300-baht tourism fee from foreign tourists, which was meant to be used to set up a tourism development fund.

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Tourism minister eager to add B500bn in revenue

Business, Narumon Kasemsuk, Published on 07/06/2024

» Tourism and Sports Minister Sermsak Pongpanich is planning to generate an additional 500 billion baht in tourism revenue this year to reach the record-high target of 3.5 trillion baht by surveying projects that lack a stimulus budget and requesting funds from the cabinet.