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Malaysia to re-open Langkawi Islands under travel bubble, uses Phuket ‘sandbox'

Malaysia's Langkawi Islands in the state of Kedah will re-open to locals under a travel bubble, mirroring Thailand’s tourism-reopening plan based on a pilot project in the popular resort island of Phuket. Other destinations will be allowed to operate when the locality’s vaccination rate hits 80%
Malaysia to re-open Langkawi Islands under travel bubble, uses Phuket ‘sandbox'(Twitter/JustTraveI)
Malaysia to re-open Langkawi Islands under travel bubble, uses Phuket ‘sandbox'(Twitter/JustTraveI)
Updated on Sep 03, 2021 07:39 AM IST
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Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Photos: Tourists finally roam free as Phuket opens for business on Thursday

Fully vaccinated tourists finally roam free for the first time in more than a year on Thailand's island of Phuket. Tourists swam in hotel pools and walked along Phuket's postcard-perfect beaches after receiving a COVID-19 test result within 24 hours of arrival.(REUTERS/Jorge Silva) 7
Fully vaccinated tourists finally roam free for the first time in more than a year on Thailand's island of Phuket. Tourists swam in hotel pools and walked along Phuket's postcard-perfect beaches after receiving a COVID-19 test result within 24 hours of arrival.(REUTERS/Jorge Silva)
Published on Jul 03, 2021 09:49 AM IST
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Overseas tourists roam free on Thai island of Phuket without quarantine

Overseas tourists for the first time in more than a year were able to roam free without quarantine on Thailand's island Phuket, as Thailand launched a special programme for vaccinated visitors to the island.
Tourists from Israel, enjoy in a pool as Phuket reopens to overseas tourists, allowing foreigners fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to visit the resort island without quarantine, in Phuket,(REUTERS/Jorge Silva)
Tourists from Israel, enjoy in a pool as Phuket reopens to overseas tourists, allowing foreigners fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to visit the resort island without quarantine, in Phuket,(REUTERS/Jorge Silva)
Published on Jul 03, 2021 08:54 AM IST
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Thailand's most famous island, Phuket reopens to vaccinated travellers

Inoculated tourists from low and medium-risk countries such as the U.S. and Spain will be allowed to holiday in Phuket without quarantining.(Luke Duggleby/Bloomberg) 7
Inoculated tourists from low and medium-risk countries such as the U.S. and Spain will be allowed to holiday in Phuket without quarantining.(Luke Duggleby/Bloomberg)
Published on Jul 01, 2021 05:28 PM IST
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Thailand gears up to reopen Phuket for Covid-19 vaccinated tourists from July 1

Thailand ramps up vaccine rollout as it plans to expand the reopening procedure to other tourist hotspots, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Samui in October if the Phuket plan succeeds in July. The entire country could then reopen for vaccinated tourists from January next year.
Thailand gears up to reopen Phuket for vaccinated tourists from July 1(Photos by Gareth Harrison and Sumit Chinchane on Unsplash)
Thailand gears up to reopen Phuket for vaccinated tourists from July 1(Photos by Gareth Harrison and Sumit Chinchane on Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 07, 2021 12:45 PM IST
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Thailand's private pool villas fail to lure foreign arrivals, travel dips

More than three months after over a hundred resorts reopened to extended-stay travellers, in an attempt to revive Thailand’s battered economy, foreign arrivals have failed to meet even rock-bottom expectations with just 346 overseas visitors entering each month, on average, since October
Thailand's private pool villas fail to lure foreign arrivals, travel dips(Twitter/VickyProfitTC)
Thailand's private pool villas fail to lure foreign arrivals, travel dips(Twitter/VickyProfitTC)
Updated on Jan 16, 2021 07:38 AM IST
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Bloomberg |

Humour: To escape or not to escape?

That is the question as the festive season nears this unclassifiable year
Even in this sordid year, one can enjoy the little moments while travelling, armed with masks sanitisers and sprays
Even in this sordid year, one can enjoy the little moments while travelling, armed with masks sanitisers and sprays
Published on Oct 25, 2020 07:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir

Amid Covid-19, Thailand takes a bold move to make tourism industry more sustainable and curb environmental damage

Seeing the benefits of Covid-19 that gave Thailand’s national parks a respite from environmental damage, a bold move has been taken by the country to make the nation’s vital tourism industry more sustainable while also putting businesses in hotspots like Phuket under stress
Thailand takes a bold move for tourism after ‘benefits of Covid-19’ seen in national parks(Twitter/cit_re)
Thailand takes a bold move for tourism after ‘benefits of Covid-19’ seen in national parks(Twitter/cit_re)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 12:10 PM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Phuket and other tourist hotspots in Thailand plan to re-open this winter

Thailand expects foreigners arrival to begin before winter as it plans to re-open tourist hotspots in order to save its ailing tourism industry
Thailand plans to welcome foreigners this winter(Twitter/VickieZ4Z)
Thailand plans to welcome foreigners this winter(Twitter/VickieZ4Z)
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 10:01 AM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Humour: On the scale of Carrie Bradshaw to M. F. Husain, where would you plot your pedi-identity?

Flamboyant or frugal – where do you find yourself on the foot fashion scale?
There are two kinds of people in this world – those who are shoe-obsessed like Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City and others akin to the barefoot maestro M. F. Husain(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
There are two kinds of people in this world – those who are shoe-obsessed like Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City and others akin to the barefoot maestro M. F. Husain(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Updated on Nov 30, 2019 10:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir

Shilpa Shetty soaks some Phuket sun in an infinity pool, husband Raj Kundra says ‘When the water got too hot to handle’. Watch

Shilpa Shetty sizzled in a floral swimsuit during her Phuket vacation, which got a candid reaction from her husband Raj Kundra. She also gave swimming lessons to her son Viaan.
Shilpa Shetty and son Viaan went swimming in Phuket.
Shilpa Shetty and son Viaan went swimming in Phuket.
Updated on Oct 30, 2019 03:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Shunned by Chinese, Thai tourism ‘counting’ on India for revival

Trade tensions with the US have already made some Chinese reluctant to take holidays owing to uncertainty back home, while the Thai baht has risen around 10 percent against the yuan this year.
Tourism accounts for 18 percent of Thailand’s gross domestic product and Chinese holidaymakers make up more than a quarter of total arrivals.(Unsplash)
Tourism accounts for 18 percent of Thailand’s gross domestic product and Chinese holidaymakers make up more than a quarter of total arrivals.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 02:57 AM IST
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Phuket | By Agence France-Presse

Road tripping in Thailand: Weekend getaways to beat the crowds

For a Thai road less travelled, try one of these getaways outside Bangkok, far from the overly Instagrammed backpacker hotspots or the party scene of Phuket or Pattaya.
There’s a lot more to explore in Thailand that makes it one of the world’s most popular destinations.(Unsplash)
There’s a lot more to explore in Thailand that makes it one of the world’s most popular destinations.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 11, 2019 11:02 AM IST
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Bangkok | By Associated Press

Sad none could make Olympics ‘A’ cut, but happy with overall performance: Prakash

India won an impressive 52 medals at the 10th Asian Age Group Championships which included 15 gold, 19 silver and 18 bronze.
Sajan Prakash(Sajan Prakash/Twitter)
Sajan Prakash(Sajan Prakash/Twitter)
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 08:06 PM IST
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Bengaluru | By PTI

Lifeguards rescue turtle tangled in plastic bag. Moment captured on camera

The sea turtle was struggling to get free from the plastic bag at Nai Harn Beach in Phuket.
The lifeguards saving the turtle was captured on camera (representational image).(Unsplash)
The lifeguards saving the turtle was captured on camera (representational image).(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 01:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta

Mira Rajput wishes daughter Misha on birthday, calls her the ‘light’ of their lives. See pic

Mira Rajput has shared a cute picture of her daughter Misha as an infant on her birthday on Monday. See it here.
Mira Rajput shared a cute throwback pic of daughter Misha to wish her on her birthday.(Instagram)
Mira Rajput shared a cute throwback pic of daughter Misha to wish her on her birthday.(Instagram)
Updated on Aug 26, 2019 04:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times

Robust baht, travel trends rattle Thai tourism market

Most travellers to Thailand are from China and other countries in the region, but millions also come from Europe and the US and currency conversion rates impact decisions when budgeting for trips.
Tourism and currency woes weighed on economic growth, which slid to 2.3% in the second quarter this year - the lowest in almost five years.(Unsplash)
Tourism and currency woes weighed on economic growth, which slid to 2.3% in the second quarter this year - the lowest in almost five years.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 01:39 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Bangkok

Why can’t we make Thai food like the Thai do, asks Kunal Vijayakar

Anywhere you stop in Thailand, whether at a beach shack, resort or night market, you find authentic, irresistible Thai food. It saddens me that we will never have it here.
Deep-fried prawns. You’ll find Thais grilling and frying food everywhere — small bits of meat or seafood tossed in a pan or roasted on bamboo sticks, full of smokiness and flavour.(Photo courtesy Kunal Vijayakar)
Deep-fried prawns. You’ll find Thais grilling and frying food everywhere — small bits of meat or seafood tossed in a pan or roasted on bamboo sticks, full of smokiness and flavour.(Photo courtesy Kunal Vijayakar)
Published on Jul 12, 2019 07:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Kunal Vijayakar

Bruna Abdullah reveals that she married fiancé Allan Fraser in a low-key ceremony in May

The 8-month pregnant actor made the announcement, as “it was the right time”
Bruna Abdullah and her husband Allan Fraser
Bruna Abdullah and her husband Allan Fraser
Updated on Jul 12, 2019 04:36 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi

Ponty Chadha’s son arrested from Delhi airport in cheating case

Before arresting him, the airport’s security staff and immigration officers were alerted and a Look Out Circular (LOC) was issued, the officer said, adding that he will be produced before a court on Thursday afternoon.
Wave Group, which is primarily a construction and manufacturing company had promised lavish township projects near NH24 with numerous facilities but they was never delivered.(Youtube image/News 18)
Wave Group, which is primarily a construction and manufacturing company had promised lavish township projects near NH24 with numerous facilities but they was never delivered.(Youtube image/News 18)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 01:42 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput enjoy the sunset with kids Misha and Zain in Phuket. See pics

Shahid Kapoor and Mira are on a holiday in Phuket with their kids Misha and Zain and have been sharing pictures and videos on their Instagram accounts.
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput shared pictures and videos from Phuket vacation with their kids Misha and Zain.(Instagram)
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput shared pictures and videos from Phuket vacation with their kids Misha and Zain.(Instagram)
Updated on May 16, 2020 06:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Gourmet Secrets: Farm-to-table movement gains ground in Thailand

And Pru at Trisara resort is the first and only restaurant in Phuket to receive a Michelin star for its ‘plant, raise, understand’ philosophy
Pru at Trisara resort in Phuket, Thailand
Pru at Trisara resort in Phuket, Thailand
Updated on May 11, 2019 07:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Karen Anand

Salman Khan poses with Akon in Thailand, Maniesh Paul shares picture

Salman Khan, American singer Akon and comedian Maniesh Paul were spotted having a good time in Phuket, Thailand as they took selfies. See picture here.
Salman Khan was in Thailand for a wedding where he bumped into Akon.(Instagram)
Salman Khan was in Thailand for a wedding where he bumped into Akon.(Instagram)
Updated on Dec 04, 2018 02:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Salman Khan sings, dances to O O Jaane Jaana with Kamaal Khan at a wedding in Phuket. Watch

Salman Khan has a musical time in Phuket recently where he attended a wedding. He shared a video from the wedding on Instagram.
Salman Khan performing with Kamaal Khan at a wedding in Phuket.(Instagram)
Salman Khan performing with Kamaal Khan at a wedding in Phuket.(Instagram)
Updated on Dec 03, 2018 09:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Thai island Phuket is making guests check out of plastic waste, trying to go plastic-free

Hoteliers in the Thai island of Phuket are pioneering a series of initiatives aimed at reducing the use of plastic, tackling the garbage that washes up on its shores, and educating staff, local communities and tourists alike on the art of plastic recycling.
Phuket, like Bali in Indonesia and Boracay in the Philippines, has become a top holiday destination in Southeast Asia. It is trying to raise awareness about the alternatives to plastic.(Shutterstock)
Phuket, like Bali in Indonesia and Boracay in the Philippines, has become a top holiday destination in Southeast Asia. It is trying to raise awareness about the alternatives to plastic.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 11:52 AM IST
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Reuters | By HT Correspondent

Best destinations for solo women travellers in 2018

Travelling solo is one of the most memorable and adventurous things that women can do to test their boundaries. Here are 5 of the safest places to visit.
Travelling solo is a good way for women to be independent and challenge themselves.(Shutterstock)
Travelling solo is a good way for women to be independent and challenge themselves.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 09:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Bodies of children in mothers’ arms: Rescuers describe wreck of Thai boat that capsized

A tour boat, with 105 people, sank off the southern Thai resort island of Phuket after it was hit by 5-metre waves during a storm. The death toll has climbed to 41, with 15 still missing.
Thai rescue personnel move a passenger on a stretcher at Chalong pier in Phuket on July 6, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Thai rescue personnel move a passenger on a stretcher at Chalong pier in Phuket on July 6, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2018 08:44 PM IST
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Phuket | By Associated Press

‘No chance’ of more survivors from tourist boat, nearly 60 may be dead, fears Thai official

The confirmed death toll from the accident off the resort island of Phuket stood at 27, but the navy said divers had spotted “quite a few bodies” in the sunken vessel, the Phoenix.
In this photo released by the Thailand Royal Police, rescued tourists from a boat that sank rest on a pier on Thursday in Thailand’s Phuket.(AP Photo)
In this photo released by the Thailand Royal Police, rescued tourists from a boat that sank rest on a pier on Thursday in Thailand’s Phuket.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2018 12:09 AM IST
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Bangkok | By Reuters

Veere Di Wedding movie review: Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor film offers style but no soul

Veere Di Wedding movie review: Kareena Kapoor Khan tries her best but fails to uplift this outrageous, gratingly loud and unnecessarily abusive film
Veere Di Wedding movie review:
Veere Di Wedding movie review:
Updated on Jun 01, 2018 09:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sweta Kaushal, New Delhi

This famous beach in Thailand will be shut for four months. Plan ahead

Maya Bay, made famous by the film ‘The Beach’ is on Phi Phi Leh island in the Andaman Sea. It was the main location of the 2000 film starring Leonardo Di Caprio, which revealed to viewers the stunning beauty of Thailand’s turquoise seas and white-powder beaches, spurring many to visit.
Maya Bay in Thailand was featured in the film The Beach starring Leonardo Di Caprio.(Shutterstock)
Maya Bay in Thailand was featured in the film The Beach starring Leonardo Di Caprio.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 23, 2018 12:25 PM IST
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Reuters, Bangkok | By HT Correspondent
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