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Thailand flooded amid heavy rainfall, 5,000 seek shelter

Thailand Rainfall: The heaviest rainfall, about 22 centimeters (8.5 inches) in 24 hours, was recorded in the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani.

Thailand Rainfall: A resident wades through floodwaters in Ubon Ratchathani province, northeastern Thailand. (AP)
Thailand Rainfall: A resident wades through floodwaters in Ubon Ratchathani province, northeastern Thailand. (AP)
Published on Sep 29, 2022 01:20 PM IST
AP |

Sunny Leone warns fans against ‘fake’ event using her name in Thailand

Sunny Leone has called out an alleged fake event using her name in their advertisement without any rights from the actor. It's set to take place in Thailand, as per the poster.

Sunny Leone tweeted about fake event in Thailand.(Instagram)
Sunny Leone tweeted about fake event in Thailand.(Instagram)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 04:30 PM IST

Centre's advisory against ‘fake’ job offers in Thailand

Centre On Fake Jobs In Thailand: The ministry said the target groups are IT skilled youth who are duped in the name of lucrative data entry jobs in Thailand through social media.

Centre On Fake Jobs In Thailand: A tourist wears a face mask to prevent spread of the coronavirus disease.(Reuters)
Centre On Fake Jobs In Thailand: A tourist wears a face mask to prevent spread of the coronavirus disease.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 03:27 PM IST
ANI |

Thailand to lift Covid emergency as virus declared not dangerous

Thailand Coronavirus: The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday agreed to let a state decree enforcing the emergency to expire on Sept. 30, Deputy Health Minister Sathit Pitutecha said.

Thailand Coronavirus: A tourist wears a face mask to prevent spread of the coronavirus disease in Bangkok, Thailand.(Reuters)
Thailand Coronavirus: A tourist wears a face mask to prevent spread of the coronavirus disease in Bangkok, Thailand.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 03:13 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Thailand lures wealthy and talented foreigners with 10-year visa, tax breaks

Top professionals, eligible high net-worth individuals and retirees can start applying online from Thursday to stay for as long as 10 years in Thailand. The government has set the target of attracting one million wealthy or talented foreigners to the country over the next five years

Thailand lures wealthy and talented foreigners with 10-year visa, tax breaks (Pixabay)
Thailand lures wealthy and talented foreigners with 10-year visa, tax breaks (Pixabay)
Updated on Sep 01, 2022 09:04 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Hina Khan is gorgeous as the clear blue sea as she explores Thailand: All pics

Hina Khan took to Instagram to drop stunning pictures from her visit to the Phi Phi Islands in Thailand, and the star looked breathtaking as the sea in them. She wore a floral printed crop top and matching mini skirt for the outing.

Hina Khan is gorgeous as the clear blue sea as she explores Thailand, stuns in crop top and mini skirt (Instagram)
Hina Khan is gorgeous as the clear blue sea as she explores Thailand, stuns in crop top and mini skirt (Instagram)
Published on Aug 30, 2022 08:12 AM IST

Zoo employee in Thailand dresses up as ostrich, roams around. Here’s why

The story of why a zoo employee dressed up as an ostrich and roamed around the place was posted on Facebook.

The image, taken from a Facebook post, shows a zoo employee in Thailand dresses as an ostrich.(Facebook/@FanpageChiangMaiZoo)
The image, taken from a Facebook post, shows a zoo employee in Thailand dresses as an ostrich.(Facebook/@FanpageChiangMaiZoo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2022 05:48 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Thai instant noodle makers allowed to hike prices as costs surge

Thailand gave the green light to instant noodle makers to raise retail prices for the first time in 14 years, yielding to demands from local producers battling a surge in raw-material costs.

Representational image.(Instagram/@khampakitchen)
Representational image.(Instagram/@khampakitchen)
Published on Aug 24, 2022 07:43 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Thailand court suspends PM from official duty pending review: Report

The constitutional court has suspended Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha from official duty pending the result of a legal review of his term limit.

PM Prayuth Chan-ocha took power in 2014 when he led a coup to overthrow an elected government. Source: Twitter/@ThaiEnquirer
PM Prayuth Chan-ocha took power in 2014 when he led a coup to overthrow an elected government. Source: Twitter/@ThaiEnquirer
Published on Aug 24, 2022 12:42 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Thailand to allow foreign tourists to extend stay as Covid eases

Thailand will permit an extended length of stay for foreign tourists between October and March in a bid to support its economic recovery as pressures from Covid-19 ease.

Thailand is hoping rising tourist arrivals will help boost its economic growth this year(Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)
Thailand is hoping rising tourist arrivals will help boost its economic growth this year(Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)
Published on Aug 19, 2022 02:33 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Thailand's health minister says pot-smoking tourists not welcome

Despite Thailand government's pleas against getting high, cannabis businesses with special smoking rooms have been a hit with locals and tourists but those smoking in public risk facing a three-month jail sentence or fines of up to 25,000 baht ($705.82)

A view of people outside a cannabis shop in Bangkok, Thailand  (REUTERS/Jorge Silva)
A view of people outside a cannabis shop in Bangkok, Thailand  (REUTERS/Jorge Silva)
Published on Aug 18, 2022 06:43 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Bangkok

Thailand allows Rajapaksa to temporarily stay in country, but has one condition

Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the decision to allow ousted Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to temporarily take refuge in the country was taken as it is a “humanitarian” issue.

Ousted Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
Ousted Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
Updated on Aug 11, 2022 05:04 AM IST
By | Written by Sharangee Dutta, New Delhi

Thailand's international tourism jump to power GDP growth to 5-year high in 2023

Thailand, the tourism-reliant nation, has eased Covid-19 travel curbs, waived visa requirements and relaxed business restrictions to lure international travellers as soaring inflation has derailed the recovery in domestic consumption and investments

Thailand's international tourism jump to power GDP growth to 5-year high in 2023 (Photo by Worachat Sodsri on Unsplash)
Thailand's international tourism jump to power GDP growth to 5-year high in 2023 (Photo by Worachat Sodsri on Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 02, 2022 04:03 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

After decriminalizing cannabis, Thailand to allow casinos to operate

After decriminalizing cannabis, Thailand is now considering casinos to attract foreign money and lure more tourists to galvanize its pandemic-hit economy.

After decriminalizing cannabis, Thailand is now considering casinos to attract foreign money and lure more tourists to galvanize its pandemic-hit economy.(Unsplash)
After decriminalizing cannabis, Thailand is now considering casinos to attract foreign money and lure more tourists to galvanize its pandemic-hit economy.(Unsplash)
Published on Jul 27, 2022 06:55 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Caribbean, Thailand rank in top best tropic islands for digital nomads

The Dutch-Caribbean island of Curacao ranked first on the top-10 list, with comfortable average temperatures and WiFi speeds that top the US average. Outside work, there are pristine beaches tucked into coves and a national park where travellers come to watch turtles lay their eggs. 

Popular Caribbean destinations like Curacao, Aruba and Jamaica are known for their great beaches, but they are also tropical islands that offer some of the best value for money for US digital nomads looking for a place to work and play.(Unsplash)
Popular Caribbean destinations like Curacao, Aruba and Jamaica are known for their great beaches, but they are also tropical islands that offer some of the best value for money for US digital nomads looking for a place to work and play.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 27, 2022 12:13 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Woman gets woken up by an elephant in her Thailand hotel room. Watch sweet video

This video that has been shared on Instagram shows how a woman gets woken up by an elephant while she is asleep in her hotel room in Thailand.

The woman gets woken up by an elephant in her Thailand hotel room. (Instagram/@saakshijaain)
The woman gets woken up by an elephant in her Thailand hotel room. (Instagram/@saakshijaain)
Updated on Jul 25, 2022 08:27 AM IST
BySohini Sengupta

North East India Festival in Bangkok to promote trade, tourism, culture

North East India Festival in Bangkok, from July 29, marks 75 years of India's diplomatic relationship with Thailand and aims to promote trade, tourism, cultural exchange and people-to-people meet between the two countries

North East India Festival in Bangkok to promote trade, tourism, culture (Twitter/airnewsalerts)
North East India Festival in Bangkok to promote trade, tourism, culture (Twitter/airnewsalerts)
Updated on Jul 23, 2022 06:51 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Guwahati

Mama elephant, baby saved from manhole in Thailand. See pics of dramatic rescue

The mama elephant fell into the manhole while trying to rescue her baby who got stuck earlier. The incident took place in Thailand's Khao Yai National Park.

An elephant calf is seen inside a manhole during a rescue. The baby and mother elephant fell into a manhole in Khao Yai National Park.(REUTERS)
An elephant calf is seen inside a manhole during a rescue. The baby and mother elephant fell into a manhole in Khao Yai National Park.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 16, 2022 04:11 PM IST
Reuters | , Bangkok

Thailand on verge of using voluntary chemical castration for sex offenders

If approved, Thailand would join a small group of countries that use chemical castration, among them Poland, South Korea, Russia and Estonia, plus some US states.

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. (Reuters file photo)
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. (Reuters file photo)
Published on Jul 12, 2022 08:08 PM IST
Reuters |

Covid-19 travel: Thailand may get pricier for tourists with dual hotel rates

Thailand’s tourism ministry plans to ask hotel operators to implement a dual-tariff structure under which foreign visitors may be charged rates similar to pre-pandemic days while locals may continue to enjoy discounted rates

People take pictures inside a decorated tunnel linking a train station to a department store amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in Bangkok. Thailand may get pricier for tourists with dual hotel rates  (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)
People take pictures inside a decorated tunnel linking a train station to a department store amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in Bangkok. Thailand may get pricier for tourists with dual hotel rates  (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 07:53 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Thailand discourages discounts to lure tourists, focuses on selling premium

'We cannot let people come to Thailand and say because it's cheap. Instead they should say 'because it works, it's reasonable', that's where we can increase value," Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said at an event at Bangkok's main international airport to promote tourism 

Tourists visit Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Summer travel is underway across the globe but a full recovery from two years of coronavirus could last as long as the pandemic itself.  (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Tourists visit Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Summer travel is underway across the globe but a full recovery from two years of coronavirus could last as long as the pandemic itself.  (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Updated on Jul 04, 2022 05:42 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Bangkok

Summer travel update: Here's what bounce and chaos are in store after Covid-19

Some like French Riviera and the American Midwest are contributing to travel climb more than “zero-Covid” China, which before the pandemic was world's leading source of tourists. Those that have loosened safety curbs are seeing what passes for a go-go summer of sunny optimism and adventure

Tourists take a selfie in front of the Trevi Fountain, in Rome. Summer travel is underway across the globe but a full recovery from two years of coronavirus could last as long as the pandemic itself. In Italy, tourists — especially from the US — returned this year in droves.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Tourists take a selfie in front of the Trevi Fountain, in Rome. Summer travel is underway across the globe but a full recovery from two years of coronavirus could last as long as the pandemic itself. In Italy, tourists — especially from the US — returned this year in droves.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 04:44 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Jerusalem

First case of human getting Covid from cat in Thailand: Report

This particular study came about by 'accident', Sarunyou Chusri, the co-author and an infectious disease researcher at Thailand's Prince of Songkla University, said. According to the study, in August a father and son who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 were in isolation at the university’s hospital. The family cat also tested positive.

In its report, Nature also said cat-human transmissions are probably rare.(Shutterstock. Representative image)
In its report, Nature also said cat-human transmissions are probably rare.(Shutterstock. Representative image)
Published on Jun 30, 2022 12:19 PM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Thailand records 2 million foreign travellers from Jan 1-June 26

Total foreign visitors could exceed 10 million this year, deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Traisoranakul said in a statement, citing an International Air Transport Association forecast.

Thailand recorded about 2.03 million foreign tourist arrivals between January 1 and June 26, a government spokeswoman said on Monday, as many pandemic entry restrictions were eased.(Unsplash)
Thailand recorded about 2.03 million foreign tourist arrivals between January 1 and June 26, a government spokeswoman said on Monday, as many pandemic entry restrictions were eased.(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 06:30 PM IST
Reuters |

Overcoming hate, Brazilian heads to Trans Miss Universe

The slender, striking 29-year-old from the Rio de Janeiro suburbs is leaving Sunday to represent Brazil at Miss International Queen in Thailand, the pageant considered the "Trans Miss Universe."

Transgender model Eloa Rodrigues, 29, poses for pictures for AFP in the street outside her house in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (AFP)
Transgender model Eloa Rodrigues, 29, poses for pictures for AFP in the street outside her house in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (AFP)
Published on Jun 12, 2022 12:30 PM IST
AFP |

Thailand plans to end last of pandemic-era curbs on tourists

Foreign nationals are currently required to upload details of vaccinations and proof of medical insurance of at least $10,000 before departure to secure the Thailand Pass, which allows Covid-negative visitors a waiver of quarantine on arrival and free mobility in the country.

A tourist wears a face mask to prevent spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) during sunset near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. (REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa)
A tourist wears a face mask to prevent spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) during sunset near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. (REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa)
Published on Jun 09, 2022 02:11 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Thailand allows bars, pubs and karaoke clubs to reopen to woo back tourists

The gradual reopening of nightlife entertainment venues marks an end of some of the toughest pandemic-era restrictions and is seen as key to luring more foreign tourists in the June-September period, considered a low season for Thai tourism.

Thailand allows bars, pubs and karaoke clubs to reopen to woo back tourists(Unsplash)
Thailand allows bars, pubs and karaoke clubs to reopen to woo back tourists(Unsplash)
Published on May 20, 2022 03:37 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi

Thailand to attract more foreigners by promoting medical tourism post Covid-19

Thailand to promote the country’s medical tourism and health treatment to attract foreign visitors after the Covid-19 pandemic

Thailand to attract more foreigners by promoting medical tourism post Covid-19 (AFP)
Thailand to attract more foreigners by promoting medical tourism post Covid-19 (AFP)
Updated on May 19, 2022 03:55 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Thailand police finds dog, ‘charges’ it for getting lost. Mugshot pic goes viral

The Lumpini Police Station in Thailand shared a Facebook post where they took a mugshot of a lost Golden Retriever puppy they found, who was later returned to its human.

Thailand's Lumpini police posted a viral mugshot of this cute, lost Golden Retriever puppy. (facebook/Lumpini Police Station)
Thailand's Lumpini police posted a viral mugshot of this cute, lost Golden Retriever puppy. (facebook/Lumpini Police Station)
Published on May 18, 2022 04:49 PM IST
BySohini Sengupta

Thailand mulls easing Covid test rules for overseas visitors to attract tourists

Visitors to Thailand currently need to pre-book a RT-PCR test along with a one-night hotel accommodation to secure a visa. Hotel operators say the rules are a major dampener for travellers to the country.

Thailand mulls easing Covid test rules for overseas visitors to attract tourists (REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa)
Thailand mulls easing Covid test rules for overseas visitors to attract tourists (REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa)
Published on Apr 07, 2022 08:04 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
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