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The story of why a zoo employee dressed up as an ostrich and roamed around the place was posted on Facebook.
Updated on Aug 27, 2022 05:48 PM IST
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.
Published on Aug 24, 2022 07:43 PM IST
The constitutional court has suspended Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha from official duty pending the result of a legal review of his term limit.
Published on Aug 24, 2022 12:42 PM IST
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.
Published on Aug 19, 2022 02:33 PM IST
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)
Published on Aug 18, 2022 06:43 PM IST
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.
Updated on Aug 11, 2022 05:04 AM IST
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
Updated on Aug 02, 2022 04:03 PM IST
After decriminalizing cannabis, Thailand is now considering casinos to attract foreign money and lure more tourists to galvanize its pandemic-hit economy.
Published on Jul 27, 2022 06:55 PM IST
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.
Updated on Jul 27, 2022 12:13 PM IST
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.
Updated on Jul 25, 2022 08:27 AM IST
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
Updated on Jul 23, 2022 06:51 PM IST
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.
Published on Jul 16, 2022 04:11 PM IST
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.
Published on Jul 12, 2022 08:08 PM IST
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
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 07:53 PM IST
'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
Updated on Jul 04, 2022 05:42 PM IST
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
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 04:44 PM IST
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.
Published on Jun 30, 2022 12:19 PM IST
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.
Published on Jun 27, 2022 06:30 PM IST
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."
Published on Jun 12, 2022 12:30 PM IST
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.
Published on Jun 09, 2022 02:11 PM IST
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.
Published on May 20, 2022 03:37 PM IST
Thailand to promote the country’s medical tourism and health treatment to attract foreign visitors after the Covid-19 pandemic
Updated on May 19, 2022 03:55 PM IST
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.
Published on May 18, 2022 04:49 PM IST
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.
Published on Apr 07, 2022 08:04 PM IST
From Shanghai confining some 16 million people living in the western part of the city to South Korea easing measures for two weeks and Indonesians not needing a negative test result when travelling domestically during Ramadan and Eid, catch all the latest travel updates amid Covid-19 here
Updated on Apr 01, 2022 08:12 AM IST
The nation’s main Covid task force will consider on Friday a Health Ministry proposal to waive the RT-PCR test requirement before travelling to Thailand, according to Permanent Secretary of Public Health Kiattiphum Wongrajit.
Published on Mar 16, 2022 04:17 PM IST
Russians were the largest group of travellers to Thailand in January and top applicants for new visas under a quarantine-free entry program relaunched last month.
Published on Mar 02, 2022 05:05 PM IST
The return of Chinese and Malaysian tourists, the largest groups of visitors to the Southeast Asian nation before the pandemic, is seen by the industry as key to a sustainable rebound.
Published on Feb 07, 2022 01:18 PM IST
Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed that Royal Thai Police had arrested a local former staff member last month.
Published on Feb 05, 2022 11:22 AM IST
With quarantine requirements scrapped, the food, shopping and nightlife capital of Thailand, Bangkok, is ready to welcome foreign visitors back.
Updated on Feb 03, 2022 11:55 AM IST