Samui on course for July 15 opening


Samui on course for July 15 opening

The Samui Plus programme for inoculated tourists should open for Certificate of Entry (COE) applications this week as Surat Thani is slated to open three islands on July 15. Meanwhile, the Phuket sandbox scheme has to ensure a clean sheet, meaning there should be no infections among inbound travellers for 14 days in order to…

Phuket opens for business in bid to save tourism industry


Phuket opens for business in bid to save tourism industry

Thailand is pushing ahead with plans to jumpstart its crucial tourism industry by reopening the popular resort island of Phuket to vaccinated travelers, even as the more virulent delta strain of coronavirus sweeps through the region. As of yesterday, inoculated tourists from low-and medium-risk countries such as the United States and Spain will be allowed…

Industry Ministry to revise MPI amid gains


Industry Ministry to revise MPI amid gains

The Industry Ministry may revise up its 2021 manufacturing production index (MPI) in July after it increased by 25.8% in May and reached 100.47 points year-on-year, the highest increase in five years since 2016, says the Office of Industrial Economics (OIE). Despite the need to keep a close watch on the third wave of Covid-19,…

泰國容許已打針遊客免14日檢疫 7月起布吉試行


泰國容許已打針遊客免14日檢疫 7月起布吉試行

泰國將會恢復海外遊客入境,並於7月1日起以布吉島為試點,容許已接種新冠疫苗的遊客,毋需接受14日酒店隔離。根據當局計劃,來自中低風險國家、完成接種新冠疫苗的海外觀光客,7月1日起入境布吉後毋需隔離。不過,旅客若想離開布吉島到泰國其他地方,必須在島上待滿14天,並於新冠病毒檢測有陰性結果方獲放行。 在泰國逗留期間,旅客必須預約獲得泰國政府頒發安全和健康管理(Safety & Health Administration)認證的酒店,必須使用可以追踪行程的手機應用程式。 泰國旅遊局香港辦事處表示,由於旅客返港後仍需檢疫,預料當地開關初期到當地的旅客仍然不多。 資料來源:星島加拿大

Japanese auto plants in Thailand powering up to produce electric vehicles


Japanese auto plants in Thailand powering up to produce electric vehicles

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) reported on Thursday that Japanese auto plants in Thailand are powering up to produce electric vehicles, while Japan’s business presence in the Kingdom remains strong, despite COVID-19. JETRO told Thailand’s Energy Minister, Supattanapong Punmeechaow, during an online meeting, that Japanese business operations in Thailand are still above 66% cent…

Thai May export growth at 11-year high on strong global demand


Thai May export growth at 11-year high on strong global demand

Thailand’s exports jumped a bigger than expected 41.59% in May from a year earlier, the fastest pace in nearly 11 years, as global demand improved, the country’s commerce minister said on Thursday. That compares with a forecast for a jump of 30% in May in a Reuters poll and a rise of 13.09% in April….

Vietnamese lychees confident of winning over consumer taste in Netherlands


Vietnamese lychees confident of winning over consumer taste in Netherlands

Fresh lychees from Vietnam have hit the shelves of a supermarket in the Netherlands and received warm response, expecting to make further inroads into this market in the time ahead. To advertise Vietnamese lychees, the trade office of Vietnam in the Netherlands and the LTP Import Export BV company have organised a tasting programme at…

MPI records 29-month high


MPI records 29-month high

Thailand’s manufacturing production index (MPI) in March reached its highest level in 29 months, increasing by 4.12% year-on-year to 107.73 points, an 8.39% rise from February. The positive results are due partly to the government’s economic stimulus packages and the fact that recent restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19 are not affecting the operations…

KAI x GUCCI has landed in Bangkok


KAI x GUCCI has landed in Bangkok

Kai x Gucci has collaborated on the art project “Everywhere”. After setting foot in Korea, the “Everywhere” Artwork has now arrived in Thailand. He will be visiting the iconic places in Bangkok, delighting and bring happiness to the people of Thailand. This is another brand that has been able to create a smile and a…

‘New Normal’ Brings Songkran Festival Fun


‘New Normal’ Brings Songkran Festival Fun

“Water Festival 2021” — meant to be the “new normal”, fun-filled traditional Thai Songkran festival celebrations, will take place in temples in the capital and other major cities. Water Festival 2021 is a collaboration between the Tourism and Sports Ministry, the Culture Ministry, the Royal Thai Navy, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, the Tourism Authority of…