Thai gov’t supports “Tourism Aid” to boost domestic tourism

Thai gov’t supports “Tourism Aid” to boost domestic tourism

Thai gov’t supports “Tourism Aid” to boost domestic tourism The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce’s chancellor, said that “Tourism Aid” will stimulate tourist spending by between 30 – 50 billion baht, to the benefit of Thailand’s economy. Bangkok (NNT/VNA) – The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce’s chancellor, said that “Tourism Aid” will…

Economist predicts economy will shrink 8.9% this year, despite easing of restrictions

The Impact of COVID-19 on Thailand’s economy

The Impact of COVID-19 on Thailand’s economy Thailand’s economy is expected to be impacted severely by the COVID-19 pandemic, shrinking by at least 5 percent in 2020 and taking more than two years to return to pre-COVID-19 GDP output levels Thailand has been successful in stemming the tide of COVID-19 infections over the last three…

Phuket’s (in)famous “Soi Bangla” district reopens today

Phuket’s (in)famous “Soi Bangla” district reopens today

Phuket’s (in)famous “Soi Bangla” district reopens today Today is the official reopening of Phuket’s famous (or infamous) “Soi Bangla” nightlife district, but only about 20% of venues say they’re reopening during this early stage. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced yesterday that all night entertainment venues may reopen but must strictly adhere to health…

Thailand’s hotel industry pushing ahead with recovery

Thailand’s hotel industry pushing ahead with recovery Optimism is building in some corners of the hospitality industry as Thailand pushes ahead with it Covid-19 recovery phases. Occupancy rates in at least Bangkok and Phuket are likely to bottom out soon with the lifting of travel restrictions, according to JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group. Thailand’s hotel…

Phase 3 easing generated 200 billion baht into Thai economy

Phase 3 easing generated 200 billion baht into Thai economy

Phase 3 easing generated 200 billion baht into Thai economy Phase 3 of Covid-19 restriction easing, which began June 1, has generated 200 billion baht of additional cash flow into the economy. With many other establishments returning to business as usual tomorrow, the Thai Chamber of Commerce has launched a forum for the brainstorming of ideas on…

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Thai government to postpone tax increase on cheap cigarettes

Thai government to postpone tax increase on cheap cigarettes The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking is proposing that foreign businesspeople be allowed back into Thailand. The president of the Thai Chamber of Commerce says this can be allowed if the government enacts strict measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, including ensuring every…

Huge Nike flagship store opens in Bangkok’s Siam Center

Huge Nike flagship store opens in Bangkok’s Siam Center A massive Nike flagship store is now open in Bangkok’s Siam Center, with a ‘footprint’ spanning more than 836 square metres of prime retail space in the capital. Intended to showcase Nike’s innovation across multiple product categories, the store offers the brand’s first “Nike By You”…