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Charity Dinner at NO NAME club

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10th Laguna Phuket International Marathon

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The Island’s beach lifeguards

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Tom Rhodes LIVE in Phuket

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4th annual UNESCO Phuket International Jazz

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Tourism – Once Thailand’s golden goose

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  • Bangkok Airways add 3 new local routes to their schedule
    by The Thaiger on October 23, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Some domestic routes are being added as local routes continue to expand. This time Bangkok Airways has announced it’s resuming its Samui-Phuket, Phuket-Hat Yai and Phuket-Pattaya/Rayong (U-Tapao) flights. The first additions to the schedule will be the Phuket-Samui flights resuming this Sunday, October 25, and the Phuket-Pattaya flights start again next Tuesday, October 27. The Phuket-Samui flights will be operating on Sundays and Wednesdays only on the airlines’ ATR72 turbo prop regional […]

  • 4 billion baht medical hub planned for Phuket
    by Maya Taylor on October 20, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Phuket officials are setting aside around 4 billion baht to transform medical tourism in the southern province of Phuket, by developing a state-of-the-art treatment hub in the north of the island. The Bangkok Post reports that the Treasury department is planning to give the Public Health Ministry permission to use 141 rai of government land in the sub-district of Mai Khao, close to Phuket International Airport. It’s not the first time the proposal has come to light. The concept is gathering […]

  • “Open the borders, safely”, Bill Heinecke, Minor International interview – VIDEO
    by The Thaiger on October 19, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Bill Heinecke speaks to Bill Barnett. The two heavy-hitters of Thailand’s hotel and hospitality sector, mull over the current Covid situation and the reopening of Thailand’s borders to some form of tourism. Bill Heinecke is the Chairman and Founder of Minor International. Bill Barnett is the Managing Director of c9hotelworks.com Now the Thai government has approved the special long-term tourist visa scheme (STV), hoteliers are remaining skeptical about reopening due to the lack of clarity […]

  • Now they’re coming… Special Tourist Visa flight set for Tuesday – Tourism and Sports Minister
    by Caitlin Ashworth on October 16, 2020 at 11:50 am

    After much confusion and a few apparent ‘misunderstandings’, Chinese tourists on the Special Tourist Visa will actually arrive on October 20 and 26. At least that’s what Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn says, according to the Bangkok Post. The first group is said to arrive 4 days from now in Bangkok (if they actually applied for the visa this time). Reports circulated for weeks about a flight of 120 to 150 tourists set to arrive in Phuket on October 8 from Guangzhou, […]

  • Phuket to host Cabinet meeting to review proposals for reviving local economy
    by Maya Taylor on October 16, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Government officials are to hold a Cabinet meeting in Phuket on November 2 and 3, when they will meet with local authorities and business owners to hear their suggestions on re-igniting the province’s decimated economy. Phuket has been hit particularly hard by the country’s borders being shut since late March, with the absence of international tourists dealing a hammer blow that some say will be felt for years to come. The Bangkok Post reports that, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the […]

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