Thailand predicted to see zero growth this year World

Thailand predicted to see zero growth this year

Kobsak Pootrakool, senior executive vice-president at the Bangkok Bank (BBL), has predicted the Thai economy to see zero growth at best this year, as increasing COVID-19 infections are expected for at least another 2-3 months and the tourism industry will not recover in the fourth quarter as projected.
Reopening of three Thai islands set for July 15 World

Reopening of three Thai islands set for July 15

Three resort islands in Thailand’s Surat Thani province – Samui, Phangan and Tao – will reopen for foreign tourists from July 15 under the “Samui Plus Model” scheme, authorities confirmed.
Thailand takes actions in response to COVID-19 spread World

Thailand takes actions in response to COVID-19 spread

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has decided to cancel all activities celebrating the traditional New Year festival, Songkran, in all districts of the province in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Thailand in talks for travel bubbles ASEAN

Thailand in talks for travel bubbles

Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul has confirmed that Thailand is in talks for travel bubbles with several countries.
Thailand pins hope on vaccine passports World

Thailand pins hope on vaccine passports

Immediately after Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign began at the end of last month, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered officials to look into the future use of vaccine passports, reported the Bangkok Post.
 Cambodia closes up to 10 schools over COVID-19 World

Cambodia closes up to 10 schools over COVID-19

The Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has ordered the temporary closure of up to 10 schools in and around Phnom Penh due to the nation’s latest COVID-19 community outbreak.
ASEANTA seeks border reopening scheme ASEAN

ASEANTA seeks border reopening scheme

The ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) will press for a border reopening scheme among the bloc’s10 member states at the 24th meeting of ASEAN tourism ministries on February 4.
Thailand: schools prepare for reopening next week World

Thailand: schools prepare for reopening next week

Schools under the supervision of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration are now preparing their facilities ahead of their expected reopening on February 1, to ensure students’ safety from COVID-19.
Thai paper impressed by Vietnam’s rice strategy World

Thai paper impressed by Vietnam’s rice strategy

he Bangkok Post on January 25 published an article entitled “Vietnam’s clever rice strategy” by Executive Vice President of the Bangkok Bank Suwatchai Songwanich, mentioning Vietnam and Thailand’s approaches to rice export.