Thailand speeds up smart airport project World

Thailand speeds up smart airport project

The Thai Transport Ministry is planning to use a facial recognition system in five upcountry airports as part of its ambitious "smart airport" project to reduce overcrowding, increase safety and boost tourism.
Thailand uses entertainment to woo more Japanese visitors World

Thailand uses entertainment to woo more Japanese visitors

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will use music and outdoor events to attract first-time visitors, millenials and female travellers from Japan, targeting 2 million arrivals from the East Asian country who will spend 85 billion THB (USD) by 2020.
Thailand promotes southern economic development scheme World

Thailand promotes southern economic development scheme

The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) plans to propose developing a Southern economic corridor (SEC) to the new government in a similar scenario to the ongoing Eastern economic corridor (EEC) scheme.
Thailand spends big on railway routes to south World

Thailand spends big on railway routes to south

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) plans to spend 90 billion baht (3 million USD) to upgrade the existing single-track railways leading to the deep south to double tracks to cut down travel time for passengers and promote tourism to the region, according to local media.
Thailand: Storm recovery underway in southern region ASEAN

Thailand: Storm recovery underway in southern region

Vocational students in Nakhon Si Thammarat have launched a service to fix electrical appliances in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Pabuk, while local people in Ban Na San District in Surat Thani are removing fallen tree branches that are obstructing roads.
Storm Pabuk wreaks havoc in Thailand World

Storm Pabuk wreaks havoc in Thailand

At least five people were reported dead after tropical storm Pabuk, with winds reaching 70 kilometres per hour, battered southern coast of Thailand on January 4, Thai media said on January 5.
Thai police find more explosive devices ASEAN

Thai police find more explosive devices

Thai police have found several explosive devices that failed to detonate in three popular tourism spots over the weekend, reported Thailand’s Interior Ministry on August 14