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Thailand Elections: Thai opposition claims victory as voters reject army-backed parties

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Thailand’s progressive Move Forward Party claimed victory in the country’s election Monday after a stunning result that decimated military-backed parties, which have ruled the kingdom for nearly a decade.                  A massive surge for Move Forward (MFP) in Sunday’s ballot left it on …

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Prime time or Netflix? Streaming wars come to Thailand

Netflix keeps growing in pandemic: tops 200 mn subscribers

International streaming platforms were among the biggest pandemic winners, seeing subscriber numbers soar, but US giants have turned abroad as countries re-opened — with Thailand firmly in their sights. The kingdom’s high internet penetration, long-standing and highly regarded film industry — as well as roughly six million active users of …

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Thailand expects to earn 64 bln USD tourism revenue in 2023

Thailand to launch new tourism campaign to reboot economy

Thailand’s government expects to achieve up to 2.38 trillion baht (about 64.3 billion U.S. dollars) in tourism revenue in 2023, a government spokesperson said Monday. As the tourism sector, a key driver of the Southeast Asian country’s economic growth, has continued to recover, the Thai government has set a target …

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Thailand sees rise in severe COVID-19 cases

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The number of severe COVID-19 cases and coronavirus-related deaths in Thailand has increased slightly, fuelled by the Omicron sub-variants and the country’s long holidays. The majority of the critical cases and people on ventilators are found in the capital Bangkok and neighboring provinces, Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Department of …

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Thailand reports 1,967 new cases of COVID-19, 19 more deaths 

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Thailand reported 1,967 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 19 more deaths from the pandemic on Friday, taking the total tally to over 4.49 million with 30,422 deaths. According to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), as of Thursday, the Southeast Asian country has administered nearly 139 million doses …

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Thailand’s daily COVID-19 deaths surpass 100 for third consecutive day

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Thailand’s daily COVID-19 related deaths surpassed 100 for the third consecutive day, official data showed on Tuesday. Thailand logged 101 deaths over the last 24 hours, pushing the national death toll to 26,298. The country recorded 108 fatalities on Sunday, the highest daily tally in nearly six months. As the …

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Thailand’s consumer inflation hits 13-year high on fuel, food cost

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Thailand’s consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, surged 5.28 percent year-on-year in February, the fastest pace since September 2008, driven by higher energy and fresh food prices, data showed on Friday. The pace of growth accelerated from a rise of 3.23 percent registered in January. On a …

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Thailand keen to promote trade ties with Pakistan

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Thailand was keen to promote trade ties with Pakistan as both countries have great potential of trade in many items that would be beneficial for the economies of both countries. This was stated by Chakkrid Krachaiwong, Ambassador of Thailand while interacting with the business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce …

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Thailand welcomes vaccinated visitors with quarantine-free entry

Pakistan extends inbound travel restrictions from UK till Jan 4

Thailand welcomed fully-vaccinated tourists from all countries and regions with quarantine-free travel starting Tuesday, its latest step to revive the tourism sector and economic recovery. ( Also Check – Turkey’s tourism revenue doubled in 2021 despite setbacks ) Inbound visitors from all countries and regions could apply for the quarantine-free …

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Thailand to restart quarantine free travel from February 1

Thailand to launch new tourism campaign to reboot economy

Thailand will resume its quarantine free travel scheme from February 1, officials said Thursday, after the programme was suspended due to the fast-spreading Omicron Covid-19 variant. Pandemic travel curbs have hammered the kingdom’s tourism-dominated economy, sending visitor numbers dwindling to a trickle. Fully vaccinated travellers will now be able to …

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