TAT announces compulsory medical insurance for foreign visitors

Bangkok, 23 October, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to share the latest announcement from the Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) that foreign visitors will be able to purchase compulsory COVID-19 insurance policy online prior to visiting the Kingdom.

TAT Governor, Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, said, “A medical insurance policy with at least USD $100,000 coverage or about 3.16 million Baht for possible COVID-19 treatment is among the official documents required from foreign visitors planning to visit Thailand during this challenging public health crisis.

“TAT hopes the COVID-19 insurance protection programme, under the regulation of the OIC, offers additional peace-of-mind for foreign visitors and hopefully makes it easier for inbound trave

Thailand cancels the “Serious Emergency Situation” in Bangkok

Bangkok, 22 October, 2020 – Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha made an announcement on the revocation of the “Serious Emergency Situation” in Bangkok, citing an easing of political tensions and that authorities now have full control of the situation.

The revocation of the emergency decree was published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette, and took effect as from 12.00 Hrs. today, thus ending all orders accompanying last week’s announcement.

Today’s announcement followed the televised speech “Let’s de-escalate and let the democratic system work”, which the Prime Minister addressed the nation via the Television Pool of Thailand yesterday evening. Below is the full speech.

Fellow citizens, brothers, sisters.

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Thailand welcomes first group of visitors under new Special Tourist Visa (STV) scheme

Bangkok, 22 October, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) warmly welcomes the introduction of the new Special Tourist Visa (STV) which is now available for long-stay visitors to Thailand of all types – from tourists to business travellers, investors and others.

The first group of Chinese visitors, since the COVID-19 outbreak saw the closure of Thailand’s borders in March, arrived at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport from Shanghai on Tuesday 20 October. Another group is set to arrive in Bangkok from Guangzhou on 26 October, and Thai Airways International plans to fly in another group of Chinese visitors on 28 October.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said, “The STV is offered to non-Thai nationals under the condit

Thai Massaman curry topped “The World’s 50 Best Foods,” CNN Travel

Bangkok, 20 October, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that CNN Travel has placed Thai Massaman curry as the No. 1 dish in “The World’s 50 Best Foods list, along with Tom Yum Kung in the eighth place and Som Tam papaya salad, which ranked at 46th.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said, “This listing is a testament to the already solid reputation of Thai cuisine that is increasingly perceived as a world-class culinary experience. Thailand is certainly a great destination for foodie tourism.

“Once the COVID-19 situation improves, we are more than ready to welcome tourists and foodies from around the world to embark on a culinary journey and explore Thainess through Thai dishes in unique destinations across Thailand.”

The latest CNN Travel World’s 50 Best Foods list was updated in September 2020, on the original article that was previously published in 2011

TAT celebrates Loi Krathong Festival 2020 in the new normal

Bangkok, 19 October, 20202 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is hosting the “Delightful Colours of the River, Loi Krathong Celebrations 2020” in Ayutthaya and five unique destinations – Chiang Mai, Sukhothai, Tak, Samut Songkhram and Roi Et – in line with the new normal practice to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

TAT celebrates Loi Krathong Festival 2020 in the new normal

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said, “This year, the Loi Krathong celebrations will be held in line with the Ministry of Public Health’s COVID-19 control measures and the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) standard to ensure visitor confidence.”

TAT launches “Amazing Thailand, The Healthy Journey” campaign

Bangkok, 14 October, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched the new “Amazing Thailand, The Healthy Journey” campaign, targetting travellers from Southeast and South Asia seeking medical and wellness services in a short-haul destination.

Mr. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Asia and South Pacific), said the “Amazing Thailand, The Healthy Journey” campaign reflected the “New Normal” tourism and corresponded to the changing tourist behaviour patterns and choices affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Tourists are shifting towards short-haul destinations and placing more focus on health and wel

Readers of Condé Nast Traveller rated Thailand among Top 20 Best Countries in the World

Bangkok, 09 October, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is delighted to announce that Thailand has ranked among the Top 20 Countries in the World by readers of Condé Nast Traveller in the 33rd Readers’ Choice Awards 2020.

Thailand received a score of 92.62, thus placing it in 7th place. Meanwhile, Chiang Mai was placed 2nd on the Top 10 Best Small Cities, and Ko Pha Ngan was rated 3rd on the Top 5 Best Islands in Asia.

Readers of Condé Nast Traveller rated Thailand among Top 20 Best Countries in the World
Than Sadet-Ko Pha-Ngan National Park (File Photo)
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Thailand wins bid to host “TBEX Asia 2021” in Phuket next October

Phuket, 08 October, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is delighted to announce that Thailand has won the bid to host the world’s top blogger event, Travel Blog Exchange 2021 (TBEX Asia 2021), from 20-22 October, 2021, in Phuket.

Marking the kingdom’s first winning event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the successful bid is a result of the fruitful collaboration between the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Phuket Province and TAT.

Phuket has been selected as the host city of the TBEX Asia 2021 under the concept of “Diversity of the South, Phuket & Beyond.”

Chiang Khan and Nan Old City listed among the “2020 Sustainable Top 100 Destinations”

Bangkok, 07 October, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that two of Thailand’s charming destinations – Chiang Khan in Loei and Nan

TAT supports “Listen to the Earth in Silence” responsible travel event

Bangkok, 06 October, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is delighted to provide support to the staging of the “Listen to the Earth in Silence” responsible travel event, in partnership with Dusit International, Sounds of Earth, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), and the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Nithee Seeprae, TAT’s Executive Director for Advertising and Public Relations Department, said, “In line with the TAT’s vision for a sustainable future for Thailand’s tourism industry, this event showcased some of the innovative ways we can welcome and delight visitors in the new normal while limiting our impact on the environment.”

Held on 2 October, 2020, at the Dusit Thani Hua Hin, the “Listen to the Earth in Silence

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