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Thailand adds 30-day visa extension for South Africans

Thailand adds 30-day visa extension for South Africans

In another positive move to boost the Thai travel and tourism industry, the Immigration Bureau has allowed citizens of 48 countries to get a 30-day extension of their stay in…

Thailand travel insurance scheme: Success or flop?

Thailand travel insurance scheme: Success or flop?

Thailand – The special online insurance coverage scheme known as the “Thailand Travel Shield” was initiated by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to help visitors who wish to travel…

Premier League round up week 2 and upcoming fixtures

Premier League round up week 2 and upcoming fixtures

Last Saturday’s big matches saw Arsenal away at Everton and Chelsea playing host to Leicester City. Arsenal looked the weaker side to start at Goodison Park and Everton went ahead…

Phuket tourism industry crackdown postponed to September

Phuket tourism industry crackdown postponed to September

At a one-day conference for tourism businesses organised on Wednesday (August 27) it was announced that a planned crackdown on illegal tour guides and tour companies skating around the law,…

Letter to the editor – New images on cigarette packages

Letter to the editor – New images on cigarette packages

I wondered if anybody finds the new images on cigarette packages effective in making them want to quit smoking. I enjoy a very unhealthy 20 a day habit and frankly…

Taxi driver returns THB78,000 to Chinese tour guide

Taxi driver returns THB78,000 to Chinese tour guide

A kindly Bangkok taxi driver returned THB78,000 cash to his Chinese passenger yesterday after he left his wallet in the vehicle. Nares Luachakote, 41, reportedly drove Chinese siblings Fo Chuan…

Out of respect for Larry, his family and friends and The Shack the Samui Times will not be updating the news today

Out of respect for Larry, his family and friends and The Shack the Samui Times will not be updating the news today

Out of respect for Larry, his friends and family and the team at The Shack the Samui Times will not be updating the news today – our deepest condolences go…

TAT plans to extend visa stay for tourists to raise revenue

TAT plans to extend visa stay for tourists to raise revenue

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is considering adopting some measures to maximize tourism revenue, including extending visitors’ visa stay, as this year’s earning is likely to be lower than…

Oil prices to be cut sharply midnight

Oil prices to be cut sharply midnight

Oil prices is expected to go down from 1-3.89 baht per litre beginning midnight tonight after the National Energy Policy Committee met today to cut excise taxes collected from oil.…

UK Backpacker Jack Davies of Llanelli died in Thailand

UK Backpacker Jack Davies of Llanelli died in Thailand

Tributes have been pouring in for a Backpacker from Wales who has died in Thailand. Jack Davies, 21, who was known too his friends as Jay had been travelling and…

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