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Thailand welcomes backs tourists after April virus ban as political protests heat up

20 Oct 2020

BANGKOK Thailand received a group of tourists from China on Tuesday, its first such arrivals since a ban on commercial flights was imposed in April to combat the coronavirus pandemic, a senior official said, as street demonstrations escalate.

Thais defy protest ban for sixth day with 'Hunger Games' salutes

20 Oct 2020

BANGKOK Thai protesters raised three-finger salutes to the national anthem at public places across Bangkok on Tuesday in a sixth day showing defiance of a ban meant to end three months of protests against the government and monarchy.

'We are all leaders today': Arrests don't stop Thai protests

18 Oct 2020

By Juarawee Kittisilpa, Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Chayut Setboonsarng

'We are all leaders today': Arrests don't stop Thai protests

18 Oct 2020

By Juarawee Kittisilpa, Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Chayut Setboonsarng

Thai hotel to drop charges against guest facing jail for bad reviews

09 Oct 2020

BANGKOK A hotel in Thailand agreed on Friday to drop charges against an American guest who faces up to five years in jail for posting negative reviews as long as he issues a public apology for his comments.

Thai hotel to drop charges against guest facing jail for bad reviews

09 Oct 2020

BANGKOK, Oct 9 A hotel in Thailand agreed on Friday to drop charges against an American guest who faces up to five years in jail for posting negative reviews as long as he issues a public apology for his comments.

Thailand delays hosting of first foreign tourists since April

08 Oct 2020

BANGKOK Thailand is pushing back plans to receive its first batch of foreign tourists due to administrative issues, a senior official said on Thursday, adding to uncertainty about when it will welcome back visitors vital to its economy.

Louis Vuitton, Volvo tapping Thai social commerce via Line chat app

08 Oct 2020

BANGKOK Luxury fashion and auto brands in Thailand have turned to selling their products on Japanese chat app Line amid the coronavirus pandemic, tapping the country's growing appetite for social commerce, a top executive said on Thursday.

Agoda pins hopes on Asia's domestic tourism to drive revenue

05 Oct 2020

BANGKOK Asia-focused online travel agency Agoda is counting on a revival of domestic tourism in parts of the region to help it weather the coronavirus pandemic, its top executive said on Monday.

E-commerce firm Shopee in Thai twitter storm for banning anti-government store

03 Oct 2020

BANGKOK E-commerce firm Shopee has reversed a ban on a store linked to a dissolved opposition party in Thailand, a spokeswoman said, after online criticism of its perceived pro-government stance.

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