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Visit ASEAN@50 Tourism Branding Unveiled Ahead of Major Campaign Launch

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) today revealed the branding for its Visit ASEAN@50 Golden Celebration 2017 tourism campaign. The branding was unveiled by the 10 ASEAN heads of state at the ASEAN...

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Govt warns tour operators to stop ruining country’s image through tourism kickbacks

Maj Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, Government Spokesperson, revealed that the Government had received a lot of complaints about zero-baht tours or inbound tourism kickbacks which are low-cost vacation tours to attract...

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Lao workers return home celebrating Songkran as immigration rule relaxes

Migrant workers from Laos employed in Thailand have begun to travel home to celebrate the Songkran holidays with their families, as immigration regulations have been temporarily relaxed under the use of Article 44 by...

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Migrant workers from Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia given fee exemption to return home

Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha has used Article 44 of the interim constitution to exempt fees for migrant workers from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia to return home during the Songkran holiday. However, the...

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ASEAN, China renew commitment to forge closer cooperation

The 17th Meeting of the ASEAN-China Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) held in Jakarta yesterday reaffirmed the importance of ASEAN-China partnership and renewed commitments to forge closer cooperation. The Meeting...

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ASEAN and Global Green Growth Institute explore collaboration

Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh, welcomed the President of Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and former President of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, yesterday at the...

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The "Thai Songkran Day - Lao New Year" Celebration

H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs and H.E. Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR jointly presided over the "Thai Songkran Day - Lao New Year"...

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PM meets with Special Envoy for Asia-Pacific Affairs and Former President of Chile

Thai Khu Fah Building, Government House, H.E. Mr. Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, Special Envoy for Asia-Pacific Affairs and Former President of the Republic of Chile, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Gen Prayut...

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Philippine elections trigger disasters debate

Disaster risk management has emerged as an issue in the May local and national elections in the Philippines, a country which regularly features in the top five most disaster prone countries in the world. Officials from...

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Myanmar natural gas sources suspends supply for maintenance, says PTT

Natural gas supply from Yetagun field in Myanmar has been suspended due to maintenance work during the Songkran holidays, while Thailand's overall energy production will not be affected, says a PTT executive. PTT...

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SME in Southern border provinces

SME entrepreneurs in the Southern border provinces are encouraged to attend a training course designed to enhance their competitiveness, scheduled to take place during 17-18 May in Narathiwat Province. Narathiwat...

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Vietnam calls for India’s increased connectivity with ASEAN

Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh has called for accelerating overland, railway, waterway and airway connectivity between northeast India and ASEAN countries as well as facilitating Indian trade with its...

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Phuket Bike Week 2016 commenced to promote ASEAN motocycle tourism

The 22nd Phuket Bike Week has officially commenced in the province's famous Patong Beach and the capital district from April 8 - 16. The event is being organized by the Phuket Bike Week Association in collaboration...

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Environmental Justice Foundation confident in Thai solutions to IUU fishing problems

Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan opened Kesakomol House to welcome Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) representatives and discussed reform plans for Thai fisheries. The EJF officials were quoted as...

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Lively atmosphere at Nong Khai border checkpoint

Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge border checkpoint in Nong Khai province is reported to be very lively as both Thais and Laotian nationals prepare to celebrate Songkran. Large crowds of mostly Laotians working in major...

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ASEAN - Russia seek to broaden and deepen partnership

Senior Officials from ASEAN Member States and the Russian Federation agreed to further broaden and deepen the ASEAN-Russia partnership, which is entering its third decade. This commitment was made during the 13th...

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EU reaffirms continued commitment to further deepening partnership with ASEAN

The European Union (EU) reiterated its strong commitment and interest in further substantiating the ASEAN-EU Dialogue Relations. This was conveyed by the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and...

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TAT announces arrangements for most spectacular grand Songkran celebrations ever

Bangkok, 1 April, 2016 The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is announcing details of the 2016s Songkran celebrations and the special activities including the Songkran Splendours: The Procession of Three Kingdoms...

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TAT and JETRO hosting academic seminar on industrial and agricultural tourism investment

Bangkok, 5 April, 2016 The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, and the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) today hosted...

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Bangkok to host 2017 WTTC Global Summit

H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports Dallas, Texas, 8 April, 2016 Bangkok, Thailand, has been selected as the host venue for the prestigious 2017 WTTC Global Summit, which is scheduled to...