tourism cannabis policy

Tackling Recreational Cannabis to Benefit Tourism

Tourism operators have expressed their support for the prime minister’s promise to eradicate recreational cannabis usage within six months. They believe that the unregulated cannabis shops have caused more harm to tourism in the past year. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin stated in an interview with Bloomberg that the government plans to rectify the cannabis policy within six months to ensure its use is limited to medical purposes. He also mentioned his personal disagreement with the recreational use of the plant.

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tourism visa-free policy

Phuket Ready for Chinese and Kazakh Tourists

Phuket’s tourism authorities are eagerly preparing to welcome an influx of tourists from China and Kazakhstan, thanks to a new visafree policy set to be implemented next week. This policy allows easier entry and 30day visafree stays for nationals of both countries and will be effective from Monday until February 29th.

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maritime safety tourism

Andaman Region Urges Maritime Safety

Seven provinces in the Andaman region, including Phuket, Krabi, Phangnga, Ranong, Trang, and Satun, have proposed strengthening maritime assistance measures for tourists and cruise ships. The goal is to boost confidence in the safety of the region. Rear Admiral Chaiyanan Chumai, spokesman of the Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Centre (ThaiMECC), shared this development after an annual ThaiMECC board meeting.

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china tourism

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s Visit to China

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin of Thailand is scheduled to visit China from October 810, aiming to discuss ten key topics with the Chinese government to strengthen bilateral ties and enhance ThaiChinese tourism cooperation. The upcoming expiration of the ThaiChinese memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the loaning of Chinese ambassador pandas to Thailand has prompted this discussion.

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tourism wellness

Andaman Wellness Economic Corridor: Boosting Wellness and Tourism in Thailand

Phuket’s tourism and property development sectors have urged Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin to consider the Andaman Wellness Economic Corridor (AWC) proposal, which aims to boost wellnessrelated investments and tourism in the Andaman provinces, including Phuket, Krabi, Phangnga, Ranong, Trang, and Satun. The AWC proposal was submitted during Prime Minister Srettha’s visit to Phuket and Phangnga in August 2023.

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