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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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Thailand’s Free Visa for Chinese Tourists: A Double-Edged Sword?

The newly proposed freevisa travel privilege for Chinese visitors in Thailand, championed by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, is set to launch on October 1st. The primary goal of this policy is to attract more Chinese tourists, who previously made up the majority of tourist arrivals in the country. However, despite the easing of Covid19 restrictions, the expected rebound in Chinese visitors has not been as strong as anticipated.

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Tourists Threatened by Gunman in Pattaya

Police in Pattaya are searching for a man caught on video holding a group of foreign tourists at gunpoint at the Sor Thor Ro 5 hill viewpoint. The 99second video shows the gunman, who appears to be of foreign descent, aged 2030 years, and about 170 centimeters tall, threatening around 20 men of MiddleEastern appearance. He ordered them to sit down next to each other while wielding a pistol.

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