Taxpayers won’t be on hook for gov’t COVID aid programs: Thai cabinet

Tax season is here and with it the complicated undertaking of determining what counts as taxable revenue. To help settle the confusion, the government has clarified that taxes need not be paid on money received from its aid programs, including travel subsidy rebates. After rumors spread that people would pay taxes on the pandemic relief ...

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6 airlines agree to waive rescheduling fees for travelers under gov’t rebate program

6 airlines agree to waive rescheduling fees for travelers under gov’t rebate program

Travelers under the domestic travel subsidy program may ask for changes in their flight bookings. With more than 2,400 people diagnosed with COVID-19 amid a fresh outbreak of the...

What’s now banned at Bangkok’s bars and clubs through New Year’s Eve

What’s now banned at Bangkok’s bars and clubs through New Year’s Eve

Bangkok’s bars, nightclubs and karaoke parlors may remain open and continue to sell alcohol but must dial down the carousing – and no “soapy massage.” Clarifying a vague...

Travel plans up in the air with COVID? Postpone and still get those Thai hotel rebates

Travel plans up in the air with COVID? Postpone and still get those Thai hotel rebates

Travelers who signed up for domestic travel rebates may still be able to get them for up to a year if they postpone plans due to the recent outbreak. Though hotels booked under...

Ready for some lovin’? Thai tourism rushes romance to thirsty public

Ready for some lovin’? Thai tourism rushes romance to thirsty public

Making a love connection with Thai tourism’s help is here sooner than planned with pilot programs launching Sunday, including a Tinder partnership. Tourism authority...

Hit the road with Thai bud in region’s 1st official weed tour

Hit the road with Thai bud in region’s 1st official weed tour

Already 2021 is budding with possibility. Up first is a government-backed tour to promote just how awesome marijuana is (for medical use) announced today by Tourism and Sports...

Get more stuff to travel as desperate Thailand dangles new benefits

Get more stuff to travel as desperate Thailand dangles new benefits

Travelers can get more money to fly and spend at more places under the latest boost of a domestic travel subsidy. A raft of changes and new benefits were approved Wednesday to...

Over a third of Thai retail dynasty’s fortune wiped out by pandemic

Over a third of Thai retail dynasty’s fortune wiped out by pandemic

The pandemic has brought mighty losses to Thailand’s retail royalty, while an even bigger monopolistic dynasty managed to hold onto most of its obscene wealth this year. After...

Thai Airways to bomb Thailand with prayers on New Year’s Day

Thai Airways to bomb Thailand with prayers on New Year’s Day

Update Dec. 21: Canceled! Thai Airways on Monday called off the New Year’s flight in light of the new COVID-19 outbreak that has infected more than 800 nationwide. Those of...

Trick out your home theater with actual ‘Scala’ seats

Trick out your home theater with actual ‘Scala’ seats

Take a piece of Bangkok cinema history home – and sit on it. Four months after it closed, Bangkok’s last cinema palace from the golden age of film is selling its seats.  Apex...


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