Humanitarian Action for Children 2023 – East Asia and Pacific Region

East Asia and the Pacific remains the region most prone to natural hazards worldwide, with an average of 122 million people affected yearly throughout the region. This is severely exacerbated by the negative impacts of climate change and often compounded by such human-caused hazards as conflict and civil unrest. It is estimated that annual economic […]

“Amazing Thailand 10 Million Celebrations” to mark 10 million visitor milestone for 2022

Bangkok, The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is staging the “Amazing Thailand 10 Million Celebrations” to mark this year’s tourist arrivals through 10 December reaching 10 million milestone. Thailand recorded about 9.78 million foreign tourist arrivals from 1 January to 5 December, 2022 according to the Immigration Bureau. The number is expected to reach the […]

TAT welcomes Thai AirAsia X flights linking Bangkok with Sydney and Melbourne

Bangkok, The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) welcomes the launch of Thai AirAsia X’s new direct flights between Bangkok and the two key Australian cities of Melbourne and Sydney, which were launched on 1 and 2 December, 2022, respectively. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said “With the launch so well timed to take advantage of […]

Railway Explosions Killed At Least Three In Southern Thailand

BANGKOK, Explosions at a railway, in Thailand’s southern Songkhla province, killed at least three people and injured four others, local media reported, today.   The explosions hit a section of the railway, where workers were doing repair work, according to local media Daily News.   The section of the railway was hit by a blast […]

SRT will compensate families of those killed by Tuesday’s bomb in Songkhla

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has announced the deaths of three of its employees in an explosion today (Tuesday), at the scene of Saturday’s train derailment, and has promised compensation to their families.   The bodies of Phumiphan Petchsuk, Nawarit Suwanchatri and Yingsak Chumtri, who were reported missing after the explosion today, have now […]

Pheu Thai Party unveils its 10-point “think big” manifesto

Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai Party has unveiled its ambitious 10-point “think big” manifesto, which envisages, among other things, a minimum daily wage of 600 baht, a minimum monthly salary for a new graduates of 25,000 baht, an average annual income of 200,000 baht for every working citizen, a 5% annual economic growth rate and free […]