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Pattaya-crackdown

Pattaya crackdown intensifies

The article in the UK Daily Mirror last month, which claimed without evidence that one in five women in Pattaya were prostitutes, has certainly ruffled some feathers in senior Thai bureaucracy.  Normally, criticism of Thailand …
British

British embassy going, going, gone!

Central Group, the biggest family-owned conglomerate in Thailand, has bought the remaining 23 rai (9 acre) plot of the British embassy in Bangkok for 20 billion baht.  The successful bid means that the British government …
Visas-in-the

Visas in the pipeline

Thai authorities have promised a variety of new visas for foreigners entering and staying in the country.  But, so far at least, the all-important detail is lacking.  Thus Kobkarn Wattanavarangkul, minister of tourism and sports, …
TOURISM-SURGE

TOURISM SURGE EXPECTED

Authorities in Thailand are gearing up for an expected 34 million foreign tourists in 2017.  Particular attention is being paid to the country’s airports where an expected 150 million domestic passengers are anticipated on top …
British-visas

British visas now “tougher”

According to a number of unsuccessful Thai applicants for visas to visit the UK, there has been a “toughening up” of the rules in recent months. They explain the increased difficulty of obtaining a visit …

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