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Industry Outlook Analysis

8 Nov 2021


Domestic Travel Set to Recover in 2022 if There is No Severe Resurgence of COVID-19 (Current Issue No.3284)

Thais have been found to begin taking more domestic trips after the government relaxed lockdown restrictions, lifted a ban on inter-provincial travel, bolstered the vaccination rate, and introduced measures, aimed at stimulating domestic travel. A survey on domestic travel demand shows that more tha... Read more

15 Oct 2021


Nov 1 Reopening Set to Revive Thai Tourism with Substantial Growth Seen in 2022 (Current Issue No.3279)

It is now certain that Thailand will reopen to international tourists with no quarantine requirements from November 1, 2021. Under the plan, fully vaccinated foreign visitors will need to show that they are COVID-free at their time of travel with a test undertaken before they leave their home countr... Read more

18 Aug 2021


New Wave of COVID-19 to Deal Severe Blow to Global Tourism, including Thailand’s, during the Remainder of 2021 (Current Issue No.3255)

International tourism is experiencing a new wave of challenges again as many countries have been hard hit by the highly contagious Delta coronavirus (COVID-19) variant, with a rising number of infections. As a result, many countries have tightened border controls and issued an advisory warning again... Read more

1 Jul 2021


Plan to reopen the country to international tourists: key conditions rest on bringing COVID-19 outbreak under control nationwide (Current Issue No.3235)

On June 29, 2021, the Ratchakitcha website (Government Gazette) published “Thailand’s Tourism Reopening Scheme”, which comes into effect on July 1, 2021. Cooperation among the related parties allowed the second phase of the reopening plan to move forward according to plan on July 1, 2021. Provinces ... Read more

22 Apr 2021


Two Waves of COVID-19 within Three Months to Derail Recovery of Thailand’s 2021 Inbound Tourism (Current Issue No.3210)

The latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic may take longer to ease as compared to the two previous waves because the number of daily cases is substantially higher and most people have been infected by the fast-spreading variant. This is likely to delay the government’s efforts in re-opening the countr... Read more

12 Apr 2021


Receipts for Domestic Travel Projected to Fall by more than THB130 Billion as Third Wave of COVID-19 Hurts 2Q21 Domestic Travel (Current Issue No.3209)

The third wave of COVID in 2Q21 presents bad news for travel-related businesses that had begun to bounce back following the latest resurgence of COVID-19 towards the end of last year. According to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the number of Thais travelling in the country during February 2021 ... Read more

26 Mar 2021


Domestic tourism to improve during 2021 Songkran festival, provided that the outbreak is kept under control (Current Issue No.3202)

KResearch views that the overall trend for domestic travel will see improvement during the 2021 Songkran festival. However, the festivities will differ markedly from those that took place in the era before COVID-19, as Thailand continues to be on high alert for signs of local transmission. For this ... Read more

20 Jan 2021


Domestic Travel, 2021: The Only Hope Hinges on Concerted Effort from All Parties to Combat COVID-19 (Current Issue No.3180)

Domestic travel is imperative in driving Thailand’s tourism in 2021. Unfortunately, it has slowed down again since the beginning of 2021 due to the resurgence of COVID-19. As a result, the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has reimposed stringent COVID-19 restrictions, especially i... Read more

9 Dec 2020


Inbound Tourism, 2021: Growth Projected to Be Limited, But Set to Pick Up in 2H21 if COVID-19 Eases and Vaccine is Ready Current Issue No.3166)

Thailand’s inbound tourism in 2021 has begun to see positive news, regarding significant progress on the COVID-19 vaccine development, and its planned use with people in many countries by the end of 2020. In addition, Thailand has signed an advance agreement with a pharmaceutical firm to secure supp... Read more