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Foreign Chambers says TM30 creates negative views about Thailand

The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand issued on 29 August a press release calling for what it diplomatically calls a “structured rationalization, with significant changes, to the TM.30 (or 24 hour reporting) requirement,” because it is hurting the country. Since the Immigration Bureau earlier this year started enforcing the TM30 found in an…

Chinese tour firms unwilling to pay Norwegian driver salaries

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Chinese tourists are happy to visit Norway and enjoy what the country has to offer except when it means paying for Norwegian services. According to Norwegian Aftenposten, when numerous Chinese and South Korean tourists are pouring out of buses, the license plates are more often than not foreign. The buses are more likely to be…

Nature attracts Swedish tourists to Sabah

Malaysia’s vibrant nature with its tropical climate and lush green forests is the main attraction for Swedish travellers, Dag Juhlin Dannfelt, Sweden’s Ambassador to Malaysia, told Sabah’s Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal during a visit to Sabah. He said the beautiful islands in Sabah are already frequently visited by Swedish tourists. “Malaysia has…

Thai Airways cancels flights between Stockholm and Phuket

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If you’re planning on flying from Stockholm to Phuket or vice versa with Thai Airways during your Christmas or Winter vacation you’ll have to find an alternative route. The airline has announced, that flights Stockholm – Phuket and Phuket – Bangkok – Stockholm, or TG963 and TG962 respectively, are cancelled from Thursday 5 December 2019…

Thai tourism to focus on Nordic visitors

Thai Tourism to focus on Nordic visitors

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has set up a project called “Bringing New Shades of Thailand to Nordic Travellers” which is targeting tourists from the Nordic countries, writes The Nation. TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn and director of the TAT office in Stockholm Eurblarp Sriphiromya are piloting the project covering the four countries, namely Sweden,…

Finnair continues to grow its Asian traffic: Busan in Korea as a new destination in summer 2020

Finnair continues to grow its Asian operations and adds Busan in South Korea as a new destination in summer 2020. Finnair will be the first and only airline connecting Busan to Europe with a non-stop flight. In summer season 2020, Finnair will operate from Helsinki to Busan three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and…

Finnair will add three more flights to China’s new airport

On June 26, 2019, Finnair announced its plan to grow its operations in China by adding three weekly flights to new Beijing Daxing International Airport set to be the world’s biggest, according to Reuters. Located on the border of Beijing and Langfang, Hebei Province, Beijing Daxing International Airport is scheduled to open for operation by…

Finnair starts codeshare cooperation with Juneyao Air

Announcing on its press release on May 16, 2019, Finnair has agreed on a new codeshare cooperation with Juneyao Air, one of the leading private-owned carriers in China, to extend its network in China. The new codeshare agreement will conduct on the route operated by Juneyao Air and Finnair between Helsinki and Shanghai Pudong International…

Finnair to fly to Guangzhou, China year-round during winter 2019

Finnair, Finland’s largest airlines, announced it is extending seasonal Guangzhou route to year-round operations as stated in the press release on April 17, 2019. The new route will operate between Helsinki and Guangzhou with two weekly departures during the winter season 2019-2020. In 2016, Finnair launched its Guangzhou route as a summer route that currently…