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E-visa and visa drop boxes in India would facilitate tourism


Officials expect e-visas will help India become the next million-tourist destination. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) anticipates an increase in the number of Indian tourists as more airlines build new routes between India and Thailand. To meet demand, Tier-2 Indian cities are increasing flights to Thailand.

Last month, more than 500,000 Indians visited Thailand. This year, 561-656 Indians have entered the kingdom, according to the Bangkok Post. The fourth quarter of 2022 is anticipated to see an increase in the number of tourists visiting Thailand. The India Business Travel Trade Agency monitors societal sentiment. 66% of Indians prefer Thailand as their short-haul destination of choice. By facilitating visas, the TAT seeks to attract Asian markets such as India. e-Visas are vital, according to the Deputy Governor for Asia and the South Pacific at TAT. Adopting e-visas will facilitate travel from short-haul countries to Thailand. Covid-19 brought a halt to the government’s e-visa initiative for Chinese travelers. TAT asserts that reinstating the program would liberate many travelers from red tape. According to foreigners, consulates and embassies are difficult to reach. Tourists were more concerned with the procedure than with the visa charge. While China is still healing from the Covid virus, India is set to arrive but is undergoing the visa process. Since China has more embassies and consulates than India, obtaining a Thai visa can be difficult. Electronic visas would resolve these concerns.

According to The Times of India, Thailand is making it easier to obtain a physical visa in India. VFS Global will administer visa drop boxes for Thai visas in eleven Tier-2 cities. Indians can obtain visas upon arrival, but their stay is limited to 15 days. Long-term visitors to India are required to apply for visas at embassies. Agra, Amritsar, Bhubaneswar, Dehradun, Guwahati, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Ludhiana, Patna, Siliguri, and Visakhapatnam have drop box services. The current expansion allows Indians to travel to Thailand from eleven additional countries. Aurangabad, Bhopal, Coimbatore, Indore, Lucknow, Mangalore, Nagpur, Nasik, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayawada

In the center of Thailand, there will soon be a meditation retreat set in a lush garden


The next Vipassana meditation retreat will be held in the heart of Thailand, and it will be led by a Buddhist author and teacher of international repute. Thursday, October 27 is the day that the instructor Supawan Green will preside over the retreat that will take place at the Bring Your Mental Self Back Home (BMSBH) Centre in Nakorn Pathom.

From 9:30 in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon, the retreat will be led in English. The getaway will take place in a bucolic location that features a beautiful garden. Participants will learn strategies to bring more happiness and calm into their everyday lives through the practice of mindfulness.

A suggested payment of 2,000 baht per person gets you to access to a buffet meal that includes selections suitable for vegans. Donations go toward supporting the charitable endeavors of the BMSBH Centre, which is a charity that’s officially recognized by the government. This includes assisting individuals and families in climbing out of low-income situations.

Those who are interested in learning how to incorporate mindfulness into their everyday life can reserve a spot by sending an email to [email protected] or by sending a text message to +66 (0)89-5554991.

Driver shamed by Bangkok airport for parking in disabled bay


Thai internet users praised the officer who publicly reprimanded a driver at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport for parking their vehicle in an area intended for disabled travelers. On her Facebook page, Chatree Sintateeyakorn shared photos of a white luxury Nissan 350Z parked in an area reserved for disabled passengers at Suvarnabhumi Airport. The photographs quickly achieved online fame. The inscription on the illegally parked car’s front window attracted the interest of Thai social media users. According to the sign, this parking area is reserved for persons who are disabled or 65 or older. Based on the security camera footage, you do not appear to be elderly or disabled. Internet users praised the Suvarnabhumi Airport’s management for its prompt reactions. “Great! This strategy should be utilized by all law enforcement officials, especially in public areas such as shopping malls and gas stations. The team’s efforts are worthy of praise.” Who can say? There is a high possibility that the driver may sustain a brain injury.” They are accustomed to taking advantage of people despite their prosperity.

According to Khaosod, the owner of the five million baht vehicle has traveled in it. Kittipong Kittikachon, the general manager of Suvarnabhumi Airport, informed the media that three cars had been illegally parked in handicapped parking places. The airport has locked the steering wheel of a vehicle, and the owner must pay 1,000 Thai Baht to unlock it. Kittpong was aware that the sanctions were insufficient to discourage people from driving. Therefore, the airport began to upset cars in a brand-new approach a week ago.