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Cannabis Tourism Needs to Get Past Stigma to Grow in Asia

Cannabis Tourism Needs to Get Past Stigma to Grow in Asia

As the legal cannabis industry grows rapidly worldwide, attitudes toward the once-taboo drug are softening in Southeast Asia, a region with some of the world’s toughest laws — including death sentences — on drug offenses. Leading the way in the region is Thailand, which legalized marijuana for medical use and ...

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Relaxed Rules on Medicinal Marijuana Could Create a Buzz for Thailand Tourism

Relaxed Rules on Medicinal Marijuana Could Create a Buzz for Thailand Tourism

When Thailand’s first official full-time clinic specializing in traditional and alternative cannabis-based medicine opened in January, hopes were high that the greater access to legal medical cannabis could open doors for the country’s tourism sector to reap the economic benefits of marijuana-inspired travel into Southeast Asia.  In a region where ...

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COVID-19: Visitors from Singapore to Thailand do not need to self-quarantine, says tourism authority

COVID-19: Visitors from Singapore to Thailand do not need to self-quarantine, says tourism authority

SINGAPORE: Visitors from Singapore to Thailand will not have to quarantine themselves amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the Tourism Authority of Thailand confirmed on Wednesday (Mar 4). This comes after the Thailand‘s Health Ministry announced on Tuesday afternoon that Singapore was among nine places listed as “high-risk”, and that visitors from Singapore would have ...

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Thailand’s tourism industry hit hard by COVID-19

Thailand's tourism industry hit hard by COVID-19

BANGKOK: Piyatida Wongjittapinyo has dreamt of seeing Japanese cherry blossoms in full bloom and so last year, she planned her trip to Tokyo and booked her flight nearly a year in advance. The 28-year-old was looking forward to embarking on that journey next month and making her dream come true. ...

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Thailand Travel – Top Tips for Trekking

Thailand Travel – Top Tips for Trekking

Thailand is not only about beaches, water sports, and parties. Yes, all of these things define a lot about Thailand, but not everything! The northern part of Thailand has different landscapes featuring highlands and lowlands, remote villages, lush tropical forests, and ethnic hill tribes. This area of Thailand is often ...

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Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism

Elephants in Thailand 'broken' for lucrative animal tourism

BAN TA KLANG, THAILAND – AFP Separated from their mothers, jabbed with metal hooks and sometimes deprived of food, many Thai elephants are tamed by force before being sold to lucrative tourism sites increasingly advertised as ‘sanctuaries’ to cruelty-conscious travelers. Balanced precariously on hind legs, two-year-old Ploy holds a ball ...

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