Bangkok taxi fares to rise after two weeks
Thailand's Ministry of Transport has approved a motion to increase taxi fares in Bangkok on 9 November 2022. The new fares will be introduced within the next two weeks.
With taxi fares in Thailand not raised for more than eight years, protests were being held by taxi operators seeking to raise fares. In response to this protest, the Ministry of Transport of Thailand will approve the price increase this time.
On the other hand, it has been pointed out that Thai taxis have a low level of service for users, such as refusal to board. Thailand's Ministry of Transport is urging taxi drivers to improve their services and stop refusing to board. Penalties will be imposed on drivers who refuse to board.
Currently, the basic fare for a taxi in Thailand is 35 baht. Travel between 2 and 10 km will be charged at THB 5.5 per km and travel beyond 11 to 20 km will be charged at THB 6.5 per km.
In October 2022, the Taxi Association asked the Thai government to raise standard fares. It requested a basic fare of 45 baht for taxis of 1,600 to 1,800 cc and a basic fare of 50 baht for taxis of 2,000 cc and above.
However, Thailand's Ministry of Transport said it could not approve the fare increase as proposed by the Taxi Association, and presented a compromise to the Taxi Association. A final agreement has been reached.
The new fares are as follows.
1,600 to 1,800 cc taxi: basic fare from 35 baht
2,000cc taxi: basic fare from 40 baht
6.5 baht per km from 2 to 10 km
7 baht per km from 11 to 20 km
8 baht per km from 21 to 40 km
8.5 baht per km from 41 to 60 km
9 baht per km from 61 to 80 km
10.5 baht per km after 81 km
If there is heavy traffic or the taxi travels less than 6 km/h, the fare will be 3 baht and 1 baht higher per minute.
The new fares will go into effect in two weeks and will only apply to around 80,000 taxis in Bangkok. . Taxis in other prefectures will be considered in the future.
The roads around the Sirikit Convention Center will be closed to traffic from November 16th to 19th due to the APEC conference.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit will be held in Bangkok on November 18-19, 2022. Due to the opening of APEC Summit, the roads around the venue "Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC)" will be closed from November 16th to 19th.
The section of Ratchadaphisek Road from Asoke intersection to Klongtoey intersection and Duwongpitak Road will be closed for 24 hours, and the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center station on the Urban Railway Blue Line will be closed.
Also, Benjakitti Forest Park near Phrom Phong station will be closed from 12th to 19th November.
Tourism Authority of ThailandJoins Taipei International Travel Fair (ITF) 2022 in Taipei
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) participated in Taipei International Travel Fair (ITF) 2022, an international tourism promotion event held from November 4 to 7, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan.
TAT's catchphrase at the ITF is "Tai Kuo Wo Lai Le", which means "I have been to Thailand" in Taiwanese.
2022-2023 Amazing New Chapters campaign will be held in Taiwan in accordance with TAT's Thailand tourism concept "Visit Thailand Year". In the future, they plan to develop various tourism promotions in Taiwan to attract more Taiwanese tourists to visit Thailand.
TAT also plans to partner with airlines operating between Taiwan and Thailand, including China Airlines, EVA Air and Thai VietJet Air.
Thai AirAsia launches "Mega Sale" on domestic and international flights
Thai AirAsia, a low-cost airline, is conducting a "Mega Sale" for domestic and international flights.
Details are as follows.
Eligible flights: Flights starting with FD
Domestic flights: Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Rai, etc. from/to Bangkok
International flights: Ho Chi Minh, Phnom Penh, Nha Trang, Yangon, Mandalay routes from/to Bangkok
Applicable boarding period: May 1, 2023 to March 30, 2024
For members: From 9:00 am on November 6 (Thai time)
For non-members: From 9:00 am on November 7 (Thai time)
Fare: Fares 0 baht (with date designation). About 120 baht including the airport fee.
For details and reservations, please refer to the AirAsia official website.
Loy Krathong Festival event held at ICONSIAM
ICONSIAM River Park, a large riverside mall on the Chao Phraya River, and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will jointly host Loy Krathong's special event "ICONSIAM Chao Phraya River of Eternal Prosperity" on November 8, 2022.
The event will feature traditional Thai dance performances celebrating the prosperity brought by the Chao Phraya River and Thai actress Bow Maylada, who was named Nang Noppamas (Miss Loy Krathong) this year. In commemoration of the APEC meeting to be held in Thailand in November 2022, there will also be an exhibition of krathongs (lanterns) representing the landmarks and history of each of the 21 APEC member countries including Japan and Australia etc.
Experience the precious traditional culture of the Chao Phraya River, a symbol of prosperity, through various events at "ICONSIAM Chao Phraya River of Eternal Prosperity"!
Date November 8, 2022 (Tuesday)
Location ICONSIAM RIVER PARK
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