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- December,2022(part1) -
05 Dec, 2022
Bib Gourmand Expands to 189 Restaurants in 2023 Michelin Guide Thailand
Michelin announced the 2023 edition of the Michelin Guide Thailand on November 24, 2022. In addition to Michelin-starred restaurants, 189 Bib Gourmands (restaurants and stalls that offer high-quality food with a meal price of 1,000 baht or less, excluding beverages) are listed.

Bib Gourmand has 82 stores in the Bangkok metropolitan area, 13 in Ayutthaya in the central region, 27 in Chiang Mai in the north, 23 in Phuket in the south, 11 in Phang Nga, 9 in Nakhon Ratchasima in the northeast, 11 in Khon Kaen, 6 in Ubon Ratchathani, 7 stores in Udon Thani province.

The 2023 edition of the Michelin Guide Thailand listed Bib Gourmand for the first time in 53 stores, including Kin Kub Koi and Pae Pochana in the Bangkok metropolitan area, Kin Lookdeaw in Ayutthaya, and Mekin Farm in Khon Kaen. increase.

For details, please refer to the official website of "Michelin Guide Thailand".
04 Dec, 2022
December 5, 2022 is "Father's Day", dads get free fare on BTS and MRT
December 5th is the birthday of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol. Father's Day is a public holiday in Thailand.

On December 5, 2022, "Father's Day," fathers traveling together with his children will receive free fare on the Bangkok Metro BTS and MRT from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Father and children must get on and off the same station. Also, children under 90 centimeters in height are free of charge.

03 Dec, 2022
2023 edition of Michelin Guide Thailand announced
On November 24, 2022, Michelin announced the 2023 edition of the MICHELIN Guide Thailand, which ranks restaurants in Thailand.

The 2023 edition of "MICHELIN Guide Thailand" lists 441 restaurants, including 6 with 2 stars and 29 with 1 star.

The 2 stars are for the following 6 restaurants in Bangkok. It is the same restaurant as the 2022 version.
Le Normandie" (French cuisine)
Mezzaluna" (European)
Suhring" (European cuisine)
R-Haan" (Thai food)
Sorn" (Thai cuisine)
Chef's Table" (French cuisine)

Five restaurants in Bangkok, including Baan Tepa (Thai cuisine) and Maison Dunand (French cuisine), have added 1 star to 29 restaurants.

The highest three stars were not chosen again this year.

There are 189 Bib Gourmands (restaurants and stalls with high-quality food under 1,000 baht per meal, excluding beverages) listed.

The Thai government has supported the production and publication of the Thai version of the Michelin Guide and has provided financial support of $4.1 million from 2017 to 2021. The same amount of financial assistance is planned for 2022-2026.

02 Dec, 2022
AirAsia Plans to Launch 'AirAsia Ride', Thailand's First Legal Ride-Sharing Service for Private Vehicles
AirAsia, a major low-cost airline, announced on November 28 that it started a ride-sharing service "AirAsia Ride" using general vehicles in Thailand.

Thailand has been slow to legalize ride-sharing by private vehicles due to pressure from the taxi industry. However, regular taxis are notorious for refusal to board, cheating fares, and rough handling, etc., and many complaints have been received from passengers. It is highly rated for its low cost, high safety and high transparency of fares. Ride-sharing services using general vehicles using ride-hailing apps such as Grab and Bolt are gaining popularity. In this trend, in May 2021, the Thai Cabinet approved a decree of the Ministry of Transport to legalize ride-sharing using a ride-sharing app for general vehicles (capacity of 7 people or less), and registration will be accepted and reviewed from October 2021.

Currently, there has been no ride-sharing service approved by the Thai government, but this "AirAsia Ride" has been approved by the Thai government, and it became the first ride-sharing service in Thailand that uses general vehicles authorized by the Thai government. With this, it is expected that the Thai government will approve the ride-sharing service more.

AirAsia Ride is be available through the AirAsia app.

01 Dec, 2022
Thai Transport Minister inspects congestion at Suvarnabhumi Airport
Transport Minister Saksiam Chidchob inspected Suvarnabhumi Airport on the outskirts of Bangkok on November 24 and found that due to the lack of manpower and equipment from the ground service company, A problem that the first bag (fast track) came out on the turntable more than 15 minutes behind the expected time was discovered. He instructed Thai Airways International, which handles checked baggage, to shorten the processing time by increasing the number of personnel and equipment.

In terms of immigration processing, passengers found that they spend an average of 15 minutes per person in line at passport control and 60 seconds per person in front of passport control. It has been confirmed that the Immigration Bureau's passport checkpoint operations are proceeding smoothly. .

In addition, it was also confirmed that the number of taxis, which was in short supply, has been increased, and the number of staff members has been increased to open up more taxi lanes during times of high passenger traffic.

In Thailand, almost all restrictions on immigration, domestic activities, etc. due to the COVID-19 have been lifted, and the number of foreign tourists is increasing every month. At the beginning of deregulation, the airport was very crowded due to the shortage of staff at the international airport, but now it seems that many problems have been solved.

Thailand is in its best season for tourism since November, and many foreign tourists are visiting Thailand.
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