Top local Pattaya and Chonburi stories from the last week: Hotel owners upbeat on weekend business in Pattaya, Pattaya Music Festival rules announced, even more construction starts

Hello Pattaya News Readers and Supporters!

The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area, Pattaya and Chonburi, from the past week. The number of stories differs from week to week.

These are chosen and curated by our editorial team and are designed for our readers to get a quick “catch-up” of important stories they may have missed. We publish many stories daily and it is easy to lose track of important events or changes in our area. We do national recaps in a separate article, this is only the top local stories in our area and province.

They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Sunday, October 24th, 2021, to Saturday, October 30th, 2021. 

Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!

1.  Hotel owners in Pattaya positive over busy weekends, looking forward to events in November

Hotel owners have shown optimism in Pattaya over increased bookings driven by domestic tourism, especially from Bangkok tourists.

November will see many events, including weekends of music festivals, the popular fireworks festival, and Loy Krathong which hotel owners hope will boost business, along with the return of foreign tourists without strict 7-day plus quarantine periods. However, in a possible negative aspect, Pattaya is, as of press time, still a “dry zone” for alcohol sales, and the popular entertainment and nighttime economy remains closed at government mandate “due to concerns of Covid-19”

Hotel owners and associations positive over busy weekend business in Pattaya, boosted by domestic tourism

2.  Schedule, rules, and line-up released for Pattaya Music Festival

In case you missed it last week, here is the schedule and lineup for the Pattaya Music Festival, starting next weekend, November 5th.

Schedule, rules, line-up officially announced for Pattaya Music Festival 2021

3.  Chonburi/Pattaya is now the third most vaccinated place in Thailand

Chonburi released some interesting data on vaccination rates last week. If you missed it, here it is below:

More than seventy percent of people in Chonburi received Covid -19 vaccines, says MOPH

4.  Pattaya city starts nine-month-long work on drainage at “Baht Bus” stop near Walking Street

The comments from our readers on the timing of this project, as well as hopes for its success, were nearly universally negative we note.

Pattaya City starts nine-month long work on drainage project at “Baht Bus” stop in South Pattaya and Walking Street

5.  Public schools in Pattaya not ready for opening on November 1st

Although the news was not surprising to many readers it did, nevertheless, cause much disappointment and anger. Children have been out of in-person schooling for roughly seven months due to Covid-19 measures in Pattaya.

Public schools in Pattaya are not ready to open for in-person learning on November 1st, say school officials

That is all for now!  Have a safe week and see you next week!

Adam Judd
Mr. Adam Judd is the Co-owner of TPN Media since December 2017. He is originally from Washington D.C., America, but has also lived in Dallas, Sarasota, and Portsmouth. His background is in retail sales, HR, and operations management, and has written about news and Thailand for many years. He has lived in Pattaya for over nine years as a full-time resident, is well known locally and been visiting the country as a regular visitor for over a decade. His full contact information, including office contact information, can be found on our Contact Us page below. Stories please e-mail About Us: Contact Us: