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Hope high in tourism sector that gloom of first half is over

ALTHOUGH tourism was hit by the political chaos and other woes in the first six months of the year, there are positive signs that business will return in the remaining months. The Nation Several economic research institutions agreed that tourism was in difficulty in first half because of the political battles, especially in May when […]

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Tourism potential draws top hotel chains to Laos

Number of tourists expected to reach 10 million in five years Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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Now scrap martial law, tourism begs junta

Key tourism bodies have called on the military junta to lift martial law in a further effort to lure foreign tourists back to the Kingdom. The Nation “The military has lifted the curfew to restore the travel environment, but this will be good mainly for domestic travel, not for the entire sector. [Foreign] tourists would […]

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Council wants junta to help tourism industry

The tourism sector is pressing the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to solve some urgent problems that are making things even worse for a crucial industry that has been hit hard for months. The Nation The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) also is putting forward some short-term measures to prop up the industry. […]

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Tourism agency bidding for return of foreign tourists ahead of high season

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is preparing a three-month plan to rebuild tourism, but the country would probably still fail to achieve its arrival target for this year. The Nation The recovery plan is set to run this month until August, almost three months, to draw tourists back before the high season arrives. The plan […]

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Bali tourism seen to benefit from conflicts in Asian countries

Tourism in Bali is gearing up for a new surge of visitors, as tourists are expected to bypass Asian nations currently embroiled in conflict. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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Samui hotels cash in on tourism boom

While the political turmoil has damaged the Bangkok hotel market, Koh Samui hotels have suffered only minimal impact and continue to enjoy strong occupancy rates, according to the latest research by JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group. Bangkok Post “Koh Samui’s hotel market has remained relatively robust compared with Bangkok where demonstrations concentrate. The average hotel […]

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Ambitious goal for Udon Thani tourism

The Udon Thani Tourism Business Association will try hard to put the province on the world’s tourism map over the next few years and promote it as one of the major destinations in Northeastern region. The Nation Tanakorn Weerachatyanukul, who became the association’s president in January, said it was time Udon Thani made a name […]

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Tourism Authority of Thailand Looks to Sue The Singapore’s “Celebrate Songkran 2014” Event

The Singapore “Celebrate Songkran 2014” event has been organized by a private company and will be held at the Padang open field opposite Singapore’s City Hall on April 12 and 13 BANGKOK – A Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) executive said on Tuesday that she plans to consult other state agencies to see if legal […]

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First two quarters could see Bt90-bn blow to tourism

THE TOURISM Authority of Thailand (TAT) believes the financial damage from the current political unrest could reach Bt90 billion for the first two quarters of this year, especially if the situation becomes more violent or drags on into April. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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KTC hopeful of good growth in credit-card spending on tourism

DESPITE THE political tensions, tourism spending via credit cards is projected to be positive this year as Thais continued travelling both domestically and internationally, said Pittaya Vorapanyasakul, executive vice president for credit-card business at Krungthai Card. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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Thai politics hot issue at Asean Tourism Forum

News from Thailand is very popular right now in Kuching, capital of the state of Sarawak on Borneo. Wherever Thai journalists go, local people including van drivers, souvenir vendors to hotel staff want to know about the country’s political movement. Such news is featured in local newspapers and television programmes. The Nation Curiosity on the […]

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Is emergency decree actually good for tourism?

The emergency decree last week came as the latest development in the hectic political scene. Foreign chambers of commerce voiced their fears of negative investor sentiment. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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PM worried about impact of crisis on tourism sector

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is concerned about the adverse impact of the current political crisis on the tourism sector, which is expected to suffer losses of Bt18 billion in January with visitor numbers estimated at 2.1 million in the month, short of the 2.5 million target, according to the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT). The […]

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Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association to Map Out New Tourism Routes

Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association   CHIANG MAI – The Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association has unveiled a plan to map out new tourism routes which will connect Northern Thailand with Laos, China and Myanmar and help boost the local trade and tourism. President of the Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association Sarawut Saetiao said the […]

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