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Koh Samui

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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Tanakorn Weerachatyanukul

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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The Thai Pavilion

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

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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Shutdown threatens tourism

A plan by the anti-government People’s Democratic Reform Committee to shut down Bangkok will affect the tourism business during the coming long holidays of Chinese New Year. Bangkok Post The Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) expects foreign tourists, especially Asians, to visit Thailand to celebrate Chinese New Year from Jan 20-Feb 1. ATTA president […]

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Call for bold tourism reform

TOURISM OPERATORS should make a bold move to reform the industry if they want to sustain its development in the long term and also help boost the country’s tourism revenue, Charoen Wangananont, honorary secretary-general of the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA), has suggested. The Nation One of the necessary reforms is to fight against […]

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Call for bold tourism reform

TOURISM OPERATORS should make a bold move to reform the industry if they want to sustain its development in the long term and also help boost the country’s tourism revenue, Charoen Wangananont, honorary secretary-general of the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA), has suggested. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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Bright prospects seen for domestic tourism over 5-day New Year holiday

Robust flow of local travellers expected despite turmoil Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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Thai Tourism Drps 20% Due to Political Unrest

Thailand’s Tourism Drops 20% Due to Political Unrest

Thai Tourism Drps 20% Due to Political Unrest – Thai PBS BANGKOK – The president of the Association of Domestic Travel says tourists have now dropped by over 20% as the result of the ongoing political unrest in the country. Association president Yoothachai Sunthornratanavej said that the current political turmoil from street demonstrations and news […]

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Canadian Christopher Paul Neil sits in the cell at criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP,Sakchai Lalit

Sex Tourism Still Thrives in Asia, While Sex Offender Appears in Canadian Court

Canadian Christopher Paul Neil sits in the cell at criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP,Sakchai Lalit   PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – As dusk falls and lights flick on amongst a hodgepodge of restaurants, nail salons and dance clubs overlooking this Cambodian capital’s waterfront, tuk-tuk taxis whisk past a reality […]

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