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Dusit Thani Pattaya has recently appointed Kei Uchiumi as the new Director for Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE). Mr. Uchiumi’s experience in the hospitality business started with Dusit Thani Bangkok, the flagship hotel of D...

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Pattaya, Thailand – Looking for the next stage in service evolution? dusitD2 baraquda pattaya introduces the personal desire button. A meeting planner’s dream, the wireless technology marvel is a convenient way to contact the hotel’s key personnel...


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Thailand is predicting that it will see tourism revenue drop by 35% or THB190 billion (US$5.3 billion) for the full year, as its economic woes are compounded by the impact of political demonstrations.

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Tourism operators in Pattaya are planning to offer free hotel rooms from May 1, 2009 to October 31, 2009 in order to attract local and international tourists during the low season. Apart from hotels, restaurants and shopping malls will also join t...


Political strife halts B900m investment

Trading Markets 24.04.2009
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The recent political turmoil has caused a European investment group to shelve its plans to sink more than 900 million baht in golf and resort projects throughout Thailand.

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Thailand’s main tourism organisations have proposed 17 measures to the government for implementing to help revive domestic tourism as the sector has been hard hit by the global financial crisis and domestic political turmoil, according to Tourism ...


Free broadband on the beach in Sri Racha

Usanee Mongkolporn The Nation 21.04.2009
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Chon Buri's Sri Racha municipality yesterday kicked off free wireless broadband connection on its beach, to serve residents and attract more tourists.

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Pattaya city plans to offer 20,000 free hotel rooms to stimulate tourism in the area after the ASEAN plus 3 and 6 summits were ruined by red-shirt protesters, causing 50% drop in the number of foreign visitors.


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The Thailand Golf Course Superintendents Association (Thai GCSA) and the Asian Turfgrass Center, led by Mr. Steve Issaac, Director of Golf Course Management, The R&A, recently held their ‘Sustainable Turfgrass Management For Southeast Asia Seminar...

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The Thai government is requested to lift the current state of emergency and find measures to boost the tourism business which has been shattered following clashes early Monday between government forces and anti-government protesters in the capital...


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Commerce Ministry instructed the Internal Trade Department to watch merchants not to hoard or raise the prices of goods during the state of emergency.

Pattaya Mayor: Tourists likely to stay away for years from city

NAREERAT WIRIYAPONG Bangkok Post 12.04.2009
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PATTAYA : It could take up to two years before Pattaya's tourism sector recovers from yesterday's events, according to local operators.


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Thailand’s baht fell to its weakest level this month in offshore trading on concern violent anti- government protests will deter investment and force Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to step down.

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Thailand's tourism industry will lose at least Bt200 billion of revenue this year, as the consequences of political unrest sparked by both yellow and red-shirted protesters, said Kongkrit Hiranyakit, chairman of the Tourism Council of Thailand.


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Construction is underway at the W Koh Samui Retreat & Residences, a joint-venture project between Thailand’s Amburaya Hotels and Dubai master developer Nakheel. The integrated resort development comprising 17 luxurious private residences and a 75-...

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With more than 14 million vacationers arriving in Thailand each year, tourism continues to be the main driving force behind the continued growth of the Thai property market.


Political tension saps mood for Songkran travel

Suchat Sritama The Nation 08.04.2009
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Songkran could be quieter this year, with the number of revellers expected to plunge 20-40 per cent out of concern about renewed political tensions. The worries stem from a major red-shirt anti-government rally today.

Pattaya Business Seminar Calls For Foreign Quota Increase In Thai Condominiums

Panellists called for an increase in the amount of condominiums foreigners can buy in developments in Pattaya during a recent half-day seminar, “Approaches to Bolster the Tourism and Real Estate Sectors in Pattaya”, organised by luxury property de...


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Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Pattaya, led by Mr. David Cumming, General Manager recently celebrated its annual ‘Outstanding Employee of The Year’ Dinner at Sudtangrak Restaurant, Jomtien Beach. Khun Chayapat Deekaew (5th left, standing), HR Office...

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Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Pattaya, led by Khun Supanee Wangteerapong (1st right, sit), Training Manager, in cooperation with Chonburi Revenue Office, recently organised a ‘TAX Knowledge Workshop – Online Tax Returns Filing (P.O.01)’ at the Rim ...



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