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Singapore tops 17 million

February 13, 2018
Singapore tops 17 million

SINGAPORE, 12 February 2018 – Both tourism receipts and visitor arrivals for 2017 reached record highs for the second time in two years. Visitor arrivals increased by 6.2% to 17.4 million, with 13 of the top 15 markets showing growth. Tourism receipts rose by 3.9% to SGD26.8 billion, due primarily to growth in...
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Focus shifts to young Muslim travellers

October 30, 2017
Focus shifts to young Muslim travellers

SINGAPORE, 30 October 2017 – The increasing influence of technology and a desire to explore the world are just a few of the reasons young Muslims are fuelling a USD100 billion market, according to a new report. Released last week, Mastercard-HalalTrip Muslim Millennial Travel Report 2017 (MMTR2017) revealed the growing importance of the...
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Push for Phang Nga airport

August 7, 2017
Push for Phang Nga airport

PHUKET, 7 August 2017: Thailand’s Phang Nga province recorded an all-time record high 4,475,223 visitors in 2016 as tourism revenue topped USD1.16 billion according to a new report by consulting group C9 Hotelworks. While the numbers are impressive, the destination’s lack of a gateway airport remains a stumbling block to broader success. Phang...
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Krabi becomes a rising star

May 23, 2017
Krabi becomes a rising star

BANGKOK, 23 May 2017: For those looking for new Asian resort success stories, look no further than Krabi, according to the latest C9 Hotelworks report. A high velocity growth which has seen airport passenger arrivals multiply by 5.4 times over the past decade, has further accelerated during last five year by a remarkable...
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Tourico monitors more bookings

January 20, 2017
Tourico monitors more bookings

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, 20 January 2017: Nearly all the world’s major travel regions are outpacing their 2016 hotel booking performance as 2017;s advance bookings take shape, according to Tourico Holidays’ 2017 Global Hotel Trends Reports. Tourico Holidays, a wholesale travel brokerage company, released its 2017 Global Hotel Trends Report, Thursday. It provides a health...
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Newest hot spot for Thai hotels

September 28, 2016
Newest hot spot for Thai hotels

BANGKOK, 28 September 2016: Si Racha, a coastal town on Thailand’s eastern seaboard is best known for its red hot chili sauce, Sriracha, used to spice seafood dishes. But as industrial activity on the eastern seaboard grows the town is now on the radar for international hotel brands. C9 Hotelworks focuses on the emerging...
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National Human Rights Omission

August 17, 2013

Harrison George The long-delayed report of the National Human Rights Commission into the violence in April and May 2010 has finally been released. Ho-hum. While some commentators believe that the release was timed to distract public opinion from other matters like the Amnesty Bill, this seems a feeble argument. First, because of leaked...
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Real Time Weather Forecast of Thailand on hand

March 4, 2013

Thailand-Weather offers real time weather forecasts of around 80 provinces and many towns of Thailand.
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Russian Musician Pletnev Returns to Face Thai Courts

July 19, 2010

Russian musician Mikhail Pletnev, charged with a child sex offence/s, has returned to Thailand to face a scheduled court appearance on Sunday. Mr. Pletnev was given temporary travel permission by the Pattaya District Court to fulfil a concert engagement in Macedonia, on the proviso that he report back to court every 12 days.
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UPDATED Do ‘Watermelon Soldiers’ Cause Split in the Thai Military?

April 16, 2010
UPDATED Do ‘Watermelon Soldiers’ Cause Split in the Thai Military?

Anasuya Sanyal , Channel News Asia ’s Bangkok correspondent, has reported on the apparent divisions inside the security forces. The transcript can be found here , including the link to the video of her report. The term ‘watermelon soldiers’ may sound cute, but it’s a phenomenon that’s increasingly dangerous for the Thai military....
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More views on events in Bangkok

April 11, 2010
More views on events in Bangkok

The Guardian has some useful pictures and a report that mirrors the AP report above. Also see the report in the Telegraph , where it is said that a “government spokesman said the Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva had defiantly instructed security forces’ chiefs to ensure the demonstrators loyal to ousted prime minister...
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No political prisoners in Thailand?

March 12, 2010
No political prisoners in Thailand?

On Thursday, 11 March 2010, the U.S. Department of State released its annual reports on human rights . While the report on Thailand deserves a more robust critique than PPT is available to give it, we will note that the report claims that “There were no reports of political prisoners or detainees.” Really?...
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He’s Not Missing, He’s Pining for the Desert …

November 4, 2009

He has not been seen since 1990 but he is not missing* Mr Mohammad Al-Ruwaili was last seen in 1990, having come to Thailand in 1985 to run a business.
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