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Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa announces their new GM

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa announces their new GM

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Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa have today announced the appointment of Markus Kosch as the new GM. Markus most recently served as General Manager of Conrad Guangzhou in China. Commenting on his appointment, Markus said, “I am excited to have the opportunity to be at the helm of one […]

Invacio arrives: AI company investing B350mn in SE Asia opens office in Phuket

Invacio arrives: AI company investing B350mn in SE Asia opens office in Phuket

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Invacio, an artificial intelligence company, are investing up to 350 Million THB in Southeast Asia and are busy setting up their operations in Thailand as part of their global operations. Two additional sites are currently undergoing development and restructuring. With an auxiliary operations office being developed in Phuket, they have […]

Jaguar, Land Rover launch in Phuket

Jaguar, Land Rover launch in Phuket

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PHUKET: Inchcape (Thailand) Co Ltd, the official importer and distributor of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles in Thailand, in a joint project with Lifestyle Auto Co Ltd, today (June 23) officially opened the Jaguar Land Rover Phuket Studio. The new showroom and service centre, located on Thepkrasattri Rd in Rassada, […]

Sadvertising: The art of making us cry and selling stuff

Sadvertising: The art of making us cry and selling stuff

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“Sadvertising is a consumer advertising trend in which ad creators are using a certain set of strategies to play on people’s emotions and touch off feelings of sadness, melancholy or wistfulness. Touching or emotional advertising has become increasingly popular in recent years as companies work to create strong emotional ties […]

Thailand leads MICE surge

Thailand leads MICE surge

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The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has released the results of its recent market survey conducted in 20 countries showing that Thailand has been rated the most preferred MICE destination which the survey participants would like to revisit for their future business/MICE trips. Thailand secured the top spot with […]

Phuket Developers gear up for PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards 2018

Phuket Developers gear up for PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards 2018

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PROPERTY: Phuket projects will feature prominently when the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards returns to Bangkok on August 31 to honour the country’s best real estate developers and the top projects of the year. Nominations from the general public are open until June 29 and eligible entries from developers in key […]

Six Outrigger Hotels sold to Singha Estate

Six Outrigger Hotels sold to Singha Estate

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Singha Estate, trading on Thailand’s stock exchange yesterday (Wednesday), has announced the successful acquisition of six properties from Outrigger Hotel and Resorts, a Hawaii-based hotel chain. The acquisition is called at USD 310 million and part of Singha Estate’s strategic investment to expand its presence in high-yield tourist destinations around […]

Minor bids for Spain’s NH Hotels in €619mn deal

Minor bids for Spain’s NH Hotels in €619mn deal

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PHUKET: Thailand’s Minor International (“MINT”) has reached an agreement with Spain’s HNA Group to purchase an equity stake of 25.2% in NH Hotel Group in a two-tranche transaction valued at 619 million euros (B23.4 billion). The purchase follows MINT’s earlier purchase of a 9.5% shareholding in NH Hotel Group, the group […]

BMW eyes bright future for electric cars in Thailand

BMW eyes bright future for electric cars in Thailand

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BMW Thailand is placing high hopes on electric cars, seeing a promising outlook globally and locally. That growth makes Thailand number three in the world in terms of market acceptance of PHEVs, according to Krisda Utamote, BMW Group Thailand’s director of corporate communications. Christian Wiedmann, president of BMW Thailand, says […]

No-Straw campaign launched at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket

No-Straw campaign launched at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket

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Ahead of World Environment Day on June 5, 2018, Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket has implemented a “no straw” campaign, successfully removing plastic straws from its seven food & beverage outlets within the resort. The move follows many other organisations around the island committing to “no straw” categories. […]