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Smart visa conditions revised for experts

Smart visa conditions revised for experts

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BANGKOK: The Board of Investment (BoI) is ready to announce new conditions and incentives for the smart visa for overseas experts in an attempt to transfer technology and know-how to the country’s industrial sector and encourage foreign startups to move to Thailand. The government introduced the smart visa programme in […]

Thai AirAsia flies into red as Chinese travellers decline

Thai AirAsia flies into red as Chinese travellers decline

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BANGKOK: The drop in Chinese visitors to Thailand and higher fuel prices resulted in a loss for Thai AirAsia in the third quarter but it hopes for a better financial performance in the last three months of the year. SET-listed Asia Aviation Plc (AAV), the operator of the budget carrier, […]

Tourism package ready

Tourism package ready

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BANGKOK: A series of tourism stimulus measures, including visa fee waivers for citizens of some countries and improved safety and security rules, is about to go before the cabinet as the industry looks for a boost in the last two months of the year. The stimulus aims to draw foreign […]

Meliá Hotels International signs up Meliá Phuket Karon

Meliá Hotels International signs up Meliá Phuket Karon

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Meliá Hotels International, a leading Spanish hotel company, has announced the signing of Meliá Phuket Karon, the second property in Thailand, followed by Meliá Phuket Mai Khao. Meliá Phuket Karon will be the group’s sixth property in Thailand, continuing their dedication in providing exceptional hospitality with a Spanish touch, to […]

Central Floresta and overpass officially opened

Central Floresta and overpass officially opened

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The ‘soft’ opening for the new Central Floresta was on September 10. Now the new shopping centre has had its official endorsement. The Thai Minister of Transport yesterday officially opened the Central Floresta and walkway, linking Central Festival and Floresta. The opening ceremony was lheaded up by the Minister of […]

Central Group set to open new lifestyle mall in Cherng Talay

Central Group set to open new lifestyle mall in Cherng Talay

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Cherng Talay has become the new ‘go to’ area with an exciting array of new retail and entertainment options opening up at the end of this year and into next year. Including this one… A new lifestyle shopping mall is set to open by the end of 2019 in Cherng […]

Custom superyacht builder Oceanco joins Phuket’s KRSR

Custom superyacht builder Oceanco joins Phuket’s KRSR

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PHUKET: Privately owned custom superyacht builder Oceanco has joined the Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR ). Ocenco builds full displacement yachts in 80metres long, or longer. Since its inception in 1987, Oceanco has built 29 custom superyachts up to 110m in length. Several 100m-plus yachts are currently under construction. “The […]

Road to gold leads to the 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final in Bangkok

Road to gold leads to the 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final in Bangkok

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BANGKOK: The finalists of the 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, presented by Kohler, have been selected by an independent jury to be awarded at the forthcoming grand final ceremony that takes place on Friday, Nov 9 at the Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok in Thailand. Delegates from 15 […]

Central commits to B1bn Phuket lifestyle mall

Central commits to B1bn Phuket lifestyle mall

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BANGKOK: The Central Group of Companies, Thailand’s biggest retail conglomerate, plans to spend B1 billion to build its first outdoor lifestyle mall in the Bang Tao area of Phuket next year. Lertvit Pumipitak, the group’s senior executive vice-president of corporate business development, said the company will start to develop Porto […]

Tourism packages promised

Tourism packages promised

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BANGKOK: A series of intensive tourism packages are to be implemented by mid-November to increase foreign visitor numbers during the remainder of the year, says Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak. Measures in the package include a tax measure for jewellery purchases, a tourism package with free flights to second-tier tourist […]