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Exports rise nearly 7% in August, the highest this year

Exports rise nearly 7% in August, the highest this year

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Thai exports have gown at 6.68% to US$23.8 billion during the month of August, the highest gain so far this year. The announcement from Ms Pimchanok Wornkhorporn, director of Trade Policy and Strategy Office of the Commerce Ministry. Exports for the first eight months of this year rose 10.03% and, […]

GoAir to launch India’s first direct Phuket flights

GoAir to launch India’s first direct Phuket flights

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PHUKET: GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, will launch its international flight operations on Oct 11 with India’s first-ever direct service to Phuket, flying from from Delhi and Mumbai. GoAir will mark its first foray into international skies after more than a decade of domestic operations, and will use […]

Canada/Australia consular service share in Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga

Canada/Australia consular service share in Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga

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Canada and Australia have added Phuket, Krabi and Phrang Nga, to the Canada-Australia Shared Consular Services Agreement. Shared Consular Services are now found in 30 consular missions around the world. The Canada and Australia Consular Services Sharing Agreement dates back to the principles that were agreed to by both countries […]

Travelodge to open Phuket hotel next to Central Festival by 2020

Travelodge to open Phuket hotel next to Central Festival by 2020

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PHUKET: UK-based hotel operator Travelodge has announced it will open a 159-room hotel in Phuket, opening in 2020. The venue will provide rooms featuring “neutral tones, contemporary timber furniture and exclusive spaces to offer extra privacy for guests”, said a report by Travel Daily Media. (See here.) The hotel, branded as […]

Thailand tops tourism list for Chinese in H1 2018

Thailand tops tourism list for Chinese in H1 2018

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BANGKOK: Thailand remained the top destination for Chinese travelling abroad in the first half of the year, according to a joint report by the China Tourism Academy and online travel firm Ctrip. Dai Bin, president of the China Tourism Academy, said the most popular destinations were Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, South […]

Hilton Phuket Arcadia announces new Commercial Director

Hilton Phuket Arcadia announces new Commercial Director

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Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa today announced the appointment of Ranjeet Viswanathan as Commercial Director. Ranjeet most recently served as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Anantara Mai Khao, Phuket.  Commenting on his appointment, Ranjeet said, “I am excited to be joining the Hilton family once again and […]

The new Central Floresta is open

The new Central Floresta is open

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The new, highly-anticipated (by locals) Central Foresta opens it doors for the first time. Opposite the ‘old’ Central Festival, located at the Darasamuth Intersection, the new Central Floresta creates a ‘central’ shopping destination for the island to match anything in Thailand. The new Central Floresta combines the highest-end luxury brands […]

A Mandarin for Phuket

A Mandarin for Phuket

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One of Asia, and the globes, leading luxury hotel brands, Mandarin Oriental has inked a deal for a Phuket property. Mandarin Oriental, Phuket will be located on one of the undeveloped beachfront sites still to be found on ‘Millionaire’s Mile’ on the west coast of Phuket island. It will occupy 9.5 […]

Launch of Integrated Green Urban Transport Plan for Phuket and southern islands

Launch of Integrated Green Urban Transport Plan for Phuket and southern islands

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The Integrated Green Urban Transport Plan has been launched. The launch was held at the Pullman Acadia (Nai Thon) Hotel led by Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Minister of Transport who is part of the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT). Joining him was outgoing Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong and other officials. Khun Arkhom says, […]

Mandarin Oriental to open new resort in Phuket

Mandarin Oriental to open new resort in Phuket

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PHUKET: The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a new luxury resort on Phuket that is scheduled to open in 2022. The Mandarin Oriental, Phuket will be located on an undeveloped beachfront site on ‘Millionaire’s Mile’ on the west coast. It will occupy a 59-rai of […]