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Thailand’s Centara Hotels and Beach Resorts

I started traveling late in my life, something I today regret. The world has so much to offer and apart from traveling being fun and exiting, it is also informative and educational and yours truly was lacking way behind. On my first trip I wanted to go somewhere exotic, encounter a culture which was completely […]

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Asia Vacation

Kaleidoscopic Thailand

The Kingdom of Thailand is unique among Southeast Asian nations in having developed its rich culture independently of Western colonialism. The kingdom’s Buddhism is the purest in the region. Its language, which is like no other, is enormously rich, with an extraordinary capacity for exact expression of the nuances of human relationships, a sign of […]

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Travel News

Political unrest halts tourist industry

Japanese tour group has cancelled a 300-room booking in Bangkok out of concern about political instability. Leading tourism-business operators fear more cancellations, especially now that 14 countries have issued travel warnings for Thailand.  

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Anti government rally may impact business sector

Britain, Canada and Australia have issued travel warnings against coming to Bangkok, on anticipation of violence related to the huge red-shirt rally. Meanwhile, it is feared that if prolonged, the protests will worsen fragile economic conditions.  

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Asia Vacation

Thai Air raises its financing target

BANGKOK – Thai Airways International said Wednesday that it was raising more than $1 billion in financing, double what it announced just two days before. 

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Thailand to cut airport landing, parking fees

BANGKOK – Airports of Thailand (AOT) AOT.BK is to cut landing and parking fees for airlines by 20 percent in a bid to bolster tourism, hit by the closure of Bangkok’s two airports late last year, its president said. 

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Thai Bank of Ayudhya may sell 10 bln baht bonds

BANGKOK – Bank of Ayudhya, Thailand’s fifth largest bank by assets, said on Wednesday it was looking to sell bonds worth 10 billion baht ($287 million) this year to raise funds for expansion. 

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Thailand: Unemployment to hit 1.4m if economy stays flat

BANGKOK  – Thailand’s number of jobless people will increase to 1.4 million or 3.7 per cent of the workforce in the worst-case scenario if the country’s economic growth stays flat this year, according to the Bank of Thailand (BoT).

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Thailand's 3G development is a downright mess

True Move has given birth to Thailand’s legitimate iPhone 3G today and is scheduled to deploy its 3G service some time in April. True Move was awarded permission by state-owned CAT telecom to proceed with a Bangkok deployment on the 800MHz spectrum. AIS is currently rolling out its 3G service on the 900MHz spectrum. Dtac […]

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Thai Oil sees lower sales in 2009, plans bond sales

BANGKOK – Top refiner Thai Oil TOP.BK said on Thursday that falling average selling prices, hit by lower global crude oil prices, would drag its 2009 sales lower.