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Bank of Thailand May Impose More Controls

Thailand is prepared to impose additional measures to stem speculation should the baht appreciate more quickly than the currencies of its Asian trading partners, central bank Governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul said.
“The best way for us is to have a variety of policy tools, and then be able to use the mixture

Starwood Expanding Presence in Thailand

HOTEL owner and operator Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc is expanding rapidly in Thailand, despite the political uncertainties there.
Starwood – which operates the Sheraton, Westin, W and Le Meridien chain – expects to have 7,221 rooms by the end of 2012.
It now has 11 hotels with a total room

Chinese Groups to Promote Bilateral Ties

BANGKOK, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) — Visiting top Chinese legislator Wu Bangguo on Thursday called on Chinese Thais and Chinese in Thailand to contribute more to bilateral friendly relations between China and Thailand at a welcome banquet held by Chinese groups here.
Wu, on behalf of the Chinese government and people, extended

TAT Promote Thailand as Medical Tourism Destination

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will launch its “E-Marketing Campaign for Medical Tourism in Thailand” and website
The marketing campaigns that will run through April 2011 hope to enhance Thailand’s reputation as the “global centre of excellence for medical tourism.”
The website collects and provides information on medical tourism providers

Foreign Investors Flock to Thailand

The world economy is stuttering to recover across the west, but Asia is booming and keeping global growth going.
China is the engine, but South East Asian nations are also flourishing, and even places like Thailand, fresh from a political crisis, are growing in double-digit figures.
Companies are coming from the world’s

Movenpick Growing in Thailand

Three new Thai hotels announce its presence
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, the Swiss hotel management company, is turning its attention increasingly to Asia including Thailand, with plans to secure at least 10 new management contracts on the continent next year.
The hotel chain now has three properties with 766 rooms in

Increasing Demand for Luxury Properties in Thailand

Demand for luxury real estate in popular far east tourist destinations such as Phuket and Koh Samui is increasing and experts are upbeat on the medium and long term outlook for the region.
Property firms are reporting a recovery of purchasing power affecting the luxury residential markets in Bangkok as well

New Focus on Domestic Travel

Local spending could top that of foreigners.
Domestic tourism has great potential to generate more revenue than the amount foreign travellers spend in Thailand, says Thawatchai Arunyik, the new deputy governor for domestic marketing at the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
This year, the TAT has forecast 90 million local trips with

Koh Samui Taking Flights Again

After taking a hard hit during the global slump, the island resort is showing strong signs of a recovery
The controversy over oil exploration off the coast of Koh Samui does not seem to have dented tourism on the island. The number of visitors increased by 19% in the first half

Koh Samui Rallys Against Offshore Oil Drilling

Thousands of concerned locals, expatriates and tourists on the island showed up on the main ring road around Samui from 10am to 12 noon on July 31 in opposition to drilling for oil in the Gulf of Thailand by NuCoastal (Thailand) and other petroleum companies.
Called “Hands around Samui 52km” the