Court throws out King Power suit

BANGKOK, 19 September 2018: A Thai court Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing duty-free giant King Power, the firm that owns Leicester City Football Club, of owing the state more than USD430 million in unpaid revenues. The complaint alleged that King...

Vietnam serves up chilli snakes

YEN BAI, Vietnam, 12 September 2018: With their meat served up in a wide array of dishes and blood added to rice wine, snakes make a reputedly satisfying -- and nourishing -- meal in Vietnam. Caught in the jungles of...
BANGKOK, 11 September 2018: Thailand’s travel agents suffered a 22.12% decline in client bookings in August, but during the eight months, January to August, they were still ahead by a slim 3.29%. The Association of Thai Travel Agents, that represents...
PHUKET, 10 September, 2018: Phuket Hotels Association says it has achieved a major victory that will see supermarkets and shopping malls abolish free plastic bag handouts to customers on the island. It’s the first tangible result of a campaign to...
SAMUI ISLAND, 10 September 2018: While most of Thailand’s resorts struggle with an onslaught of mass tourism, Samui has remained a ‘calm in the middle of a gathering storm’ the latest C9 Hotelworks market update asserts. Noting that low-cost airlines...
PHUKET, 6 September 2018: Phuket’s tourism is no longer just about beaches and one of the clearest signs is the arrival of new theme park attractions, shopping malls and hotels in and around Phuket town. In a tourism update Monday,...

Climate experts meet in Bangkok

BANGKOK, 5 September 2018: Time is running out to save the Paris Agreement, UN climate experts warned Tuesday at a key Bangkok meeting, as rich nations were accused of shirking their responsibility for environmental damage. The six-day UN conference opened...
BANGKOK, 31 August 2018: China’s Belt and Road Initiative, particularly in the Mekong Region, will benefit Thailand’s tourism industry and bring increased investment and trade opportunities. Addressing the Thailand-China Business Forum, last week, Deputy Prime Minister, Somkid Jatusripitak, said Thailand...
BANGKOK, 29 August 2018: Boutique Corporation, a public listed property developer headquartered in Bangkok, has appointed AccorHotels to manage its latest hotel project in Chiang Mai. The property will be branded Novotel Chiang Mai Nimman Journeyhub according to the group's...
BANGKOK, 28 August 2018: Thailand’s July travel figures showed the first signs of a decline in Chinese arrivals, according to Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ latest data. However, the July figures indicated just a marginal decline as opposed to the...