BANGKOK, 25 January 2013: Thai Credit Guarantee Corporation is planning to help the tourism industry that is under pressure from regional competition and moves to raise wages.
TCG vice president marketing department, Kriengkrai Chaisiriwongsuk, told TTR Weekly during the bi-monthly meeting of the Association of Thai Tourism Marketing that over the next couple of months the organisation will hold talks with entrepreneurs and stakeholders to make loans easier.
“Compared to other industries, banks are tougher on tourism companies to approve loans because they consider the business too volatile. So, we need to help as tourism is a key industry and the government has a policy to support tourism,” Mr Kriengkrai said.
MELBOURNE, 6 September 2012: In one of its weekly blog posts, Business Travel Management shares 10 tips on cutting business travel costs.
The first tip is sign up for the email newsletters from the travel management company you are using. This will give instant access to the latest deals as well as industry news that may affect business travel. It will give the latest updates on airfare restructures, as well as price and inventory changes.
“It’s important for small and medium businesses to learn these things because business travel is a controllable cost. The more proactive business owners are about their business travel management, the better chance they have of optimising their company’s travel spend,” states, Business Travel Management’s managing director Jake Hower.
BANGKOK, 20 July 2012: Tourism Council of Thailand says Thailand’s tourism small and medium sized enterprises are not ready for a unifiedASEAN Economic Community in 2015.
They will lose opportunities that will be snatched up by neighbouring countries, said TCT representative, Kanlayanee Thammajaree.
She claimed 85% of Thailand’s SMEs operators lacked planning knowledge and investment skills to take advantage of AEC.
BANGKOK, 27 October 2010 – Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion has for the first time in its 10-year history met with tourism associations, last week, to share recommendations on how to improve business.
The agency met with 15 tourism associations to brainstorm ideas from SMEs in the tourism sector and how to deal with a strengthening baht.
The foreign exchange issue was billed as a top item for discussion, but it was down played by SMEs, who were more concerned about access to loan-interest loans and tax holidays.
BANGKOK, 15 October 2010 –CyberServ Company launched a new travel booking website www.LaoBooking.com, earlier this week that will drive business to SME enterprises in Laos.
The site will feature a hotel booking service, travel packages, car rental services, travel information and a customer care service which will allow customer to gain assistance online 24 hours a day.
The SMEs Travel Fair, 7 to 9 May in Bangkok, has been downscaled from four to three days, while exhibitor booths have declined from 800 to 500 according to the organisers.
The three-day fair will be held from 7 to 9 May at Hall 7 and 8, Impact Muang Thong Thani from 1000 to 2100.
The annual event is co-organised by Thai Travel Agents Association, Association of Domestic Travel, Federation of Thai Tourism Associations, Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Office of Small and Medium Business Enterprises Promotion (OSMEP) and sponsored by Thai Amadeus and Krungthai Credit Card.