Artikel tagged “Airport”

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    Koh Samui balancing on tourism razor’s edge

    PHOTO: www.thekalasamui.com “…shrinking Chinese demand due to the economic slowdown and depreciation for the yuan versus the baht” The time has come to open the discussion about the troubling drop in one of Thailand’s leading resort destinations, Koh Samui. Looking into the island’s performance numbers, according to data from international  hospitality benchmarking  group STR, at the end of August room night demand was down year-to-date by 4.4%

  • How will ‘Chindia’ change Phuket’s tourism future?’

    How will ‘Chindia’ change Phuket’s tourism future?’

    What exactly is this Chindia?  In a nutshell it’s a flash drive marketplace with 1/3 of the world’s population – China and India

  • Wanted UK brothers arrested during a raid in Chonburi

    Wanted UK brothers arrested during a raid in Chonburi

    PHOTO: Thai Immigration Bureau Thai Immigration have filled in the details of an armed night raid earlier this week at a Chonburi hotel. The men arrested have been named as 43 year old Joseph Mulhare and his 38 year old brother Gregory Mulhare. Their arrest followed a cat and mouse game as the pair moved from Pattaya to Bangkok before they were eventually taken in at gunpoint in the early hours of Tuesday morning, this week.

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    Local tour guides protest over illegal tour guides

    Phuket tour guides today protested at the Phuket Provincial City Hall over illegal tour guides they say are taking their jobs. About 100 Phuket tour guides protested in front of the Phuket Provincial City Hall and handed a letter to Phuket’s Vice Governor Tanyawat Chanpinit pleading for fairness in the situation.

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    An earthquake, a tsunami, now a bubbling volcano – Sulawesi

    PHOTO: North Sulawesi’s Mt Soputan erupts, status raised to Level 3’Alert’ – The Jakarta Post Mount Soputan in North Sulawesi’s Minahasa regency is emitting a 4 kilometre high plume of ash this .

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    Anatomy of a photo

    PHOTO: หญิง’ โลนลี่ / ¥.OunG.¥ / เหยี่ยวข่าว ภูเก็ต Yesterday a dramatic photo of an approaching storm front was a big hit, being shared many thousands of times. It was taken at the Phuket International Airport at 14.39, according to the time stamp

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    Statement from Tiger Marine Charter Phuket

    Following the incident over the weekend where a 70 foot charter yacht from Tiger Marine ended up stranded off Koh Phi, necessitating the Spanish tourists to swim over to another vessel to be taken back to shore, Tiger Marine have contacted The Thaiger (no connection) and asked us to post their response. The original story HERE . Here’s the Tiger Marine letter of response… It has been widely reported by Thai TV and the press regarding our incident on one of our boats near the Phi Phi Islands on Saturday, September 15.

  • Bangkok’s MRT given the green light to run Phuket and Chiang Mai light rails

    Bangkok’s MRT given the green light to run Phuket and Chiang Mai light rails

    Bangkok’s subway operator. the MRTA (Mass Rapid Transit Authority) has been given the green light to invest in the proposed Phuket/Phang Nga and Chiang Mai light rail services

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    A new dusitD2 opening in Krabi later this year

    Dusit International has signed a management agreement with Vogue Pranang Bay Resort Company to run the new dusitD2 in Ao Nang, poised to open at the end of this year. The hotel will be the second Dusit property in Krabi. Located 25 km from Krabi International Airport, the new dusitD2 Ao Nang is located on a hillside in downtown Ao Nang, yet within walking distance to the beach. The downtown location is also within walking distance of supermarkets, convenience stores, cafés and fast-food outlets

  • British tourist freaks out after being told she’d overstayed her visa by 160 days

    British tourist freaks out after being told she’d overstayed her visa by 160 days

    An ‘aggrieved’ tourist by the name of Auj-e Taqaddas, holding a British passport, assaulted a patient and calm immigration officer in Bali, Indonesia after being told she’d overstayed her Indonesian visa. A British tourist has been caught on camera screaming and slapping an immigration officer at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport today (Saturday) after being told that she had to pay a hefty fine.