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  • April’s exports fall to the lowest level in 24 months

    April’s exports fall to the lowest level in 24 months

    “Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak has scheduled a meeting on May 31 with Thailand’s commercial attachés from across the world in a bid to boost exports.” Thailand’s exports fell 2.6% last month (April) to US$18.5 billion, the lowest level since May 2017. Thai PBS reports that imports in April also dropped by 0.72% to about US$20 billion, resulting in a trade deficit of about US$1.5 billion, she said, adding that Thailand’s total exports for the first four months of this year amounted to US$80.5 billion, representing a 1.86% contraction compared to imports of U$79.9 billion, a  1.08% drop. The fall is being blamed on the intensifying trade war between the US and China, according to Ms.

  • Thai businesses locked out of potential $237.2 million medical cannabis market 

    Thai businesses locked out of potential $237.2 million medical cannabis market 

    by Daragh Anglim Thailand is emerging as a frontrunner in the nascent Asian cannabis market. With 175 clinicians now qualified to prescribe cannabis-based medicines in the country, Thailand is at the cusp of a major breakthrough in realising the commercial and societal benefits of medical cannabis.

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    Tail-rotor control failure linked to Vichai helicopter crash

    A British investigation centered on the helicopter of the late Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanprabha, reports that his helicopter had spun and lost control only moments after clearing the stadium’s roof.

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    Pavilions Hotels & Resorts announce two important acquisitions

    The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has made two important appointments as it continues to expand its portfolio and strengthen its management team. Scot Toon takes on a new role as the company’s Managing Director, Asia while Tim Sargeant becomes the Director of Marketing for The Pavilions Phuket.

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    Thai PM features on front of Time magazine’s Asia edition

    Thailand’s PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is being featured on the cover of Time magazine’s Asia edition for the start of July, available on July 2.

  • Phuket Harmony World Puppet Festival 2018 – Sponsorship available now

    Phuket Harmony World Puppet Festival 2018 – Sponsorship available now

    Puppeteers from around the world are expected to descend on Phuket in early November for the Phuket Harmony World Puppet Festival 2018.

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    Dusit rolls out the new ASAI brand

    Thailand’s Dusit Hotels and Resorts is rolling our a new ASAI brand which is reportedly aimed at millennial curious-minded travellers promising ‘authentic local experiences in vibrant cities and resort destinations worldwide’. Set to officially launch in the opening quarter of 2019 with its first hotel in Bangkok’s renowned Chatuchak Market, ASAI Hotels embraces a sustainable, community-focused concept, with each property designed to reflect the culture and heritage of its location through collaborations with local artisans (in other words it won’t be five-star and they’re going to get some locals to help with the decorating) According to their media release “…in line with the four core pillars of the brand – Thoughtful Essentials, Common Areas, Locally Inspired and Connected Community – each hotel will feature compact rooms of around 15 square metres, whose contemporary design will emphasise key features like superior-quality beds and high-pressure rain showers”.

  • Maya Bay is Number 11. What is the World’s Best Beach?

    Maya Bay is Number 11. What is the World’s Best Beach?

    Given the recent photos of the thousands of tourists swarming over the beach every day and the rubbish left around Maya Bay, we’re a bit surprised Phi Phi’s iconic beach gets the gong as the world’s 11th best BUT we’re happy for the rating. Thanks FlightNetwork.com.

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