Artikel tagged “industry”

  • Nearly 5,000 visited this year’s Thailand Yacht Show

    Nearly 5,000 visited this year’s Thailand Yacht Show

    After four days and excellent weather, the third edition of the Thailand Yacht Show finished last Sunday with the traditional symphony of horns at Ao Po Grand Marina, Phuket. Over the four sunny days the show welcomed a total of 4,730 visitors who were treated to new yachts on display, activities for kids and the family and the best of the region’s yachting lifestyle. Visitors were able to try out the latest water sports and toys, get on board a wide range of boats and revel in glamourous yacht parties.

  • There’s room for three boat shows in Thailand, but not like it is now…

    There’s room for three boat shows in Thailand, but not like it is now…

    PHOTO: Marine Scene Asia Opinion by Paul Poole An article in the Phuket Gazette on 30 November 2017 welcomed the annual boat show season in Thailand. It raises the question, “is there room for three boat shows each year?”  Original story HERE

  • Ten in, nine out, eight reassigned – Thai Cabinet reshuffle

    Ten in, nine out, eight reassigned – Thai Cabinet reshuffle

    His Majesty the King has endorsed the new Thai Cabinet after a reshuffle that saw 10 new faces, nine removed and eight members given new assignments. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha removed… General Tanasak Patimapragorn and Admiral Narong Pipatnasai as his deputies, as well Minister attached to Prime Minister’s Office Omsin Chivapruek, Deputy Defence Minister General Udomdej Sitabutr, Tourism and Sport Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn, Industry Minister Atchaka Sribunruang, Deputy Transport Minister Pichit Akarathit and Deputy Education Minister ML Panadda Diskul

  • Top Asian sports brands & events recognised at 2017 SPIA Asia Awards

    Top Asian sports brands & events recognised at 2017 SPIA Asia Awards

    A successful 3rd SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference came to a close with a black-tie Awards Gala Dinner with , Mr Nattavuth Ruengves, Deputy Governor for Elite Sports and Sports Science of Sports Authority of Thailand and Mr. Somyot Poompunmoung, President of the Football Association of Thailand and more than 400 VIP guests in attendance, gathered to celebrate the best-of-the-best in Asia’s sports industry at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld

  • Sports tourism flourishing in Phuket

    Sports tourism flourishing in Phuket

    By Paul Poole , Thailand’s sponsorship guru Few places in Thailand host more sporting events than Phuket, and every year thousands of tourists – both local and foreign – head to the island to participate in or witness a sporting event. Hardly a month goes by without a sporting event taking place on Phuket.

  • Poll welcomed by political parties and investors, but…

    Poll welcomed by political parties and investors, but…

    While the planned election in November next year announced by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been welcomed, politicians say controls on political activities should be relaxed and investors still view the situation as uncertain. The heads of the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) and National Legislative Assembly (NLA) have jointly echoed the junta leader’s promise and assured that organic laws would be finished in time to allow the election

  • Sports events leading the way in MICE

    Sports events leading the way in MICE

    Sporting events are a key catalyst for Phuket’s MICE (meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions) demand, with the industry valued at THB 5.74 billion. C9 Hotelworks has released their new Phuket MICE Tourism Market Update (c9hotelworks.com). With Thailand being ranked as the top MICE destination among ASEAN countries in 2016, Phuket is one of the major contributors with a total of 202,555 visitors

  • Phuket tourism on high ground

    Phuket tourism on high ground

    PHUKET: Tourism in Phuket will not be negatively affected by flooding in other parts of Thailand in fact, the industry is doing better than last year, according to Phuket Tourist Association (PTA) Vice President for Marketing Bhuritt Maswongsa. The flood disaster is not affecting Phuket tourism because most of Phukets tourists come from abroad there are more than 40 direct flights from overseas to Phuket, Mr Bhuritt said.

  • Hotel supply cap pointless for Phuket

    Hotel supply cap pointless for Phuket

    PHUKET: Hotel operators are lukewarm to an effort by the Thai Hotels Association to lobby the government to limit the number of new hotel licenses it issues, saying the real problem is the number of accommodation establishments that operate illegally. Following reports that the association planned to lobby returning Tourism and Sports Minister Chumpol Silpa-archa to help develop the industry by limiting new hotel licenses in popular destinations, Phuket Tourist Association President Somboon Jirayus doubted such a measure could be effective in Phuket under current circumstances

  • Dutch diplomat warns of Phuket tourism landslide

    Dutch diplomat warns of Phuket tourism landslide

    PHUKET: Critical issues affecting Phuket tourism must be contained, or else the industry could slide out of control, the Dutch Ambassador to Thailand warned yesterday. On his first official visit to Phuket, Ambassador Joan Boer asked Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha what he intended to do about the problems, specifically naming jet-ski rip-off scams and unscrupulous tuk-tuk drivers as the key culprits

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