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    Boat victims will receive 300,000 baht from Thai Government

    As the search continues off the south-west coast of Phuket for survivors from tour boats that sank yesterday afternoon, Thai officials are already rolling out the PR machine. The Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat has already promised that families of the victims of the boat accidents in Phuket will receive 300,000 baht (9,000 USD) each from the Thai government. The numbers of tourists, most of them Chinese, killed are still being tallied by the authorities.

  • Phuket: UPDATE. What we know.

    Phuket: UPDATE. What we know.

    What we currently know at 11am, Friday morning, Thai time… • 7 dead bodies have been recovered near Koh Maiton • Up to 50 remain missing (figure is continually being revised) • One body of a Chinese tourist was recovered last last night • Navy SEAL divers are searching the sunken ‘Phoenix’ boat for bodies • Two boats sank in yesterday’s storm • 8 boats sought shelter at Koh Racha last night with up to 166 people on board • Captain of sunken vessel says waves were up to five metres high • 6 boats with 136 passengers have returned to shore • Boats set out to sea early Thursday morning with clear skies and a forecast that predicted winds up to 25 kph from the west • ‘Freak’ storm hit the Andaman coast around 4.30pm last night with strong winds and waves • Black-outs in many parts of Phuket last night PHOTO: Phuket PR Office The post Phuket: UPDATE. What we know.

  • 14 flights delayed, 6 diverted, black-outs at airport as storms hit Phuket

    14 flights delayed, 6 diverted, black-outs at airport as storms hit Phuket

    File photo/Air Asia plane arrives at Phuket International Airport. Many flights were unable to land safely at Phuket International Airport on time and had to be diverted.

  • His Majesty sends a special message to cave rescue teams

    His Majesty sends a special message to cave rescue teams

    “When the mission is over, they should receive good hospitality as the Royal guests until they depart from Thailand.” – His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn His Majesty has sent a message, passed on to PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, to those working to ring the footballers out of the cave. “Initial praises are good but please remain focused on the operation, which will be deemed successful once everyone is brought out to their families safely,” said General Prayut in conveying the message from the King.

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    Alpine tourism ignites billion dollar resort property market

    by Bill Barnett of Niseko visitor numbers continue to climb on the back of a sharp increase in airlift. Tourism arrivals to Asia’s leading alpine destination, Niseko, rose 17% year-on-year in 2017 and bumped up a 5-year growth spree with an impressive 16% compound annual growth rate.

  • Chiang Rai: PM offers congratulations and thanks rescuers

    Chiang Rai: PM offers congratulations and thanks rescuers

    PHOTO: Thai PBS Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has congratulated the officials, civilians, volunteers and foreign rescuers involved in the search and rescue operations. He applauded their success in finding the 12 boys and their football coach deep inside the Tham Luang cave on late Monday night.

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    Motorcyclist killed in Patong Hill accident

    A female motorbike driver has died after she lost control of her vehicle and collided with two cars on Patong Hill early Sunday (July 1).

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    Chiang Rai: Thai PM visits Chiang Rai search site

    PHOTO: Thai PBS The Thai PM has been visiting the search site at the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district today. He’s offered hope to the families of the 12 teenage footballers and their coach saying that they will all survive the ordeal as search reaches its sixth day

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    Thailand upgraded in Trafficking in Persons report

    The latest US Trafficking in Persons has been released today with some better news for Thailand’s government. Thailand’s status in the US Trafficking in Persons report (TIP) has been upgraded to Tier 2 for its efforts in combating modern slavery

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    Chinese tourists caught climbing crabs in Krabi

    Chinese tourists have been caught climbing all over a Krabi landmark – the Mud Crabs Sculpture. Krabi Tourist Police are tracking down the tour company that were in control of the tourists that were filmed climbing on the sculpture. A facebook user ‘Tisa Kiw Guide’ on Monday (June 25) posted a VIDEO  on her personal Facebook with the message… “to tour guides who are taking care of these groups of Chinese tourists who are climbing on the Mud Crabs Sculpture, it might be damaged.” Krabi City Deputy Mayor Channarong Leelaburanapong says, “Krabi Tourist Police have been contacted after we saw the video clip