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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Violent Thailand unrest deals blow to tourism industry

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 03:38pm by AFP

    ... their toll on the kingdom’s tourism sector, with hundreds of thousands of travellers staying away. Dozens of countries have issued travel warnings related to the mass street demonstrations against ... said, declining to give his name. Tourism likely to bounce back Asia-wide, tourist industry recoveries from high-profile shocks- such as SARS outbreaks, the Japanese tsunami and the Philippine ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Party time again in Bangkok after curfew lifted

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:15am by AP

    ... the tourism industry. The junta then rolled out a campaign to "return happiness to the people" of this politically polarised country. The campaign included free concerts and movie tickets. ... to watch the matches. So last Friday, the junta announced it was fully lifting the curfew, saying there was no longer a threat of violence and that tourism needed to be revived. Bangkok's ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai coup likely to worsen downturn in tourist industry, a big earner

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:16pm by BLOOM

    ... Agencies and Danny Mok Curfew and travel alerts following military takeover will deepen the gloom for Thai tourism operators, though first reports say situation calm Coup to worsen tourism ... Kong tourists in Thailand. Tour operators have painted a bleak picture of Thailand's tourism numbers since the political turmoil began six months ago. "It's not good for Bangkok ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai oil spill having ‘extreme’ impact on tourism

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 04:15pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok An oil spill that has blackened beaches at a Thai holiday island was having an extreme impact on tourism and could spread to the coast of the mainland and affect ... bio-hazard suits struggled to clear black oily sludge off the white sand. I didn’t think this spill would impact tourism in such an extreme way Tourism Minister Somsak Phurisisak “We’re working ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Reading takes on a tone of defiance among coup critics in Thailand

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:12am by AP

    ... week, though no injuries were reported.   TOURISM HIT Watch: Thai coup fails to dent tourists’ enthusiasm Airline bookings to Thailand have collapsed, a travel association said yesterday, after the military took over the government on May 22, hitting the tourism sector that accounts for 10 per cent of the economy. On May 19, there were around 28,000 inbound bookings for Thailand a day, ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai coup dims tourist allure of ‘Land of Smiles’

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... coup Thailand’s once-booming tourism industry is scrambling to arrest a slump in foreign visitor numbers after a military coup and a night-time curfew tarnished its reputation as the “Land ... cent a year ago. Foreign visitor numbers nationwide slumped 10.6 per cent in May compared with a year earlier, to roughly 1.74 million people, the tourism and sports ministry reported ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Anti-Chinese feelings in Thailand high as influx of tourists angers locals

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... this year. In 2012, they overtook the Americans and Germans as the top international spenders, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. But in Chiang Mai and elsewhere, Chinese tourists have acquired the same sort of reputation for loud, uncouth, culturally unaware behaviour that inspired the term “Ugly Americans” decades ago. Many in the tourism industry are delighted ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai protesters reject new PM, vow to ‘appoint new government’: spokesman

    Posted May 08th 2014, 12:20pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... and a drop in tourism, and presided over by a caretaker government with curtailed powers. The kingdom has been bitterly split since 2006 when an army coup deposed Thaksin. He now lives overseas ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai court gives PM more time to prepare defence in abuse of power case

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 02:08pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... and the Election Commission has yet to set a new date. The latest turmoil has dented tourism and depressed business confidence, causing the central bank to cut its economic growth forecast for this year ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai government wants more troops stationed in Bangkok as political crisis heats up

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 04:56pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... upheaval have hit tourism and business confidence and left Thailand without a properly functioning government. Opposition leader and former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva also warned ...




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