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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai police hunt British man after backpackers murdered with hoe and left naked on beach

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:17pm by AFP

    ... is home to about 2,000 people and survives on tourism, had blockaded its piers to help police prevent the killers from escaping. An employee at the budget seaside resort where the victims were ... requesting anonymity. Koh Tao is popular with tourists but draws fewer travellers than the neighbouring Koh Phangnan, home to the hedonistic full moon party. Thailand’s lucrative tourism industry has ...

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    Thai police question three Myanmese men over murder of British tourists found dead on beach

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:42pm

    ... working “to make an arrest as soon as possible.” The murders are likely to heap more misery on Thailand’s lucrative tourism industry, which has been battered in recent months after a prolonged ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand vows leniency on families caught up in surrogacy controversy

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:44am by AFP

    ... The support group Surrogacy Australia says it knows of 100 couples going through the process with Thai officials, which has long striven to be a hub of medical tourism. Australia has asked Thailand ...

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    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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

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    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, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Rescued tourist slams Phuket boating safety

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Morison

    ... Alan Morison in Phuket Australian survivor is joined by experts in questioning why speedboat risked weather Rescued touristslams Phuket boating safety An Australian who survived the sinking of a tour boat off the Thai holiday island of Phi Phi this week h ...




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