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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

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

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

    ... that passports be produced is posted by the gate. With their economy surging, mainland Chinese have become the world’s most common world traveler, with more than 100 million expected to go abroad ... of the inappropriate behaviour applies to tour groups rather than individual travelers who are generally younger, better educated and more attuned to local customs. Some of the censure smacks of hypocrisy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483307/anti-chinese-feelings-thailand-high-influx-tourists-angers-locals
  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    At least 30 killed as bus plunges into ravine in northern Thailand

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... Thailand's roads are among the world's deadliest and accidents are common, especially on buses travelling late at night. A recent report by the World Health Organisation said Thailand saw 38.1 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1457284/least-30-killed-bus-plunges-ravine-northern-thailand
  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Rights activists scoff at 'Uygur terrorist' claims over group of 410 held in Thailand

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 11:09pm by Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian

    ... as a transit point "to travel on to Turkey where they allegedly would be trained for terrorist plots". The newspaper said the claim was made by an unidentified Thai police source, who in turn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1456449/rights-activists-scoff-uygur-terrorist-claims-over-group-410-held-thailand
  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Angry farmers call off protest at Bangkok airport

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 11:38am by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... and to travellers fearing a repeat of a major 2008 blockade of the airport. The farmers cancelled the protest at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport after striking a last-minute deal with Prime Minister Yingluck ... in Thailand, with anti-government demonstrators shutting down the facility for more than a week in 2008, stranding hundreds of thousands of travellers.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1432481/angry-farmers-call-protest-bangkok-airport
  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Brawling Chinese tourist group thrown off plane at Phuket airport

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 11:12pm by Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian

    ... captain had to delay the flight while the 15 and another 12 people travelling with them were offloaded," airport deputy general manager Kanputt Mungklasiri said. Once back in Phuket ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1430653/brawling-chinese-tourist-group-thrown-plane-phuket-airport
  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Fury as 1,300 Rohingya refugees are sent back by Thailand

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... It is unclear what happened to them after they left. Rights activists criticised the move to return them to Myanmar, where they face travel restrictions, forced labour and limited access to health care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1427314/fury-1300-rohingya-refugees-are-sent-back-thailand
  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand protesters target Shinawatra businesses as Yingluck fights funds-related charges

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 05:09pm by Reuters and AFP

    ... of thousands of farmers, her natural backers, unpaid. More than 1,000 farmers, many riding in farm trucks, were travelling in convoy towards Bangkok from the central plains, the main rice-growing area, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1431959/thailand-protesters-target-shinawatra-businesses-yingluck-fights-funds
  8. Business - Economy - THAILAND

    Thai firms feel the squeeze from constitutional crisis, seek solution through mediation

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:48pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... ever. We can’t see an end to it,” said Virat Jaturaphutphitak, vice-president of the Association of Thai Travel Agents. Reservations from European and North American travellers to Bangkok ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1416659/thai-firms-feel-squeeze-constitutional-crisis-seek-solution-through
  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand feels pinch as tourists avoid protests

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Thousands of tourists avoid Bangkok as demonstrations against government drag on Travel industry feels protest pinch From backpacker districts to high-end hotels, more than a month of opposition protests in the Thai capital are taking their toll on the kingdom's tourism sector, with hundreds of thousands of travellers staying away. Dozens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1381352/thailand-feels-pinch-tourists-avoid-protests
  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai government declares a 60-day state of emergency as protests grow

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 11:37pm by AFP, Reuters and AP

    ... Agencies in Bangkok Government declares 60-day state of emergency The Thai government yesterday declared a 60-day state of emergency, starting today, saying that it wanted to prevent any escalation in the more than two months of protests aimed at forcing Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from power. The Hong Kong government raised its travel warning to black- putting Bangkok ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1410708/thai-government-declares-60-day-state-emergency-protests-grow

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