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PATA Forecasts 10% Visitor Decline

Category: Tourism, Posted:22 Jul 2009 | 09:49 am

Leading industry organization Pacific Area Travel Association (PATA) is forecasting a 10% decline in visitors for the year 2009. Aside from the existing factors such as reduced long haul airlift, a continued global recession and rising unemployment additional concerns on the H1N1 virus has caused a further downgrade for the prospects of recovery this year.
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has downgraded its projection for tourism down to 13.2 million though most industry insiders are benchmarking the years figure close to 12 million. While the recent events in Jakarta may see a redirect of some traffic into Thailand as Australia has already issues some travel advisories the Bali market summer season is well underway and it's doubtful to see a larger scale impact for the moment.

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Category: Tourism, Posted:17 Jan 2021 | 06:00 am Close your eyes. Go ahead. Remember a time when you were young. The magic as a kid, taking blankets, sheets, or even boxes and creating a fantastical tent or unique crazed getaway in the house. Letting your imagination go wild and take you on a journey to incredible places. Or pitching a tent in the […]
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Is Thailand Ready For Legalized Gambling?

Category: Tourism, Posted:16 Jan 2021 | 13:38 pm Topping Thailand’s economic news are comments by the Prime Minister that he is willing to consider opening up gambling, according to the Bangkok Post. With the Thai economy struggling at funding an economic recovery process that has been under extreme duress by Covid-19, the question now will the pandemic be an accelerator of a long-lasting […]
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Phuket’s World Class Creative Mad Metal Men

Category: Tourism, Posted:15 Jan 2021 | 09:15 am The Underwood Art Factory with its crazy, cool, innovative metal sculptures and fabrication is one of the island’s best global exports to some of the leading design hotels around the globe. Founder John Underwood’s long-term work with renowned design guru Bill Bensley has seen his work showcased in countless iconic locations and properties. The Underwood […]