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PHUKET HOTELS HIT Minimum Wage Increase Approved for January

Category: Hotels, Posted:25 Dec 2009 | 17:06 pm

Phuket will have Thailands second largest escalation for the new minimum wage which has been approved by the Interior Ministry for implementation on January 1st. The island will see an increase of THB 204, while Bangkok is pegging at THB 206. In comparison another leading tourist destination Chiang Mai will only be increased by THB 171.
Minimum wage increases have a wide scale impact on the service industry including hotels, restaurants and even residential estates with lower level employees such as gardeners and security staff move up in cost. Talking to many construction quantity surveyors there looks to be continued movement upward in building cost as hyper inflation and continued wage increases hit the industry.

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Cambodia Business Briefing – What Comes Next?

Category: Hotels|Real estate|Tourism, Posted:19 Oct 2021 | 08:13 am Hotels, tourism, and real estate are featured in next week’s virtual event – Cambodia Business Briefing. Organized by C9 Hotelworks and Delivering Asia Communications, the session will be on Tuesday 26th October, 3:00 pm Phnom Penh/Bangkok Time | 4:00 pm Singapore/Hong Kong. Cambodia remains one of Asia’s top-up and coming marketplaces. Pre-pandemic, its pace of […]
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PHIST 2021 – Sustainable Asia RE-defined Coming 28 October

Category: Hotels, Posted:11 Oct 2021 | 09:11 am The fourth annual Asian-based sustainability-focused learning event PHIST 2021 will take place in a dynamic virtual setting on 28th October. Organized in Phuket, Thailand with speakers from across the region. PHIST (Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism) has established itself as a leading forum in Asia for sustainable tourism, environmental education for hotels as well […]
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Lonely Planet. Ultimate Vacation Homes. More Phuket Meds

Category: Tourism, Posted:07 Oct 2021 | 21:02 pm It’s Friday and we have a trio of video insights for you. Listen to an intriguing talk with Joe Cummings who is behind the first Lonely Planet Thailand guidebooks. Hear seven short real estate talks on the latest trends. And then, how is Thanyapura looking to expand their medical footprint across Phuket. Right here. Right […]