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Swine Flu May Hit Tourism

Category: Tourism, Posted:27 Apr 2009 | 09:46 am

First the economic crises and now swine flu has hit the Americas with 68 related deaths in Mexico reported, according to the World Health Organization. The United States is currently on high alert while here in Asia; regional airports are closely monitoring travelers who have been to Mexico.
Asia was hit hard by the bird flu pandemic and the resulting SARS crises in 2003 in which 299 people in Hong Kong reportedly lost their lives. The region along with Phuket tourism was hit hard and travel came to an abrupt halt at the time.
The international press is currently closely watching the developments on this story, and certainly it could not come at a worse time when most countries are working hard to restore order to the battered financial sectors.

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Phuket Airlift To Koh Samui Is Back

Category: Tourism, Posted:23 Oct 2020 | 16:26 pm Bangkok Airways has announced the return of flights between Phuket and Koh Samui. According to the Phuket News service commences Sunday, October 25th leaving Phuket at 12:20 pm and arriving in Samui at 1:15 pm. There will also be a resumption of flights between Phuket and Hat Yai between Phuket and U-Tapao (Pattaya). The return […]
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Khao Lak Hotel Supply Continues To Expand

Category: Hotels, Posted:22 Oct 2020 | 06:00 am Despite the downturn of Covid-19, hotel investment confidence in Khao Lak remains positive in the long term. One sign of this is a newbuild Pullman-branded Khao Lak Resort Is set to open on 1st December. The 253-key beachfront hotel and villa property features a design by Martin Palleros of Tierra Design.  Palleros is the architect […]
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Minor’s Bill Heinecke Speaks Out About Chinese Return

Category: Hotels, Posted:21 Oct 2020 | 11:40 am We had a candid conversation a few days ago with Minor International’s Founder and Chairman Bill Heinecke about Thai tourism. Two key takeaways from the conversation were: The Asian financial crisis of 1997 was a walk in the park compared to the damage to the Thai economy during Covid-19. Thailand must find a way to […]