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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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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 […]
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Two Neil’s For Six Senses

Category: Hotels, Posted:03 Oct 2021 | 17:35 pm Veteran Asia-Pacific hotelier Neil Palmer has been named Chief Operating Officer of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. Palmer is best known as a stalwart executive at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Meanwhile, Neil Jacobs continues in his role as Chief Executive Officer. Former Six Senses COO Guy Heywood has moved to boutique chain Habitas Hotels.