As Thailand’s Phang Nga Province recorded a record high of nearly 4.5 million visitors in 2016, the lack of a gateway airport is looking to be a key stumbling block, according to a new report by consulting group C9 Hotelworks. Annual arrivals growth has slowed since 2014, but the compound annual growth rate for the five years ending 2016 remains high at 29 per cent, with strong uplift from the overseas market. And despite strong growth from Chinese visitors led by lower margin wholesale business, average daily rates still rose eight per cent. This is attributed to the increasing mix of overseas source markets, while Western Europe remains the key international feeder market for room nights. The report identified South Korea (+62 per cent), Hong Kong (+57 per cent), Russia (+40 per cent), China (+37 per cent) and Australia (+27 per cent) as top growth markets. Looking at average length of stay, the number for international visitors is significantly longer at 6.7 days, … [Read more...] about Do we need a new airport at Phang Nga?
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There are various attempts to push the reform of Thailand to become a digital Thailand in accordance with the policy "Thailand 4.0" to enhance the economic competitiveness of the country by the use of innovations and digital technology. As a result, based on the guidelines and the implementation thereof, several related agencies are on the different attempts to drive the adoption of digital technology to transform the way of conducting business and daily life of people. CAT Telecom Public Company Limited, a major telecommunications provider of Thailand, has committed to develop solutions to support the new business era. In addition to the implementation of infrastructure projects and IT related mega-projects at the national level, it also contributes to the development of knowledge in the use of IT to improve the competitiveness of various organizations including general agencies and business organizations. Lately, by early November 2017, CAT joined an exhibition of IT using in … [Read more...] about CAT develop solutions for modern business to move forward Thailand 4.0
Blue Sky TV signal jammed, lay-offs from minimum wage hike & Japan aid for Asean infrastructure. BROADCASTING Blue Sky TV signal jamming Signal interference of the Democrat Party's Blue Sky TV channel should serve as a wake-up call for regulators and lead to tighter control of jamming-device imports, say academics. "Interference" is anything that disrupts a TV or radio signal as it travels between transmitter and receiver. "Jammers" are devices that prevent radio equipment from receiving and transmitting signals. Blue Sky TV has reported that the interference of its TV signal began last Nov 25 and has become more prominent in recent weeks. The interference has also widely affected all 35 satellite-TV channels using the Thaicom 5 and Thaicom 6 satellites. Blue Sky TV rents two transponders from Thaicom and Thaicom has offered another channel that viewers can switch to if interference recurs. Satellite-TV signals can be jammed by using a 2.5-metre satellite dish with a … [Read more...] about What’s new in business news: January 27, 2014
By Laura Armstrong Staff Reporter Tues., March 13, 2018 Toronto FC president Bill Manning left for Mexico Tuesday morning to meet up with his team for its CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal clash against Tigres UANL — but not before shedding light on a couple new things coming to BMO Field this year. PUTTING DOWN ROOTS: It’s no secret that Toronto’s winter weather hampered the pitch quality at BMO Field over the Reds’ first three games of the year. “The field has really been in very tough conditions,” Manning said. “Probably the worst its been in the history of BMO Field.” Read more: Toronto FC to host first Campeones Cup as MLS, Mexico’s Liga MX form partnership Article Continued Below Toronto FC enters Volcano with eyes wide open Playmaker Victor Vazquez going to Mexico with Toronto FC despite sore back But even if the surface does improve with the weather, TFC won’t be playing … [Read more...] about BMO Field will get new grass pitch in May; surface to be replaced again before next season
The upgraded service has proved successful for Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), which has been operating for three decades in Auckland. “We’re committed to helping grow and strengthen New Zealand’s market ties with Thailand through our new daily Dreamliner service, which offers business travellers 30 ‘royal silk class’ business seats to Bangkok daily, and boosts business class capacity by 40 per cent per week,” said Karun Sirarojanakul, the Thai Airways general manager for New Zealand. The full services delivered a pleasurable experience, including business-class seating and sleeping on board the long-haul 787-9 Dreamliner that recently replaced the airline’s 777-200ER aircraft used on the route to Auckland since 2008 “THAI is the only airline that operates the Bangkok-Auckland-Bangkok route,” said Karun. Flight frequency on the route increased in 2016 from four flights to five flights per week, boosting … [Read more...] about THAI offers daily Dreamliner flights to Auckland