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Thailand’s current tourism bull run is being underscored by a watershed of Eastern European travelers – a soaring source of business that delivered 1.6 million visitors in 2012, led by Russia with an 82% share.
The Director of TAT Phuket office has revealed that in the first 6 months of 2012, Phuket saw growth of 30 percent in its number of tourists, with the majority being from China and Russia, whose numbers increased more than 100% against the...
bangkokpost.com – Tuned in, but switched off
The tablets for first-graders are not nearly as charged up as their owners – who say they are getting only about 50 per cent of the battery use promised by the maker.
bangkokpost.com – Flagging defences
Southern extremists in four provinces coordinated more than 100 attacks, bombings and propaganda raids, raising still more questions about the ability of security forces in the region.
bbc.co.uk – Food prices jump will hit poor, World Bank warns
Global food prices have leapt by 10% in the month of July, raising fears of soaring prices for the planet’s poorest, the World Bank has warned.
Bangkok Post – Accused turns accuser
It was all smooth and polite when former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his ex-deputy Suthep Thaugsuban went for interrogation at the DSI – until Mr Suthep turned the tables and charged...
news.com.au – Phuket tourists saved when Thai boat sinks
Australian tourists have told of being rescued when their speed boat sank in rough seas near Thailand’s resort island of Koh Phi Phi.
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mcot.net – Transport Ministry orders speeding up of illegal taxis registration in Phuket
The Land Transport Department was ordered to register about 3,600 illegal taxis in the resort town of Phuket to solve the problem of overcharging,...
Two more victims, both female, of the terrible fire that ravished the Tiger Disco in Patong were yesterday formally identified. ID was made from DNA provided by their parents and they have been named as Dongporn Budkor, 32, and Nipawat...
On August 20th 2012 at Phuket Town Hall, Phuket Vice Governor Dr.Sommai Prechasil and Head of Phuket Provincial Governor’s Office Mr.Prajead Augsornthammakul welcomed Mr.Paiboon Changreang from the Thai National Institute of Development...
Bangkok Post – Phuket awash
High tides blocked drainage, leaving a heavy rainstorm deluging Phuket shops and tourist areas – but the government quickly promised compensation for economic losses.
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British tourist identified as among 4 Phuket fire victims
A young British man was officially among victims killed in the Phuket discotheque fire last Friday. Institute of Forensic Medicine has identified one of the Caucasian bodies as...