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Asia targets tourism, education boost from Trump travel ban

Jan 31 2017

KUALA LUMPUR/BANGKOK Seeking to capitalise on U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial new travel restrictions, companies and officials in Asia said they would target greater tourism and education ties with Muslims worried about the curbs.

Asia targets tourism, education boost from Trump travel ban

Jan 31 2017

KUALA LUMPUR/BANGKOK, Jan 31 Seeking to capitalise on U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial new travel restrictions, companies and officials in Asia said they would target greater tourism and education ties with Muslims worried about the curbs.

Thai crackdown on budget tours hits Chinese New Year

Jan 12 2017

BANGKOK Chinese hotel bookings to Thailand for the Lunar New Year have tumbled as a crackdown on cheap package tours hits visitor numbers from its biggest source of holiday-makers.

Thailand's mourning for king may soften economy temporarily

Oct 14 2016

BANGKOK As Thais begin a year of mourning for their king, parties and celebrations will be toned down, particularly over the next month, temporarily crimping consumer and tourist spending in an economy that has been struggling for traction in recent years.

Thailand's mourning for king may soften economy temporarily

Oct 14 2016

BANGKOK As Thais begin a year of mourning for their king, parties and celebrations will be toned down, particularly over the next month, temporarily crimping consumer and tourist spending in an economy that has been struggling for traction in recent years.

Thai crackdown on 'zero dollar' Chinese tours hits Golden Week

Oct 07 2016

BANGKOK A Thai crackdown on cheap tour packages for Chinese tourists has hit arrivals in Thailand during China's peak "Golden Week" holiday, and dimmed prospects for an important sector in a sluggish economy.

Thailand places growth hopes on big projects, but outlays tiny so far

Sep 07 2016

BANGKOK Thailand's military government aims to jolt its underperforming economy into action with $40 billion of big-ticket investment projects - but so far nearly all the plans remain just that, with less than 1 percent of the amount spent.

Firms in aging Thailand bet on demand surge for robots and diapers

Aug 15 2016

BANGKOK Thai elderly care robot Dinsow can not only keep track of your medication and video-phone your relatives, but can also exercise with you and even entertain you with its karaoke skills.

Thai police find more unexploded bombs following coordinated blasts

Aug 14 2016

BANGKOK Thai police over the weekend found and defused five explosive devices that had failed to detonate when an as yet unidentified group carried out a series of deadly bomb attacks on popular tourist spots late last week.

Vibrant Thai tourist sector braces for impact of deadly Mother's Day

Aug 12 2016

HUA HIN/BANGKOK On what should be a bonanza long weekend for the tourist industry in a seaside playground favored by Thailand's royal family, shops and restaurants are shuttered, streets are empty and security forces are advising people to stay in their hotels.

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