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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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Jan 31 2017

Asia targets tourism, education boost from Trump travel ban

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.

Jan 31 2017

Asia targets tourism, education boost from Trump travel ban

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.

Jan 12 2017

Thai crackdown on budget tours hits Chinese New Year

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.

Oct 14 2016

Thailand's mourning for king may soften economy temporarily

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.

Oct 14 2016

Thailand's mourning for king may soften economy temporarily

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.

Oct 07 2016

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

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.

Sep 07 2016

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

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.

Aug 15 2016

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

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.

Aug 14 2016

Thai police find more unexploded bombs following coordinated blasts

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.

Aug 12 2016

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

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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