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PM sees signs of recovery, thanks to govt's policies
April 18, 2015 1:00 am

PM sees signs of recovery, thanks to govt's policies

PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha has confidence that the economy is finally showing signs of recovery thanks to his regime's short- and long-term policies put in place since October.

Asia-Pacific foreign arrivals to increase by 33 million to reach 547m...
April 18, 2015 1:00 am

Asia-Pacific foreign arrivals to increase by 33 million to reach 547m...

ASIA-PACIFIC destinations stand to welcome an additional 33 million foreign arrivals this year, lifting the expected inbound volume to around 547 million, while Thailand alone is forecast to generate in excess of a million extra arrivals by year-end.

New ATTA president is a man on a mission
April 18, 2015 1:00 am

New ATTA president is a man on a mission

THE ASSOCIATION of Thai Travel Agents will take operators on foreign missions to seek out business opportunities at international trade shows, starting next year.

Trade groups give regime high marks
April 18, 2015 1:00 am

Trade groups give regime high marks

BUSINESS leaders yesterday expressed satisfaction over the government's six-month performance, commending it for being open-minded when listening to the opinions and suggestions of the private sector.

Global travel, tourism leaders set landmark agenda for growth
April 18, 2015 1:00 am

Global travel, tourism leaders set landmark agenda for growth

THE GLOBAL Travel Association Coalition (GTAC) has launched an agenda for aligned advocacy and action to harness the full potential of the tourism sector to create jobs, drive inclusive growth, and foster development.

Oil Fund contributions trimmed to keep motor fuel prices stable
April 18, 2015 1:00 am

Oil Fund contributions trimmed to keep motor fuel prices stable

THE ENERGY Policy Administration Committee expects global oil prices to rise sharply after the unrest in Yemen ends, while it believes cutting contributions to the Oil Fund from all types of motor fuel - excluding E85 and E20 - is a way to stop...

IATA: Unfair to penalise Thai airlines
April 18, 2015 1:00 am

IATA: Unfair to penalise Thai airlines

IT IS UNFAIR to penalise Thai airlines for the government's "oversights" in the aviation regulatory regime, according to Tony Tyler, director-general and chief executive officer of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Tourism bodies back govt
April 18, 2015 1:00 am

Tourism bodies back govt

KEY TOURISM bodies have said they are generally satisfied with the government's overall six-month performance, while urging it to continue pushing for greater strength in some areas in a bid to boost the economy.

Unfair to penalise Thai airlines: IATA
April 17, 2015 6:48 pm

Unfair to penalise Thai airlines: IATA

MADRID, Spain - It is unfair to penalise Thai airlines for the government's poor ''oversight'' in regulatory regime for aviation, said International Air Transport Association (IATA) director general and chief executive...

Ministry keeps close eye on rice market after postponing auction
April 17, 2015 1:00 am

Ministry keeps close eye on rice market after postponing auction

The Commerce Ministry is monitoring the price of rice in the world market day by day to see when it can reopen bidding this year for government stocks, since it is afraid of hurting the rice price in the local market.