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Rouble trouble — Russian tourism collapses in Thailand

February 1st, 2015 · No Comments

Hit by plummeting oil prices and economic sanctions imposed by the West, Russia’s currency turmoil is roiling the region’s tourism industry too   “The sunshine days are over,” said Kubilay Atac, general manager of Pegas Touristik Thailand. “Business will never be the same again, especially in Thailand.”   Russia’s political and economic crises, compounded by […]

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Tags: industry · publications · Thailand · tourism · travel · travel trade · TTG Asia

TTG Asia – VisitBritain cultivates Indonesian market

May 15th, 2013 · No Comments

Greg Lowe, reporting from Destination Britain and Ireland, Bangkok, May 15, 2013 VISITBRITAIN is focusing on Indonesia as a new growth market in South-east Asia, a move that will be catalysed by direct Jakarta-London flights scheduled to start later this year. The NTO has categorised Indonesia as a “nurture market” or a territory with solid […]

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Tags: Asia-Pacific · Bangkok · travel trade · TTG Asia

MIX magazine – Thailand: Bangkok and beyond

February 21st, 2013 · No Comments

Few markets in Asia match the diversity Thailand offers as a combined business events destination. Delegates can fly into Bangkok for a convention or trade show, then head out of town to decompress and engage in team-building activities and incentive programmes incorporating anything from beachside dinners on private islands near Phuket to hair-raising zipline rides […]

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Tags: incentives · MICE · MIX · Thailand · travel trade

Family Fortunes – Thailand’s hotel clan

November 1st, 2012 · No Comments

Read my recent article on the Sukosol family in Fah Thai magazine here

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Tags: Bangkok · Fah Thai · travel

Robbie Fowler comes to Thailand as Buriram PEA kicks off football training academy

July 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Thai football bolstered by ‘God,’ Africa and a former politician in Isaan Robbie Fowler isn’t the only football talent heading to Thailand. A new initiative plans to make Buriram a driving force in the development of The Beautiful Game By Greg Lowe Global football fans were rightly surprised earlier this month when legendary English player […]

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Tags: Asia-Pacific · Bangkok · · football · politics · Thailand

Three CNNGO stories: Eat, art, party

June 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Apathy and a generally lackadaisical approach to life has, yet again, prevented me from uploading stuff to the blog here for quite some time. Fortunately today, to avoid to more pressing work, I’ve decided to take a break from laziness to post three recent pieces I wrote for the lovely Karla at Most recently, […]

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Tags: art · Bangkok · · culture · food · food · Lifestyle · nightlife · Thailand

Updates: Burma earthquake, AIDS and social stigmas in Thailand, getting even with cold-calling financial advisors

April 14th, 2011 · No Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve uploaded the site. Recently I secured an eyewitness account of the March earthquake which devastated parts of Burma for The Guardian. Having lived in Thailand for almost a decade, I’ve had numerous irritating experiences involving financial advisors cold calling me at work. Recently, I discovered that cold calling is […]

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How to deal with Bangkok’s illegal financial advisors

April 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Most of Thailand’s English speakers have had run-ins with these telephone stalkers. Here’s how to put a stop to the cold calls for good By Greg Lowe It would plain wrong to accuse all so-called “independent financial advisors” operating in Thailand of being low-life, scum-sucking, rip-off merchants; heels who divide their time between skanking people […]

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Tags: Bangkok · · opinion

Review: ‘Living with the Tiger’

April 4th, 2011 · No Comments

A bitter-sweet documentary about HIV-infected orphans in Lopburi chips away at the social stigma associated with the virus in Thailand By Greg Lowe One of the things that struck me most about “Living with the Tiger” was the realization I have never laughed so much while watching a documentary about children living with HIV/AIDS. That’s […]

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Tags: · features · health · HIV/Aids · social exclusion · social issues · Thailand

Burma earthquake: Eyewitness account

April 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

Part of The Guardian’s recent feature: Natural disasters? Floods, earthquakes, landslides: 2011 is a year of disasters. Bill McKibben asks: are we to blame? March: Magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck about 30 miles north of Tachileik on the Thai-Burma border Human cost: At least 75 dead; more than 110 injured Economic cost: Not yet known Survivor’s […]

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Tags: Asia-Pacific · Burma · natural disasters · The Guardian