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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

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

Bizarre Thailand and Buddhist Temples of Thailand websites go live

November 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Well, okay, this posting is a little bit late, but better late than never. The websites for two publishing projects I worked on are now live, check out for excerpts from veteran feature writer Jim Algie’s book Bizarre Thailand: Tales of Sex, Crime and Black Magic, which takes a look at the some of […]

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Tags: Buddhism · culture · Publishing projects · temples · Thailand · travel

Businesses want normalcy restored fast in Bangkok

April 9th, 2010 · No Comments

By GREG LOWE IN BANGKOK THE Thai government’s declaration of a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding provinces will not significantly affect investor confidence in the country, says Thailand Trade Representative president Kiat Sittheeamorn. The business community supports the government’s efforts to clear so-called Red-Shirt anti- government protesters from their rally point at Ratchaprasong […]

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Thaksin ruling ‘priced in’: analyst — Seizure of assets unlikely to affect market sentiment

March 1st, 2010 · No Comments

By GREG LOWE IN BANGKOK THE Supreme Court’s landmark ruling to seize 46.37 billion baht (S$1.97 billion) in assets belonging to the family of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is unlikely to have a significant impact on the Stock Exchange of Thailand index or investor sentiment in general, analysts say. Two grenade attacks on Bangkok […]

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Thai street food feature: Spice Roads

January 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Street-side is where it’s at for lovers of authentic Thai dishes, but eating like a local calls for knowledge only a Bangkok insider can supply. GREG LOWE serves up a street food primer Along with smiles, temples and beaches, Thailand’s food has to be considered a marquee attraction. And while this ?ery form of culinary […]

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Tags: features · Thailand · tiger airways magazine · travel

Paul Theroux interview: Finding Your Place

December 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Author Paul Theroux ponders the changing face of travel as he’s witnessed it and tells GREG LOWE how to make the most of your trips There is a misconception about how travel has changed, like the misconception about the Internet. That it makes people more intelligent, that it puts them in touch, that it gives […]

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Tags: features · interviews · travel · Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia

All Things Great & Mall

November 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Shop ’til you drop? For the true test of retail therapy’s outer limits,try touring four of Asia’s leading mega malls BANGKOK If shopping malls are cathedrals of consumerism, then Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong district could be likened to Vatican City, with CentralWorld taking pride of place as its St Peter’s Basilica. But what makes this complex stand […]

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Tags: features · Thailand · tiger airways magazine · travel

Try Cycles

September 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Looking to put a fresh spin on your holiday? Choose from this two-wheel tour trio, grab a bike and get rolling on the road to outdoor adventure BANGKOK By Greg Lowe Min Buri, just 20 km from downtown Bangkok, is one of the city’s best areas to explore by bike. Its cultural and ethnic mix […]

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Tags: features · Thailand · tiger airways magazine · travel

Thailand for The New Jet Set

July 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Thailand’s tourism industry draws on a wealth of experience in greeting global dignitaries — including royalty, celebrities and Fortune 500 corporate leaders — to provide tourists who are culturally aware and environmentally responsible with the best destination experiences Asia has to offer. Read more

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