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WHO calls coronavirus 'an emergency in China'
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 07:08:00 +0700

GENEVA/BEIJING: The World Health Organisation (WHO) called a new coronavirus that has killed 18 people in China and infected around 650 globally "an emergency in China" on Thursday, but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.

PM2.5 clogs Bangkok marathon decision
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 06:38:00 +0700

Air pollution in Bangkok has stymied Thailand's dream of becoming the marathon capital of Asia, with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) determining this weekend if the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2020 (ATMBKK) has to be cancelled.

Use law to end smog: Prawit
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 06:01:00 +0700

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said law enforcement is the key to controlling fine-dust pollution which has shrouded the country over the past few weeks.

LTV tweaks have minor effect
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 04:43:00 +0700

The recent tweaks to ease loan-to-value (LTV) regulations are expected to yield a limited impact in increasing property sales because of elevated household debt and banks' tighter loan approvals, say economic think tanks.

Tax perks for investors seek cabinet approval
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 04:40:00 +0700

Fresh tax measures meant to spur private investment of 100 billion baht are scheduled to go before the cabinet for approval next Tuesday.

Thailand on alert to prevent spread of virus
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 04:01:00 +0700

Thailand has taken high-level measures to monitor and prevent the spread of a new coronavirus after China's public health authority confirmed the virus can spread from human to human, Sukhum Kanchanapimai, the Ministry of Public Health's permanent secretary said.

PPRP blames machines for proxy voting
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 19:10:00 +0700

The Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) on Thursday defended the proxy voting by its MPs after a video clip showed one of its lawmakers inserting more than one card during the budget bill vote.

Prayut: Budget bill controversy will affect economy
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 15:54:00 +0700

The controversy surrounding the 2020 Budget Bill will certainly affect the economy because it involves government investment totalling hundreds of billions of baht, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Thursday.

Gold robber says he didn't mean to kill young boy
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:16:00 +0700

The school headmaster who admits robbing a gold shop in Lop Buri province and shooting seven people said he did not mean to kill the two-year-old boy or a woman employee, but police will press charges of premeditated murder.

Headmaster lied, stolen gold found at his father's house
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:10:00 +0700

The headmaster who has allegedly admitted robbing a gold shop and killing three people in Lop Buri two weeks ago lied when he told police he had dropped the stolen necklaces in a river.

Travel News

Airlines cancel flights to Wuhan
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:12:00 +0700

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines' budget carrier Scoot, Taiwan's China Airlines and Malaysia's AisAsia on Thursday all cancelled daily flights to Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of a fast-spreading virus outbreak.

China locks down epicentre of virus outbreak, nearly 600 infected
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 08:31:00 +0700

BEIJING: China is lockikng down a city of 11 million people considered the epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600 people, as health authorities around the world work to prevent a global pandemic.

Outlook glum on China, weak domestic demand
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:21:00 +0700

The outlook for tourism in the first quarter remains gloomy as the Chinese coronavirus is still a factor and domestic tourism has been stunted by the delayed fiscal budget.

New airport plan passes hearing
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 04:01:00 +0700

Nakhon Pathom's airport has recently passed a second public hearing.

Suphan Buri style
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 04:01:00 +0700

Downtown Suphan Buri is home to a large number of people of Chinese descent. Even the Lak Muang shrine, where the city guardian statues are kept, was built in the Chinese style. So if you're looking for a place to celebrate the Lunar New Year, Suphan Buri is one of the destinations you should consider.

Snow business in Korea
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 04:01:00 +0700

Darkness swiftly enveloped the orange sky after dusk. Yellow lights came on up and down the mountainside, illuminating the ski slopes. The temperature, which had been 2C in the afternoon, dropped to a bone-chilling -8C at night. The freezing weather discouraged me from leaving my warm room, but there were plenty of hardy souls out enjoying some late-night skiing.

Centara Sonrisa Residences & Suites Sriracha
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 04:01:00 +0700

This 4-star hotel is a great place for families and long-term stayers. With 145 rooms, the newly-built complex offers several different room types: Deluxe, Deluxe Seaview, Family Residence and Two-bedroom Suite (perfect for a family of five). Its restaurant also serves up a range of international delicacies.

Australia urges tourists not to cancel holidays
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:36:00 +0700

Australian tourism operators have one message for visitors — "we are a massive country and we are open for business."

Passenger traffic rate forecast to slow down in Cambodia
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:57:00 +0700

PHNOM PENH: Passenger throughput at the three international Cambodian airports in 2020 is forecast to continue to grow but at a slower pace, according to Cambodia Airports, based on figures from the last quarter of 2019.

Growth in number of global tourist arrivals slows in 2019
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:31:00 +0700

MADRID: Global tourism slowed in 2019 due to a cooling world economy, especially in Europe and Asia where uncertainties linked to Brexit and protests in Hong Kong also weighed, the United Nation's tourism agency said on Monday.

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