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Thailand sees a million fewer tourists this year

Thailand expects around 25 million tourists this year, down a million on 2013, the government said on Wednesday, thanks in part to months of street protests in the capital which ended with a coup. Two unsolved murders of two young

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Gulf Air adds more flights to Beirut, Amman

Gulf Air is introducing additional flights to Beirut, Amman and Bangkok from July 25 to cope with increased demand in summer.   The summer schedule for Amman will be effectiv

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Thai protest leader shot dead in Bangkok

A man identified by police as one of the leaders of anti-government protests in Thailand was shot dead on Sunday when violence erupted as demonstrators in Bangkok blocked early voting in many areas for an election next week. Piya

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Samena shares regulation perspectives at summit

The South Asia, Middle East, North Africa region (Samena) Telecommunication Council shared its perspectives on the convergence of regulation at the ITU Telecom World 2013 held in Bangkok recently. At the panel discussion, the coun

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Samena Council, ITU to host ICT event

Samena Telecommunications Council and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have partnered to enhance co-operation within the information and technology community (ICT) of South Asia, Middle East and North Africa (Samena) regions, through

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VisitBritain kicks off travel trade event

VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, responsible for marketing Britain worldwide, kicked off its flagship international travel trade event, Destination Britain 2013, in Bangkok today (May 14). Celebrating its 10th year, the

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New China bird flu death, spread feared

Another person died from a new strain of bird flu in China on Thursday, state media said, bringing to 10 the number of deaths from the H7N9 virus, as a UN body said it was concerned the virus could spread across borders in poultry.

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Best Western marks decade in Asia Pacific

Best Western International (BWI), a leading global hotel chain, recently held an event in Bangkok to mark more than a decade of operations in Asia Pacific. The ‘Oriental Reflections: Passage to the Next Decade’ celebra

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Dusit appoints vice president for MEA

Leading Asian hospitality group Dusit International has appointed Thierry Douin as its regional vice president for the Middle East and Africa (MEA), effective March 1. Douin will act as the figurehead for Dusit International in th

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Endangered sharks to be protected under law

An international conference voted on Monday to ban trade in some shark species whose populations have fallen to crisis levels due in part to demand from China, the world's biggest consumer of shark fins for use in soup. The Co

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