Phuket’s Tour Operators Struggle to Regain the Trust of Chinese Tourists

Last year's fatal Phoenix boat accident in Phuket has kept Chinese the Tourism industry's number one cash cow away.

Phuket’s Tour Operators Struggle to Regain the Trust of Chinese Tourists

PHUKET – It has been almost one year since the fatal Phoenix boat accident that killed 47 Chinese and tourism in Phuket is still paying the price from the tragic incident. Recklessness, poor safety measures and a heavy storm were blamed for the 47 Chinese lives lost on board the Phoenix tour boat that capsized […]

Tourists Frown as Thailand as Political Turmoil Deepens

Tourists Frown as Thailand as Political Turmoil Deepens

  BANGKOK–Thailand’s lucrative tourism sector may stagnate this year if the latest round of antigovernment protests turns more violent or drags on beyond the first quarter, say state and private agencies. Already the unrest is having an impact on an industry that accounts for as much as 7%, or $24 billion, of national output. Since protests heated up in […]

Hotel Fire Claims Tourist in Bangkok

Hotel Fire Claims Tourist in Bangkok

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Bangkok Metropolitan Police deputy commander Pol Maj-Gen, Anuchai Lekbumrung, reported this morning that a fire at the Grand Park Avenue Hotel on Sukhumvit 22, late Thursday night, was probably caused by an electrical short circuit. According to latest news, the fire killed one unnamed female foreigner and injured 21 tourists and […]