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  1. After coup and slayings, Thai authorities ponder tourist-trackingRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    A Thai special operations soldier guards the entrance to the Army Club after the declaration of martial law on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Bangkok, Thailand. Yearlong political unrest followed by a military coup has cut deeply into Thailand's vital tourist trade, and a grisly double slaying of British backpackers in mid-September has spurred fear of an even sharper plummet in foreign visits.

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  2. Total tourist arrivals may decline 15-20 per cent this yearRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | The Nation

    THE NUMBER of international arrivals this year is expected to drop by 15-20 per cent, judging from slow bookings for high season as foreigners are avoiding a country still under martial law. Meanwhile, revenue from foreign tourists is forecast to plummet by 20-30 per cent compared with last year.

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  3. Phuket Beach Music Happiness Concert Invigorates Island's Low SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | PRWeb

    Tourism Authority of Thailand in concert with Patong Municipality and Elite Entertainment held the lively, wildly entertaining Phuket Beach Music Happiness 2014 concert on 13 September. This event succeeded in grand style and broadcast a new, revitalized Phuket Province and Patong Beach to both foreign and local tourists.

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  4. Outrigger Sets Sail to Become World's Premier Beachfront Resort BrandRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Hospitality Net

    Outrigger founders Roy and Estelle Kelley opened their first hotel in the Hawaii resort destination of Waikiki in September 1947. Today, as Outrigger Enterprises Group celebrates its Founders Day, the company is excited to announce the launch of a dedicated beachfront resort brand - Outrigger Resorts, which includes its existing world-class properties in Hawaii, Australia, Fiji, Guam, Thailand, Mauritius, and now the Maldives, as well as future resorts planned for China, Vietnam and elsewhere across Asia Pacific and the Indian Ocean.

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  5. 3 Aussies fall from balcony in PhuketRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Three Australian tourists who were drinking and fooling around fell from a hotel room balcony in Phuket on Tuesday night, according to a Phuket News report. The report said the three were named as Timothy Jean Cover, Timothy Paul Hanson and Richard Anthony Jones.

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  6. Extreme piercing for purity in Thai...Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Suria

    There is no pain once the gods enter your body, said Jampen Deebuk, after puncturing the cheeks of a young devotee with metal skewers at Thailand's bloody vegetarian festival. A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine with her cheeks pierced by metal rods dances amid exploding fire-crackers during a street procession during the annual Vegetarian Festival in the southern Thai town of Phuket on September 30, 2014 - by Christophe Archambault Bearing fresh wounds from his own act of devotion, Jampen is following an ancient Chinese Taoist ritual on the island of Phuket where celebrants eschew meat and undergo public self-mutilation in search of virtue.

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  7. After coup and slayings, Thai authorities ponder tourist-trackingRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    Thai emergency workers secure the bodies of two British tourists on Koh Tao island on Sept. 15, a double slaying that threatens to further damage the country's tourism industry after a year of unrest and a military coup.

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  8. Outrigger continues global expansion with acquisition of premier...Read the original story

    Yesterday | Hotel Interactive

    Hawaii-based Outrigger Enterprises Group announced today that it has purchased the Konotta Island Resort situated in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll of the Republic of Maldives from Crystal Lagoon Pvt Ltd. The transaction closed in the Maldives on September 23, 2014, for an undisclosed amount and was brokered by Jones Lang LaSalle's Singapore-based Hotels and Hospitality Group acting as exclusive adviser to the vendor. Following a property renovation, the hotel is expected to open as the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort in July 2015.

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  9. The Perks of Retirement in Thailand and the PhilippinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | US News & World Report

    Southeast Asia is a remarkably beautiful and diverse region that is becoming much more welcoming to Western retirees. Southeast Asia's big appeal for foreign retirees is the cost of living.

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  10. Cl ment Gohin has been appointed Food & Beverage Manager for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Hospitality Net

    Clement Gohin has been appointed Food & Beverage Manager for the Group's Thailand operations at Absolute Resorts & Hotels in Chalong, Phuket, Thailand Absolute Resorts & Hotels, the resorts and hospitality division of the award-winning Absolute World Group, recently appointed Clement Gohin as Food & Beverage Manager for the Group's Thailand operations. Based at the Phuket headquarters, Clement will oversee all F&B operations across the Group's Phuket hospitality portfolio including Absolute Bangla Suites, Absolute Nakalay Boutique Resort, the Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa, and Absolute Sea Pearl Beach Resort.

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  11. BANGKOK: Thailand 'still attractive for hotel investment'Read the original story

    Yesterday | Asia News Network

    Thailand remains attractive for hotel investment thanks for a wide range of reasons, while Phuket is likely foreigners' best choice for a second home, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. Andrew Langdon, executive vice president for JLL's hotels and hospitality group, said the Thai hotel business remained positive and healthy.

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  12. AoT May Take Over Krabi AirportRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Thephuketinsider.com

    Currently Krabi Airport is being run by the Department of Civil Aviation , whereas most of the country's largest airports including Phuket and Bangkok are operated by AoT (Airports of Thailand.

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  13. Photos: This Week in Pictures: Top Photos from Around the GlobeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | ABC News

    ... hikers. Vegetarian festival devotees parade through the streets as firecrackers go off, Sept. 29, 2014 in Phuket, Thailand. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto ...

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  14. Nation would be in ruins without takeover: VichaRead the original story

    Monday | The Nation

    National Anti-Corruption Commission member Vicha Mahakun yesterday defended the May 22 coup, saying Thailand would be in ruins now if not for the military takeover. Vicha claimed that there were news reports stating that foreign mercenaries had been dispatched to Thailand before the coup and many sectors in society could be bought with money.

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  15. Thailand 'still attractive for hotel investment'Read the original story

    Monday | The Nation

    Thailand remains attractive for hotel investment thanks for a wide range of reasons, while Phuket is likely foreigners' best choice for a second home, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. Andrew Langdon, executive vice president for JLL's hotels and hospitality group, said the Thai hotel business remained positive and healthy.

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  16. Thomson Expands Youth Brand 'Thomson Scene'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Hospitality Net

    Thomson's collection of Scene hotels, launched for summer 2014 as the perfect choice for sun seekers looking for a smart holiday base in some of the coolest party destinations, has significantly increased with the integration of the '2wentys' youth brand into the range. The new look Thomson Scene will provide holidaymakers aged 18-35 with the perfect break in 86 hotels in 34 resorts in 20 destinations, combining chilled pool days with lively nights out.

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  17. What a wild Vegetarian FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

    What a wild Vegetarian Festival! PHUKET, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 29: A vegetarian festival devotee parades through the streets on September 29, 2014 in Phuket, Thailand. Check out this story on KSDK.com: http://on.ksdk.com/1sK3nfz PHUKET, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Vegetarian festival devotees parade through the streets as firecrackers go off on September 29, 2014 in Phuket, Thailand.

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  18. Chinese spiritualists pierce their cheeks with spikes and sword in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Daily Mail

    This Chinese spiritualist may soon realise he really has spiked his own guns by putting spikes in some guns and skewering his cheeks ... especially when he takes a drink of water. He is one of hundreds of vegetarians in southern Thailand who believe that piercing their faces with unusual objects while abstaining from meat will banish evil and give them peace of mind.

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  19. A day in photosRead the original story

    Monday | Bangkok Post

    The army holds a ceremony in Nakhon Nayok to honour 204 generals who retire on Oct 1. - Krit Promsaka na Sakolnakorn A Thai kabaddi player is tackled by Japanese players during a preliminary women's kabaddi match at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Thailand won the match and is through to the semi-finals.

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  20. Outrigger Resorts Acquires Konotta Island Resort in the MaldivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 28 | Hospitality Net

    Hawaii-based Outrigger Enterprises Group announced today that it has purchased the Konotta Island Resort situated in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll of the Republic of Maldives from Crystal Lagoon Pvt Ltd. The transaction closed in the Maldives on September 23, 2014, for an undisclosed amount and was brokered by Jones Lang LaSalle's Singapore-based Hotels and Hospitality Group acting as exclusive adviser to the vendor. Following a property renovation, the hotel is expected to open as the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort in July 2015.

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