Vol. VI No. 21 - Tuesday July 17 - July 23, 2007
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Small turnout at ex-TRT party protest

A smaller than expected turnout during an anti-government protest last week in Lamphun.

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Chiang Mai hotel occupancy rates plunge

Thai Hotels Association vice-president, Mr. Prakit Chinamourphong, announced that the average occupancy rate at Chiang Mai hotels during the first five months of this year had plunged to around 30 per cent. Some hotels in the city even suffered single digit occupancy rates.
The news of the low occupancy rates came as Dr. Suvit Yodmani, the Tourism Minister met with leading Chiang Mai hoteliers urge him and his ministry to develop and promote the tourism image of the city as a high-end tourist destination, highlighting its time honored Lanna culture and erasing its past reputation as a backpackers’ haunt.
Dr. Suvit met with general managers and representatives from leading Chiang Mai hotels such as Four Seasons Resort, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Holiday Inn and the soon-to-open Shangri-La Hotel.

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NEWS


Royal Floral Expo reopens on 3rd of August

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TOURS
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SKAL members travel up North

from left to right Wiwat (Vsign Media), Ann, Pakin (Oasis Spa), Anchalee (Skal President), Wanna (Wanna Tour) and Toby (Oasis Spa) spent the weekend at the Anantara Resort in Chiang Rai.

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Ferrari goes on a diet

According to sources in the UK, Ferrari is putting their future cars on a diet. Rather than chase performance through increasingly expensive engine technology, the answer is to make the cars lighter.

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SOCIAL SCENE
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Around town

Noy and her musician husband Xavier prior to his performance last week.ont

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Journey to the Heart of Europe

Roll on the glorious Deutsche-summer. The German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC), LTU and Mercedes were joined by some of the very best hotels and wineries in Germany, in generously sponsoring a group of journalists from leading newspapers and magazines in Thailand on a journey through Germany.

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