Vol. VIII No. 42 - Tuesday  October 20 - October 26, 2009
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 Heads spin as tourist numbers

drop by almost one million

Worapong Moochaotai, advisor to Siripanna Villa Resort Chiang Mai Centara Boutique Collection, and the Secretary General of the Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association has sounded a warning. A few years ago Chiang Mai had positive factors that attracted many investments and the investors had no problem obtaining funds from the financial institutions. Many new hotels were built during that period, and the number of hotel rooms in Chiang Mai reached 30,000 when the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006 took place.
However, since then, different types of issues including global and internal economic and political upheavals and air pollution have emerged, causing a decrease in tourist numbers to the province. The resultant oversupply has become the major issue that Chiang Mai’s tourism business sector has to overcome.

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Tourists to Myanmar on the rise

In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, tourists take bullock cart rides in Bagan, one of the tourist attractions, located in central Myanmar. The number of tourists to Myanmar has increased from 125,532 (from January to September 2008) to 133,268 (from January to September 2009), the Myanmar state media said recently. Most visitors to Myanmar are from Asia, and the arrivals from Thailand from January to September 2009 has reached 7538, while 1266 from Japan. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

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PAO to help restore Chiang Mai to its former glory

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‘Table Top Sale’ tourism promotion held in CM for Prachuabkirikhan province

A sales promotion event in the form of a table-top sale was held at the Empress Hotel on September 30 by the Prachuabkirikhan office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and the Prachuabkirikhan Tourism Business Association together with the Hua Hin/Cha-am Tourism Business Association.

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Payap University’s English communication department fetes its senior interns

On October 2, Payap University’s English Communication Department celebrated the achievements of students who just finished their senior internships and projects Prior to a dinner feast at the Centara Duangtawan Hotel, Seniors Brett Whiteside and Naw Charlotte Htoo and recent grad Pajaree Kotchanittrarom shared tales of struggle and triumph in their work in Thailand, Singapore and Australia.

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Kamthorn Tawornsatith (left), the new governor of Mae Hong Son province, is welcomed at a recent party hosted by the province’s chamber of commerce, headed by President Supot Klinpraneet along with his board of directors at the Golden Pai & Resort.

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The Goodwood Revival

British motor sport enthusiasts have a particular reason to be grateful to the Second World War. The outbreak of peace left a surplus of airfields and their perimeter roads just looking for something useful to do.

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