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MBMG to organise Event on Future of World Economy

Only 13 economists forecasted the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 (http://barnabyisright.com/2013/05/30/an-historical-warning-for-proponents-of-a-modern-debt-jubilee/). With talk of tapering and a return to recession the commentators who forecasted the last crisis are the ones most suited to comment on what might unfold now.
Three such commentators have already confirmed to speak on this very topic at an event in Bangkok in the week commencing 4th November, 2013. They are:
Professor Steve Keen: the leading Academic exponent of Minskyian instability, Steve Keen is Professor of Economics & Finance at the University of Western Sydney, and author of the popular book Debunking Economics.
Steve predicted the global financial crisis as long ago as December 2005 and warned back in 1995 that a period of apparent stability could merely be “the calm before the storm”.
Richard Duncan, New York Times best-selling author of The New Depression: The Breakdown of the Paper Money Economy and The Dollar Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Cures, an international bestseller that predicted the current global economic disaster with extraordinary accuracy.
Paul Gambles, Managing Partner of The MBMG Group, speaker on National Public Radio, Money Channel’s Global Movement show, CNBC’s Squawk Box Asia, Bloomberg TV and others.
They will focus on where the world is heading now and the importance of professional insight to be able to ‘expect the unexpected’. The Money Channel will be giving prior coverage and showing a recording of the proceedings after the event has taken place. The Nation newspaper will also be promoting the event and providing press coverage. Other sponsors are Stanley Gibbons, the AustCham Thailand, Belvedere Management Limited, AMCHAM Thailand, BCCT, Pattaya Mail and MBMG Group.
The 3 speakers are generally recognised as being bearish, hence the event will be positioned as 3 Bears in Bangkok but the message will focus on investors making the right choices.

Further information and media queries: Ms. Haidee Cadelina, Corporate Communications Director, Email: [email protected], Website: www.mbmg-group.com, Tel +66 2 665 2534-9 Ext. 130


Oasis Spa signs MOU with Employment Office to train spa workers

Chief of the Chiang Mai Employment Office Direk Tachan (left) and Pakin Ploypicha of Oasis Spas (right) shake hands after signing the MoU.

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Chiang Mai based Oasis Spa signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chiang Mai Employment Office to provide spa and massage training at the Thai Oasis Spa School for unemployed workers. General Manager of Oasis Spas Pakin Ploypicha and Direk Tachan, the Chief of the Chiang Mai Employment Office signed the agreement on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the Oasis Baan Saen Doi in Chiang Mai. The Chief of the Chiang Mai Employment Office noted that this agreement would allow laid off and unemployed workers to re-train and learn and develop new skills, increasing the standard of service of the workers in Chiang Mai and readying them to face the upcoming Asean Economic Community due to be implemented in 3 years.
GM of Oasis Spas Pakin Ploypicha commented that it is difficult to obtain skilled spa workers both in Chiang Mai and their branches around Thailand and believes that this arrangement will lead to a greater number of skilled spa workers for the benefit of Chiang Mai.


Tai Lue culture celebrated in new Doi Saket project

Chiang Mai Governor Wichian Phuttiwinyu joins Tai Lu village leaders to launch the newest project to help the people of Doi Saket gain economic independence and preserve their local culture.

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Doi Saket has a new tourist destination with the launch of the Muang Luang Kuang Tai Lue project at Baan Luang Nue, in Luang Nue Sub-district in Doi Saket on October 2, 2013.
As one of his first official events, Governor Wichian Phuttiwinyu was joined by Deputy Governor Ritthipong Techapun to open the new village project that was instituted from the Office of Strategy Management Upper Northern Provincial Cluster 1 that provided 6.2 million baht for the budget that will support 2 main activities to develop cultural village tourism in outlying areas.
The Muang Luang Kuang Tai Lue project received 730,000 baht to develop activities to preserve the arts, culture and tradition of the Tai Lue people, to and to promote the local lifestyle and cultural tourist attractions in Doi Saket district.
Governor Wichian Phuttiwinyu said that Chiang Mai is a key strategic area of the North and is a center of transportation, education, tourism, way of life education as well as its traditional Lanna and local cultures. The development of Chiang Mai must see the collaboration of all sectors so that they work together to achieve goals that benefit the area. The project is part of an idea to integrate all sectors to work together to conserve the cultural heritage of the region. This project will work with the Tai Lu and OTOP to develop projects and products to help generate income for the local people.


New synchronized swimming show at the Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium

The Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium’s Vice Chairman Naruethat Chareonsetsilp announced the opening of the new Pirate Land show at a press conference held on October 2, 2013.

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The Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium and the Tourism Authority of Thailand presented the premier of the new Synchronized Swimming 2013; The Pirate Land on October 2, 2013 at the Zoo Aquarium. The show, which features the award winning European Cup team will be available every Saturday and Sunday as well as on public holidays at 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. until April, 2014.
The Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium Vice Chairman Naruethat Chareonsetsilp was joined by TAT Chiang Mai director Wisut Buachoom at the press conference held at Royal Flora Rajapruek on October 2, 2013 to announce the 3 zoos and 1 park campaign that offers joint tickets to the Chiang Mai Zoo, the Zoo Aquarium and the Night Safari for 999 baht as well as the swimming show. Additionally, ticket buyers will be eligible for prizes such as a new iPhone 5, Bangkok Airways tickets and many others.
TAT held activities of Synchronized Swimming show and award prizes to lucky person of campaign 3 Zoos+1 Park in 999 Bath package.


Air China to start direct Beijing – Chiang Mai flights

Air China announced recently that it plans to launch a new Beijing - Chiang Mai direct flight to start November 7, 2013. The flight will tap into the growing number of Chinese tourists interested in traveling to Chiang Mai, made popular by the hit Chinese movie “Lost in Thailand”. The Air China flight will connect the two cities three times a week; Monday, Thursday and Saturday and will depart from Chiang Mai for Beijing at 11:45 p.m. and arriving in Beijing at 5 a.m. The return flight from Beijing departs Beijing at 6:30 p.m. to arrive in Chiang Mai at 10:45 p.m. Air China is the flag carrier and one of the major airlines of the People’s Republic of China and carried more than 72 million people in 2012 and is a member of the Star Alliance.


Bangkok Airways launches new route to Nay Pyi Taw

Bangkok Airways recently launched flights from Bangkok to Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city of Myanmar.

Bangkok Airways led by Mr. Prote Setsuwan, Vice President Marketing and Mr. Songkrot Palakawong Na Ayuthaya, Director of Corporate Affairs & Events organized an inaugural trip for businesspeople and press to Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city of Bangkok, with a warm welcome from MR. Htay Aung, Union Minister of Hotels and Tourism, The Republic of the Union of Myanmar at Nay Pyi Taw International Airport.
Bangkok Airways operates 3 non-stop flights per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) – Nay Pyi Taw with 70-seater ATR72 aircraft. The outbound flight PG721 departs from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) at 17.00 hrs and arrives Nay Pyi Taw at 19.00 hrs. The inbound flight PG722 departs from Nay Pyi Taw at 19.30 hrs and arrives Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) at 22.30hrs. (The local time in Myanmar is 30 minutes behind Thailand). More information at www.bangkokairways.com.


Dragonair confident in continuing growth in demand for Chiang Mai – Hong Kong route

Yongyut Lujintanon, Sales and Marketing Manager, Thailand and Myanmar, Cathay Pacific announced that Dragonair intends to increase the frequency of its Chiang Mai – Hong Kong route from 5 flights a week to 7 times a week offering a flight every day of the week.

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Dragonair reported that it has experienced steady growth in passenger demand for its Chiang Mai – Hong Kong route after the first year of operation. The airline has introduced new services to the route due to its popularity with the introduction of a new business and economy class.
“Dragonair is the first airline to offer service between Chiang Mai and Hong Kong. After the July 2012 launch of the Chiang Mai – Hong Kong route, which had four weekly flights, we saw very strong passenger demand. We decided to increase the route to five weekly flights since April of this year. From 27 October 2013, we will increase the frequency to 7 flights a week (daily flights),” said Yongyut Lujintanon, Sales and Marketing Manager, Thailand and Myanmar, Cathay Pacific.
“Besides offering a world-class experience to our passengers through premium, reliable services and excellent on-time performance, Cathay Pacific and Dragonair provides connections to over 174 destinations worldwide in Asia, America, South America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand and India and Middle East. This includes many famous cities including China (Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming and key cities in China), Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sapporo and Okinawa) and the United States (New York, San Francisco, Los Angles and Chicago). We are currently offering a special promotion on tickets to key cities in Asia, including Hong Kong from 6,480 baht, Japan from 11,340 baht and China from 7,020 baht.” Yongyut added.
In January 2013, Dragonair introduced its New Business Class and New Economy Class cabins, offering more conveniences with larger class cabin space for passengers. The New Business Class cabins are specifically designed in response to passenger needs of convenience in every aspect while traveling. The New Economy Class cabins are designed to provide passenger with more space for leisure and personal belongings, compared to the current Economy class cabins. Additionally, the New Economy Class cabins provide brand-new, upgraded seats for additional comfort.
Dragonair added services to Yangon, Myanmar and Da Nang, Vietnam earlier this year.
“Dragonair will continue to move forward with consistent enhancement of services and network expansions. Chiang Mai has growth potential and we will continue to explore more opportunities in Chiang Mai as well as other markets in the north of Thailand,” Yongyut concluded.


HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]

MBMG to organise Event on Future of World Economy

Oasis Spa signs MOU with Employment Office to train spa workers

Tai Lue culture celebrated in new Doi Saket project

New synchronized swimming show at the Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium

Air China to start direct Beijing – Chiang Mai flights

Bangkok Airways launches new route to Nay Pyi Taw

Dragonair confident in continuing growth in demand for Chiang Mai – Hong Kong route