Thursday, 30 May 2013 09:26

Hua Hin tourism expands rapidly

20% rise in available rooms expected

Hua Hin tourism has expanded rapidly, prompting a forecast of a 20-percent increase of room availability in the resort town.

Roongroj Seeluangsawat, Hua Hin-Cha am Tourism Association chairman, said the number of tourists visiting Hua Hin annually has reached 2.5 million, of whom 40 percent are foreign tourists. There are currently some 13,000 hotel rooms available in the town.

Thursday, 30 May 2013 09:24

Thailand aims to become regional mint

Thailand’s Treasury Department will enter a joint venture with the British government to set up a mint to serve Thailand and neighboring countries, according to the agency’s director general.

Metropolitan Police investigating the bombing incident in Ramkhamhaeng of Bangkok have stumbled upon a university student with 15 liters of the narcotic 'Krathom' juice, 8 kilograms of Krathom leaves, a handgun and illicit drug making equipment. 

BANGKOK, May 29 – Thai police are conducting a manhunt for the German fugitive in Australian robbery cases who fled Suvarnabhumi airport during a transit stop on May 16, according to the immigration police commander.

AYUTTHAYA, May 29 -- Thai police have arrested three women drug suspects and seized 1.4 million methamphetamine pills hidden in a roadside bush in the central province of Ayutthaya Tuesday night. 

BANGKOK, May 28 – Central bank governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul gave reassurances today that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will not be pressured in its decision on the policy interest rate tomorrow.

BANGKOK, May 28 – Thailand’s Manufacturing Production Index (MPI) in April plunged to its lowest in 16 months to 159.16, a reduction by 3.8 per cent, the Industry Ministry reported today.

BANGKOK, May 29 – Thailand's Finance Ministry has announced a move to write a new regulation to control inflows and outflows of foreign capital, a senior cabinet member said.

BANGKOK, May 27 - Bangkok tops the world's best tourist destination listing, according to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index 2013, which was released today.

BANGKOK, May 27 – Thailand's weakening baht is unrelated to the resolution to be made by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) in its meeting Wednesday, whether it cuts the interest rate or not, the central bank governor said today.

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