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BANGKOK, July 16 -- Thailand’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has set up a supervisory centre to prepare Thailand's political, economic and social sectors for participation in the imminent ASEAN Community.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is trying to restore confidence to reclaim its role as the top tourist destination title from Kyoto, Japan.

Bangkok Deputy Governor Amorn Kitchawengkul said Bangkok lost its top tourist destination championship to Kyoto and fell to the third position (in Asia - and out of the top 10 in the world) in a survey by the Travel + Leisure magazine this year because of continuing political demonstrations.

Bangkok’s city hall will discuss efforts to restore confidence among tourists with operators of five-star hotels whose client numbers have dropped by half, he said.

The BMA will join with concerned organizations in the government and private sectors to restore confidence. It will explain Thailand’s local situations to participants in international conferences in Bangkok including those in the International Publishers Association Congress that was postponed from last year to September this year due to the political situation, the 3rd Lower Mekong Tourism City Mayors’ Summit this November and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) next February.

In addition, city hall will organize activities to promote tourism, especially annual activities in the winter including music-in-the-park and fashion street events. It will also organize food festivals because Thailand is well-known for its food.

Such activities are likely to woo tourists back to Bangkok, Amorn said.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 14:35

BoT closely manages baht value

BANGKOK, July 15 -- The Bank of Thailand (BoT) gave assurances today that it was keeping the value of the baht at a the level that would neither obstruct Thai economic growth and trade nor affect confidence.

BANGKOK, July 15 -- The National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) is preparing to conduct the Thailand Research Expo 2014 in Bangkok in August.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 13:57

Three therapeutic Thai innovations unveiled

BANGKOK, July 15 -- King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang has introduced three innovative therapeutic aids that can be used with computers, tablets and smart phones.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 13:54

Progress made on PDRC attack case

BANGKOK, July 15 -- Headway has been made in the February case in which M-79 grenade landing in front of a discount store near the protesting site of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), killing 3 people.

BANGKOK, July 15 -- Low-cost airlines are quickly acquiring planes and launching new routes ahead of the formation of the ASEAN Community.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 13:21

Thailand on alert for flooding

BANGKOK, July 15 -- Thais in many provinces braced themselves for flooding due to persistent rains while the Meteorological Department warned of heavy downpours in some areas in the next few days.

BANGKOK, July 15 -- Thai authorities were arranging for the evacuation of Thai citizens from Israel, Libya and Kenya, where rising unrest has caused insecurity and the loss of livelihood.

BANGKOK, July 15 -- Thai health authorities are ready to deliver free flu shots to 3 million individuals “at risk” by the end of this month, after up to 41,000 people fell ill with the disease in the first half of this year.

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