Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn

The president of the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association said the Aug. 17 bombing of a Bangkok shrine caused only a 2 percent drop in Chinese tourists in Pattaya in the three days after.

PBTA chief calls for jet ski ban

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:49
Business group briefed on higher waste-treatment fees The head of Pattaya’s leading business association said he wants to see jet skis outlawed in the city, but will agree to give honest vendors one last chance to reign in those engaging in fraud and extortion.
It won’t be confused with its Bangkok big brother, but the Pattaya Motor Show drew plenty of admirers of exotic cars and the models who show them off. Tasarath Meekhamsath, general manager of Central Festival Pattaya Beach opened the expo there Aug. 3.
The head of the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association suggested that limiting visitors to Koh Larn may be the only way to solve the island’s garbage problem. Attracting an average of 10,000 tourists a day, Koh Larn has been building a mountain of garbage, a direct...

Two-phase plan laid for tour bus parking

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 11:08
Pattaya officials have developed a two-step plan to stop tour buses from clogging up traffic near the beach. At the May 14 meeting of the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association at the Grand Sole Hotel, group President Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn said PBTA will talk with and ask...
A trio of Pheu Thai Party politicians joined local officials in paying their condolences to a former Education Ministry advisor and head of Sophon Cable Television at the final cremation ceremony for his son, who died at age 35.
Pattaya-area business offered belated New Year’s wishes to Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. Pattaya Business & Tourism Association President Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn and Thai Hotels Association Eastern Region President Sanphet Suphabuansathien led the gift basket-bearing delegation to city hall Jan. 16 at 9 a.m., which saw well wishes streaming...

Public brainstorms tourism ideas at PBTA forum

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 14:31
The Pattaya Business & Tourism Association opened its annual meeting to the public to brainstorm ideas on improving tourism and other local government operations and businesses.

YWCA, PBTA donate food, rice to ATCC

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 15:33
The YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center and Pattaya Business & Tourism Association donated rice and dried food to the Antihuman Trafficking and Child Abuse Centre to alleviate hardships caused by flooding there.

PBTA urges water conservation

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:07
The Pattaya Business & Tourism Association urged members to promote water conservation as a key city reservoir dries up. President Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn noted that the Mabprachan Reservoir was running dangerously low due to a dryer than normal rainy season. While Pattaya gets water from numerous sources,...
Backed by the military, the newly installed regional police chief said he is bringing discipline to the Pattaya Police Station to eradicate crime, especially crime against foreigners.
The imposition of military rule will have short-term negative impacts on Pattaya’s tourist industry, but could be the “light at the end of the tunnel” for the kingdom’s long-term political crisis, the president of the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association said.
Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho reaffirmed the commitment of public officials to the Beach Road bus-stop system and traffic crackdown begun earlier this month.

28 groups back Beach Road traffic plan

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 16:49
Nearly 30 businesses and organizations are supporting Pattaya City Hall’s push to improve Beach Road traffic by controlling where buses and taxis can stop.
Pattaya tourist levels have dropped 80 percent from last year as political protests in Bangkok scare away the world’s visitors.
The head of the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association continued his assault on city hall over marine safety, saying that despite all the talk that followed last year’s string of deadly accidents, the city still has done little to improve.
Fresh from scolding Pattaya politicians for neglecting marine and tourist safety, the head of the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association handed city officials a list of seven reforms he believes need to be made to prevent future accidents.
The president of the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association (PBTA) blasted Pattaya and police officials for failing to enforce marine-safety standards, leading to a “chronic and tiresome” string of boat accidents that have damaged the city’s tourism industry.
Dance Studio Pattaya raised 100,000 baht for underprivileged children with its annual charity ballet at the new Coliseum theater on Sunday, October 6.
Pattaya officials are looking for a new city dump after protests by Khao Maikaew residents continue to shut down its existing landfill.
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