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Chinese driverless train – something for Phuket?

The world’s first driverless rail transit system was unveiled in Hunan, China this week. The bus-rail combo rapid transit system is expected to speed up city’s public transportation. According to Chinese railcar-maker CRRC, the Autonomous Rail Transit (ART) uses rubber ...

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Water quality on Andaman Sea shores found to be good

Water quality at marine tourism attractions has been found at a good level, according to the Pollution Control Department (PCD). PCD Director-General Jatuporn Buruspat said this week that the agency had collected water samples from marine tourism attractions during the ...

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SME App to be launched for Phuket after Songkran

The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) has kicked off a program, along with a mobile application, that will support Thai entrepreneurs in improving their competitiveness in the digital era, according to National News Bureau (NNB). The program to raise operators’ potential ...

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Will tackle marine waste problem in the Andaman Sea

– Several tourist destinations in Thailand are deteriorating due to environmental problems such as rubbish and wastewater pollution due to inefficient management, says TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn. Tourism Authority of Thailand, PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) and the ECOALF Foundation have launched ...

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Crackdown on zerodollar tours affects hotel performance

Tourism will continue to be one of the few bright spots for the Thai economy. CBRE believe the effect of the crackdown on zerodollar tours will be short-lived. The crackdown on Chinese “zero-dollar” tours slowed down the number of tourist ...

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Phuket luxury villa market remained slow

Only two luxury villas were sold in the last quarter of last year: one in The Residence by Anantara in the THB 200- 500 million range and the other one in Sri Panwa Luxury Pool villa in the THB 200-300 ...

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Royal Phuket Marina sees upswing in waterfront condominium re-sales

Following Royal Phuket Marina’s announcement of an exciting new Master Plan, interest in freehold condominium resales has increased exponentially with Royal Phuket Marina’s Real Estate Brokerage confirming three recent transactions during what is traditionally Phuket’s tourism and real estate low ...

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Patong in 1993

Phuket is constantly changing – especially the west coast area. This is a video from 1993 which shows what Patong looked like in the early/mid 1990s – before mass tourism arrived.

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Yanui Beach

Yanui Beach is a lovely beach – just to the south of the much more crowded Kata and Karon Beaches – a 20 minute drive from Kata.

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Phrom Thep Cape – a favorite all year around

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