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February 27, 2015Safety already top priority for Thai airlines

THAI AIRLINES say they have enhanced safety procedures ahead of the release of a new Asia-Pacific aviation and safety manual by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) this quarter. more info...

February 27, 2015Private sector gets ready for AEC now

The Thai private sector is now getting ready for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) formation at the end of the year with the country's retail giant expanding outlets at border areas to welcome more visitors, and call to speed up fourth generation mobile licence auctions. more info...

February 25, 201555th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair opens its doors to the world!

The 55th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair was launched on Feb 24 by Director-General of DITP, Mrs. Nuntawan Sakuntanaga, President of the GJPCT and TGJTA, Mr. Somchai Phornchindarak and the 55BGJF CEO, Mr. Suttipong Damrongsakul. more info...

February 24, 2015Language schools to pave way for Asean community

The Basic Education Commission has opened 114 language centres with a budget of Bt9.57 million to prepare Thailand for the imminent Asean Economic Community. more info...

February 24, 2015TCEB keen to make Thailand MICE hub of ASEAN

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is pushing hard to make Thailand MICE hub of ASEAN. The word MICE stands for meetings, incentives, conferencing, and exhibitions. more info...

February 24, 20152 Thai restaurants make GQ's List of 25 Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2015

GQ has named two Thai restaurants to its list of the “25 Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2015.” - LangBaan in Portland and Kin Khao in San Francisco more info...

February 20, 2015"Catching the Creative Spirit": BIFF&BIL 2015 by DITP

DITP invites you to attend the 33th Bangkok International Fashion Fair and Bangkok International Leather Fair or BIFF&BIL. This time, BIFF&BIL 2015, to be held during Mar 11-15 in Thailand, will portray the new whole new look under the new concept, "Catching the Creative Spirit." more info...

February 20, 2015Central Group, THAI in joint promotion

Central Group and Thai Airways International have launched a joint marketing campaign, aiming to draw more traffic to the Thai retail group's shopping venues. more info...

February 20, 2015Furniture exporters eye 5% growth despite forex volatility

DESPITE concerns over exchange-rate volatility, Thai furniture exports are expected to grow by 5 per cent this year, as makers shift their focus to the production of 'future solution' furniture, which emphasises design, innovation and eco-friendliness and is targeted at specific customer groups. more info...

February 20, 2015DITP keeps close eye on currency situation in the region, aiming to boost export

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) is keeping a close eye on the currency situation in the ASEAN region, aiming to boost export. more info...

February 19, 2015Thai Restaurant, Langbaan, named James Beard Semi-Finalist

Langbaan, a well-known Thai restaurant in Portland, OR has been named a semi-finalist for the annual James Beard Foundation Award. BIG applause to Langbaan and their crew. more info...

February 18, 2015DITP propose business matchmaking with Japanese elderly group

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) has suggested that Thai businesses focus on the elderly in Japan, saying the group has enormous spending power and demands for various products are rising. more info...

February 18, 2015New hospitality school targets Asean market

THE Regent Group yesterday launched its Bt80-million Regent Cha-am Hospitality School in Phetchaburi province to offer international academic courses that will enhance the skills of Thai professionals so that they can work at international hotels in Asean. more info...

February 17, 2015Chinese investors strongly drawn towards Thailand

Thailand is set to be a strategic investment destination for Chinese companies, not only to cash in on a huge domestic market, but also using the Kingdom as springboard to export products to Asean and other markets around the world. more info...

February 17, 2015Tapping full potential of e-commerce in Thailand

ACCORDING to the study "Lifting the Barriers to E- Commerce in Asean", conducted by management-consulting firm AT Kearney, the value of the online retail market in Thailand has the potential to reach between US$12 billion and $15 billion, compared with slightly less than $1 billion (Bt32.5 billion) now. more info...