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CAT eyes GPS to track trucks
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:27:00 +0700

CAT Telecom has teamed with three providers of GPS tracking technology to offer GPS tracking services for trucks and capitalise on smart logistics development in Thailand.

Calls for single agency to run nation's waterways win backing
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 11:55:00 +0700

Water and environmental experts have voiced their support for the idea of establishing an independent central agency to administer Thailand's canals and rivers, with the caveat that opinions by stakeholders and the public must be taken into account first.

BMW 430i Coupe M Sport (2017) review
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:53:00 +0700

BMW is using performance as a highlight in the new 430i Coupe to fight its renewed competition. Does it work?

Leniency urged in registering migrants
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:34:00 +0700

Labour rights advocates want the government to adopt a lenient approach when it starts registering about 1.5 million illegal migrant workers this Monday, warning strict registration conditions will only scare off them.

Emirates covers Thai visa costs
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:11:00 +0700

Emirates is offering visa payment privileges to Thai nationals travelling via the airline to Dubai.

Economic outlook starts to pick up
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 +0700

Experts say they expect stronger economic recovery momentum in the second half of this year, due to hefty exports, rising farm prices and massive government infrastructure, particularly in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

Epson looks to leave mark in outdoor ads
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 +0700

Growth in outdoor media advertising has boosted the large-format printer (LFP) market, says a Japanese printing firm.

Mr Expo reflects on the big event
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 +0700

Kriengkrai Kanjanapokin is putting long hours into organising the Thai pavilion at Expo 2017, a three-month event in Astana, Kazakhstan, but for him every day is relaxed.

'Smile Fight Cafe': Sign of the times for PWDs
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:00:00 +0700

You never know when having a basic knowledge of sign language will come in handy. At one coffee shop in the capital, this comes free with your morning espresso.

Yingluck D-Day set
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra plans to make a last-ditch effort to appeal against a Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions ruling exercising her rights under the 2017 Constitution, if the ruling is not in her favour.

Travel News

Airfare surge seen for Thailand in 2018
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Thailand is expected to see one of the steepest increases in airfares globally next year, a global travel management firm said this week.

Biking the peaks of Khao Kho Hong
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Hat Yai boasts a number of attractions, but no matter how many days you stay, you cannot say you have seen the best the southern city has to offer unless you have visited Khao Kho Hong. For cyclists, of course, the best way to explore this iconic hill is by bike.

Pretty in pink
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Chaiyaphum's famous wild flowers are in full bloom. Thick mist covers the forest. At a 20m distance, I can see only the faint shape of trees scattered in the green field.

In the footsteps of King Rama IX
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0700

A main reason for Thais to visit Lausanne, the French-speaking city on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, is because it is where the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej spent 18 years of his life, from 1933 to 1951.

Chiang Mai among world's best
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Chiang Mai has been voted among the World's Top 15 Cities by readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine.

THAI Smile integrating with parent's online booking system
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:21:00 +0700

THAI Smile is finally set to integrate its reservation system with that of parent Thai Airways International on Aug 1 after delays and inflated costs.

Phuket feels pinch from unlicensed hotels
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:40:00 +0700

Phuket province is potentially facing a major crisis as 75% of all hotels on the island are still unlicensed despite a government crackdown since late 2016.

US ends all airline laptop bans
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:15:00 +0700

WASHINGTON - The US Transportation Security Administration said on Monday it had lifted a ban on passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines carrying large electronics like laptops onboard US-bound flights, the last carrier under the restrictions.

Tourists eye Cambodia's new world heritage site
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:08:00 +0700

PHNOM PENH -- Tourists flocked to Cambodia's newest world heritage site on the weekend, the 16th and 17th century forest temple of Sambor Prei Kuk after it was recently added to the UN cultural organisation's heritage list.

PM toughens on tour guides
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:30:00 +0700

The government has vowed to continue cracking down on illegal tour guides and foreigners illegally operating tour guide services, saying the job is reserved for Thai nationals only.

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