Chamber Business News: October 2020

7 OCT – AustCham Member Briefing: “FIT TO GO: How to achieve healthy exercise and weight management” On Wednesday 7th October 2020, The Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) held Member Briefing on “FIT TO GO: How to achieve healthy exercise and weight management” at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok. Thank you to our guests speakers, Dr. Pakapon […]

Message From Chamber – October 2020

“Dear Austcham Members and Friends, “Greetings from your Chamber! As we approach the end of  what has been a tumultuous year, the message from your chamber is that we are still working hard to support our members. On top of our events and meetings, we’ve had an increased level of member engagement in 2020, and […]

Flexible Design Trends for the Next Pandemic Should Re-shape Hotels

Biophilic Design is a design strategy that produces healthier and more positive environments through the integration of nature and natural materials. Covid-19 was not a Black Swan event, it was more of a Black Elephant. Following SARS (2002) and MERS (2012), in 2020 we experienced Covid-19 on a global scale. As these events are occurring […]

APAC Hotel Market Recovery Continues

The Asia Pacific hotel industry has reported continued performance improvement from COVID-19 low points thanks to strong domestic demand and holidays, according to the performance outlook presented during HICAP 2020 by STR’s Jesper Palmqvist, area director for the region. “Unlike the declines we’ve seen in the U.S. after Labor Day or Europe after the summer […]

Headlines summary as of 28 October 2020

News Updates related to COVID-19: Today, Thailand reports 13 newly confirmed cases, a total of 3,759 cases. Out of the total number, 3,561 have been discharged from hospital (at 94.73%); 139 are being hospitalised. The death toll is at 59. The newly confirmed cases are returnees from the US (1), Bangladesh (1), Jordan (4), Germany […]

Thailand – Australia Agriculture Dialogue Continued amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic preventing travel between countries, Australia and Thailand have continued our dialogue on agriculture, ranging from agricultural policies and cooperation to how to enable increased trade in agricultural products for the benefit of both countries. Two-way trade of agricultural products between our two countries was worth $A 2.26 billion in 2019. For […]

Australia and Thailand Mutual Interests on Agriculture

On 30 September 2020, H.E. Mr Allan McKinnon, Australian Ambassador to Thailand, and Dr Ilona Stobutzki, Minister Counsellor (Agriculture) attended Thailand’s Foreign Agricultural Policy Briefing by H.E. Dr Chalemchai Sree-on, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives. Aussies love Thai agriculture products – with popular items like rice, seafood and tropical fruits accounting for more than $1.4 […]

COVID Hits

2020 has become a year like no other and COVID – 19 hit 2020 like a massive wrecking ball. Very few were prepared for the damage that COVID has caused as most had very little time to prepare. However, one of her most damaging and lingering effects is the unknown return to some level of […]

Headlines summary as of 16 October 2020

News Updates related to COVID-19: Today, Thailand reports four newly confirmed cases, a total of 3,669 cases. Out of the total number, 3,467 have been discharged from hospital (at 94.49%); 143 are being hospitalised. The death toll is at 59. The newly confirmed cases are returnees from Nigeria, the UK, Ethiopia, and Singapore. All have […]

Headlines summary as of 15 October 2020

News Updates related to COVID-19: Today, Thailand reports 13 newly confirmed cases, a total of 3,665 cases. Out of the total number, 3,463 have been discharged from hospital (at 94.49%); 143 are being hospitalised. The death toll is at 59. The newly confirmed cases are returnees from Lebanon (1), Myanmar (6 (3 in Thai state […]