MICE and Major Events competitiveness compared to other emerging / growing SEA nations

By Mr. Michal Zitek, Area General Manager at Angsana Laguna Phuket When it comes to meetings, conferences, incentive and events (MICE), few locations are as ideal as Thailand, thanks to its strategic location with easy access via air, land and sea, a wealth of accommodation options, and a wide range of natural and cultural attractions that can […]

Two Decades of International Yachts in Phuket

By Scott Bradley, the Managing Director of East Marine in Phuket My journey began when I arrived in Thailand in 1991. The first chain of International yachts was beginning to emerge in the tropical waters of Phuket. Yachts from around the globe began to visit Thai waters, as word spread quickly about the people, the local food […]

Celebrating Australia Day in Thailand

Source: Australia in Thailand On the 26 January 2018, various celebrations were held in Thailand to celebrate Australia Day.  Of particular note, Australia’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, H.E. Mr Paul Robilliard and Consular-General, Craig Ferguson both hosted receptions to celebrate Australia Day.  While, the Honorary Consul of Australia in Chiang Mai, Ronald J Elliott […]

Outlook for Phuket 2018

By Harry Usher, the AustCham Thailand coordinator for Phuket and a Director of Lady Pie Phuket Phuket continues to grow economically as a cosmopolitan centre for residents (both foreign and Thai), business, and tourists. Several new hotels have been built to cater for the increased tourist demand and many of the more unsightly parts of Patong, […]

Australian Foreign Minister opens Phuket Consulate-General

Source: Australian Embassy Thailand The Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is visited Phuket on Friday 4 August as part of her visit to Thailand to strengthen bilateral relations. Ms Bishop formally opened Australia’s Consulate-General in Phuket, at a ceremony that will attended by the Vice Governor of Phuket Ms Siwaporn Chuasawad and other local dignitaries. […]