Laguna Phuket has unveiled plans for a new venue capable of hosting a wide variety of meetings and incentive programmes, conferences, gala dinners and other events in a spectacular tropical waterside setting. The new venue known as Latitude will feature a 1,000m2 marquee style structure which will be fully air-conditioned, and capable of accomodating up to 1000 guests in theatre style seating, 800 for cocktails and 600 for a banquet
Property developers in major tourist destinations have adjusted strategies – downsizing units, discounting prices and shifting to rental market – to survive the global economic slump and local political tensions, say property brokerage firms. Piyanuj Madnurak, ... Thailand Business News
A total of 32 residential pool villas will form part of the new Conrad Koh Samui which will open in late 2010. Prices start at THB43.8 million for two-bedroom pool villas and THB88 million for three-bedroom pool villas. Thailand Business News
Like many developing countries, Thailand is looking for ways to ease its reliance on costly imported oil and gas. A new government plan includes nuclear power, bio-fuels and solar energy among potential energy sources for the country.
Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij has promised both local and international investors that local banks have adequate liquidity to support their industries. Three banks have agreed to lend General Motors (Thailand) Bt13.5 billion to finance two vehicle programs and construction of a new diesel-engine plant in Rayong province.
The Export-Import Bank of Thailand yesterday appointed Daiwa and Mizuho as joint lead managers for the sale of its floating-rate notes worth US$200 million (Bt6.7 billion) to leading institutional investors, to raise funds for expansion.
Medical tourism–foreigners traveling to India or Thailand for procedures that would cost an arm and a leg in their home countries–has made for great segments on 60 Minutes and even magazine features.