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BANGKOK: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is looking forward to attracting at least 1 million tourists per month during peak season last quarter with a less cumbersome entry process. Partygoers enjoy themselves at the Full Moon Party on Koh Pha-ngan in Surat Thani province on April 16. Photo: Supapong Chaolan/Bangkok Post The agency reported …

When visiting a new destination, one of the most exciting ways to immerse yourself in its local culture is to sample the local cuisine. With fewer people in the spring, May is the perfect time for a culinary adventure. Quieter restaurants and markets, milder temperatures, and budget-friendly experiences all make for a delightful off-season break. …

washington d.c. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a proposed order to resolve its allegations that Performance SLC, a student debt relief company, and Performance Settlement, a general debt settlement company debt, along with their owner and CEO, Daniel Crenshaw, engage in abusive billing practices and deceptive telemarketing. Performance SLC illegally collected …

Holding fear of new COVID-19 demand at bay, Indian travelers are tapping into their pent-up demand. The South Asian island nation of the Maldives is the top destination for Indian wanderers in terms of international travel, followed by Thailand and the United Arab Emirates as their next favorite travel destination, according to data from travel …

Abdul Karim (second from left) greets newly arrived passengers. – Photo by Chimon Upon KUCHING (April 29): Sarawak has restored more than 90% of flight frequencies during the pre-pandemic phase with new routes such as Penang to Kuching and Singapore to Miri, the Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry said and Performing Arts, Dato Sri. Abdul …

On Monday, the Wichita State Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American, or APIDA, installment of the ODI listening sessions. Students who identify as APIDA have been encouraged to attend and share their experiences at WSU. WSU leaders Vanessa Souriya-Mnirajd, Bobby Gandu, Sheelu Surrender, Richard Mai and Dr. Doris Chang …

A 13 FORTS Filipino contingent, led by members of the 31st Southeast Asian Games athletes, opens its campaign on Friday at the Asian Junior Masters Championships at Blue Canyon Country Club in Phuket, Thailand. New national stroke play champions Kristoffer Arevalo and Jet Hernandez will team up with Shinichi Suzuki and Patrick Tambalque in the …

April 27, 2022 – While it may seem counterintuitive, what protects consumers could also be protective for debt collectors and good for business in general. Regulation F, with its clear rules for debt collectors to follow, gives consumers greater control over the methods and timing of communications and, in doing so, reduces the legal exposure …

If you were dreaming of a trip to Southeast Asia, this could be the summer when it finally happens. Most countries in the sub-region – all blessed with mild weather and dreamy coastlines – have eased their Covid entry rules in recent months. Thailand recently announced it was dropping pre-departure testing for vaccinated visitors; while …

Elon Musk’s Twitter page is seen on a computer screen in Sausalito, Calif., Monday, April 25, 2022. On Monday, Musk reached a deal to buy Twitter for approximately $44 billion. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Eric Risberg PA PROVIDENCE, RI Three days before Elon Musk agreed to buy Twitter, the world‘s richest man tweeted a photo of …

Country Snapshot: Thailand to open 120 new hotels across the country [Infographic]

Radisson Phuket Mai Khao Beach Thailand is on track to welcome 120 new hotels over the next few years, with a significant 29,861 rooms between them. Bangkok is expected to see the most new properties, with Phuket and Pattaya also expected to see an influx of new hotels. Develop the country’s hotel offer According to …

Available for reservation until May 15 for all stays from May 11 to 16, 2022. Competitor? Cheer squad? Aficionado? Avani+ Khao Lak Complexofficial hotel partner of 3rd Stage Thailand by Tour de France Phang Nga in May 2022 invites guests to immerse themselves in this unique competition with unmissable packages. L’Étape Thailand 2022 VIP Edition …

“They don’t necessarily understand it, so we can help them,” Meger said. “So they’re looking at their budgets and their debt, whether it’s a line of credit or a credit card. They’re going to ask, ‘what’s my interest rate? What is it costing me? How can I get it refunded? and they tell their banks …

South Korea’s new Ambassador to Thailand, Moon Seoung-hyun, upon taking office, recently paid a courtesy call on Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, who expressed his view that the two countries should cooperate in the field of soft power for mutual aid. earnings. Talks on the use of soft power have gained popularity in recent …

The couple’s apprehension operation, which is taking place in Phuket province, was carried out by officers from the Transnational Criminal Investigation Unit (TCIU) while DHS requested assistance from the CIB after discovering that the two suspects fled to Thailand after failing to pay taxes on the employment of hundreds of illegal immigrants in their home …

Your bank balance is low; your bills are high, and so is your anxiety. Here’s a bombshell truth we all need to hear: managing personal finances is an essential life skill. For some people it’s a matter of satisfying both wants and needs, and for others it’s a matter of survival. Besides being …

GREENWICH — Creative entrepreneurs at a number of shops and restaurants are making Cos Cob a “foodie” destination, bringing with them new energy and an innovative approach to food. Roast chicken, Thai-style dumplings, breakfast sandwiches and poke bowls are just some of the latest offerings on the menu along a short stretch of Post Road, …

PHUKET: Government officials in Phuket are preparing to welcome a ministerial delegation from Bhutan to the island as part of a Joint Trade Committee (JTC) next week as the two countries strive to establish an agreement Preferential Trade (PTA) on certain goods and tariffs. Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew held a press conference at 10am yesterday …

Hamline University has joined a growing number of colleges and universities that admit students without an ACT or SAT score. School leaders say standardized tests are poor predictors of academic success and that voluntary test admissions policies encourage more students to apply, especially those from underrepresented populations. “The changes we are making today will open …

Image source: Getty Images The old sayings are just one of the victims of rising costs and stagnating wages. Key points For many Americans, the only way to afford higher education is to go into debt. Spending inflation is changing the way Americans buy everything from real estate to automobiles. When it comes to personal …

On the Via Rail Canadian on the first day, I woke up and looked out the window at what looked like Narnia, snowy trees and frozen lakes with beaver dams! My travel companions during the shoulder season were a mix of tourists and locals, a couple returning home from a season playing ice hockey, young …

A woman has set a record by catching Covid twice in 20 days. The woman, in Spain, was a 31-year-old healthcare worker. She caught Delta in December, then Omicron in January. The researchers said the case shows that even vaccinated people who have had Covid-19 “cannot assume they are protected from re-infection”. She was infected …

Political candidates have filed nominations for Senate and House seats in districts that are expanding further into Wayne County and other neighboring counties than ever before, creating more diverse districts. The filing deadline rose to 4 p.m. Tuesday for state, congressional and county seats for this year’s primary and elections, which are nationally known as …

A vendor sells his wares at Bang Khae Fresh Market in Bangkok. The central bank revised its estimate of the headline inflation rate for 2022 upwards to 4.9%. ARNUN CHOLMAHATRAKOOL The economic theory is clear. Inflation always precedes a recession. Investors also think the same way. A recent live market poll conducted by Bloomberg shows …

PHUKET: A special event to attract tourists and generate income for the people of Phuket and Phang Nga will be held this weekend at Sarasin Bridge, with mini hot air balloons as the main attraction. The event, organized by the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (PPAO), was announced by PPAO Chairman Rewat Areerob during a press …

Georgia and Armenia continue to be popular destinations for Qatari residents, we learned, while Turkey and several European countries top the list of Qataris’ travel, especially during short vacations like Eid. “Georgia and Armenia have been booming among expat communities for a few years now,” Tawfeeq Travel Group managing director Rehan Ali Syed told The …

Placeholder while loading article actions Wall Street’s focus seems to have shifted in recent days, from how fast and to what level the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates when the next recession hits. The two are not mutually exclusive. The consensus is that the Fed is so behind that curve when it comes to …

(CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled its new travel risk assessment system on Monday. Many European countries are now considered at “high” risk for Covid-19, along with other high-profile destinations around the world. The new system classifies destinations into the following categories: • Level 3: high risk of Covid-19• Level …

Sponsored article Possessing some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with crystal clear water, powdery white sand and a landscape dotted with coconut palms, Phuket is a paradise that the modern traveler cannot afford to miss. While the west coast has long been renowned for its beaches, it would be a mistake to …

Just take a quick look at the photos of the five-star Anantara resort Bophut Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand to see why it’s the idyllic spot for a dose of luxury and low-key leisure amidst a lush and green nature. It sits on the edge of a palm-lined beach and a short walk …

In full transparency, the following is a press release from the office of Senator Elizabeth Warren. She was elected by voters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to serve Washington DC State in the United States Senate. She is a Democrat. (file photo) *** WASHINGTON DC – Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Dick …

Click to enlarge Thai restaurant in Chiang Mai/Facebook Longtime Thai restaurant Chiang Mai Tai has permanently closed at 1100 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg this weekend. Halloween was his last day of duty on the EDGE neighborhood roundabout. The concept, which was next to Enigma and the caddy corner of Independent Bar, said goodbye to …

IIt was a sight familiar to anyone visiting a Buddhist country – an orange-robed monk approaching people with his bowl, ready to receive food (called alms) for good karma. But, standing at Wat Chak Daeng temple in Bangkok, something was markedly different. Rather than the standard lunch of rice and freshly cooked vegetables, people here …

Performers take part in a street parade celebrating the Songkran festival in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 13, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Teng) The traditional Songkran New Year festival is celebrated in Thailand. Despite the ban on splashing water due to COVID-19, many other events such as handicraft exhibitions, Buddha statue water pouring rituals and food markets are promoted …

AsiaVision / iStock.com Americans have racked up credit card debt — and inflation is making it harder get out of the debt cycle. According to recent data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, total household debt reached $15.8 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2021, an increase of $333 billion from the third …

The Indonesian government is set to launch domestic and international legal action against Thailand’s PTTEP over the 2009 Montara oil spill off Australia. The lawsuits relate to the environmental impact and economic losses suffered by communities around Kupang in Indonesian territorial waters. “My job is to defend the interests of the Indonesian people. Look at …

DIBRUGAR: Brahmaputra Crackers and Polymer Limited (BCPL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) for the establishment of a logistics chain for the movement of cargo for the petrochemical complex of BCPL at Dibrugarh, Assam. BCPL plans to connect through seaports in eastern India to ASEAN countries using …

BANGKOK: Twenty-six people were killed and 238 injured in 237 crashes on Monday (April 11), the first of “seven deadly days” of the Songkran festival, with speed being the main cause of accidents, the deputy permanent secretary of China said. ‘Interior Nirat Pongsithithavorn said yesterday. A family walks past a waiting van in a parking …

Summer is just around the corner and many people will be looking forward to traveling the world for a well-deserved vacation. While the vast majority of people in the UK have been vaccinated against Covid and will have wide horizons when choosing a holiday destination, an estimated 8% of people in the UK are still …

When a consumer goes to borrow, whether it is a credit card or a loan, there is a basic assumption that the lender will be ready with funds. The request is made to a bank, credit union, or fintech that specializes in lending money. However, there is more than just an approved lender with a …

Workers in protective gear monitor residents queuing for COVID-19 testing at a residential block on Monday, April 11, 2022, in Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong Province. The Guangzhou manufacturing hub began tightly restricting departures and arrivals on Monday as eastern China battles the country’s latest major COVID outbreak. (Chinatopix Via AP) PA BEIJING Guangzhou’s manufacturing hub …

The government plans to use film and television production to harness the “soft power” of scenic nature and the country’s welcoming reputation to boost revenue, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said yesterday. Mr Thanakorn unveiled the plan alongside research from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports showing that foreign film crews have shot a total of …

Authorities are urging people to hold their Songkran activities in open or spacious, well-ventilated areas and all participants should wear face masks and keep their distance from elderly family members. Health officials are advising older people to stay home during the Songkran holiday due to COVID-19 concerns, saying they should only go out when absolutely …

Tyler Laferriere and Travis Holloway’s wedding last month at a California resort featured stunning views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, spicy margaritas and a menu of steak, bass and halibut. It was also largely off budget. The couple began planning the festivities and locking in some prices a year ago, but prices began to rise …

SEOUL, April 10 (Reuters) – South Korea’s new President Yoon Suk-yeol appointed Choo Kyung-ho deputy prime minister and finance minister on Sunday as the country seeks to tackle soaring inflation, the household debt and the demand for social assistance. Yoon, who takes office on May 10, announced eight minister appointments, including defence, industry, health and …

Well, that was fun. After last week’s April Fool’s Edition, I’m hiding out on an uncharted island in the Salish Sea until things calm down. (Hint, it rhymes with deadpan.) There were a few truths included in this column, but not many! The 219 indeed welcomes Kitty and the rooster on the evening of its …

A Soi Dog Foundation volunteer in Phuket plans to brave a trek through the rugged Himalayan Mountains to raise money for the foundation. The volunteer, Yanisa, 51, wants to summit the 6,419-meter Mount Chulu West with her husband in 21 days. Yanisa and her husband, Rohun, 65, will depart Kathmandu, Nepal on April 27, and …

A group of Chinese tourists visit the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand in October 2018. The Association of Thai Travel Agents remains optimistic that tourists will return in the fourth quarter. The tourism sector is bullish on the Chinese market following hints that outbound travel from the mainland may be permitted in the fourth quarter. …

On March 25, Illinois State Attorney General Kwame Raoul, along with 18 other state attorneys general (state AGs),[1] provided comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding the CFPB’s investigation of companies that offer consumers the option of splitting the cost of their purchases into installments, also known as “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) …

Guwahati: In a major shake-up, the Assam government on Wednesday announced the transfer of several senior officers from the police department. At least 16 Assam Police Superintendents (SPs) and Police Commanders in several districts have been handed over and charged with the new posts, as per the order issued by the Governor. Shiladitya Chetla, IPS …

Skift grip While all signs point to the hospitality industry continuing to make progress in its recovery this summer, the rebound may not be as big as expected as high gas prices could discourage some travel. Rashaad Jordan Here’s a sampling of what the Daily Lodging Report provided its readers with last week. If you’re …

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There have been reports of people waiting 10 weeks or more for a passport renewal to arrive. With this in mind, many people panic about their vacations and wonder how far from the passport expiration date you can actually travel. A tweet from the Passport Office on Monday April 4 said: “Is your passport due …

Take action with a letter to the CEOs of JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, US Bank and Wells Fargo to eliminate overdraft fees HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro, along with a multi-state coalition of attorneys general, today called on the CEOs of JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, US Bank and Wells Fargo to eliminate …

Welcome to the start of a very exciting Spring 2022 English dubbing season, which we will launch to outer space. April 7 with the English dub of Legend of Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Season 3! At the controls of the ship for the first episode, these new and old cast members: And of course, …

ICC Associate Members have continued to find ways to innovate, engage and inspire over the past year under the most difficult of circumstances amid the covid pandemic, but the nations of cricket have used a combination of determination and creative thinking to overcome all obstacles in their path. ICC Development Awards – Part I: Development …

The Poipet international border post in the province of Banteay Meanchey. Facebook Authorities in Banteay Meanchey province and their Thai counterparts in Sa Kaeo province are discussing the possibility of reopening the Poipet international border checkpoint to allow people to travel during the upcoming Khmer New Year holiday. Banteay Meanchey provincial administration spokesman Sek Sokhom …

India’s Sumit put up a dominating performance to advance to the semi-finals while Gaurav Chauhan suffered a defeat at the 2022 Thailand Open international boxing tournament in Phuket on Tuesday. Playing his first match after receiving a bye in the first round, Sumit looked in good touch throughout the match as he comfortably earned a …

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – As we prepare to revel in the warmth and beauty of spring, a new survey has found that many Americans are caught up in worry and regret over lingering holiday debt. of 2021. According to an early 2022 survey by personal finance tech company MoneyGeek, 40% of Americans still haven’t paid …

Airbnb has just announced that for the first time in over half a century, the Governor’s Mansion in Phuket, Thailand will be open to guests. Designed to celebrate Songkran, the Thai New Year, the Sino-Portuguese Baroque mansion is billed as the ultimate designer stay with furnishings from six of Thailand’s top designers, and it will …

Restaurants in Pattaya and Chiang Mai are urging authorities to allow alcohol consumption until midnight or 1 a.m. during the Songkran holiday period to help shore up their business. Patsanat Asvachaisopon, general manager of the Grand Jomtien Palace Hotel, said the government should further relax its rule on alcohol consumption during holidays. Although Songkran is …

A January 2022 report found that more and more Canadians are adopting “bad financial habits,” including making minimum credit card payments and borrowing money that cannot be repaid quickly. A January 2022 report from one of Canada’s largest chartered professional accounting and business advisory firms found that more and more Canadians are adopting what Meyers …

TAIPOWER, ANGRY CITIES: Four people have been summoned for questioning after a power tower was hit by a silo that fell the wrong way as it was demolished in Kaohsiung By Hsu Li-chuan and William Hetherington / Staff Reporter, with Staff Editor and CNA The utility company Taiwan Power Co (Taipower, 台電) and the city …

Following Phuket’s Roi Rim Lay seafood festival last weekend, island officials yesterday offered another seafood and food festival for the first time. The festival is called “Phuket Tastival Seafood and Food: Roi-Yok-Lo”. It will continue until Monday, April 4. Phuket Deputy Governor Anupap and several other officials attended the opening at Saphan Hin, the huge …

Rama Thai is that rare find – a genuinely happy place, a place you can count on to lift your spirits no matter how hard the rain is outside. If you want to see this as a metaphor for war, Brexit, Covid and government incompetence I won’t get in your way, mainly because my mind …

Rents, houses, used and new vehicles, gasoline, groceries, forget it, hahahaha By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. One of the consequences of the very tight labor market is the surge in hourly wages, particularly for workers in the category of “production and non-managerial employees” in the private sector, where the average hourly wage jumped by …

Amid the pandemic, travel industry experts have made a prediction that is hard to refute. They said the closures, coupled with an increasing focus on our mental and physical health, would lead to a trend of “spiritual wellness” resorts. Translation: A simple visit to the spa would no longer be enough. It is a prediction …

Twenty candidates filed their candidacies for the Bangkok governorship yesterday (Thursday), on the first day of the five-day registration period, as a senior city official today predicted that the number of candidates may not exceed 25. No gubernatorial candidate turned up at City Hall 2 in Bangkok’s Din Daeng district this morning to register for …