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Live in Phuket, work abroad

Family Homes in demand There is a growing trend in Phuket for more and more Expats within SE Asia to relocate their families here whilst commuting to work in Major cities such as Singapore, Hong Kong, KL, and Bangkok. Phuket’s international airport provides a person doing business in the region…

Phuket set to be Thailand’s first smart city!

Phuket will be turned into an innovation-driven smart city this year in a pilot project to promote digital-related investment and further development of the tourism industry. The move is part of the government’s digital economy policy, said Jeerawan Boonperm, chairwoman of the Software Industry Promotion Agency (Sipa). The government has…

TAT forecasts 2016 Russian rebound

The number of Russian tourist arrivals is expected to bounce back by mid-2016, as Russia’s economy will bottom out soon, says the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). The Russian economy has been in recession,worsened by trade sanctions by Western countries, with the rouble weakening by more than 50% against the baht since last…

Billions to become Asean digital-business hub

PHUKET: A 10-billion-baht digital real estate project was revealed this week, as the private sector prepares to team up with government agencies in order to draw big name technology companies – such as Microsoft, Google, Alibaba, Samsung and Facebook – to Phuket. “We want to capitalize on the island’s potential…

Phuket high-end properties bounce back, at twice the price

PHUKET: Prices of new “super prime” properties launched in Phuket this year show an increase of 120 per cent compared with similar ultra-high-end properties launched between 2007 and 2011, reports Knight Frank (Thailand). Selling prices of new super prime projects in Phuket launched in 2015 range from US$7.5 million (more…

Phuket delivers record tourism revenues for Thailand from FIT business and luxury sectors

Unique lifestyle event Phuket International Boat Show showcases Phuket’s leisure,business and lifestyle credentials, generating more than 6 Billion Baht for the economy BANGKOK, Thailand – Phuket is Thailand’s number one tourism destination outside of Bangkok and the number one beach resort destination in Asia welcoming approximately six million arrivals (international…

Teflon Tourism: Thailand Forecasts Record Visitors

A deadly bombing in August threatened to scuttle Thailand’s economically crucial tourism industry but officials are now forecasting more than 30 million visitors this year as arrivals from China swell. The bounce back reinforces the teflon reputation of Thai tourism, which has thrived over the past decade despite two coups, episodes of…

Property Measures Pass

This government initiative will pump up housing transfers The cabinet approved three tax packages yesterday aiming at reviving the flagging property sector, stimulating start-ups and rebuilding investor confidence. Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said the property stimulus covered both financial and fiscal measures such as cuts in the housing transfer and mortgage fees…

Thai stocks bounce back

Finance minister attributes SET rally to strong economic fundamentals THAI STOCKS have rebounded on the back of the country’s strong economic fundamentals after a steep drop of 64 points to an 18-month low on Monday, Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said yesterday. The Thai bourse joined several other Asian and European…

Tourism Authority of Thailand issues a Message of Confidence

The Royal Thai government issued a Message of Confidence, informing Thai citizens and the international community that “With regards to the incident that occurred in the Ratchaprasong area on 17 August 2015, the details of which have been regularly announced by the Royal Thai Government pertaining to assistance provided to…

The Importance of a “For Sale” board.

Allowing the agent to erect a sign is very important as our brand name and reputation may draw in the passer by as they understand we are a professional company and can assist with the buying or renting process and represent their interests. It also avoids visits without appointments and…

Transfer fees poised to rise by 30%

Property transfer fees are expected to increase by 30% after the land appraisal prices based on individual land plots are fully implemented, says the head of the Treasury Department. Transfer fees will rise by 30-50 billion baht when the entire 32 million land plots are individually appraised, said director-general Chakkrit Parapantakul….

Thailand tourist arrivals in July up nearly 40 pct on year

The Nation newspaper reported the country’s Minister for Tourism & Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, as saying this week that the Thai cabinet has rubber-stamped the scheme, which is now expected to be implemented within 60 days. Visitors from all nations will soon be eligible for multiple-entry visas that will allow them…

Thailand safe for Investing?

Foreign investors set their cash to work abroad for a few reasons. Expansion, truth be told, is the characteristic of an effective investor. On the other hand, one squeezing concern is security for the investor. Is Thailand really a protected and stable nation for businesspeople to invest in? The answer…

What to avoid when choosing a condo unit

You may be going to live in Thailand for the following couple of years for business, or you are now thinking ahead about your forthcoming retirement and you conclude that you need to experience the nation’s intriguing nature in your last years. Whatever your reason is for purchasing a condominium…

Checking Property in Thailand

One can discover a lot of properties available to be purchased in Thailand through the Internet. Inquiry is – ought to this be the correct path for you to scout out properties available to be purchased in Thailand, or would it be advisable for you to better fly down there…

Purchasing Land or Condominium in Thailand?

In case you’re a neighborhood, there isn’t much to consider when looking at these two sorts of real estate in Thailand. Local people can without much of a stretch buy these when they are monetarily fit. For outsiders, be that as it may, it is an alternate story. One needs…

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