Hotel bookings bounce back for long weekend holiday

Hotel bookings bounce back for long weekend holiday The long holiday weekend is reportedly seeing heavy bookings at hotels and resorts, reigniting hopes of a revival of domestic tourism, which has been battered for months by the Covid-19 outbreak. Accommodations in the southern provinces in particular have been receiving a good rate of bookings with holidaymakers for…

Central buys Family Mart Thailand

Central buys Family Mart Thailand

Central buys Family Mart Thailand Shopping centre operator Central Retail Corporation has bought 100% of Family Mart, one of Thailand’s major convenience store chains, as it “moves forward to develop a new business model to cater to modern consumers”. CRC’s chief executive officer says the acquisition will strengthen Central’s hold on the food market and…

Tourism sector prepares to resume business

Tourism sector prepares to resume business

Tourism sector prepares to resume business Businesses that have been battered by the Covid-19 outbreak, especially those in the Eastern Economic Corridor (straddling Chonburi, Rayong, and Chachoengsao provinces) that rely mainly on tourism, are in desperate need of support. But the vice chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce says it’s still too early to predict when…

Business winners and losers, and the lumpy recovery

Business winners and losers, and the lumpy recovery

Business winners and losers, and the lumpy recovery As we slowly start to emerge from enforced lockdowns, how have things changed? There have been early ‘winners and losers’ but the profound changes to our lives will now start to morph into lingering economic hardships and unpredictable business outcomes. Different countries are going to restart their…