Hotels For Sale amid oversupply and operation license enforcement

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Bangkok Post ran an interesting business news piece looking at why hundreds of hotels were on the market.  The article covers several related factors, including a recent drop in Chinese tourists, oversupply and perhaps the biggest underlying reason –  illegal operators seeing the ‘writing on the wall’ as authorities ramp up enforcement of increasingly strict hotel operation license rules and regulations.  Continue reading “Hotels For Sale amid oversupply and operation license enforcement”

AirAsia launches return flights connecting Hua Hin to Kuala Lumpur

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Malaysia-based low-cost carrier, AirAsia has launched four-weekly return flights between Kuala Lumpur and Hua Hin.

According to the Bangkok Post, the new route will be served by Airbus 320 aircraft which can seat up to 180 passengers.

According to an announcement by AirAsia, the flights are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

From Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), flight AK830 departs at 10am and arrives at Hua Hin Airport (HHQ) by 11am.

 From Hua hin, the flights are scheduled to depart 11:30 am, and arrive at Kuala Lumpur by 2:35 pm, the announcenent says.

At the time of the launch, Malaysia was reportedly Thailand’s second top tourist source market after China.

Bull sharks sighting confirmed off Prachuap coast, near Hua Hin

HUA HIN DISTRICT: The director of the Marine and Coastal Resources and Development Center of the central Thailand Gulf, confirmed the sighting of four bull sharks off the coast of Khao Tao Beach (หาดเขาเต่า), about 13 km south of the Hua Hin city center, or about 80 kilometers north of the tricove city.

The coastal cropping near where are bull sharks were sighted.

According to a report by Thai PBS, the sharks measured between 1 and 2 m long and are a sign of a healthy marine environment.

The sighting was made during an observation inspection prompted by a suspected shark attack on a Norwegian tourist,  as previously reported by the Bangkok Post.

Warning signs have since been placed on the beaches near the area.

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