Airbnb Inc. an American vacation rental online marketplace company has unveiled paperwork in the US to become a publicly listed company, showing the home-sharing giant turned a profit in the third quarter after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to overhaul its business and shed costs. Since lodging website Airbnb founding as home-sharing business in 2008,… Continue reading Airbnb Plans Public Share Sale Despite Pandemic
Iconsiam will ring in the New Year on the banks of the Chao Phraya with “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2021” on December 31 at River Park. The event will be hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) as part of year-end celebrations taking place simultaneously in five other provinces – Krabi, Sukhothai, Roi Et, Ratchaburi… Continue reading Iconsiam to Light up New Year with Epic Firework Extravaganza
The Tourism and Sports Ministry of Thailand has called for a meeting with the country’s leading hotel executives to seek recovery solutions as it is planning a two-year revival plan dubbed “Thailand Tourism Year“. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, the tourism and sports minister, said the hospitality industry has been crippled by the pandemic. The ministry arranged a… Continue reading Hoteliers Brainstorming Ideas to Recovery Tourism and Hospitality Industry
Thailand’s success in containing Covid-19 has come at a price: huge losses of income from foreign visitors. To lure overseas visitors and give the tourism industry a shot in the arm, the government introduced a special tourist visa (STV) scheme and recently approved a guideline for foreign tourists and crews of foreign super-yachts looking to… Continue reading Phuket, Thailand Applies to Reopen for Super Yachts
In one month, working from home has turned from a luxury for many office workers in Thailand to a necessity. While the transition is hampered by buggy video conferencing programmes, missed communications and unanswered emails, some office heads like the new concept, saying it can actually increase efficiency and keep workers happy.
‘Working from Home‘ amidst Covid-19 is a luxury not many can afford due to the nature of their jobs. Life talks with people from five occupations who are still working and thriving out there, to see how they are adjusting their work style and staying safe while getting the job done.
Venue closure, curfew and state policies enforced to contain the spread of Covid-19 are affecting the labour force severely. Workers experience the impact in different magnitudes, with some getting less pay and seeing their working hours reduced. Others manage to work from home. Some lose their jobs entirely. Around the world, the International Labour Organisation… Continue reading Life Explores How the Covid-19 Pandemic has taken a toll on Informal Workers
Lands on Silom Road are the priciest, according to data on estimates in Bangkok gathered from 2016-2019 and reported by the Treasury Department on its website. Silom had the highest estimated price at Bt700,000-Bt1 million per square wah (4 square metres), followed by lands on Phloen Chit Road (Bt900,000 per sq.wah) and lands on Rajdamri… Continue reading Silom Lands are the Costliest in Bangkok, Thailand
France’s highest appeals court ruled that a former Uber Technologies Inc. driver should be recognized as an employee rather than as an independent contractor, putting France ahead of other efforts around the world to give gig-economy workers the ability to demand broader employment benefits. The decision–which can’t be appealed–appears to be the first from a… Continue reading Uber Ruling in France Boosts Gig Workers’ Rights
While a relatively new service in Thailand, telemedicine has become a fast-growing sector, complimenting already established medical tourism and even exporting the expertise of Thai doctors overseas. Organisations such as Bumrungrad Hospital and Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS) are putting dozens of their doctors on call for telemedicine appointments for Thais and patients coming from… Continue reading Fusing Medical Tourism with Telemedicine