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
‘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
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
It’s been known for decades that Thailand is the home to the world’s most capable doctors and healthcare staff who can offer the best services, unlikely to be found anywhere else. Many famous Thai doctors have received their medical training in Western countries at renowned medical schools and institutions. They have accumulated their knowledge and… Continue reading Balancing Thailand’s Healthcare Resources: Ageing, Declining Population, and Medical Tourism
Blockchain technology is rapidly gaining favour for its exemplary cybersecurity capabilities. Blockchain-enabled security development has become a paramount goal in industries such as finance and banking, supply chain and logistics, and healthcare. Beyond cryptocurrency and other existing use cases, blockchain can also make a huge difference in the lives of students.
The Thailand’s ‘Special Tourist Visa‘ (STV) scheme is starting to gain momentum as overseas offices under the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) report high interest from tour agents. After the cabinet approved the STV scheme last week, all TAT offices in Europe received a number of calls and emails asking for more details about the… Continue reading Thailand Special Tourist Visa (STV) Provisions Prompt TAT Inquiries
In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” the kingdom of Prince Prospero has been hit by a terrible plague. After the Red Death has killed half the population, Prospero summons “a thousand hale and lighthearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court” to a secluded abbey, well-provisioned with resources… Continue reading Gig Economy Workers will keep Working through the Coronavirus. They have No Choice.
Gas-rich Qatar has flung open its property market to foreigners, with a scheme giving those purchasing homes or stores the right to call the Gulf nation home. The scheme, announced in September, is the latest in a series of measures designed to diversify Qatar’s economy away from fossil fuel dependency and attract foreign capital ahead… Continue reading Qatar Woos Foreign Buyers with New Residency Rules