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BANGKOK – Thailand’s first election in eight years threw up inconclusive results as a pro-military party trying to get Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to return as premier has won the most votes, but many unofficial sources show the former ruling Pheu Thai party bagging the most constituency seats.
The Election Commission had so far on Sunday late evening (March 24) not disclosed the number of constituency seats won by each party among the 350 wards contested.

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With 708 exhibitors from 305 exhibiting companies and organisations in Asia, IT&CM China and CTW 2019 just started as the leading international MICE event in China (19 – 21 March 2019). The 3-day business event is held in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center. It´s bringing together Chinese and international MICE exhibitors & buyers in one place. IT&CM China so far is the platform for international and leading Chinese players in the MICE industry to explore business opportunities on all fronts – inbound, outbound and domestic.

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Elevating Thailand’s MICE Advantages to a new Height
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s (TCEB) MICE Intelligence & Innovation Department (TCEB M2I) has launched the new ‘MICE Intelligence & Resource Centre’, which is accessible to suppliers, organisers and all players involved in the MICE industry at the TCEB’s website, www.businesseventsthailand.com.

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The Golden City Gate Awards has been awarded for 19 years during ITB Berlin, providing worldwide attention to the art and media production of the tourism industry. The award is the world’s largest in film, print, and multimedia competition. All eligible artworks are judged by an international jury based on a predetermined point system. All media submissions had to be themed in tourism practice and/or activity to be eligible. Each category bestowed gold, silver, and bronze prizes, however, the top media contribution from all submissions was granted the prestigious ‘Diamond Award’ at the end of the event.

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Tourist arrivals to ASEAN will reach 155.4 million by 2022, says GlobalData
The number of international visitors to the ASEAN region is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.72% from 129.2 million in 2018 to 155.4 million in 2022, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
GlobalData’s latest report, ‘Tourism Destination Market Insights: ASEAN’, reveals that each country in the region has huge potential for growth in the next three years as intra-ASEAN travel increases and travellers from further afield seek more adventurous holidays.

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THE LIBRARY UNVEILS A NEW CONCEPT DESIGNED BY YTL CORPORATE EXECUTIVE CHEF WAI LOOK CHOW. Constantly in pursuit of culinary excellence, The Library at The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur is delighted to unveil a new and exciting culinary concept specially designed by YTL Corporate Executive Chef Wai Look Chow.

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