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  • Thailand News

    Thai AirAsia’s first quarter: Revenue skyrockets yet net loss stings

    Asia Aviation PLC (AAV), the powerhouse behind Thai AirAsia Co. Ltd (TAA), unveiled a tale of contrasting fortunes in its first-quarter performance of 2024. Revenue rocketed by an impressive 52%, hitting 13,793.7 million baht, while positive earnings before taxes soared by 78% to 3,094.2 million baht. But amidst the celebratory air, a storm brewed as the company recorded a staggering…

  • Business News

    Central Retail reports 6% revenue boost to 67.3 billion baht

    Central Retail Corporation‘s first quarter earnings report revealed a robust performance, with a 6% revenue increase to 67.3 billion baht (US$1.84 billion). Significantly, the company’s net profit jumped by 14% to 2.52 billion baht (US$ 70 million) compared to the same period last year. Under the leadership of Yol Phokasub, the company has seen a notable shift towards omni-channel retailing,…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s revenue department ups tax amid economic slowdown

    The Revenue Department faces a challenging year in meeting its tax collection targets, owing to a slowdown in economic activities. Despite this, five sectors have been identified as promising. The department, led by director-general Kulaya Tantitemit, has increased its revenue collection target to 2.27 trillion baht (US$61.7 billion) for the fiscal year 2024, up from 2.02 trillion baht (US$55 billion)…

  • Business News

    Thai economy falters as high interest rates impact major sectors

    The Thai economy has taken a hit, with government revenue collections falling short of the target. Lavaron Sangsnit, the permanent finance secretary, attributed the shortfall to high interest rates, which have significantly reduced the purchasing power of consumers, impacting major sectors such as automobiles and real estate. Consumers, particularly those interested in purchasing cars or homes, have found their ability…

  • Business News

    Taxing times ahead: Employers must now e-file payroll returns

    Vinit Visessuvanapoom, the Director-General of the Revenue Department, announced a new requirement for all employers to submit payroll tax returns electronically. The move is part of an effort to prevent fraudulent tax return forms. The director-general highlighted that before the department’s notification on income tax No.438, the electronic submission was voluntary. However, starting from January 1, 2024, all tax return…

  • Business News

    Thai government’s revenue collection could fall short in 2024

    Deputy Finance Minister Krisada Chinavicharana expressed concerns that the government’s revenue collection for fiscal 2024 might not surpass the target, unlike the 174 billion baht (US$4.8 billion) surplus witnessed the previous year. This was announced at the Outstanding Revolving Fund Award event held yesterday. The government has projected an expenditure budget of 3.48 trillion baht (US$96 billion) for fiscal 2024,…

  • Business News

    Southern Thailand sees room revenue surge due to European visitors

    Southern provinces of Thailand are experiencing a boost in room revenue in the first quarter, thanks to extended stays by European visitors. This increase has occurred despite the lesser number of tourists from China. Room rates have reached a new high, setting a record. Pongsakorn Ketprapakorn, the ex-president of the Tourism Council of Phangnga predicted the surge. “The first quarter…

  • Thailand News

    Taxpayers perplexed by mysterious income entries

    A prominent company named Infofed clarified unusual income sources that surfaced when taxpayers submitted their tax forms online, urging explanations from the Revenue Department. The ease of digital tax filing has been marred by these mysterious entries, sparking widespread concern. The Facebook page Drama-addict raised the alarm yesterday, February 16, about a peculiar issue encountered by taxpayers who ventured online…

  • Business News

    National Telecom targets smart meter project amid anticipated revenue loss

    National Telecom (NT) is seeking to broaden its business horizons as it anticipates a revenue loss of 4 billion baht next year due to the termination of some contracts with private mobile phone operators. The state-owned enterprise is positioning itself to join the smart meter project run by the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) and Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), by offering…

  • Economy News

    Phuket continues promotion as timeless destination to boost tourism

    Championed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand‘s (TAT) local office, Phuket is set to continue its promotion as a timeless destination, void of an official low season. Director Lertchai Wangtrakuldee confirms this strategy following the significant triumph of last year when the resort province achieved its arrival and revenue targets ahead of schedule. By the end of November, the visitor…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand’s tourism revenue surges by 44% as new year ushers in boom

    The start of the new year saw a significant boom in Thailand’s tourism sector, with a 44% spike in tourism-related revenue. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) attributes this surge to the visa-free scheme and extended entertainment hours in select provinces. Thapanee Kiatphaiboon, the Governor of TAT, revealed that the country amassed a staggering 54.4 billion baht (US$1,588,321,152) from December…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Revenue Department mandates online platforms to submit trader income data from 2023

    The Thai Revenue Department has mandated online platforms to submit income data of online traders into the system, starting from the accounting period of January 1 in the upcoming year. The conditions were announced on today. Kulaya Tantitemit, the Director-General of the Revenue Department, announced on December 27, about income tax concerning the regulation for electronic platforms to prepare special…

  • Thailand News

    Phuket paradise beckons: TAT teams up with Saudia Airlines for tourism extravaganza

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has joined forces with Saudia Airlines, setting their sights on a jaw-dropping target of 300,000 arrivals and a staggering 27.68 billion baht in revenue. TAT Governor Thapanee Kiatphaibool revealed ambitious plans after a high-stakes meeting in Riyadh with Saudia Airlines bigwigs. Thapanee disclosed discussions that could make this a game-changer for Saudi tourists seeking…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s tourism revenue falls short of annual target

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) projected a shortfall in its annual tourism revenue target, with this year’s earnings expected to reach 2.07 trillion baht (US$58,773,427,200) instead of the projected 2.38 trillion baht. TAT Governor, Thapanee Kiatphaibool, attributes this shortfall to the sluggish performance of international tourism receipts, which were significantly lower than the state’s target of 1.6 trillion baht.…

  • Thailand News

    Central Thailand: Thai Revenue Department clarifies controversial Huai Khwang restaurant raid

    The Revenue Department has clarified the controversial issue involving six men, alleged to be its officials, who raided a restaurant in Huai Khwang district and seized a liquor license. The department has assured there was no ill intention behind the action and it was conducted in good faith today. Pakapoom Tantanaserikul, Secretary of the Department, acting as Deputy Spokesperson, yesterday revealed…

  • Business News

    ACE’s 18 solar projects to boost revenue with 665m baht annually

    Absolute Clean Energy (ACE), a prominent biomass power developer and operator based in Bangkok, is set to see a significant increase in revenue following the selection of its 18 solar power generation ventures to feed the national grid. The projects are being executed under the umbrella of ACE’s 14 entirely owned subsidiary companies. ACE, in a recent announcement by its…

  • Economy News

    Revenue target for Thai government exceeds by 150 billion baht

    Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) Director-General Pornchai Thiraveja has announced that the Thai government is rolling in cash. The director-general declared that the government’s revenue surpassed expectations, surpassing its target by 150 billion baht in the opening ten months of fiscal 2023. This continues a positive trend reported in May when revenue targets were surpassed by 112 billion baht. As per…

  • Business News

    MICE revenue in Thailand lowered amid sluggish Chinese market response

    The meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) revenue forecast for the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has been lowered to 96 billion baht. This is less than half the recorded figures for 2019, mainly due to a sluggish response from the Chinese market. TCEB’s president, Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya disclosed that despite the strong comeback of MICE travellers from…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s smartphone market holds promise despite economic strain

    In these difficult financial times, Thailand’s smartphone market still carries incredible potential for device makers, particularly in high-end models, despite reduced support of handset subsidies by mobile operators, according to Oppo, a leading Chinese smartphone maker. With a market value exceeding 100 billion baht, Thailand’s smartphone market is regarded as a gem within Southeast Asia. The Senior Executive Vice-President at…

  • Business News

    Vimut Hospital expands services targeting elderly as Q1 revenue surges 69%

    Vimut Hospital witnessed a remarkable 69% year-on-year increase in revenue, reaching 412 million baht in this year’s first quarter. The revenue growth was driven by 186 million baht from hospital operations and an additional 226 million baht from their share in Theptarin Hospital. According to Somsak Akksilp, Vimut Hospital’s chief executive, revenue from non-Covid-19 treatments saw an increase of over 90%.…

  • Hot News

    Thailand expects tourism boom over October holidays

    Tourism officials say they are expecting to see more than three million travellers over this month’s two holiday periods. The four-day anniversary holiday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great’s passing started on Thursday. Both Thais and foreigners have taken off to major tourist destinations around the kingdom. The other holiday from October 22-24, is expected to also see…

  • Covid-19 News

    Pfizer sees 45% increase in net income and revenue, as critics point to disparity in global vaccine availability

    After seeing a 45% increase in net income from last year, Pfizer, the pharmaceutical giant, is largely increasing its projected profits for this year. And, the increase is undoubtedly due to the high amount of Covid-19 vaccine sales, in which the company says is shaping up to provide a “durable” revenue stream. The company says this year’s first quarter profits…

  • Thai Law News

    Australia sets worldwide precedent by passing pay‐to‐play legislation for social media giants

    In a landmark decision, Australia is now requiring global digital giants, such as Facebook and Google, to pay for using local news content on their websites. The move sets a precedent that many global companies have been anticipating. The law passed yesterday after Facebook and Google reached an agreement to pay local Australian news organisations for using their stories on…

  • Thailand News

    Long Buddhist holiday to see over 40 percent reduction in domestic tourism

    The long Buddhist festival holiday, which starts today, is set to see over a 40% reduction in domestic tourism. The Tourism and Transport Authority of Thailand has made the estimation which tallies around 1.09 million domestic trips, a number that is down 44% from last year’s Makha Bucha Day. The 2nd wave of the Covid pandemic this year has made…

  • Tourism News

    Phuket sees 300 million baht boost over long holiday weekend

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand says that Phuket has received a much-needed 300 million baht boost over the 4 day long weekend with around 54,000 tourists flocking to the island from last Thursday through to yesterday. Phuket Office Director Nanthasiri Ronnasiri, reports that the average expenditure per visitor was about 5,500 baht, which was higher than the average spend for…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket tax revenue plummets during pandemic – VIDEO

    The Covid-19 pandemic led has tax revenue in Phuket to be cut in half. Border closures, banning international tourists, has caused the tax revenue for the popular island destination to plummet. From January to August, total tax receipts year on year fell by more than 46%, according to data from the Phuket Area Revenue Office, obtained by The Phuket News. In…

  • Economy News

    Chiang Mai’s economic losses to reach 100 billion baht due to Covid-19 pandemic

    Chiang Mai’s economic losses are estimated to reach 100 billion baht after Covid-19 ravaged the city’s tourism industry. The Bangkok Post reports that Varodom Pitakanonda, the president of The Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce, says the city’s revenue from tourists “contracted severely this year due to the coronavirus”. “Now, we are pinning our hopes on government stimulus packages to salvage…

  • World News

    Facebook responds to proposed media laws in Australia with a threat to ban sharing of news posts

    The media wars are heating up in Australia as a battle between Facebook and other tech platforms line up against traditional media providers and the Australian Government. Facebook is now threatening to block both the users and media organisations in Australia sharing news stories, if the Australian government’s plan to demand Facebook, Instagram, Google, etc to pay for content goes ahead.…

  • Covid-19 News

    Qantas cuts 6,000 jobs to recover huge revenue losses

    Australia’s Qantas Group is cutting at least 6,000 jobs after a massive revenue loss due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The jobs losses will be spread across all parts of the business while continuing to stand down 15,000 employees in an effort to recover. The Qantas Group includes the Qantas ‘full service’ brand and the JetStar discount airline offshoot. 20 % of…

  • Covid-19 News

    Tourist numbers and revenue expected to plunge, exceeding worst predictions for 2020

    It’s no secret that the Covid-19 outbreak has been disastrous for Thailand’s tourism sector, long considered a vital lifeline of the nation’s already battered economy. Now the Tourism Authority of Thailand is projecting that Thailand is likely to close the year with only 16 million international tourists and 60 million domestic trips, far below the pre-virus targets of 40 million…