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TAT looks to revive mothballed Elite Card
Thailand Elite Card THAILAND: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says it will present a revamped version of the defunct Thailand Elite Card project to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports by the end of this month for Cabinet review after that.

No timetable was given, but the Thailand Elite Card has been mothballed for two years, while government agencies pondered over its future. TAT deputy governor, Wilaiwan Tawitsri, said the TAT's work on the operational restructuring of Thailand Privilege Card Company Limited (TPC), which was given the debt ridden project, is nearing completion.

Findings and a recommendations to revamp the project will be presented to Deputy Prime Minister and Tourism & Sports Minister Chumpol Silpa-archa on May 29.

"Mr Chumpol will be able to present all information for the Cabinet in the hope the project may gain a B80 million emergency budget to enable the TPC to continue operations until the end of December 2012." Earlier, the TPC's board president and TAT governor, Suraphon Svetasreni, had said the card company would be closed. He has since revised his response saying it is now possible to keep the card alive.

More of this news on The Phuket News website
Summer Family Festival at Laguna
Summer Family Festival Laguna Phuket's two-month Summer Family Festival swings into action on Saturday 23 June with a treasure trove of fun and games for kids, together with a host of entertainment options for parents. Right through until 25 August, Canal Shopping Village is transformed into a carnival playground, with a BBQ Beer Tent for parents to socialise and relax while their youngsters enjoy the Kidzsole Flying Trapeze, bouncy castle, trampoline and games in the Kidz Lounge.

The BBQ Beer Tent will offer a feast of televised big screen summer sporting events including coverage of the Euro 2012 Football Championship London Olympic Games as well as music, a weekly quiz night and Happy Hour drinks. And a popular return attraction for the youngsters at this year's Festival will be the Kidz Fun Zone, serving up daily afternoons of sports skills, cooking lessons, adventure and educational activities, golf excursions and outings to local amusement parks, for just THB 200 per session.

Further attractions planned for the Festival include art classes from a Festival Artist-in-Residence and Zumba fitness sessions.

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Wine List of the Year Thailand 2012 Awards
WLOTY 2012 Events Thailand is proud to announce this upcoming event, never seen before in the Kingdom of Thailand, in collaboration with The Genuine Palate. The Wine List of the Year Thailand Awards is a National competition recognizing the efforts and expertise amongst the hotels, resorts, restaurants cafes and wine bars in the development of wine lists and wine culture in Thailand.

Wine List of the Year Thailand Awards promotes and rewards excellence in these venues and conveys this message to the media and wine and food consumers in Thailand and abroad.

For more information about the Wine List of the Year Thailand 2012 Awards, visit the website and find more information about Sponsorship Opportunities on our dedicated page at
Mid Air Circus in Phuket
MidAir Circus Mid Air Circus Arts (MACA) have been operating right here in Phuket since the beginning of the year. Having already set up their full sized flying trapeze and circus arts academy to teach beginners and professionals alike... they now open the doors on their event services, providing upscale and breathtaking circus performances.

With a large network of professional acts at their disposal and years of experience in event performance worldwide... If your goal is creating something extraordinary and unforgettable... Contact us at
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What's on in Phuket?
Laguna Phuket Intl Marathon - June 10, 2012
Location: Bang Tao Beach

This year's Laguna Phuket International Marathon, the seventh, is expected to attract more competitors. From its humble beginnings with less than 2'000 participants the event has grown to a size of more than 5'000 participants, with an average of 1'500 international participants from 43 countries. The event will again feature a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 Km Run, 5 Km Walk and a 2 Km Kids Run. More information on

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