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Thailand's Yachting Industry
With some of the most spectacular coastline in the world, an investor friendly government and a socially stable environment that has attracted foreign investment for decades, Thailand is a natural location for investment in the vibrant and lucrative yachting industry. The country already boasts world class marinas at its luxurious island of Phuket, which was voted last year by the Christofle Asia Boating Awards to be “Asia's Maritime Capital”. But more than that, industry growth has also led to an expansion of berthing space all along the country's 1,000 mile coastline, which now offers yachting enthusiasts 600 excellent locations from the Andaman Sea all the way up through the Gulf of Thailand.

Thailand's Tourism Industry
Thailand's tourism industry continues to enjoy healthy growth and remains one of the shining sectors of the economy. Despite uncertainties raised over the past year, tourism confidence in Thailand remained high as the government's estimate of 14.8 million people visiting the Kingdom in 2007 was expected to be reached, bringing about 547 billion baht in revenues. And, in fact, the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) notes that an estimated 60%of arrivals are repeat visitors. This represents a good increase over the previous year's figure of 13.82 million visitors, and 487 billion baht tourism revenue.

World Bank's Economic Monitor
The World Bank has once again released its biannual issue of the Thailand Economic Monitor reviewing the state of the Thai economy in the second half of the year. The report, which is prepared by the World Bank's Bangkok office, offers up a wide range of information, including the economic outlook for 2008, the state of structural reforms in Thailand and statistics on a plethora of economic indices.

Mitsubishi Company (Thailand) Limited
Mr. Fukuyiro Yamabe, President of Mitsubishi Company Thailand Limited, shares his views on the future of Japanese investment in Thailand.

Rolly Tasker Sails
The company is the namesake of Rolland “Rolly” Tasker, the Australian sailor who won the country's first sailing medal at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. Furthermore, a total of thirty-seven world and Olympic sailing medals have since been won worldwide by yachts using sails by Rolly Tasker Sails.

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