Extravaganza to cost up to B600m Concerts planned by Lisa, Andrea Bocelli

Asia's Tech News Daily
Extravaganza to cost up to B600m  Concerts planned by Lisa, Andrea Bocelli

Fireworks light up the sky over the Grand Palace on New Year’s Eve in 2016. WICHAN CHAROENKIATPAKUL

The Tourism and Sports Ministry expects to use a budget of 500-600 million baht to host twin concerts in Bangkok and Phuket after it was confirmed that two prominent artists — 'Lisa' and Andrea Bocelli — will perform to celebrate the country's reopening.

“Bringing both artists to Thailand is beyond economic value, particularly Lalisa ‘Lisa’ Monaban, the young Thai K-pop singer, who is a huge inspiration for the youth of the country,” said Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn.

He said both singers have been confirmed to perform in Thailand, with the Italian tenor’s performance set to take place in Bangkok at Sanam Luang, with the Grand Palace as the background.

Lisa’s show might be held in Phuket at Sarasin Bridge, the only road link from the mainland to the island, said Mr Phiphat.

He said the event should be co-hosted by the government and the private sector, with 200 million baht derived from the state budget, and 300-400 million from private sponsorship.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is awaiting the artists’ availability for dates and time slots. A New Year’s celebration is the most preferred date for the TAT, and the authority has made such requests to the artists’ agencies.

“With their busy work schedules, we have to wait and see whether they can come for the countdown. We also need to discuss with the Public Health Ministry the number of audience members allowed and other health and safety protocols for such big events when we are still battling an outbreak,” said Mr Phiphat.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration approved on Thursday entry without quarantine for vaccinated arrivals from some countries starting on Nov 1. They will not be restricted to certain areas, while another approval allows business events involving fewer than 500 participants in Bangkok.

Krod Rojanastien, president of the Thai Spa Association and head of the Hua Hin Recharge programme, said the country’s reopening to international tourists should help Hua Hin double the occupancy rate from 20%, mostly driven by the domestic market, to at least 40%.

However, an official government timeline should be published so tourism operators can tell their clients in advance because there is a list of guests awaiting official announcements, he said.

Sisdivachr Cheewarattanaporn, president of the Association of Thai Travel Agents, said clear-cut guidelines and a list of countries allowed entry without quarantine must be confirmed as soon as possible because long-haul tourists need time to plan their trips.

Tour operators also have to prepare business plans in advance, said Mr Sisdivachr.

He said travellers in the sandbox schemes have been mostly businessmen or those travelling with specific purposes rather than leisure visitors. Thailand has been reporting daily new infections around 10,000 on average.

“It’s hard to predict the market this year as it depends on policies and the readiness of each destination,” Mr Sisdivachr said.

Extravaganza to cost up to B600m  Concerts planned by Lisa, Andrea Bocelli

Thai-born rapper Lalisa Manoban

Extravaganza to cost up to B600m  Concerts planned by Lisa, Andrea Bocelli

Italian singer Andrea Bocelli

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

New 'Halo' game debuts as Xbox turns 20

There are plenty of Halo players that are passionate about the game, including dressing up in costume to attend the Comic Con Special Edition convention last month in California PARIS ... Read more »

A league of their own

The 38th Motor Expo during Covid-19 in Thailand may not be as colourful as before, but it is nice to see most of the country's great motorcycle brands participating in ... Read more »

RBI to hold rates at December meeting, hike early next year: Poll

Reserve Bank of India (File image) The Reserve Bank of India will hike its reverse repo rate early next year and increase its repo rate the following quarter, according to ... Read more »

TeamLease Services share price up 2% on selling subsidiary

Teamlease Services TeamLease Services’ share price rose more than 2 percent to Rs 4,225.40 in the morning trade on December 6 after the company announced selling its subsidiary IIJT Education. ... Read more »

Coronavirus Update | Active COVID-19 cases in country lowest in 552 days

Raian Karanjawala feels that post COVID-19, will be an amalgamation of touchy-feely kind of litigation and the new smart work, ‘Zoom call habit’ that has now come into practice. (Image ... Read more »

4,000 new Covid cases, 22 more deaths

A health worker administers a Covid-19 swab test on a woman before she attends the groundbreaking ceremony for the statue of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great at a ... Read more »

While Shell Resists Breakup, Rivals See Opportunity From Spinoffs Italy's Eni and other European energy conglomerates are spinning off parts of their low-carbon energy assets or considering such moves to boost returns

Royal Dutch Shell PLC is standing firm against Third Point LLC's call for a breakup of the oil giant to retain and attract investors. But that isn't stopping Eni SpA ... Read more »

Why Instagram Asks Users to Create Second Accounts An in-app notice calls on users to 'try a new account.' Can a fresh start keep people from losing their enthusiasm for the platform?

Instagram users who create secondary accounts can choose whether to link them, treating the new account as an extension of the first or as a separate one with its own ... Read more »

Godrej Properties rises nearly 3% on JV with TDI group for residential project in Delhi

Shares of Godrej Properties rose nearly 3 percent in early trade on December 6 after the company announced a joint venture with TDI group to develop a residential project in ... Read more »

MapmyIndia sets IPO price band at Rs 1,000-1,033 per share

CE Info Systems, popularly known for its brand MapmyIndia, has set the price band for its initial public offering at Rs 1,000-1,033 per equity share of face value of Rs 2 each, ... Read more »

Buy USDINR; target of : 75.65 : ICICI Direct

ICICI Direct’s currency report on USDINR US dollar decline by 0.04% on Friday amid fall in US treasury yields. Yields drop on concern that new variant may hurt economic recovery. ... Read more »

Volatility likely to continue amid Omicron uncertainty, RBI policy, macro numbers: Experts

Markets remained volatile during the week ended December 3 amid weak global cues and rising concerns over the new Omicron variant, global inflation fears and the Fed hinting towards early ... Read more »

Will Omicron force MPC to maintain status quo?

Representative image Before the Omicron variant of COVID-19 took over the epidemiological and markets discourse, there was a reasonable likelihood that the Monetary Policy Committee would signal to the Reserve ... Read more »

SenseTime seeks to raise up to $1.05 billion in Hong Kong IPO

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) – China’s biggest artificial intelligence firm SenseTime Group is seeking to raise as much as US$768 million (S$1.05 billion) from a Hong Kong initial public offering in ... Read more »

Lottery Sambad Result December 6: 'Dear Bangalakshmi Teesta' lottery winners to be announced at 4 pm

Results of the West Bengal State Lottery Sambad ‘Dear Bangalakshmi Teesta’ are announced every Monday at 4 pm. Lottery Sambad Result: The West Bengal State Lottery Department will announce the results of its ... Read more »

Didi sends warning to China investors who bet worst was over

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) – Even by the volatile standards of Chinese stocks, the swings in Didi Global last Friday (Dec 3) were extraordinary. In the span of just a few ... Read more »

Adidas promotes Star Wars gear ahead of The Book of Boba Fett series this December

The Rivalry Hi Star Wars honors Wookiee, decorated with fur to mimic his look, and laces adorned with his signature bandolier. Adidas would release a Star Wars collection inspired by ... Read more »

Cryptocurrency Prices today on December 6: Bitcoin, Binance Coin, Solana, XRP fall while Ethereum rises

Cryptocurrency (Representative image) The global crypto market capitalisation declined 1.07 percent over the last 24 hours to stand at $2.27 trillion. Bitcoin, currently trading at $49,084.94 saw a surge in ... Read more »

Daily Voice | Expect good rally in equity by year-end given the financial conditions worldwide, says Mohit Nigam of Hem Securities

Mohit Nigam, Head – PMS at Hem Securities says they expect the market to close above the 18,000 mark before December 2021 ends. “The uptrend of Nifty50 looks intact and ... Read more »

US officials to boycott Beijing Olympics

People wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak are seen near the lit-up Olympic rings at top of the Olympic Tower, a year ahead of the opening of ... Read more »

MPC Meet Preview | Omicron uncertainty reaffirms underwhelming policy normalisation

Reserve Bank of India (File image) Churchil Bhatt, EVP Debt Investments, Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance Company “If there’s one thing the history of evolution has taught us, it’s that life ... Read more »

BJP will never topple govt, says Amit Shah; dares Congress to call early polls in Rajasthan

Union Home Minister Amit Shah. (File image) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday dismissed accusations that the BJP tried to topple the Congress government in Rajasthan and dared the ... Read more »

Omicron has higher risk of reinfection than Delta and Beta variants: Singapore's health ministry

Representative image: Reuters Singapore‘s Ministry of Health has said that early clinical observations globally suggest that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 may be more transmissible and have a higher risk ... Read more »

Omicron India LIVE Updates: 17 more cases of new coronavirus detected in India, total tally at 21

Omicron India LIVE Updates: India has been recording rising cases of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 which has been declared as a Variant of Concern (VoC) by WHO. As ... Read more »

Deploy modified call butterfly strategy in Nifty, says Shubham Agarwal

Shubham Agarwal After a fall of more than 7 percent, a rebound from 16,850 gave some relief to the Nifty. The benchmark traded in the broader range of 17,515-16,850 after ... Read more »

Hong Kong stocks face another sell-off as Alibaba paces Chinese tech losses while Omicron, Evergrande stoke risk aversion

Hong Kong stocks dropped to more than 14-month low as Alibaba Group Holding slumped amid a management reshuffle. The spread of Omicron variant and concerns about growing debt default among ... Read more »

COVID-19 Omicron Threat LIVE Updates: 17 more cases detected in India, total tally at 21

COVID-19 Omicron Threat LIVE Updates: India has been recording rising cases of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 which has been declared as a Variant of Concern (VoC) by WHO. As ... Read more »

Market rebounds after 3-month low. Top 10 trading ideas by experts for next 3-4 weeks

The market rebounded sharply during the week ended December 3 despite consistent FII selling, after sharp sell-off in previous week. The Nifty50 had breached 17,000 on closing basis, but the ... Read more »

Buzzing Stocks | Jubilant Ingrevia, Karda Constructions, Redington India and others in news today

Jubilant Ingrevia: The company approved the buyback of 1,000, 7.90 percent secured rated listed redeemable non-convertible debentures of Rs 10,00,000 each aggregating to Rs 100 crore. DCB Bank: The bank revised ... Read more »

Repeat Chinese defaulter Sunshine 100 misses payment on US$179 million of debt and interest

Chinese developer and repeat defaulter Sunshine 100 China Holdings has missed payment on US$179 million of debt and interest payments due Sunday, as higher borrowing costs hit indebted companies across ... Read more »

Rategain Travel Technologies IPO opens on December 07: 10 key things to know before subscribing public issue

Anand Rathi IPO RateGain Travel Technologies Ltd. is one of the leading distribution technology companies in the world and the largest Software as a Service (“SaaS”) company in the hospitality ... Read more »

Japan government considering lifting FY22 economic growth forecast

(Image: Reuters) The Japanese government is considering raising its economic growth forecast for fiscal 2022 to take into account the effects of its record $490 billion stimulus package, public broadcaster ... Read more »

Alibaba shakes up management with CFO, commerce heads reshuffle

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) – Alibaba Group Holding is replacing its long-standing chief financial officer and reshuffling the leaders of its commerce businesses, the most notable management changes since the Chinese ... Read more »

SoftBank shares slump 9% after week of bad portfolio news

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) – SoftBank Group extended a six-day slump with another drop of as much as 9 per cent in Tokyo on Monday (Dec 6) as key companies in its ... Read more »

China Evergrande shares set to fall 7.1% after it says no guarantee it can meet repayments

Image: Reuters Shares of embattled China Evergrande Group were set to slide 7.1% on Monday after the world’s most indebted developer said there was no guarantee it would have enough ... Read more »

Gold holds steady as investors weigh faster Fed taper prospects

Representative image Gold prices held steady on Monday as market participants weighed the prospect of a faster ending to pandemic-era asset purchases by the U.S. Federal Reserve after data suggested ... Read more »

Alibaba appoints Toby Xu as new chief financial officer

Alibaba (Source: Reuters) Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said Toby Xu, will succeed Maggie Wu as the company’s chief financial officer from April, a move it described as part of the ... Read more »

Asia in cautious mood as Omicron spreads, US CPI looms

Asian share markets got off to a cautious start on Monday as Omicron emerged in more countries and investors faced a week-long wait for key U.S. inflation figures that could ... Read more »

Fresh look at contemporary master Retrospective on Damrong Wong-Uparaj shows how artist championed Thai traditional values

Damrong was praised as an artist who reflected Thai rural landscapes. Damrong Wong-Uparaj was notable for his rural landscape paintings although his multidisciplinary abilities helped develop the progress of the ... Read more »

Celebrate the holidays with Megabangna

Shoppers are invited to take pictures with Santa Claus and his wonderful circus friends. Megabangna Megabangna invites shoppers to celebrate the charming holiday season in “The Magical Cirque Of Christmas” ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic