First tourist town blast suspect arrested in Thailand

Thai authorities have arrested the first suspect linked to a string of bomb and arson attacks that rocked southern tourist towns last month, a police officer said on Saturday.

The coordinated blasts erupted across seven provinces on August 11-12 1 , killing four and injuring dozens, including foreign tourists.

One suspected arsonist was arrested yesterday in his hometown in Pattani Assistant national police chief Suchart Theerasawat No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing spree but analysts say it bore the hallmarks of ethnic Malay Muslim insurgents behind a 12-year rebellion concentrated further south.

BBC Millionaires’ Holiday Club travel firm sold to private equity in £30m deal

I TC Travel, a maker of made-to-measure holidays for the rich, has been sold to private equity firm NorthEdge in a deal thought to value the luxury operator at 30m.

The Cheshire-based travel group was recently featured in the BBC documentary The Millionaires’ Holiday Club 1 , which gave a glimpse of its sumptuous holidays, from champagne-fuelled yacht parties in the Caribbean to haute couture dress shopping.

ITC, which was set up in 1974 by the late Drew Foster and is now run by boss Jen Atkinson 2 , specialises in organising upmarket holidays to sunny destinations and trips to major sporting events, such as the Monaco Grand Prix