Deciding to move from Pattaya to Hua Hin has been a welcome return to the newspaper world and to the origins of Hua Hin Today for Visa Chimdee. In August Visa was appointed to the position of newspaper General Manager. Khun Visa was a successful executive in the hotel/ hospitality business for many years. She moved to Pattaya City in 1997 where she established a successful travel business company called Karesell Tours. Her business acumen and hard work was recognised by peers and she soon became a business partner in the launching of an English language newspaper called Pattaya Today.
Seven years later the newspaper was a resounding success but sadly at that time Visa’s partner passed away. In order to spend more time with her young son, she sold the newspaper business. A few years later she was introduced to the chemical industry through friends who invited her to join their business. Initially the company distributed products on Thailand’s eastern seaboard. Visa Chimdee was a founder of the Hua Hin Today newspaper. George Mastronikolis was a friend from his time in Pattaya who asked her for help to commence Hua Hin Today in 2003.
At that time there was no English language newspaper in Hua Hin. In the early years of founding of the newspaper she made many trips between Hua Hin and Pattaya, especially in the first year until the newspaper could stand on its own. Since then Hua Hin Today has grown with spectacular success and is now 13 years old. “I am very happy to be back in the newspaper business especially with Hua Hin Today as I was the founder.
I look forward to not only working within a well known newspaper company, but also working alongside colleagues with the same ambitions and determination to see the business grow further”. Khun Visa is a very welcome ‘returnee’ to the Hua Hin Today team. Her personality, communication skills, experience and understanding of what makes the newspaper such a valuable community asset is destined to see the publication continue to move from strength to strength.