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Press Association Tony Pulis played down West Brom’s win over his former side Stoke – but insisted the Baggies should have scored more. Brown Ideye’s header – his seventh goal of the season – earned the hosts a deserved 1-0 win over the poor visitors. Ideye was denied a second by an offside call and referee Michael Oliver ignored huge claims for a penalty when Geoff Cameron felled Craig Dawson. He said: “Ben had come off with a knee problem, he felt his knee go from under him and we’ll have to get him checked, we need him fit. “Browny has also taken a knock. He has been good for us. We have only got two strikers Saido (Berahino) and Brown, we have got all these results with just two strikers. They look a good pair.” The Potters had been aiming for a fourth straight win, after rising to eighth in the table, but while Jonathan Walters forced a smart save from Myhill they failed to fire. It was just their third defeat in the last 12 league games but boss Mark Hughes admitted he told some home truths at half-time. He said: “It’s fair to say I wasn’t best pleased. We got a little bit of a reaction but we didn’t maintain it. We lacked quality in the final third. “We didn’t play particularly well, we started slowly. “We didn’t ask any questions against a West Brom side who were quite comfortable defending what we were able to produce. We had a slight reaction, possibly to my words, but didn’t maintain it. “That’s a disappointment for us because we have been playing well and I didn’t see the performance coming. We know we’re better than that. “Unfortunately on the day we haven’t been able to produce what we have produced in recent weeks.” It was also West Brom’s first home win over the Potters since 2003 and moved them 11 points clear of the Barclays Premier League drop zone. But Pulis insisted the Baggies should have been home and dry long before the final whistle. “The disappointing thing is we had to wait until the 95th minute to take a sigh of relief, it should have been over before that,” said Pulis, who also beat Stoke 1-0 as Crystal Palace boss last season. “The penalty in the second half, Michael will look at that and be very disappointed, it was as blatant a penalty as I have seen for a long time. “With the offside goal I thought the keeper had touched it, as soon as he does Brown – from what they tell me – is onside again. “It’s three points, I had a great 10 years at Stoke, a wonderful journey, I left it in a very sound financial and good position. We did wonderful things there from a club which was 14th or 15th in the Championship. “To take it to where it went was wonderful and it will be years I will always remember but today was about West Brom getting the three points.” But Ben Foster was forced off in the second half, being replaced by Boaz Myhill, and Pulis also has worries over goalscorer Ideye.
Thailand has welcomed 426,876 Indians from January through May 2015, indicating that arrivals in half yearly arrivals crossed the half a million mark, meaning that Thailand is on track to achieve projected 1 million arrivals by year-end 2015.The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has set a qualitative (measured by spend and length of stay rather than absolute numbers i.e. arrivals) growth strategy for going ahead but would nonetheless like to retain its leading position as India’s favourite tourist destination. The first five months of 2015 have displayed an encouraging 15.89% growth over 2014.TAT Mumbai is working with travel agents to ensure that the destination achieve both qualitative and quantitative growth. Soraya Homchuen, Director, TAT Mumbai shares that a quality tourism development initiative is coming soon. “We are planning the third edition of ‘A Luxury Showcase’, our roadshow with a focus on high end travel-packaging. It is slated for October 5 in Mumbai,” she said.The tourism board recently concluded agent-connect events in Coimbatore and Chennai in a bid to keep numbers upbeat from newer, non-metro markets even while it pursues new markets in its traditional metro markets.Consumer connect initiatives by TAT Mumbai have included special deals curated in collaboration with travel agents including Sunday Pure Holidays, Mercury and Veena World; a radio and social media contest targeted at newly-weds on Red FM and a food festival linked to a social media contest in partnership with JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar.