2009 – Issues 16 – 20
VOL 32: ISSUE 20: 10 – 16 June 2009
This week we feature a report by Imtiaz Muqbil on the relatively unknown destination, Kazakhstan, served by Air Astana from Bangkok. It is also interesting to see Japan increase its promotions in Thailand obviously to gain an advantage over destinations that are currently reducing their presence in the market. You can zoom into the feature you are interested in by clicking on the icon. Pages can also be printed, or the whole edition can be downloaded to your PC as a PDF file.
VOL 32: ISSUE 19: 3 – 9 June 2009
In our TTM special edition, Day 2, buyers and sellers begin their meetings on the show floor. We feature a message from Thailand’s Prime Minister reassuring travel partners that the country is now on the road to stability and recovery.
VOL 32: ISSUE 18: 27 May – 2 June 2009
I reckon our report on Track of the Tiger’s latest venture in community-based tourism is worth a read. Any project that puts dollars into a village deserves support as there are far too many examples of dollars staying in Bangkok under the catchword of ecotourism. See Page 4.
VOL 32: ISSUE 17: 20 – 26 May 2009
I personally didn’t believe it was possible to cycle on Bangkok’s pavements without ending up in hospital.
We live and learn thanks to the owners of Segway Thailand, who are taking tourists around the city on sightseeing tours using two-wheel electric driven contraptions. They feature on our A to Z page.
Our apologies for the delay in sending out this digital edition, due to a technical hitch (our tech guy had a short circuit and needed surgery).
VOL 32: ISSUE 16: 13 – 19 May 2009
In this edition, both Singapore Airlines and Thailand’s national airline, THAI, gear up their internet sales with bargain fares to appeal to consumers chasing last minute bargains.
This trend will strengthen, although THAI’s management insist it will continue to rely on travel agents for the bulk of its bookings.