CHIANG RAI, 19 February 2018 It’s surprising how many times you hear the words cheap and nasty when discussions turn to tourism from China.  Most of the comments are plain old prejudice. They fly in the face of facts...
BANGKOK, 15 February  2018: Thai Vietjet celebrated Valentine's Day by hugging its passengers on board flights soaring to destinations across Thailand. The 'Share Hugs' campaign was built around a video shoot at its home base Suvarnabhumi Airport, 10 February, as...
CHIANG RAI, 12 February 2018: The cliché message uttered by travel industry leaders goes something like “content is king.” But is it really king?  And just what kind of content are we talking about? This is the age of influencers...
CHIANG RAI, 5  February 2018: Just minutes before a media briefing was due to commence at the ASEAN Tourism Forum in Chiang Mai, last month, a hosted journalist tweeted: “The Indonesians know how to organise a media event.” He was...
CHIANG MAI, 29 January 2018: As the final round of speeches concluded and the dancers twirled off the stage, it left ATF participants to ponder was it all worth the effort? Now in its 37th year, the 10-member nations are...
CHIANG RAI, 22 January 2018: The Tourism Authority of Thailand rolls out the red carpet to welcome participants to the ASEAN Tourism Forum, 2018 hosted in Chiang Mai, this week. Well done. The organisation of the event will be smooth...
BANGKOK, Thailand, 18 January 2018 – Dinner In The Sky dangling in a platform hoisted high by a cablestays made its official debut earlier this month. The bizarre way to dine attracted VIPs for what was called an inaugural flight. The organisers...
CHIANG RAI, 15 January 2018: Three universities and a tourism office in far north Thailand are leading a mission to brand tourism and build cooperation with neighbouring countries. Chiang Rai’s provincial tourism office is funding the series of seminars, while...
BANGKOK, 12 January 2018: Bloomberg, 4 January, reported the meteoric rise in fortunes at Airports of Thailand, a Happy New Year start for the public listed company that manages six airports in Thailand. The respected business news channel said the...

Beyond seven deadly days

CHIANG RAI, 4 January 2017: Thailand’s media created the annual horror story dubbed “ the seven deadly days” that number crunches the death toll over the New Year holiday. But the reality is quite different from what the 423 New...