CHIANG RAI, 10 June 2019: Buzz phrase “Flight shame” gained a passing mention on the sidelines of the International Air Transport Association’s annual general meeting held in Seoul earlier this month. But we...
PATTAYA, 7 June 2019: Thailand’s tourism has enjoyed an impressive 60-year innings that tells an incredible story of success measured against the benchmarks of arrivals and revenue. As the Tourism Authority of Thailand approaches its 60th anniversary...
BANGKOK, 29 May 2019: Within six months Thailand is promising to introduce a travel tax that will fund accident insurance and finance restoration of tourist attractions and the environment.  Sounds good. A talking topic for years, this...
CHIANG RAI, 24 May 2019: Yunnan packed to the gills annually with domestic tourists has little incentive or even inclination to roll out the welcome mat for more international visitors. The Chinese province is already the...
BANGKOK, 22 May 2019:  There’s been a marked shift in the content fed into the upcoming Thailand Travel Mart this year with “a TTM Talk session taking the lead-time on the opening day of the trade show.
CHIANG RAI, 7 May 2019: Two months into a smog crisis that first made headlines 1 March, there are still no signs that Thailand’s far north province will inhale clean air any time soon.
CHIANG RAI, 25 April 2019: I received a call last night from a tour operator who had a couple of days of downtime between a busy schedule attending travel conferences. Fresh from events in China he...
CHIANG RAI, 10 April 2019 Guest Column*: While it is, of course, each government’s sovereign right to decree and revise its Penal Code as they see fit, it is equally the travel consumers’ right to avoid destinations...
CHIANG RAI, 2 April 2019: On Sunday, we almost packed an overnight case and headed for the airport to escape the thick debilitating smog that hangs over the this far north province. Our pet beagle gave...
CHIANG RAI, 26 March 2019:  When Chiang Rai’s governor Prajon Prachsakul endorses a proposal to develop a tour linking Thailand, Laos and Myanmar in a single day he has our attention. But it might not always be for the...