BANGKOK, 19 April 2018: Songkran’s seven deadly days, 11 to 17 April, dispensed gruesome carnage and life changing injuries reminiscent of a war zone. Despite the best efforts of government and road safety agencies, the week delivered a set of...
CHIANG RAI, 4 April 2018: Every year as the Songkran festival approaches, thoughts turn to road safety, or to be more precise the lack of it on Thailand’s highways. It’s a year-round problem with an average 66 people dying on...
BANGKOK, 23 March 2018. World Water Day flowed by, Thursday, with just a few if any ripples of recognition except for a statement from the Save the Mekong Coalition calling for a halt to dam projects on the Mekong...
CHIANG RAI, 19 March 2018: You have to wonder sometimes if journalists can write in their sleep, especially when they report on what government ministers have to say on a variety of issues the rest of us are hard...
BANGKOK, 9 March 2018: Not a day goes by without the word sustainable rolling off the lips of a tourism leader keen to be seen as trending. The UNWTO secretary did just that in his message at the opening of...
BANGKOK, 5 March 2018: Vietjet is famous for its sneaky discounts that vanish into thin air almost as fast as the cabin attendants strip down to their undies to gain free publicity if you believe their publicity stunts. This is...
BANGKOK 28 February 2018: By 2025, a billion travellers could have flown to their favourite holiday destinations on an aircraft powered by a mix of jet and sustainable fuels. It’s now 10 years since the first flight took off using...

Ministry peps up forecast

BANGKOK, 26 February 2018: It’s easy to be critical of Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports for limiting its communications to just the Thai language. It might even argue that its role does not extend to building global awareness, or...
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...