CHIANG RAI, 17 August 2018: Safety and stability are key factors that help to rank the liveability of a city, or destination, according to the latest Economic Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index 2018. Vienna in Austria for the first time...
CHIANG RAI, 9 August 2018: We let the genie out of the bottle and it is not going back. We wished that all people could travel at the lowest cost and that we could earn a respectable living off the...
CHIANG RAI, 8 August 2018: New travel routes that combine southern beach resorts in Thailand with Chiang Rai in the far north should be explored, explains Tourism Authority of Thailand Chiang Rai office director Karuna Dechatiwong. Chiang Rai’s third director...
CHIANG RAI, 2 August 2018: When you talk about mandatory travel insurance and GPS tracking devices for tourists visiting Thailand alarm bells ring in the offices of inbound travel companies across the country. They are already burdened with various insurance...

Marvel not over Marvie

SINGAPORE, 1 August 2018:  Scoot has introduced a transactional chatbot, named Marvie that is supposed to have us in awe. It doesn’t by its own account if you take its pick-up rate on customer performance since its first week of...
CHIANG RAI, 13 July 2018: Thailand overcame an impossible challenge rescuing the Wild Boars Academy team, but safety on our seas demands a similar commitment. Thailand hit the headlines, worldwide, in two contrasting incidents, this week. One prompted an outpouring...
CHIANG RAI, 9 July 2018: As hundreds of international volunteers and an army of Thai rescue teams and specialists work around the clock, the entire nation is praying that all 12 young boys and their football coach will be...
NAKHON PHANOM, 3 July 2018: Reasons for attending the annual Mekong Tourism Forum were as diverse as the background of the 475 delegates registered. This year’s Mekong Tourism Forum attracted the highest attendance in the event’s history, understandably because registration...
NAKHON PANOM, 27 June 2018: Tourism officials are telling us how air connectivity makes it so much more convenient to explore the Mekong Region. Sounds good. It will get a mention at the Mekong Tourism Forum this week in Nakhon...
CHIANG RAI, 25 June, 2018: Today, Mekong Region tourism officials, tour operators and travel writers are heading for the northeast town of Nakhon Phanom for the annual Mekong Tourism Forum. If all goes well when the event opens, Tuesday, delegates...