PATTAYA, 15 June 2018: Thailand’s top B2B travel show, Thailand Travel Mart Plus, closes Friday afternoon after two days of pre-arranged appointments between travel content providers and international tour operators. Hosted in an elaborate marquee at Pattaya’s Ocean Marina, the...
CHIANG RAI, 8 June 2018: Trade shows are evolving and Thailand’s annual TTM is no exception. Next week, the 17th edition of the Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) convenes in Pattaya, the nation’s...
CHIANG RAI, 30 May 2018: Seamless connections suggest the absence of speed bumps; just a pleasant experience changing gauge at an airport without a worry in the world. The popular term suggests an entire airline community is synchronised perfectly to...
CHIANG RAI, 28 May 2018: Pressure is mounting on hotel chains to join campaigns that will reduce the use of plastic in the hospitality and tourism industry. The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office’s executive director, Jens Thraenhart, confirmed in his weekly...
CHIANG RAI, 25 May 2018: Phuket is frequently described as a world-class destination, a term often over used by enthusiastic public relations gurus to polish image. There is considerable truth to the assertion that Phuket competes with the world’s top...
BANGKOK, 10 May 2018: You could call it a reality check; a wake up call for the tourism industry to rethink its response to climate change. The latest report on battling carbon emissions places more blame at the door of...
BANGKOK, 3 May 2018: In the UK, supermarket giants Sainsbury’s and Asda announced details of a merger, last week, while across the channel in Paris, Accor confirmed it would pay 560 million Swiss francs for Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts. Both...
BANGKOK, 23 April 2018: Last week the US-based Adventure Travel Association disclosed that 60% of adventure travel firms were handing out single-use plastic water bottles to their clients, despite efforts to end the practice. There are calls for the travel...
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...