CHIANG RAI, 12 February 2019: If talk could fuel flights today we would have a choice of daily direct flights linking Siem Reap in Cambodia and Bagan in Myanmar, two major heritage towns in Southeast Asia.
CHIANG RAI, 7 February 2019: Family, resident in Singapore, popped over for a holiday during Chinese New Year, thanks to Thai AirAsia’s super fares on a brand new direct flight to Chiang Rai. A one-way fare...
CHIANG RAI, 24 January 2019: The latest tourist arrival figures presented by the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Intelligence Centre gives a sparse ballpark-like figure on the performance in 2018. At 38 million tourist...
HALONG BAY, 21 January 2019:  Three key words were bandied around the 22nd Meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers that was hosted last week during annual deliberations of ASEAN's 10 member countries. Listening to...
CHIANG RAI, 15 January 2019: Travel taxation is never far away from the thoughts of legislators looking for ways to balance the books, or more recently to act as a brake to control tourist flow. 2019...
CHIANG RAI, 11 January 2019: As we head off for the annual get together known as the ASEAN Tourism Forum, for a round of reunions with travel trade friends, it’s time to do a little homework on...
CHIANG RAI, 4 January 2019: You could say Thai AirAsia made my day over Christmas when the airline announced it would introduce direct international services to Chiang Rai at the end of this month. The lack...

Now Thailand is an egg hub

CHIANG RAI, 21 December 2018: When I saw the headline’s reference to 'Thailand  the World's first "Egg Capital,' I thought for a second a new hub was on the horizon for Thailand’s travel industry to take on-board. Well, we all...
CHIANG RAI, 20 December 2018: As the countdown to the New Year begins, it’s time to jot down a few pointers for the wish list, both big and small picture. After an almost last-ditch stand, weary climate negotiators limped across...
CHIANG RAI, 18 December 2018: This is the time of the year when we can indulge ourselves looking back at the year past and gazing into the crystal ball to see what awaits us in the year to come. It’s...