PHUKET, 22  February 2018: Thailand Yacht Show opens Thursday at the Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket for its third edition. The event is open to both trade and consumers, 22 to 25 February. During the four days, Phuket will host...
BANGKOK, 8 January 2018: Portuguese airline Hi Fly claims to be the first airline to operate a single use plastic free flight. First reported in Travel Pulse and picked up by Fox News, the...

Our poisoned planet

BANGKOK, 19 September 2019: Thailand foremost expert on marine conservation, Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat, posted on Tuesday a damning photo of plastic pollution at a national park beach in Thailand. A leading authority on marine...
PHUKET, 13 November 2019: Members of a hotel business association on Phuket Island have pledged to substantially reduce garbage and single-use plastic in their properties and beaches by 2020. Known as the  KataKaron Business...
MADRID, 20 April 2020: The Global Tourism Crisis Committee has united behind the World Tourism Organisation’s rallying cry for governments to “go beyond words” and begin taking decisive action to safeguard the millions of jobs under threat as a result...
BANGKOK, 21 August 2019: Student travel company Ground Asia, a spin-off enterprise of Khiri Travel, has introduced responsible traveller training modules and made them free for anyone interested in travelling responsibly. Students, teachers and faculty can learn how...
SINGAPORE, 31 July 2019: InterContinental Hotels Group says it will remove all miniature bathroom amenities in 843,000 rooms across all properties in the international group by 2021. Updated 1400, 1 August. This report from...
SEATTLE, 18 September 2019:  The Adventure Travel Trade Association has hired Taleb Rifai, former secretary-general of the UNWTO as a special advisor. Rifai, a two-term secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism...
SINGAPORE, 29 October 2019: Travelbag, a UK tour operator, has launched an interactive map of the world to show travellers how they can preserve and protect the places they visit. Responsible travel – the...
SINGAPORE, 4 October 2019: Smog made the headlines last week as residents in Bangkok donned face masks to protect themselves against what newspapers called toxic haze, mostly self-inflicted by a city consumed by dust and vehicle emissions.