CHIANG RAI, 10 July 2019: Within a day of the UNESCO announcement recognising Bagan as a World Heritage Site, the clamour to cash in began in earnest. Bangkok Airways was first off the chock according to national...
CHIANG RAI, 3 July 2019: I have never thought of elephants as pets, and I doubt the BBC has either when it footnotes the news with the observation “the elephant in the room.” Usually,...
CHIANG RAI, 24 June 2019: Thai AirAsia’s direct flight between Singapore and Chiang Rai doesn’t look like a survivor.  Launched earlier this year with very little fuss or fanfare, the Singapore- Chiang Rai route was...
CHIANG RAI, 18 June 2019: I am looking at a press release from the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau on progress made delivering an ASEAN standard to govern MICE venue quality across the region. Line notifications interrupt....
CHIANG RAI, 10 June 2019: Buzz phrase “Flight shame” gained a passing mention on the sidelines of the International Air Transport Association’s annual general meeting held in Seoul earlier this month. But we...
PATTAYA, 7 June 2019: Thailand’s tourism has enjoyed an impressive 60-year innings that tells an incredible story of success measured against the benchmarks of arrivals and revenue. As the Tourism Authority of Thailand approaches its 60th anniversary...
BANGKOK, 29 May 2019: Within six months Thailand is promising to introduce a travel tax that will fund accident insurance and finance restoration of tourist attractions and the environment.  Sounds good. A talking topic for years, this...
CHIANG RAI, 24 May 2019: Yunnan packed to the gills annually with domestic tourists has little incentive or even inclination to roll out the welcome mat for more international visitors. The Chinese province is already the...
BANGKOK, 22 May 2019:  There’s been a marked shift in the content fed into the upcoming Thailand Travel Mart this year with “a TTM Talk session taking the lead-time on the opening day of the trade show.
CHIANG RAI, 7 May 2019: Two months into a smog crisis that first made headlines 1 March, there are still no signs that Thailand’s far north province will inhale clean air any time soon.