CHIANG RAI, 19 January 2022: Some Thai hoteliers have a short fuse when guests post a scathing review of their stay experience on popular booking sites. They hit back with threats demanding the reviewer apologise and...
CHIANG RAI, 18 January 2022: Thailand's THB300 (USD9) travel tax, due to start this April, is a drop in the ocean compared with all the other entry costs imposed on intrepid travellers since Covid-19 disrupted our lives.
CHIANG RAI, 12 January 2022: Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam all lost ground in the International Living's Global Retirement Index 2022, dropping out of the top 10 country list for the first time in three years. Malaysia that...
LONDON, 12 January 2022: As 2022 gets underway, the latest results from the Henley Passport Index show record-breaking levels of travel freedom for top-ranking nations Japan and Singapore, but also the widest recorded global mobility gap since the index’s inception...
CHIANG RAI, 11 January 2022: Most hoteliers shake off a negative review like water off a duck's back, but just a few explode and threaten the reviewer with a fate worse than death for ruffling the hotel...
CHIANG RAI, 6 January 2022: Parking 375 tourists on a 250-metre long and 15-metre wide strip of sand might seem to be overdoing it, but that is the visitor cap for those who want to return to admire Phi...
CHIANG RAI, 5 January 2022: Cambodia presses ahead with hosting the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2022 16 to 22 January in the coastal town of Sihanoukville despite a rampant spread of Covid-19 Omicron variant infections worldwide. It's...
BANGKOK, 5 October 2021: The timing is out on Thailand’s announcement that it will impose an additional THB500 fee on foreigners entering the country sometime next year. Someone has lost touch with the bellwether's warning...
BANGKOK, 27 September 2021: Today, we celebrate World Tourism Day, possibly mulling over the reassuring words of tourism leaders such as the UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. Yes, we know the human desire to travel and explore...
PHUKET, 17 September 2021: The resort island of Phuket's proof of concept Sandbox advantage looks to dramatically change come October, says C9 Hotelworks managing director Bill Barnett in an email post on Thursday. "Since 1 July,...