SINGAPORE, 22 August 2019: Travellers will pay more to holiday in Malaysia when the country introduces a new departure tax on all airline travellers effective 1 September. But there is a glimmer of hope...
CHIANG RAI, 13 August 2019: Thailand’s Immigration Bureau’s latest move to strictly apply two clauses in the 1979 Immigration Law is upsetting expatriates living in Thailand. Over  5,000 of them signed a petition. That's...
CHIANG RAI, 9 August 2019: Plastic is a pain. We have all come to accept the plain fact that single-use plastics must go. Decades have passed since the first observant travel executive threw a tantrum,...
BANGKOK, 2 August 2019: World Animal Protection is campaigning to end elephant rides worldwide in an e-letter campaign launched in July. In this opinion feature presented by WAP, the agency praises ChangChill an elephant park in...
SINGAPORE, 1 August 2019; We might be forgiven for thinking Visit Year promotions are more trouble than they are worth.  A few countries hold on to them like precious life rafts hoping they will keep a tourism...
BANGKOK, 30 July 2019: Amadeus warns travel companies to get up to speed on duty-of-care as travellers recognise they are now in the driving seat. In her latest blog to business travel firms, Amadeus global head...
SINGAPORE, 23 July 2019:  In the bay, a cruise ship at anchor overshadows the skyline as passengers transfer to tenders for the short sail to Komodo Island. Within the hour, around 1,000 passengers will transfer...
SINGAPORE, 18 July 2019: They are usually on first-name terms by the time the tour ends, and it is not uncommon for guides and guests to enjoy long-lasting friendships. Understandably so, tour guides...
SINGAPORE, 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...
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,...