SINGAPORE, 22 January 2020. Four ‘Friendship Bridges’ span the wide majestic Mekong River as it creates a meandering borderline between Thailand and Laos but just how friendly are these border bridges? When the first bridge opened...
SINGAPORE, 15 January 2020: Mulling over where I should travel this year, particularly conferences and travel trade shows, I tumbled on a travel association telling its members they can now buy carbon credits from its "Neutral Together"...
SINGAPORE, 7 January 2020: It is not a good start to 2020. We may have looked forward to the New Year counting down to a new decade hoping for a better world, but within days, much of the optimism...
SINGAPORE, 18 December 2019: This may come as a surprise to employees who notch up miles on corporate travel, but travel managers are not expected by their organisations to look into traveller well-being, a recent Amadeus report points out.
SINGAPORE, 12 December 2019: With the dawn of a new year just days away we take a look back at the milestones that impacted Asia's travel trade in 2019. Brunei was in the news...
SINGAPORE, 6 December 2019: My morning browse of the news as I sip double shot espresso suffered a distraction when a report in Singapore's Channel News Asia daily identified the scourge of "distracted walking."   This is a new...
SINGAPORE, 29 November 2019: Flight shaming hasn't taken off in Asia. It probably won't gain wings any time soon for one apparent reason. There are very few alternatives outside of China, Japan and India where railway networks...
BANGKOK, 27 November 2019: Tourism Authority of Thailand governor, Yuthasak Supasorn, has led the marketing agency since September 2015. At the end of September 2019, he renewed his contract for another four years; his second term in...
BANGKOK, 20 November 2019: Are Thai beach resorts pricing themselves out of the market?  One tour company boss, Stephan Roemer, thinks so according to a report by Skift an online travel news service that quoted heavily from Diethelm Travel Group’s hotel...
SINGAPORE, 15 November 2019: Everyone is jumping on the ban the plastics bandwagon and not always for the right reasons. It's good for business if you are a marketing guru. You win attention, and...