YANGON, 4 March 2021: A hotelier responds to our recent op-ed, adding insights on the need for due diligence to ensure international travel and hospitality companies partner with people in Myanmar who want to make their country...
CHIANG RAI, 1 March 2021: We shouldn't get a bad taste from drinking beer, but it's a likely outcome after discovering Myanmar's famous beer brands top-up the ill-gotten coffers of a military junta. I...
CHIANG RAI, 3 February 2021: Thailand's Minister of Tourism is lobbying hard to allow vaccinated tourists to visit the country without a 14-day quarantine. He talks about getting the measure approved by April or...
BANGKOK, 21 January 2021: The media rush to get a story first is strewn with potholes in Thailand as illustrated by the latest gaffe by a high ranking immigration officer. A highly respected news channel, Khao...
BANGKOK, 20 January 2020: Thailand’s National Tourism Policy Board says a proposal to tax tourists THB300 when they enter the country will be used to rebuild tourism confidence. Travel companies disagree. They believe the...

Experts who see tomorrow

SINGAPORE, 15 January 2021: I get messages all the time from folk who can see tomorrow and far beyond. Another one dropped into my email box this morning. Between the lines, you sense the urgency of a...

Ditch the Fit-To-Fly hoop

SINGAPORE, 13 January 2021: We are coming to terms with travel discomfort as we pass the first annual milestone of the Covid-19 blight. My daughter calls to tell me she is boarding one of Singapore's...
SINGAPORE 12 January 2021: Lessons learned in 2020 and where the travel industry is heading in 2021 are core themes of opinion-ed from Trip.com Group CEO Jane Sun released this week. She heads one of the...
BANGKOK, 23 December 2020: Our wish for 2021 is that it will be safe and successful for all our readers and that the arrival of vaccines will be a game-changer; a lifesaver for everyone.

Light on the horizon

SINGAPORE, 16 December 2020: This past year has been a remarkable examination of how our world responds to crisis. Each and every one of us, wherever we are in the world, has had to face the unexpected, unprecedented trauma of...