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...
BANGKOK, 7 November 2019: During its MarketHub event, Hotelbeds announced that it now connects 40,000 hotels in Asia-Pacific with its worldwide B2B sales channels. TTR Weekly talked to Hotelbeds' APAC sourcing director, Miguel Anaya, about the portfolio and...
LONDON, 6 November 2019;  The UK's top travel show WTM opened Monday celebrating its 40th annual edition but despite its durable Teflon coating and the sheer weight of longevity, there are no guarantees it will reach its...
SINGAPORE, 30 October 2019: You could call it Monday madness when the Airports of Thailand’s president starts the week saying he intends to close Hat Yai and Chiang Rai airports over the next five years.
SINGAPORE, 18 October 2019: Now in its 12 annual edition, you could conclude ITB Asia has arrived at a tipping point at least as far as technology and security goes.  Entrance to ITB...
SINGAPORE, 11 October 2019: Every day thousands of tourists soak up life on the Mekong River, the seventh longest river in Asia.  They take cruises, stay at boutique hotels or tuck into a grand lunch at...