BANGKOK, 18 September 2020: A proposal to encourage long-stay visits and begin the process of opening Thailand to leisure travel passed its first hurdle with the Thai cabinet approving a “special tourist visa” 15 September.
CHIANG RAI, 24 August 2020: Covid-19 has changed the way we live and work dramatically, and travel may never return to what we were accustomed to for years to come, even when an effective vaccine becomes available...
MADRID, 21 August 2020: The cost of the restrictions on travel introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is evident for all to see says UNWTO secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili in his latest message to global tourism stakeholders.
BANGKOK, 19 August 2020: The crucial question facing tour operators as they battle the financial fall-out from Covid-19 is to what extent do they accept the losses, explains Diethelm Travel’s CEO Stephen Roamer. He heads one...
CHIANG RAI, 17 August 2020: I reckon "I'm forever blowing bubbles," the 1920s Tin Pan Alley ditty and anthem of the UK Premier League football club West Ham United, sums up the muddle facing the travel industry.
BANGKOK, 13 August 2020: SpiceRoads turned back the clock four years this week and recalled co-owner Struan Robertson after a four-year hiatus to navigate the cycling tour specialist through the Covid-19 storm. We posted questions (see...
SINGAPORE, 6 August 2020: I have to admit when Trip.com emailed me a press release, last week, saying it had recently sold more than 12,000 room nights for Singapore I hesitated. Who wants to be a laughing stock? 
CHIANG RAI, 4 August 2020: If talk could cure Covid-19 we would all be sunning ourselves at our favourite beach resorts without a care in the world. Instead, we are struggling with simple, practical matters such as...
CHIANG RAI, 9 July 2020: Covid-19 experts love to tell us what we can expect "going forward". They reassure us that they know precisely how the Covid-19 story ends. Some jump on the...
CHIANG RAI, 3 July 2020: Nothing beats a good natter over a meal, with friends, sipping wine or quaffing beer. If you can throw in some networking into the mix, the recipe is perfect. One...