BANGKOK, 17 August 2017: Technically all the indicators, including media statements, suggest Thai Smile flies to Kota Kinabalu from its Suvarnabhumi airport home-base here in Bangkok. It is even an option on the airline’s its website where travellers can select...

Now Thailand is an egg hub

CHIANG RAI, 21 December 2018: When I saw the headline’s reference to 'Thailand  the World's first "Egg Capital,' I thought for a second a new hub was on the horizon for Thailand’s travel industry to take on-board. Well, we all...
CHIANG RAI, 15 March 2019: A Supreme Administrative Court ruling opens the way for Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Conservation to limit tourist and dive visits to the Similan Islands in the Andaman Sea. 
BANGKOK, 24 October 2017: Equality in the hotel workplace still remains a big issue with far too few women taking up the top posts in management. The hotel industry will quote the vast improvements that have been made noting the...
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...
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,...
BANGKOK, 3 May 2018: In the UK, supermarket giants Sainsbury’s and Asda announced details of a merger, last week, while across the channel in Paris, Accor confirmed it would pay 560 million Swiss francs for Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts. Both...
CHIANG RAI, 23 August 2018: Tourism Malaysia has been cutting branch offices to save costs for more than a year now. It started by axing its office in New York and three others in Australia, Europe and South Africa in...
BANGKOK, 4 July 2017: Whatever the PR spin, there is a sense of sadness knowing the iconic Dusit Thani Bangkok, will be torn down to make way for a new flagship hotel for its owning company Dusit International. Just over...
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"...