BANGKOK, 10 April 2017: India might be a giant in the outbound travel stakes capable of  challenging even China in the long-run, but it is often classed as an under achiever in the lucrative inbound travel market. That is likely...
SINGAPORE, 26 February 2020: Originally called the Wuhan coronavirus it took just 87 days for the contagious disease to seriously rock the region's tourism industry forcing governments to throw financial lifelines. Now called Covid-19 its origin...
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, 18 December 2018: This is the time of the year when we can indulge ourselves looking back at the year past and gazing into the crystal ball to see what awaits us in the year to come. It’s...
BANGKOK, 21 June 2021: If Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha needed an endorsement for his decision to reopen Thailand to international tourism by October, he just got one from the country's leading hospitality entrepreneur William Heinecke.  Heinecke,...
BANGKOK, 3 October 2017: October marks the start of Thailand’s high season and most people visiting Thailand will stop for a few days in Bangkok. Vsitors should be aware that during October the country will pay homage to the late King...
KENG TUNG, MYANMAR, 3 February 2017: Keng Tung could be a million miles away. It’s not. In fact’ it’s relatively close to my hometown province of Chiang Rai; 163 km beyond the province's border with neighbouring Myanmar on a twisting...
CHIANG RAI, 3 December 2018: Every time we make an online payment, book a hotel, airline, or use internet banking, we act in good faith believing the systems are hack-proof. But are they as safe as they are cracked...
CHIANG RAI, 13 July 2018: Thailand overcame an impossible challenge rescuing the Wild Boars Academy team, but safety on our seas demands a similar commitment. Thailand hit the headlines, worldwide, in two contrasting incidents, this week. One prompted an outpouring...
CHIANG RAI, 10 June 2019: Buzz phrase “Flight shame” gained a passing mention on the sidelines of the International Air Transport Association’s annual general meeting held in Seoul earlier this month. But we...