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, 16 May 2017: They make it look so easy, but the most difficult feats look that way whenever the well practiced demonstrate precision skills. Up front on the still surface of an Inle Lake channel, skirted by floating gardens,...
BANGKOK, 20 June 2016: When tourism booms and there is not a cloud in the sky as far as the eye can see, is that the time to be worrying about the next disaster? There are profits to be earned as...
SINGAPORE, 3 November 2016: A week-long cycling “Fort-to-Fort” trail launched, earlier in October, by the state’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MTAC) Sarawak and Paradesa Borneo was given an airing at the recent ITB Asia. The trade show, late...
BANGKOK, 15 December 2016: A proposal to introduce compulsory travel insurance for all travellers visiting Thailand failed to gain traction in 2016, mainly due to stiff opposition from the travel industry. But it hasn’t gone away. It’s hibernating. The same minister...
BANGKOK, 4 August 2017: China has been making it easier to travel to and through the country without any cost since last year. But the message might not be getting through. UK’s Independent newspaper alerted UK travellers that they can...
BANGKOK, 9 May 2016: Elephant rides are heading for exit door fast.  That’s the prognosis presented by thousands of tourists who make their voice heard through animal rights’ blogs and social media. It is also the opinion of a few...
BANGKOK, 29 June 2017: Are airlines quietly denying travel agencies the oxygen of a competitive fare? Or perhaps they smothering their business partner quietly with a fluffy pillow, praying the old codger would breathe his last and be gone?...
CHIANG RAI, 9 August 2018: We let the genie out of the bottle and it is not going back. We wished that all people could travel at the lowest cost and that we could earn a respectable living off the...
BANGKOK, 17 April 2015: More than 700,000 Songkran travellers made it safely home after the marathon holiday that left 364 dead and 3,559 people injured over a week that the media dubs “seven deadly days.” Deputy Transport Minister, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, was...