SINGAPORE, 22 January 2020. Four ‘Friendship Bridges’ span the wide majestic Mekong River as it creates a meandering borderline between Thailand and Laos but just how friendly are these border bridges? When the first bridge opened...
CHIANG RAI, 25 June, 2018: Today, Mekong Region tourism officials, tour operators and travel writers are heading for the northeast town of Nakhon Phanom for the annual Mekong Tourism Forum. If all goes well when the event opens, Tuesday, delegates...
SINGAPORE, 26 March 2021: The Covid-19 pandemic is stretching into its second year with no signs of letting up any time soon, but travel and hospitality companies across Southeast Asia are demanding borders reopen quickly to give...
CHIANG RAI, 19 February 2018 It’s surprising how many times you hear the words cheap and nasty when discussions turn to tourism from China.  Most of the comments are plain old prejudice. They fly in the face of facts...
CHIANG RAI, 18 November 2020: Thailand enjoys a two-day holiday, 19 and 20 November, served up by the government to nourish domestic travel. It gives Thais a four-day break when the weekend is included and...
CHIANG RAI, 19 March 2018: You have to wonder sometimes if journalists can write in their sleep, especially when they report on what government ministers have to say on a variety of issues the rest of us are hard...
BANGKOK, 12 July 2017: Achieving balance in Mekong Region tourism was the underlying theme of keynote addresses and discussions at breakout sessions during the 20th Mekong Tourism Forum held last week in the World Heritage town of Luang Prabang...
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, 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...
BANGKOK 28 February 2018: By 2025, a billion travellers could have flown to their favourite holiday destinations on an aircraft powered by a mix of jet and sustainable fuels. It’s now 10 years since the first flight took off using...